Mount Kenya Ascent
Kenya, Trek & Walk, 7 days - from £1,195 (land only) - from €1,615 (land only) - from $1,835 (land only)
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- Ascend to Point Lenana, Mt Kenya`s trekking summit
- Chogoria and Sirimon routes - a full traverse of Mt Kenya
- One week of trekking in Mount Kenya national park
- Well-paced trekking itinerary with sunrise views over Africa
- Stunning lakeside camps on Africa`s second highest mountain
Within just a week, this great trip completes a spectacular traverse of the mountain by way of the ‘trekkers summit' at Point Lenana (4985m), where the views include distant Kilimanjaro and the nearby rocky pinnacle of Batian (5199m), Mount Kenya's true summit. So much more than just up and down Mount Kenya, this trekking holiday has sustained interest throughout. Ascending by way of the Chogoria Route, we pass through a forest area that is home to elephant and buffalo, en route to the idyllic camps at Lake Ellis and at Lake Michaelson. Then, from our highest camp at Simba Tarn, we make the final ascent, often on a snow-covered trail. After enjoying the stunning Point Lenana sunrise, our 2-day descent via the beautiful Sirimon Route provides a suitably scenic conclusion to what is unquestionably one of the world's great adventures. North of Nairobi and almost straddling the equator, the triple-summited Mount Kenya provides the setting for one of the best treks in Africa.
Is this holiday for you?
This is quite a tough trekking holiday, simply in terms of the altitude gain which is involved in climbing Mount Kenya. However, the climbing involves mostly short days and generally, there are excellent trails to follow. This trip has been given grade blue 7 to reflect the considerable height gain and the physical challenge of the summit day.