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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. Mount Kenya is located in the Meru, 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. The mountain's name is the source that gave the name to the Republic of Kenya.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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