When to climb?
The mountain is climbed throughout the year, but the
best times are January and February, and from July to
October. The mountain has the same weather as the rest
of northern Tanzania - which means short rains in
November and long rains in April, May and early June.
There are a number of different routes to the summit.
Below is some information about each of them. Marangu Route -
This is the most popular route - and is sometimes called
the 'tourist route'. It is also the cheapest and
depending on how many days you take to do the climb,
generally regarded as the easiest. Machame Route -
Rated by many as the most beautiful and scenic route to
the top, the Machame route usually takes six days on the
mountain, though many people choose to take a day longer
to allow time to acclimatize.
Umbwe Route -
This is a much less utilized route. Those who know it
argue this is the most beautiful route to ascend the
mountain, however it is much shorter than the other
routes, it is also much steeper meaning there can be
less time to acclimatize. Rongai Route -
This route is fast gaining in popularity and is
considered to be one of the easiest routes up the
mountain. It is the only route starting from the north
side of the mountain at Rongai a small village close to
the Kenya border.
Lemosho Route -
The Lemosho Route is an unspoilt, remote and beautiful
way up to the Shira Plateau. It can either be used to
gain the Western Breach route or followed by the Kibo
South Circuit to ascend by the easier Barafu Route.
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
Climbing Mount Kenya 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
Mount Kenya Climbing Chogoria route - The
most scenic and interesting of the three main routes on the
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.
There are other four routes up Point Lenana but are least
known and used. These are: Burguret Route, Timau Route, Meru
Route and Kamweti Route
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