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A Practical Guide to Climbing Mount Kenya With YHA Kenya Travel

We have wealth of experience working with travel groups and independent travelers especially in organizing and planning expeditions for Groups, small group tour adventures, explore and discover Mount Kenya with other climbers, Trekkers, and hikers of Mountain Kenya active adventures in Kenya as well as Tanzania. These trips are most exciting, safe, affordable and of good quality to travelers of every nature.

We trust and hope that you will enjoy climbing Mount Kenya and touring around the Kenya National Parks/ Game reserves which are the most scenic places in Kenya. We will enable you to enjoy your adventure, take awesome photos and save on great budget travel deals that YHA Kenya Travel offers.

An overview of Mount Kenya.

Mount Kenya is Africa’s second-highest mountain after Kilimanjaro. This extinct volcano is estimated to be 2.5 million years old. Time has taken its toll on the former, reducing the peak from 6500m to 5199 m today, while nature’s untiring eroding agents long ago eroded the crater. Mount Kenya, at an altitude of 5199 [17058ft] is the country’s highest mountain, has its higher slope permanently covered in snow and ice, even though it sits astride the equator. The National Park comprises the mountain above the 320m [10,500ft] https://scbarioz.fr/ contour plus two salient astride the Naro Moru and the Sirimon routes.The mountain consists of three peaks the Batian [the highest] Nelion and Lenana. Of these peaks, the original hard center core is all that remains; the bulk of the volcano has been eroded away with time. Mount Kenya is located about 200km north of Nairobi within the Mount Kenya National Park. It is very easy to get to Mount Kenya for an adventure hike activity by road in various travel options namely public transport from Nairobi or other towns using minibusses, privately hired vehicle, Taxi or private means.

These options will lead you to towns and trekking routes close to the mountain and mostly on dirt roads. The route town options are Nanyuki town for the Sirimon route, Naro Moru town for Narumoru route and Chogoria town in Meru for Chogoria route.The park protected an area of 3200m above sea level was established in 1949 and covers an area of 715 sqm. Km. The mountain comprises three main zones: – the rocky peak zone, the afro-alpine moorland with its scattering of giant vegetation and the extensive tower slope covered with mountain forest and a bamboo there are over 81plant species. Any fit and a prepared person can reach point Lenana, the so-called trekker’s peak; the summit has the twin peaks of 5199m Batian and Nelion and is considered more technically challenging than the higher Mt Kilimanjaro at 5894m.