Trekking down to Lake Michaelson from Point Lenana Mt. Kenya
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.