Mount Kenya - Tours

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 Mount Kenya  is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian (5,199 m / 17,057 ft) and Nelion (5,188 metres / 17,021 ft), characteristic twin peaks, which offer interesting climbing routes. Point Lenana (4,985 m / 16,355 ft) is the highest trekking peak of the Mount Kenya range. Mount Kenya is located in theMeru, Embu, Laikipia, Kirinyaga, Nyeri and Tharaka Nithi counties, about 16.5 km (10.3 mi) south of the equator and around 150 km (93 mi) north-northeast of the capital Nairobi. Mount Kenya is the source of the name of the Republic of Kenya..

Mount Kenya trek & climb: overview & general information

Mount Kenya 

Before we start with our description of Mount Kenya and our trekking and climbing trips to this beautiful mountain please find our advice to current situation.

Covid-19: Kenya Travel Advice

Status: 7th July, 2020
Overview: Kenya plans to open international air traffic on 14th of July 2020. Tourism and entrance with tourism visa is allowed starting from 1st of August 2020
Start, Climb: For our summer season at Mount Kenya we plan to start in August. Trips to Kenya should be possible, as long as your govermental recommendations and regulations allow you to travel.
Development: On 15 March, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced that Kenya would be closed for 30 days from 17th of March for all countries affected by Covid-19 (source: Daily Nation). At the time of the ban, there were three known cases in Kenya. By now schools are closed, there is a curfew from 7pm to 5am, and travel within the country is restricted. Punishments can be severe including arrest and two weeks quarantine. All restrictions and measures initially applied until 27th of April 2020 and were then extended by 21 days to 18th of May 2020 and then again to 6th of June 2020. On the 6th of July president Uhuru Kenyatta annouced, that Kenya will be opened in phases.

Covid-19 Data for Kenya:
- Confirmed cases: 7,886
- Recovered: 2,287
- Deaths: 160
- Tests: 189,263
Regional: The concentration of the cases is in Nairobi and Mombasa. Only with essential reasons and special permit people are allowed to cross provinces. There are currently no active cases around Mount Kenya.

Mount Kenya - Trips

Mount Kenya, at 5,199 meters (17,058 ft) hight the second highest mountain in Africa, and it's surrounding region offer incredible scenic diversity. In addition to an overview of our tours, you will find information about our expertise on climbing Mount Kenya and general information about the mountain (location, season, etc.). For our treks and climbs we adapt our route to the season. The program can be extended on safari, Kilimanjaro or other travel destinations. We offer you or zour group an individual designed travel itinerary. 

I. Mount Kenya Trek

Kenia Trek: Walking though Giant Groundsels on the Naro Moro route.

Trekkers enjoy lonely paths through gorges and along mountain lakes and rivers, see fascinating flora and can climb the third highest mountain of the Mt. Kenya massif, Pt. Lenana, 4,985 meters (16,355 ft). The circuit around the main peaks and the hike through the Chogoria Gorge are further highlights of our trekking itinerary for Mount Kenya.

II. Mount Kenya Climb

Climber on Mount Kenya, clouds and rocks. Summit Climb Mount Kenya.

Climbing Mount Kenya: We plan the ascent of Nelion / Batian over the normal route as part of the trek-n-climb tour with experienced local guides. Both routes are serious climbing challenges in best rock with alpine character. Independent rope teams are welcome to join. Groups (Trek+Climb) of 8 or more participants are guided by our experienced SummitClimb expedition leader.

III. Mt.Kenya & Safari & Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro Reusch Crater: Mountaineers sit and enjoy the view, the highest mountain in Africa, blue sky. Summit Climb Mount Kenya, picture: IVBV mountain guide Julian Beermann.
Mount Kenya offers the perfect preparation for Kilimanjaro. On safari in Amboseli National Park we relax in a comfortable lodge and go on a game drives to view wildlife. Well prepared we enjoy the king of the African mountains: The Kilimanjaro ascent via the Umbwe Route, with crater camp and ample time to explore the summit. This group tour is lead by an experienced english speaking local mountain guide for groups of 2 or more participants, and with our experienced SummitClimb expedition leader for groups of 8-14 participants.

IV. Special tours on request

Mount Kenya special camp: Tent at full moon next to lake. Summit Climb Mount Kenya.

We will be happy to put together your perfect Mount Kenya program according to your wishes and will carry this out reliably. Fancy a safari or beach? A mountain run? Holidays with friends and family?

SummitClimb - Team Kenya

Felix Berg, Kenya Expert and professionell mountaineer, Summit Climb Mount Kenya.Team building with KWA staff, leader Felix Berg teaches climbing and mountain rescue.
Felix Berg, team training.

Our expert Felix Berg has personally climbed the 26-times to the main summits (12x Batian, 14x Nelion, as of 01.01.2020) and done 9 first ascents on the different peaks of Mount Kenya massif. He knows the highest mountain of the country like hardly any other expert and has trained our team of local guides in Kenya. His extensive experience in the mountains of the world and his specific knowledge of Mount Kenya will benefit you as a participant of our Kenya tours.

Team of climbers on the normal route to Nelion, Moun Kenya. Summit Climb Mount Kenya.
Guiding on Mount Kenya

Karibu kwa Kenya: "Welcome to Kenya" - you will be welcomed at the airport in Nairobi, and from there we organize your "Safari" - Kiswahili for travel. Our Kenyan chief guide Duncan organizes between around 10 tours on Mount Kenya every year. He is open-minded and speaks good English, helps participants on the mountain with individual attention and puts together our local team. Our managing director Felix Berg visits Kenya on a regular basis in order to discuss with Duncan and our team the procedures on site, and with a little luck to lead your tour personally.

Trek and/or Climb

Our Mount Kenya tours are mixed hiking and climbing tours. For the two days of the summit ascents one of our experienced trekking guides will take care of the hiking guests. For the whole team an excellent cuisine ensures a balanced diet. Our team in Kenya is looking forward to welcome you as a guest on one of our tours.

Special Route through the Chogoria valley, our Mount Kenya Trek.Mount Kenya, clouds and the main peaks, Summit Climb Mount Kenya.
Chogoria route: Lake Michaelson, Teleki Valley: view of Mount Kenya

Impressions of our Mount Kenya Climb

Climbers at the start of the climb up Nelion, Mount Kenya Summit Climb.Climbers with Felix Berg on top of Nelion, Mount Kenya.
Start of the climb to Nelion, next to Howell hut on top of Nelion.

Mount Kenya

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Trekking on Mount Kenya: Teleki Valley. Summit Climb Mount Kenya.
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