Tour overview

Mount Kenya Technical climbing, Rock climbing in Kenya Batian Peak, Lenana point

7 day Mount Kenya Technical Climb North face Batian visiting Nairobi. Chogoria. Mt Kenya Bandas. Lake Ellis. Mintos. Shiptons. Old Moses. Sirimon. Nairobi 7 days/ 6 nights

Mount Kenya Rock Climbing Nelion Batian Point

Included

  • The transfer from Nairobi to Chogoria Town on Day 1.
  • The transfer from Chogoria Town to the Bamboo Forest edge in a 4 X 4 Jeep on Day 1.
  • All camping fees.
  • All park fees.
  • Full board while in the Mountain ( includes breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Services of Mount Kenya treking guides.
  • Services of Technical climbing guides.
  • Services of a professional cook.
  • Services of porters.
  • The transfer from Sirimon Gate to Nairobi on Day 7.
  • All the mentioned meals.
  • The mentioned accommodations.
  • Rescue to a private hospital ( if need be).

Not Included

  • Kenya visas.
  • Mount Kenya trekking and climbing equipment.
  • Items not mentioned as included.

Day 1

You have the morning link up with our representative either at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi or at your Nairobi Hotel. Embark on the 4 hour drive to Chogoria Town on the edge of Mount Kenya Forest. Lunch at the Town. You link up with your Mount Kenya treking crew and they do a gear check. Later, take the Jeep for the transfer to the edge of the Bamboo forest, where you commence the trek. Take the 3 hour trek to Meru Mount Kenya Bandas ( 2,900 metres). Dinner and overnight at Meru Mount Kenya Bandas. Half board

Day 2

Breakfast. Take the scenic trek to via Lake Eliis for scenic views of Mugi, Ithanguni and Giants Billiards Table. The scenes along the river are breathtaking too. Lunch along the banks of the stream. Move on to Lake Ellis Campsite ( 3,600 metres). Dinner and overnight at the Campsite. Full board

Day 3

Breakfast. Trek on amidst breathtaking views of Ithanguni and the Northern Moorland. Today's trek takes about 4 hours. Overnight at Mintos Hut ( 4,200 metres). Full board

Day 4

You rise early and trek to the Austrian Hut ( 4,800 metres). From Austrian Hut, you make an ascent on Point Lenana (4985 metres). Point Lenana is common trekkers Mount Kenya Summit. From here you descend to the North West side of the Mountain via Harris Tarn and onto the Shipton's Camp ( 4,200 metres). Overnight at Shiptons Camp. Full board

Day 5

4 Am: Start the ascent of Batian Peak ( 5,199 metres) using the North Face standard route. You climb the first couple of pitches by headlamp. The route initially follows a wide couloir, which you ascend for about 7 pitches, never harder than 5.7. A bit of easy scrambling brings us to the Amphitheatre, a small basin of easy rock part way up the route. You have a short break here.
Above this is the crux of the route, Firmin's Tower. There are about 3 difficult pitches, all fairly short, but all in V grade. Above this, easier terrain leads to a few more pitches and finally the west ridge. From this point we continue on easy but still exposed rock to Shipton's Notch, a prominent gash in the Summit ridge. Another pitch, then mixed 4th and easy 5th class rock leads to the airly summit of Batian, congratulations for the achievement. You then descend using the same route, hopefully reaching at the Shiptons Camp before darkness in time for dinner and overnight. Full board

Day 6

Breakfast. Descend via the Simba Col and Mackinders Valley. Today's trek is about 6 hours. This descent is gentle and offers ample time to enjoy the fascinating scenery which includes moorlands. Arrival at Old Moses Camp ( 3,300 metres). Dinner and overnight at the Old Moses Camp. Full board

Day 7

Breakfast. Take a 3 hour trek to the Sirimon Gate of Mount Kenya. It is here that you link up with your transfer vehicle for the drive back to Nairobi to arrive in the late afternoon and are dropped off. Breakfast and lunch