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Mt Kenya Climbing | 8 Days Technical Climb to Nelion (5188M)

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What you need to know about Mt Kenya Climbing

Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian, Nelion and Point Lenana. The scenery surrounding this designated World Heritage Site is breath-taking. It is pristine wilderness with lakes, tarns, glaciers, dense forest, mineral springs and a selection of rare and endangered species of animals, high altitude adapted plains game and unique montane and alpine vegetation.


The items below are necessary to make ones climb a success. You can bring them or hire from our store. 

Gear List:

– A big backpack in which to put all the equipments. This will be

Carried by the porter.

– A summit pack in which to put personal equipments like water, camera


– A warm mountain sleeping bag (4 seasons recommended)

– Hiking boots which should be sturdy and water proof

– Camp shoes. Sneakers are ok.

– Leg gaiters

– Water bottle. If you have camel pack that’s okay.

– 3 – 4 pairs of woolen socks

– Both fleece jacket and pants

– Polypro under wear both top and bottom

– Water proof jacket with hood (Gore-Tex recommended) and pants

– Warm mittens or gloves

– Warm thermal hat

– Sun glasses

– Sunscreen

– Head torch plus batteries

– Sleeping mat, Thermarest is good

– Hiking poles


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Contact Information

Tour guide: Denis Micheni

Mobile: +254723315919



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Day 1
Nairobi - Chogoria
Driver picks you at a city hotel, Nairobi recidence or airport and drives you to the the village of Chogoria. Meet with our guides and porters and start the drive to Chogoria Park gate(3000mts) and camp for the night.
Day 2
Chogoria to Lake ellis
Hike on to Lake Ellis(3800mts) and camp for the night.
Day 3
Lake Ellis to Mintos tarn
Hike to Mintos tarn(4200mts) and camp for the night
Day 4
Minton tarn - Lenana(4985mts)
To point Lenana(4985mts) and descend to Austrian hut (4785mts).Camp for the night.
Day 5
Preparations for climb the following day.
Day 6
To Nelion
Leave camp by 5.00am to the buttress of Nelion and start climbing.
Day 7
Descend down to Old Moses Camp
Extra climbing day and descend down to Oldmoses camp(3200mts)
Drive back to Nairobi
Out of the mountain and drive back to Nairobi.

You may request to proceed with a safari after the hike. We offer safaris to various parts of Kenya Tanzania Uganda and Rwanda.

Includes and Excludes


  • Transport from Nairobi to the MT road heads pick up and back to Nairobi
  • All park entrance fees
  • Fresh food while in the mountain plus all catering equipment
  • Mountain guide, a cook and porters to carry the provisions
  • Accommodation in the mountain hut or in comfortable tents where applicable
  • Emergency rescue services (by road only) in case of anything
  • Personal hiking gear(.We have a fully equipped store where one can hire equipment)
  • Personal insurance
  • Both alcoholic and non alcoholic(clean treated water will be provided by our guides)
  • Any extra costs incurred as a result of change to the original itinerary.
  • Tips
  • snacks en route
  • items of personal nature like toiletries
  • sulvenaires

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