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Technical skills: Hiking

Stamina - Endurance

A mountain athlete needs endurance above any other specific fitness skill. Cardiovascular fitness is of course always subject to the movement (as climbing rocks or steep ice, you will not be able to transfer your triathlete or running fitness to mountains without being solid in the required mountaineering skills).

1 - Active Tour
Easy treks to EBC or on top of Kilimanjaro. You should be an active person.
 
2 - Sportive Tour
More demanding treks, simple climbs, like the climb of Elbrus. You should be a sportive person regularly exercising (at least 2-3x per week).
 
3 - Demanding Trek / Expedition
Very demanding treks like to the top of Aconcagua, or expeditions at the physical lower level like Ama Dablam. You should be an endurance athlete wit mountaineering experience. You should train endurance at least 3x/week.
 
4 - High Endurance - Expedition
To climb Everest (with oxygen-support) or some of the "easier" 8000m peaks you need a strong endurance. You should train specifically at least 4-5x per week.
 
5 - Very high Endurance - Expedition
Some of our special self-supported 8000m+ peak climbs as on Makalu, or to climb Everest (without oxygen-support) fit into this category. Your endurance should be near the level of a professional mountain athlete. 

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Basic package: only the listed services are included. Full-service price includes all services starting with a flight from Europe.

National Park fees are included in the full-service package. With the basic package you will pay them on your own, depending on your status (for Kenyan citizens / residents prices are cheaper than for tourists). There are discounts for children up to 16 years old (with school ID).

Tips: For the organisation of our moving camps, we hire an average of three local helpers per participant for the six days spent on the mountain (depending on the size of the group). For the week, each participant is expected to contribute US$100-150 of tips to the team.

Services - Mount Kenya Trekking

Full Service:

  • Organisation of the trip from Europe, including flight
  • Expedition leader:
    - smaller groups with 2-7 participants led by one of our experienced Kenyan guides
    - larger groups with 8-12 participants led by SummitClimb expedition leader, accompanied by Kenyan guides
    - max 12 participants in the group
  • Scheduled flights to Nairobi and back with at least 30 kg free baggage allowance
  • Airport transfers in Nairobi
  • 2 nights in ***hotel in Nairobi with breakfast
  • National Park fees (US$ 315 / 5-day package)
  • Overnight fee for Austrian Hut / Shipton's Hut
  • Setting up of camps and overnight stay in tents (2 persons)
  • Personal porter (up to 18 kg)
  • For larger groups with 8-12 participants: Satellite telephone
  • For larger groups with 8-12 participants: Regular News-Blog updates from the trip

Basic Package (also included in Full-Service Package):

  • Organisation from Nairobi to Nairobi
  • Transfer from Nairobi to the mountain and back
  • 4x4 drive to the National Park gate / end of the road, depending on conditions
  • All camp equipment: dining tent, kitchen tent and kitchen material
  • Catering by our experienced kitchen team, full board on the mountain
  • Porters for our group material and food
  • Team on the mountain incl. guide
  • Emergency assistance
  • Full first-aid kit

Not included: Personal equipment, private expenses (such as telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, snacks, gifts etc.), travel insurance (health, accident, travel cancellation), visa fees for Kenya, tips.

Itinerary - Mount Kenya Trekking

Day 1 • Departure from Europe
Departure from Europe in the afternoon or evening, then night flight to Kenya.

Day 2 • Arrival in Kenya
Arrival in Nairobi (1700 m). Our driver will meet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel. Full day to relax at the hotel (located in the city center, with pool), to visit Nairobi or take a trip to the surrounding areas. Meeting with all participants, detailed tour briefing, last purchases (snacks, drinks etc.), dinner together. Sentrim Boulevard Hotel***. Accommodation with breakfast.

Day 3 • Mount Kenya Trekking
Note for the 1st day on Mount Kenya: in case of heavy rains, the roads are difficult to drive on and we will have to add a 3-6km hike to reach our first camp (1 to 2 hours). There are many wild animals (elephants, leopards and buffaloes) in the forest belt of Mount Kenya, so we should stay together as a group.
a.) (Winter) Chogoria Route: After breakfast we drive about 5 hours to Chogoria. There we change cars and with a 4x4 we drive into the national park to the park entrance and if the road conditions are good - further to Chogoria Bandas. Overnight in tent / Full board. (3000 m). 
b.) (Summer) Sirimon Route: Drive via Nanyuki to the Sirimon Route and if road conditions are good - further to the Old Moses camp. Overnight in tent / Full board. (2900 m)

Day 4 • Mount Kenya Trekking
a.) Chogoria Route: a short hike along an old road leads us through afro-alpine slopes with forest towards meadows. We hike up following a ridge, along the Chogoria Gorge and then we continue inside it! Camp at the Lake Michaelson, a unique camp in fascinating surroundings! Overnight in tent / Full board. (3800 m). 
b.) Sirimon Route: trekking leads through afro-alpine slopes to Teleki North Camp in Mackinders Valley (3700 m), where we can stay overnight. It is also possible that we hike up to the next camp at Shipton's hut at the foot of the main peaks. Overnight in tent / Full board. (3700 m or 4200 m). 

Summit-Camp Mount KeniaTrekking Mount Kenia - Senezia
Pictures: (1) Tent at the Lake Michelson in the Chogoria Gorge (2) Huge senecias at Mount Kenya. 

Day 5 • Mount Kenya Trekking
a.) Chogoria Route: Rest day and short hikes at the Lake Michaelson, Overnight in tent / Full board. (3800 m). Alternatively we can climb up to Minto's Camp, where we can see a completely different perspective of the Chogoria Gorge. Overnight in tent / Full board. (4300 m).
b.) Sirimon Route: Ascent to the next camp at Shipton's Hut (4200 m) at the foot of the main peaks, or a rest day/hikes at the camp already reached. Overnight in tent / Full board. (4200 m).

Day 6 • Point Lenana (4980m) ascent
We plan to climb Point Lenana today: we start early (about 3:00 am) to enjoy the sunrise over the savannah of Africa in the morning light. 
a.) Half summit round: we hike to the Austrian Hut (4800m) and to MacKinder's Hut in the Teleki Valley. Optionally we climb Point Lenana from the Austrian Hut (approx. 45 min.) and make excursions on the south side of Mount Kenya. Overnight in tent in MacKinder's Camp, Full board (4200 m).
b.) Circumnavigation of Mount Kenya summit: we hike around the main peaks (Nelion and Batian), climbing Point Lenana and reaching Shipton Camp after 6-9 hours. Overnight in tent / Full board. (4200 m).

Point Lenana - Mount Kenia - TrekkingChogoria Bandas - Mount Kenia
Pictures: (1) At the summit of Point Lenana, (2) Chogoria Bandas.

Day 7 • Mount Kenya - reserve day
An extra day for the ascent of Mount Kenya Point Lenana. We can also use it for other hikes in the area. As an option, climbers can climb the main summit (Batian, 5199 m). 
a.) The camp stays at MacKinder's, we can complete the circumnavigation and reach Shipton Camp.  
b.) We cross below Point Lenana and then descend through the Chogoria Gorge.

Day 8 • Mount Kenya descent
a.) Naro Moru Route: after the descent via the Med Station (or possibly further to the gate), we drive back to Nairobi via Naro Moru.
b.) Chogoria Route: depending on the road conditions, we either drive from Chogoria Bandas, or have to walk a bit. From Chogoria a vehicle brings us back to Nairobi.
Overnight stay in a hotel before we leave for the airport at night or the next day.

Day 9 • "Asante Kenya" (Thank you Kenya)
Return flight to Europe in the early morning (with Turkish via Istanbul, with KLM via Amsterdam, with Emirates via Dubai) and arrival at home.

Enjoy Kenya: Alternatively, you can stay longer in Kenya and enjoy a safari or spend some time at the beach. A safari to Amboseli National Park often takes place after this trip, but there are obviously many other options, as a group or individually. We will be glad to assist you and help you extend your program.

Below, you will find the list with the personal equipment that is recommended for our Mount Kenya trekking.

Temperatures

down to - 5°C
with wind chill factor down to - 10°C

General conditions of the climb:

Trekking, occasional snow and ice, good trails, camping.

Travel documents/visa:

Citizens of the EU, Switzerland and most OECD countries can obtain the visa for Kenya on arrival with a passport valid for at least 6 months or apply online.

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Preparation - Mount Kenya Trekking

Requirements (Trekking): An average physical condition and a strong will are sufficient to reach the summit of Point Lenana. You will hike during a maximum of 6 hours a day; longer excursions are optional. You don't need to have a strong mountaineering background for our Mount Kenya Trekking but experience in hiking would be helpful.

Additional option - Climbing: Optionally, the ascent of the main peaks Batian/Nelion can be planned as part of your Mount Kenya Trekking. For climbing and non-climbing friends or couples the trip can be adapted as well. See the requirements and the information about our Mount Kenya climb under: 

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Mount Kenya Trekking

28. Dec - 05. Jan 2022


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