South East Face Route- Nelion /Batian, 5188m & 5199m

6 Days

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Leave your Nairobi hotel at 06.30am by private transport to reach Naromoru the base for climbing Mt. Kenya. Here you will link up with the porters and the Cook. Transfer to the Mount Kenya Naromoru park gate and start hiking to Met Station (3300m). Hiking takes about 3 hrs. Dinner and overnight at the Bandas

Depart after breakfast and proceed to Teleki valley with a picnic lunch en-route arriving Mackinders Camp (4300m) early evening. The Distance is 14kms and it Takes 6 hrs.Dinner and overnight at Teleki Lodge.

Depart Mackinders after breakfast and walk along a steep scree and alpine desert to Austrian Hut (4700m) taking about 3 hrs. You will have a Chance to view the Southern side of the Beautiful Mountain Dinner and overnight at the Austrian Hut.

If you would do both peaks Nelion and Batian 5199mPlease allow 5 hours for the ascent of Nelion and a further 3 hours for reaching Batian and returning to Nelion. It is advisable to spend a night to the Howell Hut on the summit of Nelion 5188m. Hence this Call for an extra Day, However Depending on the Experience of the Clients and with the Help of our Technical Guide, you Can summit and be Back by evening.

After Spending the night at Austrian Hut we will Use the Chogoria route Via the Lenana Summit, Wake up early 0430am to a hot cup of tea and start your climb to Pt. Lenana and arrive at 0630am time for Sunrise. Descend via the the chogoria route. This is the most scenic side on the Mountain. Walk to the Upper Simba Tarn via past Square tarn, then a quick descent to the Hall Tarns. From here we follow the backbone of a ridge, overlooking the beautiful Gorges Valley.
Loosing elevation we leave the high moorlands and enter into the forest belt which surrounds Mount Kenya. As we approach the rustic cabins of Meru Mount Kenya Lodge (our destination for the night) we are likely to see Cape buffalo, as well as Bush Buck or Water Buck, and tracks of other wild animals.
The Bandas, as the cabins are called, are a welcome luxury after our stay on the mountain. With hot showers (after the water is wood-fire heated) and a fine evening fire, we enjoy dinner and the thick, fragrant air of the jungly lower elevations. In the evening we can make a short hike with our Kenyan guide, looking for additional wildlife and exploring the immediate area around our cabins.

There is a rough 4 wheel drive road which leads up to the Lodge. We may choose to hike the first hour or so, enjoying the thick bamboo forest. We often see elephant tracks, and signs of many other wild animals. After a bit of time, our Land Rover catches up with us, and we pile in and continue the drive to Chogoria town on the east side of Mount Kenya.
Once on the main road, we switch to a more comfortable vehicle, for the additional 4 hours’ drive to Nairobi. Back to a Nairobi hotel we enjoy the comforts of civilization and a fine dinner.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • · 6Days on the Mountain
  • · All transportation to/from the mountain (private)
  • · All Park fees, Government Taxes and Levis
  • · All food while on the Mountain.
  • · Accommodation mountain Camping/ huts/ Austrian Hut
  • · English speaking guiding services
  • · Porter support for the climb.
  • . AMREF. Flying doctors service (Evacuation Insurance)
  • . Technical Gear.. Not all

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • · Personal clothing and equipment
  • · Tips and gratuities for guides and porter
  • · Visa Fees
  • . Personal Medical / Travel Insurance.
  • . Any other services other than those mentioned above as inclusive.

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South East Face Route- Nelion /Batian, 5188m & 5199m