Mount Kenya is the second highest peak of Africa and the highest peak of Kenya. This beautiful glacial peak is now attracting trekkers from all over the world. Mt Kenya is an ancient dormant volcano, whose have been shaped and moulded by glaciations which give a dramatic effect to Mt. Kenya.
There are three peaks on Mount Kenya Batian (5199m), Nelion (5,188m) and Lenana point (4,985m). While Batian and Nelion peaks are for technical climbers while Lenana Point is the only peak on Mt Kenya, which does not require any technical climb and can be reached by trekkers easily.
Dense bamboo and rainforest are found on Mt. Kenya’s lower slopes while rare Afro-Alpine moorland and plant-life are found at higher elevations of the mountain. The mesmerising sights of the snow-capped peaks, valleys and Savannah make Mount Kenya’s trek a thoroughly pleasant African experience.
On the trek to Mount Kenya through the forest you can come across the varied wilderness of Africa including the elephants, buffalos, lions, leopard, rock hyrax, various antelope species and a wide range bird species can be spotted.
There three main routes for climbing Mount Kenya namely, Naromoru, Sirimon and Chogoria. These routes are used by trekkers to summit Mt. Kenya at the Lenana point.
As one of the premier Mount Kenya tour operators, we at Koochi Adventures provide regular climbs on these routes. We provide five different packages for Mount Kenya climb starting from Naromoru, Sirimon and Chogoria routes.
Naromoru Route: The Naromoru routes are the fastest route to point Lenana but not as scenic as Sirimon or Chogoria. It is the most popular route among the three and is often overcrowded with many climbers.
Sirimon Route: The Sirimon route is the least used routes of the three main routes. However, it has the most steady ascent profile and has the best acclimatisation opportunities. The route passes through Yellowwood forests in the lower regions and beautiful alpine scenery at higher altitude.
Chogoria Route: The Chogoria route is the most picturesque and exciting of the three main routes. The route passes the captivating Hall Tarns and peeps down the sheer cliffs into the impressive Gorges Valley and onto the beautiful Lake Michaelson to the summit area.