Mount Kenya looms in the background, with snow and ice scattered on the side of the mountain. The sun is sitting high, and the sky is blue and clear across the horizon. The view is breathtaking, and it’s easy to understand why this mountain is such a popular tourist destination. On a clear day, the blue sky stretches out for miles, and you can see all the way to the Aberdares and sometimes see the peak of Mt Kilimanjaro as a tiny speck on the horizon. The lakes behind the peaks are also visible and make for a beautiful sight. January is an especially great time to visit Mount Kenya because the weather is usually quite mild.
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Mt. Kenya is a stunning mountain with several peaks, including the aptly named Point Lenana, which stands 4,985 meters (16,355 feet) above sea level. The mountain has been the focus of mountaineering since the early 1900s and offers hikers some amazing routes. One such route is behind the peaks, where hikers can enjoy stunning views of the mountain’s three lakes and the surrounding vistas. The route is not for the faint of heart, as it involves a lot of climbing, but it is definitely worth the effort.
Looking back at the platue where Lake Michaelson is placed, in the background the peaks are visible and the waterfall behind Lake Michaelson can also be gleamed on the escarpment. Mount Kenya is a trekkers paradise. The slopes are covered in a thick layer of scree, which makes for an easy descent, and the views of the surrounding countryside are simply stunning. This mornings hike begins at the outlet of Lake Michaelson, where the river cascades down the mountain in a series of spectacular waterfalls. The trekking route follows the river downstream, winding through dense forest and past hidden valleys. The Going-Down-Hill River eventually leads to the moorlands below, where hikers can find respite from the sun in the shadow of Mount Kenya’s icy peaks.
On a very pretty and bright morning we are peeking through the cliff opening revealing the beautiful Lake Michaelson. Mount Kenya is a magical place to climb and trek. Mt Kenya is East Africa’s tallest mountain and straddles the equator. Trekking to the summit of Mt Kenya, at 5,199 meters (17,057 feet), is a challenge that rewards climbers with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The mountain has two main peaks: Lenana, at 4,985 meters (16,355 feet), and Nelion, at 5,188 meters (17,021 feet).
Lake Michaelson lies in a glacial valley on the east side of Mt Kenya and is a beautiful sight shimmering in the sun. It’s a popular destination for hikers and can be reached from the Naro Moru or Chogoria routes. The ascent to Lenana takes about four days while the descent to Chogoria takes two days.
The inside of the coral reef reflecting the moon light
The Danish Rhino Change Team going up an rough incline with large sharp rocks. Very difficult to move a car up such obstacles.
On the way up Sirimon route on the beautiful Mount Kenya
Looking up and the ever changing sky is revealing the peaks of this mighty mountain.
One of the peaks of Mount Kenya. Point Lenana is located on the stratovolcano Mount Kenya and is the third highest peak at 4985 meters
Like flying in open cockpit with all the clouds moving over the mountain.
Climbing down to Lake Michaelson on a cloudy morning. The weather is constantly changing on the mountain and this morning clouds was randomly covering our view.
Traversing the valleys up the Chogoria Route on scenic Mt Kenya. Mt Kenya has its own weather system and during a ascent it is quite unpredictable how it will pan out.
On the way up the Sirimon route on the striking Mount Kenya on a late February day
In the Mount Kenya rain forest you can find trees dating back many centuries. The bark of the tree tells a story of long time ago when the mountain was ruled by large elephant and Buffalo herds.
Warm morning at the Galana river, elephant in the water with the Yatta plateau as a magnificent backdrop.
A hidden gem often overlooked by visitors to Kenya is the ancient volcano of Mount Kenya. Alpine desert, rain forest, magnificent vistas it’s all there for the more adventurous traveler.