Mountain Kenya Climbing Safari Itineraries
- 6 Days Mount Kenya Climbing – Up Sirimoni Route, Down Naro Moru Route
- 5 Days Mount Kenya Climbing – Up Sirimoni Route Down Chogoria Route
About Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain at 5,199m and the highest of all Kenya Mountains. Mount Kenya trek is roughly circular, about 60km across at the 200mm contour, where the steep font hills rise out of the gentler slopes of the centered highlands of Mount Kenya. At the centre of the massif, the main peaks rise sharply from around 4,500m to the main summit of Batian 5,199m, Nelion 5,188m and point Lenana 4,985m. Other major summits on the mountain include Point Piggott 4,957m, Point Dutton 4,885 and Point John 4,883m. Of the three main peaks (Batian, Lenana and Nelion), only point Lenana can be reached by trekkers and the other two being only for technical climbers.
What is the Best time to attempt Climbing Mount Kenya?
Although Mount Kenya can be climbed all year round, it’s safest to climb Mt. Kenya during the dry seasons: January-February and August to September off the most reliably fine weather. The main Mount Kenya climbing routes are likely to be more crowded at this time of the year. If you favor complete solitude over the sunny skies, try going slightly off the peak season. It is best to avoid the two rainy seasons from mid-March until June and from late October to the end of December.