Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa after Kilimanjaro. The highest peaks of the mountain are, Batian (5199m, 17,057ft), Nelion (5188m,17,021ft), and point Lenana (4985m, 16355ft].
The most ascended peak is point Lenana as is the highest point can be trekked without technical support. The mountain remains accessible throughout the year as even during the long rains, there is usually reliable sunshine for a good portion of the day.
Temperatures vary considerably with height and weather. Daytime temperatures ranging from 5 to 15 degrees while during the night time and on the Summit, be prepared to temperatures at below freezing.
There are three main trekking routes namely;
- Sirimon and
- Chogoria routes
These are among others like, Kamweti, Timau and Burguret routes which are not commonly used.
An ascent or descent via Chogoria route is the most spectacular among of all the routes. There is also a Peak Circuit trail which circumnavigates the main peaks giving you all the views from different angles.
Mount Kenya boosts different high altitude alpine vegetation, tropical forest, various large and small wild animals and lots of bird species which spice up the hiking environment to be superb. Mount Kenya is regarded among the beautiful mountains in the world. Let us make arrangements for you based on the main routes.