Batian Peak Rock Climbing Safari

Batian Peak Rock Climbing Safari

This is a 6 days/5 nights safari through the Naromoru route to the Batian Peak.

Day 1. Naromoru - Sirimon gate- Judmaier camp.

Arrive at Naromoru by 1000hrs where you start sorting personal equipment for the mountain trek. Then be driven to the Sirimon Park Gate where you sign and start a 3hrs hike through the equatorial forest to the camp for overnight (3,300m) Packed lunch is served on route. An easy trek in the afternoon to help acclimatization.

Overnight Judmaier Camp (3300m) in the high altitude mountain tents.

  • Camp; Judmaier camp 3,080m/ 10,000ft.
  • Accommodation facility; High altitude tents- camping.
  • Trekking time; 3 hours.
  • Distance; 9 km.
  • Rating; Medium.
  • Altitude gained; 400m.

Day 2. Judmaier camp - Shiptons camp.

After breakfast hike up through Sirimon Track to Likii North Valley then crossover into the Mackinders Valley, one of the broadest valleys on the mountain, with many giant groundsels. The camp is set at the head of the Mackinder's Valley, just below the main peaks of Batian and Nelion. Overnight at Shiptons Camp in high altitude tents- Full board.

  • Camp; Shiptons camp 4,300m/ 14,200 ft.
  • Accommodation facility; High altitude tents- camping.
  • Trekking time; 6- 7 hours.
  • Distance; 13 km.
  • Rating; Medium.
  • Altitude gained; 300m.

Day 4. Shiptons camp - Pt.Lenana 4985m - Shiptons camp

A per-dawn start at 0400hrs is made to ensure a successful summit bid and in time for clear view of the majestic scenery after sunrise. With the help of the guide ascent to the third highest peak ( point lenana -4985 m, 4- 5 hr), at the peak on a clear day you can be able to see Uhuru peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro- a few minutes for celebration and photos. Afternoon proceed to hike down back to Shiptons camp for breakfast and rest- The climb helps cleints to acclimatize before attempting the highest peak.

Afternoon meet with the Rock Climbing guide for briefying and sorting of the climbing equipments. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

  • Peak Summited; Point Lenana, 4985m/ 16355ft
  • Camp; Shiptons camp 4,300m, 14,200ft.
  • Accommodation facility; High altitude tents- camping.
  • Trekking time; 8 hours
  • Distance; 8 km.
  • Rating; High.
  • Altitude gained; 700m.

Day 5. Rock climbing- attempt Pt. Batian.

Early start accompanied by the guide attempt Point Batian 5,188M via Northface, standard route, Grade IV, Very difficult.

The climb takes 10hrs - it all depends with experience of the climber, pace and weather. To be on top by midday- on aclear day you will enjoy great views from the top. After celebration and photo session start to descend down to Shiptons camp to arrive at the camp late afternoon for dinner and overnight.

  • Peak; Point Batian, 5188m/ 17,120 ft
  • Camp; Shitons camp 4300m/ 14,200 ft
  • Accommodation facility; Mountain huts.
  • Trekking time; 10 hours
  • Distance; 700 m
  • Rating; Very High.
  • Altitude gained; 750 m.

Day 6. Shiptons camp - Judmair camp.

  • After breakfast hike down through the moorland to Judmaeir camp where you will find vehicle waiting to transfer you Naromoru river lodge.
  • Camp; Naromoru - 1,970m/ 6,500ft.
  • Trekking time; 5 hours.
  • Distance; 12 km.
  • Rating; Medium.
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