Off the beaten path northern trek.

Statistics

1

day +

2,695

m

2,122

m

21

max°

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Moderate

Description

"The Timau Route approaches from the North of the mountain following a meandering route through the gentler northern slopes until they steepen at around 4200m.

From here it drops abruptly into and across the Hinde Valley and the Nithi North river before climbing up to meet the Chogoria Route at Simba Col.

The route lies in a major rain shadow.

Because of this there is a very little forest on this side of the mountain.

However, the low rainfall zone it generally makes for a drier trek.

The slope is gentle and because the peaks on Mount Kenya line up east to west the views from the north give you the impression you are trekking into a whole mountain range. Distance to the Summit – 36kms Altitude at the Start- 2700m, 8,860ft Altitude at the Summit- 4985m, 16,355ft Summit- Point Lenana "