Climb Mount Kenya
Traditionally Mount Kenya is the less climbed, smaller brother of Mount Kilimanjaro, however it should not be underestimated and most people who've climbed both prefer the true wilderness, abundant wildlife and stunning mountain lakes that you find on Mount Kenya. Point Lenana is also currently the worlds highest via ferrata summit route, which adds to the challenge and the panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, valleys and savannah makes Mount Kenya a thoroughly enjoyable African experience.
We have been guiding trips on Mount Kenya since 1996 and have full time mountain staff at the base. Our expeditions here have been successful because of a proper approach to acclimatisation which means that the ascent is not rushed. Point Lenana is just under 5000 metres high, so we always allow four days minimum for the trekking peak of Point Lenana on a variety of routes.
The approach to Mount Kenya from Nairobi involves a journey of about four hours to either the town of Naro Moru or Embu, where we can provide accommodation in a local hotel or our Guest House. Naro Moru is the base for ascents on the Sirimon, Burguret and Naro Moru routes and Embu is used for the Chogoria route. All our advertised prices are based on camping on the mountain but there are also some huts, mostly privately owned, which you can upgrade to.
To climb Mount Kenya by the trekking route to Point Lenana is non-technical, its a beautiful trek through different climatic zones, from lush bamboo forests to the glaciated tops and there are options to ascend and descend the same route or you can traverse the summit or even enjoy an extra day on our summit circuit itinerary. To climb either Batian or Nelion peak requires a lot of rock climbing skill, and nowadays few people venture to these rocky summits.