Thursday 21 February 2019
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Trekking Route Guidelines to Mount Kenya

Trekking Route Guidelines to Mount Kenya

Apart form being a sport, trekking is an addiction to many mountaineers in this world. They always dream about famous peaks to discover. Mount Kenya is one of those world famous peaks and its natural beauty attracts many rock climbers to their dream destination. Here in this article, I’m going to tell you some valuable observations about the routes.

There are five routes to reach Mount Kenya Peak. They are:

The Sirimon Route

For pleasantly steady altitude and eye-catching approaches, this route is suitable and popular for many backpackers. It takes two nights to trek to the peak from this route but it’s recommended to take an extra night for a stress-free journey.

The Burguret Route

If you like to travel through a crowd-free zone, then Burguret is the best route for you. It is very challenging to take this muddy and rough way and camping in a pristine rainforest for minimum three nights in your ascending.

The Chogoria Route

If you have enough time to trek then I’ll suggest you to take this route for descend. The waterfalls, canyon and refreshing tarns will blow your mind throughout the trip. But it can take one extra day to the peak.

The Naro Moru Route

Being very fast and trouble-free route, Naro Moru is the most popular way among the rock-climbers. This route usually takes two days and one night for descending. If you are planning to visit in rainy season then I strongly recommend you to avoid this route for water logging.

The Timau Route 

This route is mostly covered by forest. Here is nothing helpful for trekkers because of lack of locality or food, but a peaceful natural journey with some striking landscape. All photographers prefer this route to capture some live moments of nature.

These are the routes to Mount Kenya you can take for trekking. Apart from mountains you can also take a Kenya budget wild safari trip to explore more about this country. There are two famous safari parks, Samburu and Meru. You can see plenty of African lions, more than five hundred types of birds, various reptiles and gigantic elephants in this park. There is also an option for safari camping obviously with a guide if you want. So friends, start to pack your rucksack and get ready for a thrilling and adventurous trip to Mount Kenya.

Mike Thomas is a travel explorer, consultant and renowned blogger. He travels almost 10,000 miles every year to different corners of the world and shares his experience, adventures and stories in T- Holland Travel Guide for more than one year.