mountkenya climbing and trekking routes

This is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in Africa. This ancient volcano lies astride the equator and rises to a height of 5199m. Its ascent takes one through several distinct vegetation belts. The lower slopes are covered by game-rich rain forests and above them the bamboo belt and the Afro-Alpine moorland follow. Finally out of the screes rise the glaciated summits and peaks which provide superb viewing points.

Mt Kenya can and is climbed at all times of the year. If possible however, it is best to avoid the two rainy seasons that may start in mid March and last through till mid June. The long rains start from late October till end of November. The driest times on the mountain are usually January till mid March and again July through mid October. Any physically fit person can climb Mt. Kenya. No climbing experience is necessary to get you to the top of Kenya's highest Mountain (5,199M) with its magnificent gleaming glaciers, Flora & Fauna.

Mount Kenya climbing routes
Mount Kenya (5199m) is the second highest mountain in Africa. Although it lies only a few km from the Equator, it is heavily glaciated. The summit area consists of several smaller peaks surrounding the 2 main peaks of Nelion (5188m) and Batian (5199m). The flora and fauna of the park is very diverse. The forest zone is inhabited by buffalo and elephant and care should be taken when these are encountered.

Sirimon Route
This route provides the easiest and most scenic access to the Northern west side of the central peaks, it is 30 minutes drive from nanyuki town,which is the last town in this route,you can access the route through sirimon gate at 2650m.which include,where by you start the route by babbons  and columbus monkeys welcoming you,they are plenty of them around the sirimon gate,sirimon route has very dense forest and as you are walking you can easily pass through the equator and have a photo sessions,the main peaks easily seen on sirimon route are mackinders valley is easily accessible along the route, Batian peak, Nelion peak and Lenana peak. This routes has a lot of advantages that makes it more favorable and comfortable. It is the driest route in has two permanent camps at the altitude of 3300m (oldmoses camp)olso known as the judimere and 4200m.(shiptons camp.this sirimon route has very beautiful sceneries,it has two junction at 3500m

Chogoria Route
The most beautiful route in Mount Kenya, Chogoria Route. This route provides access to the peaks, from the eastern side of the mountain. It is however, a much longer route, compared to the has the largest and most beautiful dense forest,the drive from chogoria town to chogoria gate 2950m is 32km,animals such as wild elephants,bufalloes,and different species of monkeys are found on this route,it is much longer than the other routes,scenerios around that you expect to see are lake ellis,mugi hills,gorges valley,chogria route has no permanent camp,the main camps  found in chogoria route are meru mountkenya campsite 2950m,chogoria road head camp 3300m,lake ellis camp 3400m and mintos camp,4200m


Naru Moru Route
This route to the Teleki Valley. It has a steep marshy section known as the Vertical bog, is reached one hour from Met Station, this section is terrible and is covered in two hours. After three to four hours from Met Station the path reaches the crest of the ridge overlooking Teleki Valley (4000m),naromoru route is 30 minutes drive from naromoru town,naromoru route has permanent camps,