CRA-K 045: 8 Nights 9 Days Mt Kenya Technical Rock Climbing Route To Nelion peak 5188m & Batian 5199M Via Base Camp Austrian Hut (Top Hut)



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Day 1: Nairobi – Naromoru – Met Station

Departs: Any day

Seasons: December – February & Early March

Driving time: 3hrs

Distance: Approximately 200kilometers

Depart Nairobi and drive through central Kenya to the lower slopes of Mt Kenya arriving park gate (alt.3050m) in time for lunch. After enjoying our picnic lunch, start acclimatization hike in the tropical forests of Mt. Kenya to arrive at the Met Station camp (alt.3300m) in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Met Station Hut (9km about 3-4hrs)

Day 2: Met Station – Mackinders

Hiking time: 7hrs

Distance: Approximately 14kms

Habitat: Montane forest

After breakfast, leave Met station towards Mackinder's camp for dinner and overnight. Lunch enroute (14kms about 6-7 hrs) Alt 4200m

Day 3 & 4: Mackinders – Two Tarns / Point John (on these two days, we will give you an option in collaboration with our guide to decide which day to attempt Point John and Two tarns respectively depending on the prevailing weather conditions)

These two days are preserved for acclimatizing visiting Two Tarns or Point John (alt 4883m) before attempting the daring Nelion peak standing tall at an altitude of 5188m and Batian 5199m. Walk to the base of the climb and back to Mackinders Camp for lunch and dinner (3-4 hrs)

Day 5: Mackinders – Lenana Summit – Austrian Hut (Top Hut)

Hiking time: 4hrs to Point Lenana Peak, 2hrs to Top Hut

Distance: Approximately 5kms ascent

Habitat: Stone scree, ice-capped summit and Moorland

Predawn start from Mackinders to summit point Lenana Alt 4985m for sunrise and thereafter descend down after taking photos to the Austrian Hut for breakfast, dinner and overnight. After resting, spend the day scouting the area and preparing for Nelion Rock climbing.

Day 6 & 7: Austrian Hut – Nelion – Batian – Top Hut – Shiptons Camp

Early breakfast at 0400hrs start hiking to the base and start climbing at 0600hrs accompanied by our technical guide crossing the Lewis glacier, traversing the gate of mist to Batian. Spend the night at Ian Howell hut and back to Top Hut if the weather is favorable. After breakfast, descend further to Shiptons camp for dinner and overnight. NB: Summiting will be determined by the prevailing weather condition at the time of climbing i.e. snow / wind.

Day 8: Shipton camp – Old Moses

After breakfast, descend leisurely to Old Moses camp (3200m) for overnight with lunch enroute enjoying the scenery of moorlands and forest along the way.

Day 9: Old Moses – Sirimon Gate – Nairobi

After breakfast and feeling like achievers and we surely are, it is easy going down enjoying the cool mountain weather. We depart the camp to connect with the transfer vehicle to our onward destination.

Any extra day will cost from KES 4,500 & USD 150 per person for citizen / resident and non resident respectively

NB: The above rates are subject to change without notice should necessitating factors dictate. These may be influenced by changes in government policies, intermittent exchange rates among other factors.

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