Trekking Mt.Kenya & Mt. Kilimanjaro

Did you know you while climbing the mountain you  go through several temperate climates in just a few days? Be ready with lots of layers and pack lightly for all seasons. Before leaving, test that you can actually wear your clothes over each other.

Cotton fabrics are not advisable , instead go for wicking fabrics for all your clothing and under garments.

Here is the packing guide.

Mount Kenya & Mount Kilimanjaro both located in East Africa are Africa’s highest and second highest mountains. Despite their location in the tropics and near the equator, both mountains are endowed with magnificent snow-capped peaks.

Hiking Mt. Kenya targets the point Lenana at 4.985 Metres above sea level while Mt. Kilimanjaro targets the Kibo point at 5.895 metres above sea level.

Peaks and Safaris organizes successful Mountain Treks for Mount Kenya & Kilimanjaro . And yes, it’s very possible to combine hiking with safari.

MT. KENYA

There are three main routes which penetrate the forest and moorland, the routes are ;-Naromoru, Sirimon & Chogoria routes. Each route has something different to offer.

Narumoru 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 routes.

Chogoria Route

The most scenic and interesting of the three main routes on the mountain. The route passes the enchanting Hall Tarns and looks down sheer cliffs into the spectacular Gorges Valley and onto the beautiful Lake Michaelson.

Sirimon Route

The least used of the three main routes, but features the most gradual ascent profile and best acclimatization options and above all the most interesting since its on the drier side on the mountain. The route passes through impressive Yellow-wood forests in the lower reaches and features abundant wildlife and beautiful alpine scenery higher up.

MT. Kilimanjaro

Over 20000 people go trekking on Mount Kilimanjaro every year, only half of them reach the summit. Everybody says you need no experience to climb Mt.Kilimanjaro.

Marangu Route

Duration: 5N/6D

-  Also known as cocacola route. With mountain hut based accommodation, generally seen as the easier way as the distance is shorter and gets traffic due to accommodation type and lack of wilderness.Travels up and down the same route.For many years Marangu used to be the most popular  route. It has now been delegated to number two by the Machame route

Machame route

Duration: 6N/7D

-  Also known as cocacola route. With mountain hut based accommodation, generally seen as the easier way as the distance is shorter and gets traffic due to accommodation type and lack of wilderness.Travels up and down the same route.For many years Marangu used to be the most popular  route. It has now been delegated to number two by the Machame route

Lemosho Route -

Duration: 7N/8D

Lemosho Route - Remote and beautiful, but long and expensive, this route also approaches Kilimanjaro across the Shira plateau.Ideal for those who place a premium on proper altitude acclimatisation, who are confident in their ability to walk over steeper paths for extended periods and want a lesser crowded route. The route has high success rates

Rongai -  route

Duration: 5N/6D

is the easiest route up Kilimanjaro. Camping based accomodation. It has a reputation as a remote wilderness trail. Rongai is the only route to approach Kilimanjaro from the north.Possibilities of wildlife viewing and an extra day to aid acclimatization. The route is ideal for those who are not confident in their ability to hike over steeper paths, those who want to avoid traffic and those who want to enjoy a quieter hike. Its the preffered route during the rainy season because the north side of the mountain recieves less precipitation. 

Concerned about the security of your booking and your own safety while on safari? You can be rest assured that your financial security when booking and your own personal safety when on safari is our highest priority. Peaks and Safaris is a member of the Kenya Association of Tour Operators bonding scheme , Eco Tourism Kenya,SheTrades & African Travel & Tourism Association.

Email: info@peaksandsafaris.com

Website: www.peaksandsafaris.com
Office Mobile (24hrs): +254 734 69 69 69

Address

Riara Center, Off Riara RD

Block D, Apt D4


P.O Box 25240 - 00603
Nairobi, Kenya

Peaks and Safaris ltd © 2020 · All Rights Reserved · PO Box 25240, 00603· Nairobi, Kenya, · +254 (0)734 69 69 69