Climbing Mount Kenya
Mt Kenya, Africa’s second highest peak is an awe-inspiring sight. Its ragged series of peaks are crowned with snow and its slopes are thick with forest. While the summit (5199m) is a difficult technical climb, the lesser peak of Point Lenana (4985m) can be easily reached by any fit trekker. The trek takes between 3 and 5 days, through a fascinating world of forests, wildlife, and unique vegetation, culminating in one of the world’s rarest sights, equatorial snow. Our trips cover a broad spectrum of possibilities.
We have designed a number of itineraries to meet a variety of demands from different people of varied likings - from the nature lover who simply wants to have a day’s hike to explore the unique lower forests of the mountain to the more ambitious climber who would like to summit point Lenana. We feel that our suggested trips offer the best value.
This route gives climbers the opportunity to experience all the contrasting scenery of Mt. Kenya. It is a beautiful blend of all our itineraries, taking advantage of the best aspects of the three main approach routes to the peak area namely, Naro Moru, Sirimon and Chogoria. Our trek starts from Naro Moru River Lodge.
This climb is for those Mountaineers who have an adventurous spirit and want to ascend to Pt. Lenana (4,985m) in a leisurely fashion, from a non-tourist route. The climber has a better chance of acclimatizing and getting fit for the attempt on Pt. Lenana.