Mt Kenya Technical Summits (Nelion and Batian)

Routes, rates and kit guide for technical climbs on Mt Kenya, covering Nelion and Batian Routes.

Mt Kenya Technical Summits (Nelion and Batian)

Summit Mount Kenya's highest peaks, Nelion and Batian, on this 8-day fully supported climb itinerary. Please note that this is a demanding technical climb. We also offer guided treks to Point Lenana, Mount Kenya's trekking summit.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Transfer Nairobi to Mount Kenya

    Pick up from Nairobi airport or Nairobi hotel for transfer to Bantu Lodge for lunch. NB. A night in Nairobi prior to your climb start is not included in the climb cost, but can be arranged on request.

  2. Day 2: To Old Moses Camp

    Leave the lodge by 10:00am together with your guide and porters and drive for approx. two hours to the Sirimon park gate (2,600m). After completing the park entry formalities and enjoying a picnic lunch, begin a 3-4 hour hike through the forested foothills of the mountain.

  3. Day 3: To Shipton's Hut

    A long day leading to the base of the high peaks, as you trek through the moorland of Mackinder Valley, with good views of the main peaks and a brief stop for picnic lunch.

  4. Day 4: Acclimatisation Day

    Acclimatisation day with optional trek to Hausberg Col.

  5. Day 5: To Point Lenana

    Today will see you ascend to Point Lenana, Mount Kenya's trekking peak. Thereafter, the route taken will depend on which of the technical peaks you are tackling: Nelion, Batian, or Nelion and Batian in combination.

Price guide

Quoted price is based on a group size of 3. For other group sizes or for solo climb rates, please refer to the itinerary PDF (via "download itinerary").

8 days from £1752pp


8 days from £1752pp

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