MOUNT KENYA is the second highest mountain in Africa after Mount Kilimanjaro and Most of the peaks,Batian,Nelion,Lenana on Mount Kenya have been summited.Mount Kenya 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 Point Lenana, 4,985 metres which requires a scramble or a walk.The other two(Batian 5,199m,Nelion 5,188m) are for technical climbers. To combine this ascent with a circumnavigation of the main peaks, Nelion and Batian  requires at least an extra day.

Point Lenana Summit

There are three main walking climbing routes up to the main peaks, Sirimon, Chogoria, Naro Moru.

Trekking Mount Kenya Sirimon Route:

Sirimon route is Mount Kenyas most gradual ascent route profile and best acclimatisation options  most interesting route since its on the drier side on the mountain. The trek route passes through impressive Yellowwood forests in the lower reaches and features abundant wildlife and beautiful alpine scenery higher up

Mount Kenya Climbing Naro Moru Route :

NaroMoru route though not as scenic as the other two,it is the fastest trekking route to point Lenana, Naro Moru route has many climbers since it’s the most popular route compared to Chogoria route and Sirimon route.

Climbing mount Kenya Chogoria Route: 

Chogoria route is the Best route on descent,quite scenic  and interesting of the three main routes on the mountain. The route passes the enchanting Hall Tarns and looks down sheer cliffs into the spectacular Gorges Valley and onto the beautiful Lake Michaelson.

Information About Mount Kenya Climate ,Mount Kenya’s climbing Seasons :

Mount kenya has wet seasons and  dry seasons, From mid-March to June is the heavy rain season,followed by the  dry seasons which lasts until September.

October to December short rains when the mountain receives approximately a third of its rainfall total. Finally from December to mid-March is the dry, dry season when the mountain experiences the least rain.

Weather on Mount Kenya is mostly clear mornings with mist closing in from 10:00am although this can clear by evening. So early morning starts are preferable by climbers with a 2am start for the final ascent to summit  point Lenana, if you want to catch the sunrise.

NB:It is easy to gain height too quickly on the mountain and high altitude related illness or considerable discomfort is experienced by climbers who try  climbing too fast. It is recommended to allow acclimatization time on ascent.
Mount Kenya is home to one of the Global Atmosphere Watch‘s atmospheric monitoring stations.

These are the Amazing Mt Kenya Climbing Routes:  

6 Days: Naro-Moru Down Chogoria  ,

6 Days: Sirimon Down Chogoria

4 Days: Sirimon/Sirimon ,

4 Days: Naro-moru Down Naro-moru

4 Days: Sirimon/Naro-moru

4 days sirimon out sirimon route

 6 Days Sirimon Peak Circuit route

5 Days Sirimon Chorgoria Route

6 Days Chogoria Sirimon route

 

Mt Kenya climbing cost includes:

All transport from Jomo Kenyatta Airport or Nairobi city

All food and accommodation on Mount Kenya.

Porters, guide and cook.

Park Fee and camping fees.

Any route of ascent or descent (Naro-Moru, Sirimon or Chogoria).

If hotel night in Nairobi is planned then an extra Airport to Hotel cost is incurred:

 

Mount Kenya Climbing Routes, Itinerary

Mount Kenya Climbing Routes, Itinerary

We do provide you with custom itineraries based on how much time you want to spend on the mountain and which route you plan to take. Depending on the size of your group, we can arrange an all inclusive.

Mt KenyanTrek for you starting price of $180 per person per day depending on the Number in the group.

Climbing Mount Kenya tentative itinerary, which can be entirely customized for flexibility to fit your expectations and also your budget:

Day 1

Leave Nairobi at 7-30am and drive up  to Nanyuki where we pick the rest of the team and drive to Sirimon gate at the Mt Kenya national park where we shall take lunch. After lunch we begin the trek up to Old Moses Camp. This walk will take about 2 ½ hrs – 3hrs. You will be able to take photos of wildlife as we will traversing through the Mt Kenya National Park Forest. We reach the bunk house late in the afternoon ready for dinner and sleep

Day 2

After an early breakfast, we leave and start walking in the direction of the breathtaking Makinder’s Valley towards Shipton’s Camp which is 4200 Meters above sea level. This walk will take 6-7hr and covers very a spectacular view point and the different of flora & fauna of upper attitudes. Lunch will be enroute with dinner and spend the night at the Shipton’s camp

Day 3 

If the team is ready, we wake up at 2:30am when it is still dark and hike up to Point Lenana to catch the amazing Sunrise. Lenana is the third highest peak of the mountain and the views are spectacular when the sun comes up. After the sun rise, the party gets a chance to take a few or as much photos as they can and then we head back down to Shipton’s or ahead to Makinders camp according to your package to take breakfast and spend the day relaxing after the very early start.

Day 4

After breakfast we take a gentle walk down through the last of the Alpine zone and descend through the vertical bog and into the higher mountain forest we come to rest at Met Station to enjoy the scenes of the forest spending the night in the hut there.

Day 5

After breakfast just 2-3 hrs walk down through the forest brings us to the Narumoru park gate or Chogoria route where our vehicles await to take us back to Nairobi arriving there late in the afternoon.Mt Kenya climbing Package cost includes:

Pick up from JKIA Airport or Nairobi Hotel

Transport to the Mountain park gate.

All food and accommodation on Mount Kenya.

Guide ,Cook and Porter Support

Park Fee and Camping fees.

Any route of ascent or descent (Naro-Moru, Sirimon or Chogoria).

If hotel night in Nairobi is planned then an extra Airport to Hotel cost is incurred:

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