Mt Kenya Naro Moru Route - 4 days Trekking & Climbing Mount Kenya

The most popular route although not the most scenic, this is also the fastest route to point Lenana. Take this classic route up Mount Kenya though the notoriously treacherous vertical bog and into the wide Teleki Valley beneath the Tryndall, the Lewis Glacier. Though the summit can be reached in 4 days as per the itinerary below, we strongly recommend an overnight acclimatisation at the base, Naromoru River Lodge. This can be arranged for an extra fee. Other routes are available on demand.

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Distance: 40 km | Difficulty: Demanding  | Start/Finish: Nairobi

Experienced guides consider the Rongai route to be both easier and more scenic than the Marangu Trail. Summit attempts begin in the pre-dawn hours, with climbers usually reaching Gillman’s Point at sunrise. For those who feel strong enough, an approximately three-hour round trip hike will take you from Gillman’s Point to Uhuru Peak.

Itinerary

Mt Kenya Naro Moru
Distance: 40km
Difficulty: Demanding

Day 1 - Meteorological Station

Nairobi/Meteorological Station 3-4 hrs, 10km, 400m ascent. Transfer to Naromoru Park Gate for registration and where the hike starts; 2600m from the gate, keep to the park track, which follows the crest of a board ridge between the Northern and Southern Naromoru valleys. The going is easy and it’s a pleasant walk through the forest. About two thirds of the way up after the bridge there are good views to the left north down into the Northern Naromoru valley. The trek ends at Met station 3,000m where dinner and overnight rest will be, B, L, D

Day 2 - Mackinders Camp

Met Station/Mackinders Camp 5-6 hrs, 10km, 1200m ascent Head uphill on the track to pass the radio must on your right after about half an hour. The trek runs into a path and after another 30 minutes, you will reach the end of the forest belt and enter the moorland. This is the vertical bog conditions range from damp to glutinous depending on when it last rained. Continue through until the going improves and you reach a fork overlooking Teleki Valley to reach Mackinders Camp, 4,200m. Dinner and overnight at Mackinders Camp, B, L, D

Day 3 - Walk Across The Plateau

This day takes you on a gentle walk across the plateau for some excellent scenery while your body continues to acclimatize.

NOTE: From Shira Two Camp on, this route is identical to Machame Route, including the descent on the separate Mweke Route. If you’ve taken Lemosho you’ve done another day at this point, so Day 4 of Lemosho is identical to Day 3 of Machame and so on.

Day 4 - Point Lenana

Mackinders Camp/Point Lenana/Met Station 8-10 hrs, 11km, 785m ascent The normal approach is to start at 2 am in order to reach point Lenana taking about 4 hr walk by sunrise at 6:30am. After sunrise, descend down to Mackinders Camp for breakfast, 2hrs and walk further 4hrs, way back to Met Station for dinner and overnight, (B,L,D)

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It’s possible to combine Mount Kenya and other activities offered by Safari 2 East Africa. Please discuss this with our specialist during the booking.

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The most popular route although not the most scenic. It is also the fastest route to point Lenana.

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Includes:
  • guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation
  • transfer to and from the base of the mountain
  • full board accommodation whilst on the trek
  • meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch And D=Dinner
  • accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
  • all park entrance fees to include government taxes
  • service of an english speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook
  • start and finish nairobi
  • treated water on trek.
  • on completion, successful climb certificate
Excludes:
  • laundry, tips, sleeping bags, drinks, accommodation before the trek and climbing gears
  • international flights
  • visas to Kenya
  • items of personal nature
  • other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
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