Tour overview

7 days Mount Kenya Technical Climb of Nelion & Batian Peaks visiting Nairobi. Nanyuki. Sirimon. Old Moses. Shiptons. Austrian Hut. Howell Hut. Meru Bandas. Chogoria. Nairobi 7 days/6 nights

Mount Kenya Technical Climbing Batian Peak 2021


  • The mentioned transfers in Nairobi.
  • The transfer from Nairobi to Sirimon Gate on Day 1.
  • Mount Kenya Park fees and mountaineering fees.
  • Services of Porters during the hike.
  • Services of a Mount Kenya guide.
  • Services of a technical climbing guide.
  • Services of a cook.
  • Accommodations during the Mount Kenya expedition.
  • Full board ( breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb.
  • Bottled water during the adventure
  • Rescue to a private hospital ( if need be).
  • The 4 X 4 Jeep transfer on Day 7 to Chogoria village.
  • The transfer from Chogoria to Nairobi.

Not Included

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

Day 1

You have the morning link up with our representative either at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport or at your Nairobi Hotel. Depart on a 3 hour drive to Nanyuki Town, where you meet your Mount Kenya climbing crew. They conduct a gear check to ensure you have all the necessary equipment to undertake the climb. Soon thereafter, you depart for the Sirimon Gate of Mount Kenya, where you take your packed lunch and commence the trek. Follow the track uphill, forking left at the junction and gain an elevation of 690 metres. Arrival at Old Moses Camp (3,300 metres). Overnight at the Camp. Half board

Day 2

Breakfast. Take one hour trek to reach the fork. The track becomes a path and swings right and south round the head of a large valley crossing several small streams to reach the crest of the ridge between Ontulili and Likii North Valleys. Trek on to the West side of the valley over a ridge, then down into the Mackinder's Valley. The trek takes 5 hours today. Take the direct route to the Shiptons Camp ( 4,200 metres). Dinner and overnight at Shiptons Camp. Full board

Day 3

This is an acclimatization day with a morning trek round the peak via Simba Col and onto the Austrian Hut ( 4,790 metres) for overnight. Full board

Day 4

Wake up at 2 am have some tea and biscuits and depart for Point Lenana ( 4985 metres), this is the 3rd highest peak on Mount Kenya. This section is long, hard slog and the path is indistinct in places, continue walking across tough screen until you reach Harris Tarn, continue to the North Face of Point Lenana, reaching the summit at sunrise. Enjoy the views here and take some photos. Descend to the Austrian Hut ( 4,790 metres), your base for climbing the Nelion Peak. Dinner and overnight at Austrian Hut. Full board

Day 5

Wake up at 4 am and have some tea and biscuits. Take the 2 hour trek to cross the Lewis Glacier and up to the Base of Nelion. Embark on the 6-hour rock-climbing expedition to Nelion Peak ( 5188 metres). Traverse the gate of mist to Batian Peak (5199 metres); the highest peak on Mount Kenya. Climb back to the Nelion Peak. Dinner and overnight at Ian Howell Hut ( 5,100 metres). Full board

Day 6

Abseil down to the bottom about 9 ropes, 50 metres and then walk to the Austrian Hut ( 4,790 metres) for Breakfast. Take the descent through the Chogoria route to the Meru Bandas ( 2, 950 metres) for dinner and overnight. Fullboard

Day 7

Breakfast. Trek through Bamboo and indigenous forest to catch your 4 X 4 transfer vehicle to Chogoria village, where you catch your transfer vehicle to Nairobi. Arrival Nairobi in the late afternoon and are dropped off either at your Nairobi Hotel or at Jomo Kenyatta Airport. Breakfast and lunch