Why choose climbing Mount Kenya? Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain after Mount Kilimanjaro. The chances of one getting to the highest peak, Batian, 5,199m, without developing altitude sickness are high. The equator runs through Mount Kenya National Park and most trekking route cross it! Here are reasons you will choose climbing Mount Kenya:
- Captivating Scenery
Mount Kenya’s pristine wilderness with lakes, tarns, glaciers, dense forest, mineral springs and a selection of rare and endangered species of animals, high altitude adapted plains game and unique montane and alpine vegetation.
The rising and falling of the sun creates ever-changing colours and shadows, which the moonlight only enhances. Mount Kenya’s jagged, icy summit is in sight from the very first day of hiking, making it much more visible and enticing. Its panoramic views from any one of the summits inspire awe, and even allow a peek at Kilimanjaro’s distant summit on clear mornings.
- Fair Pricing
You may want to save money to visit other places. Kenya is a very beautiful country, you wouldn’t want to miss on Masai Mara, The Rift Valley Lakes, Samburu National Reserve or even Amboseli National Park.
Fact is a standard 5 Day trek on Mount Kenya costs between USD 600-650. Planning an entire trip in vibrant Kenya saves on additional visa costs.
- Ease of Access
Kenya is the gateway to East Africa. You will first land to Kenya before you get to other neighbouring countries like Tanzania or Uganda. Once you arrive at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport, Mount Kenya is only 3hrs away driving on tarmac road to the base town, Nanyuki.
Staying in Kenya is less stressing trying to cross to other countries to climb their mountain!
- Technical Climbing Opportunity
Climbing the highest peak on Mount Kenya, Batian, 5199m is a thrill that even Mount Kilimanjaro can’t offer. After the trek in and acclimatization, the technical climb is completed in one long day as a series of up to 21 individual pitches. We offer private climbs with dates to suit.
- Less Crowded
Less people means less litter, noise, and competition for bunks at the camps. Each hiker can move at their own pace on summit day, a luxury that other always crowded mountains cannot provide. Trails are less worn, and visitors may experience moments where they feel they are the only person in a beautiful African mountain wilderness! The reason you will choose climbing Mount Kenya!