Naro Moru route is the shortest and most direct route. As such it tends to be busy and popular. It’s great for the descent as it’s relatively quick and easy. The plant life on offer on the way is spectacular. However, it has sections such as the notorious Vertical Bog, which can get waterlogged. This trail can be done in a long day but it’s better across two days and one night.
How to get to Mount Kenya?
Mount Kenya is protected by Mount Kenya national park, the mountain is situated approximately 200 kilometers (125 miles) northeast of Nairobi and getting to the mountain you have to fly to Kenya through Nairobi using Jomo Kenyatta international airport (NBO).
From Nairobi to the hiking point of Mount Kenya, the Mountain is reached using road transport by either public or private vehicle
Summits of Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya comprises of 3 peaks that are Batian, Nelion and Point Lenana standing at different elevation.
Batian is main summit and the highest peak of Mount Kenya rising to 5,199 meters (17,057 feet) in elevation, Batian peak is the usually climbed by advanced rock climbing and mountaineering enthusiasts.
Batian peak is climbed using the north face route which is at its best from July to September and another option is southwest ridge route which is slightly easier and it is best used from December to March.