This route has a gentle culmination to the peak, and will take you through sweeping valleys and into stunning scenery. Narumoro route can also be combined with any other descent if you wish to see another side of this majestic mountain.
Day 1- Transfer from Nairobi to the stunning slopes of mount Kenya. You will cross the equator and arrive at your hotel for lunch. You can lavish in the spectacular scenery of Mount Kenya, take a tour with your guide to the equator or opt for a walking safari.
Day 2- After an early breakfast, and a usually perfect photo op of Mt. Kenya in her morning glory, you will transfer to Narumoro Park gate to begin your hike. Today you will be acclimatizing to steep altitude of 10,000 feet at the Meteorological Station where you will spend the night after a 3- 4 hour hike.
Day 3- Today you will hike up through the beautiful Teleki Valley to Mackinder’s Camp at 14,000 feet. Prepare to be breathless by the majestic view of Mount Kenya’s peaks on your 4-5 hour climb.
Day 4- A pre- dawn climb to point Lenana to reach the summit of Mount Kenya in time for a magnificent sunrise and spectacular scenery viewing! You made it to the top of Africa’s second highest mountain!! Then you can descend back to Mackinder’s Camp for breakfast before continuing back down to the Meteorological Station Lodge for your last overnight on the mountain.
Day 5- This morning you will return to the park gate at the base of the mountain, where you can choose to stay and explore around Mount Kenya on magical day trips or transfer onto any other destination of your choice. If you want to head back to Nairobi, you can add on the option of going out for a meal of African game meat tonight at the Carnivore Restaurant (for an added fee).
This route begins with a lush bamboo forest trek and has a steep climb from the base of the mountain, culminating to a challenging ascent to the peak. You have a gentle descent through stunning valleys sweeping into moorlands. Although this climb can be done in 4 days, an extra day will take you on a peak circuit route for acclimatisation, and is advisable to ensure a pleasant and successful climb.