Naro Moru Route

The Naro Moru route is the fastest and therefore also the most popular route onto the mountain and up to Point Lenana.

DAY 1: Oldmoses Hut (3,340m).

Driving from Nairobi toNanyuki Town on the lower slopes of Mount Kenya arriving in time for lunch. Take a drive to the Sirimon Park Gate. Then trek up through magnificent montane forests, bamboo and giant heather zones before reaching the high altitude moorland and Old Moses Mountain Hut/Campsite.

Naro Moru Route

DAY 2: Shipton's Camp (4,200m). Hike to Shipton's camp. Approx 14Kms / 7-8hrs. Ascent: 860m.

After an early breakfast trek to Shipton's camp (4200m). The hike is awesome but a good test on individual endurance on the mountain. The rigorous but exciting trek up takes you across hills and valleys through the entire stretch of the sprawling moorlands where you see several unique and interesting plants and animals including the Giant groundsels and lobelias and the mountain rock hyrax.

DAY 3: Shipton's Camp - Peak Circuit: Hike via Hausberg col. (4,600m) to Mackinders Hut/Camp. Approx. 7Kms / 4 hrs. Ascent: 400m then Descent: 300m.

Wake up very early in the morning around 3.30Am ready to hike to point Lenana (4985m). On a clear day, we should be able to see Mt Kilimanjaro to the South. After Point Lenana descend to the Mackinders hut (4300m) for breakfast, then proceed to the Met Station campsite, with picnic lunch enroute. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.

DAY 4: Oldmoses Camp (3340m) or Met Station Camp (3,050m) Trek via Pt. Lenana (4,985m) to Oldmoses or Met station camp. approx. 20Kms / 10h). Ascent: 685m. and descent 1935m.

Leaving camp at 0300hrs you hike up the steep scree slopes and glacier to Point Lenana (4985m), the hiker's summit. It is planned that you arrive in time to witness the African Sun rising over the equator, reflect its golden glow on the Majestic peaks of Batian and Nelion – you may feel tired after this demanding adventure but absolutely ecstatic after you've made it to the top. After a brief celebration at the top descend to Makinder's camp (4200m) for breakfast then proceed further down on the Naro Moru Trail to arrive at Met Station in time for lunch. Relax the rest of the afternoon in readiness of our departure from the mountain tomorrow. Dinner and overnight at the Met Station.

DAY 5: Met Station Camp - Nairobi (1650m). Hike to Park Gate. Aprox 10Kms / 2hrs).

Have early breakfast before your descend to Naro Moru park gate in 2hours, from where you connect the vehicle for transfer back to Nairobi. Arrival in Nairobi is by late afternoon

Option: Day 3 can be withdraw if you don't want to spend an Extra day at Shipton Camp or Met Station's Camp for better acclimatization.