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Mount Kenya Climbing

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 submitted. 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.

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.

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:                 

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).
  • Four Star Hotel in Nairobi ,or near town centre, en-suite double or single rooms, B&B basis.
  • If hotel night in Nairobi is planned then an extra Airport to Hotel cost is incurred:

Contact Information

P.O Box 35627 - 00200, Nairobi, Kenya

Telephone: +254 722 467 516
                 +254 752 467 516
Email: info@africangametrek.com
Website: www.africangametrek.com