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Mount Kenya Hiking

Mount Kenya Overview

Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest peak in Africa, after Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Located in the central part of the country, Mount Kenya is a beautiful and iconic natural wonder that offers a wide range of activities for visitors.

For hikers and climbers, the mountain provides a challenging and rewarding experience. There are several routes to the summit, each with varying degrees of difficulty. The most popular routes are the Naro Moru, Sirimon and Chogoria routes. It is important to prepare and acclimatize properly before attempting to climb Mount Kenya, as the altitude can pose a risk to travelers.

For those who prefer a more relaxed visit, Mount Kenya National Park is home to abundant wildlife and diverse plant species. Visitors can also experience the local culture by visiting nearby villages and learning about the traditions and daily life of the Kikuyu people.

Whether you are an adventure-seeker or simply seeking a stunning natural escape, Mount Kenya is an unforgettable destination that offers something for everyone.

5 Days Mount Kenya Hiking

Detailed Itinerary [ Naromoru Route ]

Day 1: Nairobi – Naro Moru

After meeting up in Nairobi at 9 am, we will head north toward Mount Kenya, crossing the equator on the way. We will spend the night in the lodge at Nanyuki Simbas.

Meal Plan: L, D

Day 2: Nairobi -Met station ( 3,050 m )3 -4 hrs, 10km, 400m ascent

After pick up in Nairobi drive to the Naru Moru park gate for lunch. From the gate, we trek up through the magnificent montane forest, bamboo, and giant heather zone before reaching the high altitude moorland and our first cabins( Met Station) for dinner and overnight. This is a gentle trek that takes 3 – 4 hrs gaining an elevation of 600m.

Meal Plan: B, L, D

Day 3: Met Station – Mackinders camp (4,300m).5-6 hrs, 11km, 1,200m ascent

A short walk to the end of the forest line from where you hike across the marshy vertical bog of the lower moorlands. Picnic lunch at the Picnic Rocks before continuing further to Mackinders camp, gaining 1300m in altitude in about 5 hours. Dinner and overnight – Mackinders camp (4300m)

Meal Plan: B, L, D

Day 4: Mackinders – Pt Lenana (4,985m) – Old Moses camp. 11 hrs, 685m ascent, 1,685 descent

Leave at 0300 hrs for predawn summit attempt, trekking for 3-4 hours across bare rock and scree slopes characteristic of the alpine region up to Pt. Lenana (4985m), the hiker’s summit, arriving in time to catch the African sunrise. Later descend to Shipton’s camp (Sirimon route) for breakfast. After breakfast, begin a 5-hour descent via Mackinder`s valley to Met station at 3000m for dinner and overnight rest.

Meal Plan: B, L, D

Day 5: Met Station / Naro Moru / Nairobi – 3hrs, 9km, 400m descent

After breakfast, descend through the rainforest which is 9km to Naro Moru Park Gate at 2,600m where you will connect with your transport back to Nairobi, arriving at approximately 3pm.

Meal Plan: B,L

Mount Kenya Hiking Gear, Equipments & Essentials

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