Mt Kenya Climbing
Naro Moru Route (3 nights 4 days)
Mt. Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya. Any healthy and well acclimatized person can climb this mountain to as far as Lenana Peak (4985 M), but only a skilled mountain climber can reach up to Batian Peak (5199 M), the highest point. There are several routes used to get to Lenana Peak. The Naro Moru route is the most popular for its simplicity, shorter time and variety of sceneries.
DAY 1 3-4 hour walk from
Naro Moru River Lodge (1982 M) to Met. Station (3048 M).
The morning is spent sorting and organizing personal equipment for the trek before climbers are driven (or walk) along the Naro Moru Track to the Met. Station (10,000 ft). The night is spent in the mountain log cabins. After sleeping at Met Station, you are bound to be well acclimatized by also taking a short hike in the afternoon to gain and lose altitude.
DAY 2 6 hour walk from
the Met. station (3050 M) to Mackinders Camp (4150 M).
Hike for 4-6 hours into the Teleki Valley for a stunning view of the main peaks and camp overnight at Mackinder’s Camp.
DAY 3 5-6 hour walk from
Mackinders Camp to Point Lenana (4985 M).
A pre-dawn start ensures a successful summit bid in time for a clear view of the majestic scenery at the pinnacle of Mt. Kenya. After ascending to Lenana, you return to the base camp, descend to the base of the mountain and make your way to Met. station. Stay overnight at Met. station. Alternatively, stay overnight at Naro Moru River Lodge (in this case you will be picked at Met. Station by our staff and transferred to the lodge).
Descend from Met. Station to Naro Moru River Lodge.
Check out and depart for Nairobi.
The lodge has a swimming pool, tennis and squash courts.
RECOMMENDED GEAR LIST
The pack that the porters carry is limited to 15 kg. Each porter carries baggage for one climber. Store electronics in sealed water-proof bags (double sealed is better if possible). Wrap clothing in plastic bags. In the day pack, you take along water, sunglasses, camera, binoculars, rain pants, umbrella (which can be foldable) and jacket at a minimum. However, you can wear a T shirt and shorts for first and last days.
1. Day bag – for you to carry items that you need for the day.
2. Large duffel bag or backpack - for porters to carry.
3. Plastic bags.
Avoid cotton clothes. Wear T shirts and shorts (for first and last days). Down jacket or ski parka. Winter clothes are necessary for lounging in the evening.
Cold Weather Accessories
Water proof gloves (water proof, thick one and thin pair that can be layered). Wool or pile hat, balaclava or neck gaiter, chemical activated hand and foot warmers.
You must break into your shoes if the pair is new. Trekking shoes for hiking during the day, warm, waterproof, not too light and not too heavy. Tennis shoes, sandal for lounging in the evening. Hiking socks for hot weather, woolen socks for cold weather.
Sleeping bag (we rent USD 15/bag, dry cleaned). The huts are communal and each bunk has a sponge mattress and pillow.
Mineral water, sun hat, sun lotion (before and after), lip cream, mask, sun glasses. Head lamp is a must to allow you use both hands. Battery (cold weather shortens battery life), energy bars, hard candy, chocolate, raisins, salt and pepper. A swim suit (you may swim at lodge). Basic medical kit (pain killer, anti histamine etc) and Diamox (anti-altitude sickness drug) which may require consulation with your doctor.
Toilet paper, small towel(s), soap, wet tissue.
Please note that the above package choice is a proposal. Please contact Touch Kenya Safaris if you wish to have a tailor made package of which route to take, where to stay and for how long you would want to stay there.