MOUNT KENYA CLIMBING 

 
    Home | Contact Us | About Us | Travel Tips | Terms | Links 

 Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing | Mount Kenya Climbing | Mt Meru Climbing | Mt Longonot | Oldonyo Lengai  Hiking | Loita Hills Walking | Trekking Chyulu Hills

       
Kenya Luxury Lodge Safaris
Kenya Camping Safaris
Nairobi City Excursions
Mombasa City Excursions
Mombasa Beach Holidays
Lamu Beach Holidays
Kenya Cultural Safaris

Kenya Luxury Air Safaris

Hot Air Balloon Safaris
Exclusive Honeymoon Safaris
Kenya Bird Watching Safaris
White Water Rafting Kenya
Kenya Family Safaris
Tanzania Safaris & Tours
Tanzania Lodge Safaris
Tanzania Camping Safaris
Zanzibar Beach Holidays
Uganda Safaris Holidays
Uganda Gorilla Trekking
Rwanda Gorilla Trekking
Mount Kenya Climb Blog

KENYA SAFARIS  - Mount Kenya Climbing Safaris

Mt Kenya Naro Moru Route - Trekking & Climbing Mount Kenya

MKC 401:  4 Days Mount Kenya Climbing NaroMoru Route
Distance: 40 km | Difficulty: Demanding  | Start/Finish: Nairobi
 
Summary
The most popular route although not the most scenic. It 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 below itinerary, we strongly recommend an overnight acclimatization at the base, Naromoru River Lodge. This can be arranged for at an extra fee.

 

Day 1: 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 walking 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: 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: 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

 

Day 4: Met Station/Naromoru/Nairobi 3hrs, 9km, 400m
After breakfast, descend through the rainforest which is 9km to Naromoru Park Gate at 2,600m where you will connect with your transport back to Nairobi, B, L 

Tour cost: US$ 690 per person

Included in the price:
• 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 the trek.
• On completion, successful climb Certificate

Excluded:
• Laundry, tips, sleeping bags, drinks, accommodation before the trek and climbing gears
• International flights
• Visas to Kenya
• Items of personal nature
• Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

 


 
Mount Meru Climbing   Mount Meru Hiking

 
Mount Kenya Climbing
Kilimanjaro Marangu route
Sirimon route Climb Mt Kenya
Uganda Gorilla Trekking
Kenya Camping Safaris
Tanzania Lodge Safaris
Tanzania Camping Safaris
Mombasa Beach Holidays
Hot Air Balloon Safaris
Kenya Air Safaris
Loita Hills Walking
Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing
Machame route Kilimanjaro
Kilimanjaro Lemosho Hike
Mount Kenya Naromoru route
Zanzibar Beach Holidays
Oldonyo Lengai  Hiking
Mombasa City Excursions
Nairobi City Excursions
Rwanda Gorilla Trekking
Lamu Beach Holidays
Mount Meru Climbing
Kenya & Tanzania Lodge Safaris
Climbing Umbwe route
Mt Kenya Trek Chogoria Route
Mt Longonot Climbing
Kenya Lodge Safaris
Kenya Family Safaris
White Water Rafting Kenya
Kenya Bird Watching Safaris
Exclusive Honeymoon Safaris
Kenya Cultural Safaris
Kilimanjaro Marangu Route
Copyright 2005 - 2008 Mount Kenya Climbing Expeditions. All Rights Reserved.
P.O. Box 51322 - 00200, Nairobi, Kenya.
Tel: +254 20 2244068 / 317656, Fax: +254 20 317656, Cell phone: +254 720 414 327
Website: www.mountkenyaclimbing.com

 

 

Mount Kenya Climbing Routes, Naro Moru Route, Climbing Mount Kenya, route to point Lenana, Naro Moru route, ount Kenya Climbing Routes, Naro Moru Route trek, adventure mt kenya hiking, Mount Kenya trekking.

Mt.Kenya

Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain at 5,199m (17,058 feet) and the highest of all Kenya Mountains. Mount Kenya is roughly circular, about 60km across at the 200mm contour, where the steep font hills rise out of the gentler slopes of the centered highlands. At the centre of the massif, the main peaks rise sharply from around 4,500m to the main summit of Batian 5,199m, Nelion 5,188m and point Lenana 4,985m. Other major summits on the mountain include Point Piggott 4,957m, Point Dutton 4,885 and Point John 4,883m. Of the three main peaks (Batian, Lenana and Nelion), only point Lenana can be reached by trekkers and the other two being only for technical climbers.

Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro stands on featureless part of the East African plateau, on the Tanzanian side of the Kenya border near Moshi, side by side with the smaller Mount Meru. These mountains are extinct volcanoes, with Kilimanjaro actually being the agglomeration of three distinct volcanoes, Kibo (5896m/ 19,340 ft), Mwenzi (5,149 / 16,896 ft) and Shira (3,962m / 13,000 ft). whose violent creation is geologically associated with the creation of the Great Rift Valley, 100km to the West.

Mount Meru is Mount Kilimanjaro's little sister, standing at 4,566m compared to 5,895m, but is still an impressive freestanding volcano, which makes a superb four day climb to the top. It last erupted in 1910 therefore can be classified as an active volcano. The first Mount Meru ascent was made by Dr. Fritz Jaeger, 1904. The town of Arusha lies at the base of Mount Meru Trekking, loads of trek companies do this trek. Wild animals are frequently found on this mountain therefore an armed ranger usually accompanies the trekkers.