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Mt Kenya – Point Lenana Summit

Embark on the Mount Kenya trek via Chogoria to Point Lenana, experiencing breathtaking landscapes and diverse ecosystems.

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2720
9990

Start an awe-inspiring journey as Summit Expeditions invites you to conquer the majestic Lenana Point in Kenya. This trek is a combination of adventure and natural beauty, leading you through diverse ecosystems, from dense forests to high-altitude alpine zones. Our seasoned guides, experienced in navigating the unique challenges of Mount Kenya, ensure a thrilling ascent to the summit.

 

Discover the magic of Mount Kenya's Lenana Point trek with Summit Expeditions, where expertise meets exploration. As you ascend through picturesque landscapes, you'll witness the breathtaking beauty of the region and experience the triumph of conquering this iconic peak. Our commitment to excellence, combined with personalized pre-trek support, ensures that your journey to Lenana Point is not just an ascent but an unforgettable adventure etched in the memory of Africa's unparalleled natural splendor.

TRIP ACTIVITY

Expedition

ACTIVITY RATING

Tough

SKILL RATING

No Experience

DURATION

7 Days

DESTINATION

Kenya

GROUP SIZE

Tour Highlights

Experience an incredible journey Kenya's highest mountain
Trek through lush forests, dense woodland and alpine meadows
Conquer Point Lenana, Kenya's highest trekking peak

Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, you will be warmly welcomed by our team and transferred to your hotel. Nairobi, Kenya’s bustling capital, combines rich culture with vibrant city life. After settling in, you’ll attend a pre-trek briefing in the evening where you will meet your guides and fellow trekkers. This session will prepare you for the trek, covering essential details and answering any questions you might have.
After breakfast in Nairobi, you’ll embark on a scenic drive to Chogoria town. From here, you will switch to 4×4 vehicles for the journey to the Chogoria Gate. You’ll start your trek, walking through lush forests and past waterfalls along the way. The first day’s hike is relatively easy, giving you time to acclimatize as you make your way to the Meru Mount Kenya Bandas, located at an altitude of around 2,950 meters. You will spend the night here, enjoying the serene environment and the sound of nearby streams.
Today’s trek from the Bandas will take you deeper into the heart of Mount Kenya National Park. You’ll hike up to Lake Ellis, gaining elevation and enjoying the changing landscapes. This stretch of the journey offers fantastic views and the opportunity to pass by enchanting waterfalls and exotic flora. Tonight’s camp by Lake Ellis, set at about 3,400 meters, offers a tranquil setting with time to relax and enjoy the surrounding beauty of the mountain.
You will continue ascending from Lake Ellis to Mintos Hut, at an altitude of 4,200 meters. The trek becomes more challenging as you climb higher, but the path rewards you with stunning panoramas of the Gorges Valley and the rugged peaks of Mount Kenya. The hike is roughly 12 kilometers and takes about 5-6 hours. Mintos Hut offers a spectacular viewpoint, overlooking the sheer cliffs and deep valleys. It’s an ideal spot for acclimatization and preparation for the summit push.
Summit day on your Mount Kenya adventure is both exhilarating and challenging. You’ll begin your ascent early, around 3 AM, from Mintos Hut to maximize your chances of reaching Point Lenana (4,985 meters) for the stunning sunrise. This pre-dawn start means trekking under starlit skies, which adds an element of awe to the quiet, intense experience of climbing in the dark. The path to the summit is steep and often cold, so appropriate layering and headlamps are essential. As you approach the summit, the terrain becomes rockier, and the air thinner, challenging each step you take. However, the effort pays off spectacularly as you reach Point Lenana just as the first rays of the sun light up the African sky. The sunrise from Point Lenana is truly a highlight, with the African plains below and the jagged peaks of Batian and Nelion to the north bathed in golden light. You’ll have time at the summit to enjoy the panoramic views, capture photos, and celebrate your achievement. After the exhilarating experience at the summit, you’ll begin your descent back to Mintos Hut for a brief rest and to gather your gear. The descent is less strenuous but requires careful navigation through the rocky and potentially slippery paths. After resting and refueling at Mintos, you’ll continue your journey down to Old Moses Camp. This segment of the descent lets you pass through different ecological zones, from alpine desert to the upper moorlands, offering a change in scenery and a variety of landscapes. Reaching Old Moses Camp provides a much-needed chance to rest and reflect on the achievements of the day. Here, at a lower altitude, you might find it easier to breathe, and the evening can be spent relaxing with your fellow trekkers, sharing stories of the day’s adventure. Old Moses Camp offers basic but comfortable accommodations, allowing you to recover and enjoy a good night’s sleep after the demanding efforts of summit day.
Your final day on the mountain begins with a descent from Old Moses Camp to Chogoria Gate. The trek through the forested lower slopes of the park offers a gentle end to your mountain adventure, with opportunities to see some wildlife and enjoy the tranquil environment. Upon reaching the gate, you’ll be transferred back to Nairobi. Once in the city, you can spend the evening at leisure, perhaps enjoying a celebratory dinner with your group.
After breakfast, you’ll have some free time depending on your flight schedule. This could be an opportunity to explore Nairobi’s shops, visit a museum, or simply relax at your hotel. Later, you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure flight, taking with you memories of an incredible trek and the stunning landscapes of Mount Kenya.

Tour Package Details

What’s Included?

Not Included

  • Summit Expeditions Team Liaison Pre-Trek
  • Qualified and Experienced English-Speaking Mountain Guides
  • Support Team Including Chefs and Personal Porters
  • Full Board Expedition with Three Meals Daily, Including a Celebration Dinner Post-Summit
  • Unlimited Filtered Water, Hot Drinks (Tea, Coffee, and Hot Chocolate)
  • Comfortable Accommodations Pre/Post Trek in Nairobi
  • Comfortable Mountain Huts During the Trek
  • Transfers to/from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
  • All Road Transport Within the Itinerary
  • All Entrance Fees and Trekking Permits
  • First Aid Equipment for Mountain Emergencies
  • Comprehensive Pre-Trip Support
  • Training Advice to Prepare for the Physical Challenge of Mount Kenya

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED IN THIS TRIP

  • Airfare to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Purchase or rental of personal gear.
  • Tips for porters (budget $150).
  • Drinks and snacks not included in the package.
  • General spending money.

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SKILL RATING

No Experience

Perfect for beginners, these trips require no prior experience in the specific activity. Whether it’s trekking, safaris, or cultural explorations, these adventures cater to those seeking a first-time, accessible introduction to the chosen activity. For example, a beginner-level trek might involve well-maintained trails with moderate elevation gain, ensuring participants with no prior trekking experience can comfortably enjoy the journey.

Basic Skills

Geared towards participants with a basic understanding of the chosen activity, these trips may involve moderate physical challenges or elements that benefit from some prior knowledge. For instance, a basic-level rock climbing expedition might include climbs with straightforward routes, where participants are expected to have a foundational grasp of climbing techniques. This level is designed for individuals who have dabbled in the activity or have some relevant skills.

Intermediate Expertise

Tailored for those with intermediate skills, these trips demand a more substantial level of expertise in the chosen activity. Whether it’s backcountry trekking, wildlife tracking, or kayaking, participants are expected to possess a solid understanding of the fundamentals. An example could be an intermediate-level mountaineering expedition that involves more challenging terrain, requiring participants to have experience with ice and snow conditions and advanced navigation skills.

Technical Proficiency

Reserved for seasoned adventurers with advanced skills, these trips involve highly technical aspects of the chosen activity. This might include technical climbing, advanced diving, or specialized wildlife tracking. For instance, a highly technical climbing expedition could require participants to navigate complex routes, use advanced gear, and possess a comprehensive understanding of the specific challenges associated with the climb. Participants at this level are expected to have a high degree of proficiency and experience in the activity.

TOUR OPERATOR

Summit Expeditions

Every aspect, from pre-booking to saying farewell at the airport after the trip, is managed by us. This ensures a seamless and high-quality adventure experience. Our dedicated team is with you every step of the way, providing support and guidance throughout your journey. We meticulously plan each detail to offer you a hassle-free and unforgettable adventure, tailored to your preferences and needs.

Collaboration

In collaboration with other respected entities, these tours offer a unique blend of expertise and local knowledge. You’ll benefit from the best of both worlds, with our team working closely alongside our partners to deliver exceptional adventures. Together, we ensure that every detail is taken care of, guaranteeing an unforgettable experience. Our collaborative approach allows us to offer diverse and enriching adventures that showcase the best of each partner’s expertise and local insights.

Local Partner

We carefully select and collaborate with partners who share our commitment to excellence, ensuring that your experience is nothing short of exceptional. Our partners excel in providing outstanding trip management and logistics, maintaining our high standards of quality and service. While the tour is managed by our trusted local partners, we still provide the same incredible and 5-star support pre-trip. Rest assured, your adventure is in good hands from start to finish. 

Explorers Club

These exclusive tours are meticulously organized, managed, and operated by the dedicated Explorers Club team. With a focus on our members, these adventures guarantee a truly unique experience.

While local partners and specialists may be involved, it’s the Explorers Club that takes the lead in every aspect of the journey. Explore the world with fellow Club members and embark on extraordinary expeditions.

Collaboration

Our collaborative tours are a blend of expertise and passion. The Explorers partner with various entities, including other travel operators, local experts, community groups, and influencers, to bring you
joint adventures.

These tours offer a mix of Explorers Club members and non-members, uniting diverse perspectives for unforgettable experiences. Expect well-coordinated, shared journeys that combine the best of both worlds.

Local Partner

For trips that offer a deep dive into specific regions, our trusted local partners take the lead. These adventures are exclusively managed by our carefully selected local experts, renowned for their professionalism and in-depth knowledge of the area.

While the tour may include both Explorers Club members and non-members, you can trust that every aspect of the journey is handled by seasoned local professionals, ensuring an authentic and immersive experience.

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