5 DAYS CLIMBING MOUNT KENYA NARO MORU ROUTE

CLIMBING MOUNT KENYA 5 DAYS/ 4 NIGHTS NARO MORU ROUTE

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Climbing Mount Kenya 5 Days/ 4 Nights Naro Moru Route; Naro Moru route is the quickest way to the base of the mountain and Pt. Lenana.

It is also one of the steepest routes and extra care should be taken here to avoid problems with AMS. Walking up towards Mackinders Camp through the Teleki Valley offers superb views of the peaks of Batian and Nelion.

A steep section known as the “vertical bog” is crossed around midway to Mackinders Hut and a stopover here is almost compulsory.

The accommodations are good with bunkhouses at Met Station and Mackinder’s Camp.

Naro Moru is a small market town in Nyeri County in central Kenya, lying on the Naro Moru River, between Nyeri and Nanyuki. Its main industry is tourism, as a base for hikers ascending Mount Kenya, to its east.

Climbing Mount Kenya 5 Days/ 4 Nights Naro Moru Route Highlights

Departure Date: Every Day
Park: Mt Kenya National Park
Starts: Nairobi/ Ends: Nairobi
Participants Minimum: 1 Guest
Mt. Kenya Climb – 5 Days/ 4 nights
Approximate Trekking Distance: 67 Km’s
Mt. Kenya Climbing Route: Naro Moru Route
Grade: B moderate. Up to 6.5 hours / 15 miles per day
Accommodation: Standard Lodge and Tent While trekking
Activities: Hiking and trekking, Tree naming, bird watch, wildlife encounter, photography

Climbing Mount Kenya 5 Days/ 4 Nights Naro Moru Route Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi to Naro Moru

0800 Hours: Depart from Nairobi and drive to the cool slopes of Mount Kenya. Cross the Equator and arrive at Nanyuki town in time for Lunch.

Check-in at one of the lodges, relax and enjoy magnificent scenery of Mount Kenya region. You can enjoy a complimentary walking tour to the Equator. Overnight at a lodge in Nanyuki.

Day 2: Met. Station Camp Site (3 to 4 Hours walk)

Breakfast at the hotel followed by a photo session of Mount Kenya. Transfer to the gate then walk to the Meteorological Station. This is a very good day for acclimatization, for we will be sleeping at an altitude of 10,000 feet 9 kilometers.

Meals and Overnight will be served at Met Station (3050 meters).

Day 3: Mackinder’s Camp Site (4 to 6 hours walk)

From Met Station, we head uphill on the track and pass the radio mast on your right after about half an hour. The track turns into a path and after another 30 minutes you’ll reach the end of the forest belt and enter moorland.

This area is called the Vertical Bog; conditions range from them damp to the glutinous depending on when it last rained.

Wade through (or hop across tussocks) until the going gets easier and you reach a fork, overlooking then Teleki valley, about 3.5 Hours from Met Station.

After about 45 minutes you’ll eventually be at Mackinder’s Camp area (4200 meters).

Meals and Overnight will be served at Mackinder’s Camp. (14,000 feet)

Day 4: Mackinder’s Camp Site

0230 Hours: Wake up and have tea and biscuits, then depart at 0300 Hours to the summit which normally takes 3 hours walking, this section is rocky and frozen scree.

Continue walking until you get to point Lenana 4,985 Metres at 0630 Hours in the morning for the sunrise. Then descend down to Mackinders camp for breakfast.

After breakfast walk down to Met station (5 Hours)

Meals and Overnight will be served at Met Station (3050 meters).

Day 05: Met Station to Park Gate (2600 meters) to Nairobi

After breakfast at Met station walk down to Park Gate to catch your transport back to Nairobi, arriving in the afternoon.

Climbing Mount Kenya 5 Days/ 4 Nights Naro Moru Route Prices

Notes

  • Price is exclusive of first and last Night accommodation in Nairobi
  • Exclusive of Gloves, Sun glasses, Sleeping bag, Hats, Rain suits, Warm Jacket, Heavy boots, Scarf’s, Rain Trousers

Climbing Mount Kenya 5 Days/ 4 Nights Naro Moru Route Rates Includes:

  • Two Man tent
  • 3 Meals per day while trekking
  • 5 Days/ 4 Nights Mt. Kenya trek
  • Mt. Kenya T-shirt and Certificate
  • 3 Nights’ accommodation while trekking
  • English Speaking Mountain Guides and Porters
  • Return transfer Nairobi -Nanyuki/Naro more-Nairobi
  • All government park fees at Mt Kenya National park
  • 2 Transfer from Nanyuki/ Naro Moru – park gate – return
  • Accommodation in Nanyuki Dinner/ Bed and Breakfast
  • You can hire some of the equipments available at a reasonable cost

Climbing Mount Kenya 5 Days/ 4 Nights Naro Moru Route Rates Do Not Include:

  • Drinks
  • Laundry
  • Tips or gratuity
  • Travelers insurance
  • Communication charges
  • Visas, international airfares and airport taxes; meals
  • Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
  • Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)