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.
Mount Kenya Climbing Routes, Itinerary
There are three main walking climbing routes up to the main peaks, Sirimon, Chogoria, Naro Moru.
Climbing Mount Kenya Sirimon Route
Sirimon route is Mount Kenya is most gradual ascent route profile and best acclimatisation options most interesting route since its on the drier side on the mountain. The 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 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.