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Climbing Mt Kenya: Naru Moru Route

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Mount Kenya trekking, Naro Moru Route 5 days / 4 nights

Full itinerary
This is one of the most straightforward routes for trekking mount Kenya. You will enjoy trekking this route as you listen to the stillness of this park. The spectacular sceneries lay before you while chirping of the birds and other creatures fill the air with the sounds of African wilds.

Trip Summary

Day 1: Nairobi – Naro Moru
Day 2: Naro Moru – Met Station
Day 3: Met Station – Mackinders
Day 4: Mackinders – Point Lenana – Mackinders
Day 5: Mackinders- Met Naro Moru -Nairobi

 

 

 

Day 1: Nairobi – Naro Moru
After breakfast, depart Nairobi for Naro Moru town where you will spend the night, after sorting out and organizing any gear you may require to hike up the mountain, which also serves as an acclimatization process as Naro Moru is 2,000m above sea level.

Day 2: Naro Moru – Met Station
Drive to the Naro Moru Park Gate and hike a distance of 9 km in an average hiking time of 4 hours. Rest of the day at leisure continuing with the gradual process of acclimatization. Dinner and overnight at the hut, which is 3,000m above sea level.

Day 3: Met Station – Mackinders
After breakfast, hike up the Teleki valley to Mackinder’s camp where there is a spectacular view of the main peaks. The walking time will be five hours approximately. Meals and overnight at the hut, the altitude here is 4,200m.

Day 4: Mackinders – Point Lenana – Mackinders
You will wake up to a pre-dawn attempt of Point Lenana. An early start ensures a successful summit bid and weather permitting, for a clear view of the majestic summit scenery. Pt Lenana stands at 4,985m above sea level. Descend to Mackinders camp for dinner and overnight at the hut , having conquered Mt. Kenya.

Day 5: After breakfast, descend down to Met Station and on to the park gate in 3 to 4 hours time. Drive to Naro Moru town for lunch then return to Nairobi arriving in the afternoon.