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4 days Mt. Kenya Climbing Adventure: Naro-Moru- Route

Ascending mount Kenya through Naru-Moru is the most popular and the quickest to the southern side of mount Kenya. Most hikkers to mount Kenya  get best access to it from Nairobi through Naru-Moru. Mount Kenya Naru-Moru route to Teleki valley is therefore the shortest way to its peaks. Its the most densely populated mount Kenya route because its the shortest route up. Hikers like it for its obvious  trail.

Mount Kenya climbers reach a steep marshy section known as the vertical blog one hour from the Met section. This is the most tedious part of Naru-Moru route and after three to four hours, the path reaches the crest of mount Kenya Naro-Moru ridge overlooking Teleki valley (4,000M).

The Naro-Moru path contours along the right hand side of mount Kenya Teleki valley, keeping high and then gradually descending to pass Naro-Moru stream to Mackinder's camp (4,200M). From Met station, to Mackinder's accommodation point, climbers take 5-6 hours of hiking. Hiking to Austrian hut takes four hours and within 45 minutes, you see point Lenana, at 4,985 metres.


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 with dinner and overnight.

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 Camping.

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.

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.


Price includes:

- Transportation from and back to Nairobi by a shared van.

- I night fullboard accommodation in Nanyuki budget hotel.

- Services of a trained mountain guide and porters.

- Fullboard accommodation in tents.

- Three meals per day while on the mountain.

Not included:

- climbing equipments.

- Sleeping bags.

- Visas.

- Other expenses of personal nature such laundry, beverages, bottled water, tips etc.

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