Mount Kenya Climbing and Routes

This is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in Africa. This ancient volcano lies astride the equator and rises to a height of 5199m. Its ascent takes one through several distinct vegetation belts. The lower slopes are covered by game-rich rain forests and above them the bamboo belt and the Afro-Alpine moorland follow. Finally out of the screes rise the glaciated summits and peaks which provide superb viewing points.

Mt Kenya can and is climbed at all times of the year. If possible however, it is best to avoid the two rainy seasons that may start in mid March and last through till mid June. The long rains start from late October till end of November. The driest times on the mountain are usually January till mid March and again July through mid October. Any physically fit person can climb Mt. Kenya. No climbing experience is necessary to get you to the top of Kenya's highest Mountain (5,199M) with its magnificent gleaming glaciers, Flora & Fauna.

Mt Kenya climbing routes
Mount Kenya (5199m) is the second highest mountain in Africa. Although it lies only a few km from the Equator, it is heavily glaciated. The summit area consists of several smaller peaks surrounding the 2 main peaks of Nelion (5188m) and Batian (5199m). The flora and fauna of the park is very diverse. The forest zone is inhabited by buffalo and elephant and care should be taken when these are encountered.

Sirimon Route
This route provides the easiest and most scenic access to the Northern side of the central peaks, which include Batian peak, Nelion peak and Lenana peak. The track is 15 km from Nanyuki town heading towards Meru. This routes has a lot of advantages that makes it more favorable and comfortable. It is the driest route in mountkenya.it has two permanent camps at the altitude of 3300m and 4200m.

Chogoria Route
The most beautiful route in Mount Kenya, Chogoria Route. This route provides access to the peaks, from the eastern side of the mountain. It is however, a much longer route, compared to the others.

Naru Moru Route
This route to the Teleki Valleyl. It has a steep marshy section known as the Vertical bog, is reached one hour from Met Station, this section is terrible and is covered in two hours. After three to four hours from Met Station the path reaches the crest of the ridge overlooking Teleki Valley (4000m).