This long but gentle trek is more expensive than shorter climbs but we believe good acclimatisation is a responsible approach, as your enjoyment, satisfaction, and achievement should take priority over a cheap, stressful and possibly dangerous climb. It is very rarely that climbers do not make the Point Lenana summit this way.
All our guides are qualified and certified by the National Park operating authorities and we enjoy an excellent relationship with them, built up over many years working together. They adhere strictly to the codes of conduct set out by the Park authority. They have training in First Aid and treatment of altitude sickness. They carry radios and/or mobile 'phones.
Our staff are paid well above average wages and have contracts of employment with agreed conditions of service and receive annual profit-share bonuses. We provide good equipment for carrying loads, all food and hut accommodation on the mountain.
We also offer insights into the way of life of the Kikuyu people living on the lower slopes of the mountain - so many trekkers just drive past without any appreciation of the fascinating culture there. Our Kenyan Director (Patrick Wanjohi) was born here and he can arrange visits to farms, local villages (with home-stays), schools and clinics - all providing an income those people directly.
We provide our clients with advice on responsible travel behaviour and encourage them to share their cultures with the peoples they meet as a way of improving understanding of our two very different life-styles.