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Mount Kenya Climbing Safari Naro Moru Route – 5 Days

Noromoru route Mount Kenya Climb

PRICES IN UNITED STATES DOLLAR – USD: Price based on a minimum 2 persons sharing the safari vehicle

2020 – 2021 SAFARI SEASONPer Person SharingSingle Room Supplement
PEAK SEASON:
23 Dec to 02 January
01 Feb to 28 February
01 July to 31 October
2275N/A
   
HIGH SEASON:
01 Nov to 22 December
03 Jan to 31 January
01 March to 09 April
01 June to 30 June
2175N/A
   
LOW SEASON:
10 April to 31 May
1799N/A

(Prices subject to change without notice please inquire here to get the current accurate price).Price based on a minimum of 2 persons sharing the safari vehicle

The most popular trekking route, with easy access to the start of the route and good facilities on the way up. There are two bunkhouses, one hut and several places to camp. This route also allows a very quick ascent to Point Lenana, which is fine if you’re well acclimatized.


Naro Moru Route – 4Nights/5Days

Day 01 : Nairobi – Nanyuki
On arrival you will be picked at the Airport or Hotel in and tranferred to Nanyuki Town for acclimation. Dinner and overnight at your Hotel.

Day 02: Nanyuki – Met Station 1000m ascent
From the gate we keep to the park track, which follows the crest of a broad ridge between the Northern and Southern Naro Moro valleys. The going is easy, and it’s pleasant walking through the forest. About two thirds of the way up, after the bridge, there are good views to your left (north), down into the Northern Naro Moru Valley. The track ends at Met Station (3050m). Meals and Overnight will be served at Met Station.

Day 03: Met Station – Mackinder’s Camp (1150m ascent)
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 31/2 hours from Met Station. After about 45 minutes you’ll eventually be at Mackinder’s Camp area (4200m). Meals and Overnight will be served at Mackinder’s Camp.

Day 04: Mackinder’s Camp – Point Lenana
Today start hiking around 3a.m to get to the summit of Point Lenana by sunrise, or just after, then a walk all the way back down to Met Station on same day. This is long and hard, and the speed of ascent is one of the major reasons why so many people get sick and don’t enjoy their trek. We therefor recommend by far that you go up in the day light as far as Austrian Hut (4790m) and spend the night of stage 3 there before going up to Lenana next morning. Alternatively, you can spend a second night at Mackinder’s after lenana, and go down to Met the next day. Even better, spend two nights at Mackinder’s Camp before going up to Lenana, to give your self more time to acclimatize and a much better chance of enjoying the walk to the top. From Austrian hut you get excellent views: north- east up to the summit of Point Lenana, with the area on the left (west) of the main south- west ridge usually a snow field covering the Lewis Glacier; west, across the Lewis Glacier itself, to the steep south east face of Newlion; and south east, down into the Hobley Valley, with Gallery Tarn over to the left (north) side of the valley. Meals and Overnight will be served at Met Station.

Day 05 : Met Station – Park Gate 2600m
On this last day we retrace our footstep and down on the path to park gate. Meals and Overnight will be served at our town Hotel or our next destination

Included in the above quotation
– 2 transfers Nairobi – Mt. Kenya region
– 1night on full board basis at Hotel in Nanyuki
– Full accommodation at Mountain Huts while hiking
– All park entrance fees
– Experience Mt. Guide
– 1 porter per client
– Complimentary soft drinks and mineral water while hiking
– Our surprise token at the end of your hiking

Not inclusive:
Gloves, Sun glasses, Sleeping bag, Hats , Rain suits, Warm Jacket, Heavy boots, Scarf’s, Rain Trousers

Equipment check list

  • Torch
  • Walking pole(s)
  • Sleeping Bag,
  • Gaiters: To keep mud, rocks, and snow out of your boots.
  • Water purification: This is essential as water for drinking is taken directly from mountain streams.
  • Hiking Boots: This is the most important item on the list. You’ll need a comfortable/waterproof pair of hiking boots which offer plenty of support. Make sure they are broken in before you get to Kilimanjaro/Mt. Kenya!
    Other Check list (limit yourself)
  • 1 set of thermal underwear (top & bottom)
  • 1 sleeping bag (rating 0 C or four seasons)
  • 1 warm jersey/sweater (wool)
  • 1 sleeping pad/mat
  • 1 pair of track suit top & bottom
  • 1 light towel
  • 1 polar fleece/down vest
  • 1 pair of light loose fitting cotton trousers
  • 1 waterproof jacket (with a hood) & pants
  • 1 to 2 long sleeves shirts (cotton/wool)
  • 4 pairs of thermal hiking socks
  • 2 to 3 T-shirts/shirts
  • 2 pairs of thermal socks liner
  • 2 to 3 pairs of shorts (with pockets)
  • 1 pair of hiking boots
  • 1 wide brimmed hat / baseball cap
  • 1 pair of sneakers/trainers/takkies
  • 1 pair of warm heavy weight gloves/mittens
  • 1 pair of gaiters
  • 1 pair of light weight gloves (inner gloves)
  • 1 bandana
  • 1 pair of sunglasses/mountaineering glasses
  • 1 balaclava
  • 1 wool hat
  • 1 warm scarf

NB: Make sure that your boots are waterproof