What are the climbing routes in Mt. Kenya?
- The following are the major and frequently used routes:-
- The Chogoria route leads from Chogoria town up to the peaks circuit path
- The Naro Moru route is taken by many of the trekkers who try to reach Point Lenana in a few days.
- The Sirimon route approaches Mount Kenya from the plains in the Nanyuki Timau area on the north-west.
The safest time to climb Mt. Kenya is during the dry seasons: January – February and Mid June to September. The main 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.
Can you climb Mount Kenya?
Most visitors to Mt. Kenya usually make it to Point Lenana, a much easier satellite peak. The “real” Mount Kenya is a long and serious climb, involving many pitches of fifth class rock climbing
What is the highest peak of Mt Kenya?
The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian 5,199 metres (17,057 ft), followed by Nelion 5,188 metres (17,021 ft) and finally Point Lenana 4,985 metres (16,355 ft).
What is the cost of climbing Mt. Kenya?
The cost of climbing depends on the number of people in a group and also the number of days to be undertaken. It caters for the Park fees and facilitation fees. The cost is usually an average of $200 per day per person