Trek Africa's second highest mountain
The majestic triple peaks of Mt Kenya are a sight to behold. We ascend on the little used Burguret Route and descend via the lesser used scenic Sirimon Trail.
It is an exhilarating ascent as we pass spectacular alpine moorland, forests, glaciers and tarns. Our goal is Point Lenana, at 4985m, the highest trekking peak in Kenya and the second highest in Africa. Snow-capped for much of the year, it is arguably a more beautiful mountain than its neighbour Kilimanjaro.
We add an extra day to the standard itinerary to aid acclimatisation as we trek the spectacular summit circuit past the technical peaks of Batian (5199m) and Nelion (5188m).
A fantastic climb in its own right, all of our departures can be used to acclimitise for a Kilimanjaro ascent.
What the papers say about climbing Mount Kenya...
Derek Fanning of Irish Sunday Independent Mount Kenya Trekking (November 2013).
Jon Lipsey writes in Mens Fitness magazine: Climbing Mount Kenya (February 2013).
The Telegraph writes: African Ascent - A moment of joy and tears on Mount Kenya (January 2012).
What makes this trip responsible?
Tourism can be a real help to local communities, providing income, positive cultural exchanges and a financial incentive to protect their natural environment. Ours is a 'total approach' to responsible tourism, covering everything from the way we plan and operate our trips to the practices of Exodus as a company.
Climbing Mt Kenya allows a high degree of economic benefit to the local communities; we buy local produce, eat local food and employ local staff thus ensuring that as much money as possible is retained within the local economies and the host communities.
Due to the remote nature of this tour, we spend 4 nights in fully-serviced camping accommodation. We take away everything we arrive with. Nothing is left behind. Toilet tents are erected by the camping team and we take in our own kerosene. Much of the produce for the meals provided on trek is bought from the local people along the way, thus supporting local traders. .
Please see our Responsible Tourism Policy page for more details.
Point Lenana Mt Kenya