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Climbing mount kenya

Mountains climbing in East Africa.

East Africa countries include Tanzania, Kenya, e.t.c

In Tanzania there are Kilimanjaro (5895m), Meru and Oldonyo Lengai while in Kenya there is Mount Kenya.

Mount Kenya climbing tours.

There are several routes climbing up to top of Mount Kenya. Climbing Mount Kenya is not technical and is easier.  Kenya trekking expedition, you can book your private Kenya climbing or join group trekking expedition. There are Mount Kenya trekking scheduled trips. If you are in two or more or group we also organize your private climbing Kenya tour on your specified travel dates.

Mount Kenya is Africas second highest mountain at 5,199m (17,058 feet) and the highest of all Kenya Mountains. Mount Kenya is roughly circular, about 60km across at the 200mm contour, where the steep font hills rise out of the gentler slopes of the centered highlands. At the centre of the massif, the main peaks rise sharply from around 4,500m to the main summit of Batian 5,199m, Nelion 5,188m and point Lenana 4,985m. Other major summits on the mountain include Point Piggott 4,957m, Point Dutton 4,885 and Point John 4,883m. Of the three main peaks (Batian, Lenana and Nelion), only point Lenana can be reached by trekkers.

 

When to Trek Mount Kenya

 Mount Kenya can be climbed all year round, how ever the highest rainfall occurs between late March and the middle of May, and slightly less between late October and mid December. Maximum rainfall occurs in the forest belt and on the south-east side of the mountain where it reaches 2500mm. per year at 3000m. Rain and, higher up, snow can however be encountered at any time of year - even in the driest periods (January and February). Normally the drier seasons are associated with clear, dry weather which can last for many days on end. The best weather is generally in the mornings, and convectional rainfall, if any, tends to come in the mid-afternoon.

It's safest to climb Mt. Kenya during the dry seasons: January - February and August to September off the most reliably fine weather. 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.

Mount Kenya climbing Routes/Itineraries

There are three main routes, which penetrate the forest and the moorland. The routes are Naromoru route, Sirimon route and Chogoria route and each of which has something different to offer. 

Mount Kenya trekking Naromoru route - The fastest route to point Lenana but not as scenic as the other two. It is often overcrowded with many climbers since it's the most popular route compared to Chogoria route and Sirimon route.

Mount Kenya Climbing Chogoria route - The most 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.

 

Climbing Mount Kenya Sirimon route - The least used of the three main routes, but features the most gradual ascent profile and best acclimatisation options and above all the most interesting since its on the drier side on the mountain. The route passes through impressive Yellowwood forests in the lower reaches and features abundant wildlife and beautiful alpine scenery higher up.

Several mountain climbers in East Africa start with mount Kenya trekking for acclimatization , then comes to Tanzania and climb mount Kilimanjaro successful.

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