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Mount Kenya - Routes Kenya


Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa after Mount Kilimanjaro – it offers a wealth of excellent and diverse climbing possibilities and routes, from rock, snow and ice. We offer 3 main routes to climb this challenging mountain in Kenya.
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Mount Kenya - Routes Kenya


Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa after Mount Kilimanjaro – it offers a wealth of excellent and diverse climbing possibilities on rock, snow and ice.  The highest peak that can be ascended without rock climbing is probably Point Lenana, which is 4,985 m which request a scramble or a walk. The other two (Batian 5,199m, Nelion 5,188m) are for technical climbers.

 

There are basically three main walking climbing routes up to the main peaks – Sirimon, Chogoria and Naro Moru:

1) Mount Kenya Sirimon Route – This route is Mount Kenya’s most gradual ascent route and best acclimatisation option. They say it is the most interesting route since it is on the drier side of the mountain. It passes through impressive Yellowwood forests and features abundant wildlife and beautiful alpine scenery higher up.

2) Mount Kenya Naro Moru Route – Naro Moru is not as scenic as the other two routes – it is the most popular route and has many climbers, as it is the fastest route to point Lenana.

3) Mount Kenya Chogoria Route – Chogoria route is the best route on descent and very scenic. The route passes the enchanting Hall Tams and looks down sheer cliffs into the spectacular Gorges Valley and onto the beautiful Lake Michaelson.


 

When to Climb - Mount Kenya has two seasons – the wet and dry season. From mid-March to June it is normally heavy rain and therefore after followed by the dry season which lasts until September. October to December there is the short rains when the mountain receives approximately a third of its rainfall total, and then from December to mid-March you will find the dry season again when the mountain experiences the least rain.


 

We put together packages where you go up Naro-Moru and down Chogoria, which will take about 6 days, or rather up Sirimon and down Chogoria, as we personally dont recommend the Naro-Moru route as it is very busy.  The packages that we have includes your transport on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta Airport, all your food and accommodation on Mount Kenya, proters, highly qualified and experienced guides, cook, park fees, camping fees ext. 



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