Mount Kenya is the second tallest mountain in Africa after Kilimanjaro & one of the main attractions when visiting East Africa. This volcanic mountain stands at 5,199 meters (17,057 Feet) and is a haven for experienced trekkers and mountain climbers. Many hikers have expressed that climbing Mount Kenya is actually a more challenging when compared to Kilimanjaro and they think it's a lot more beautiful and dramatic.
Sirimon Route is very scenic and has more gradual ascent well suited for acclimatisation. The route passes through very impressive Yellowwood forests in the lower reaches and features abundant wildlife and beautiful alpine scenery higher up. It is the best hike for less experienced with high altitude mountains. The Sirimon route is the only trail with huts all along it, while other routes have a handful of simple bunkhouses. Five days of point-to-point walking, rough terrain and high altitude means trekking Mount Kenya requires considerable fitness. You’ll need some training, but not necessarily any high-altitude experience. route is the only trail with huts all along it, while other routes have a handful of simple bunkhouses. best time to trek up Mount Kenya is during the dry seasons: Jan-Feb and Jul-early Oct. This hike originates from Nanyuki.