Naromoru route is very popular and often has a lot of hikers since it is the fastest to get to point Lenana. The vertical bog found only on Naromoru route, gives hikers a hard time especially in rainy seasons. It leads into the Teleki Valley beneath the Tryndall, the Lewis Glacier. Though the route is less scenic compared to Chogoria route, it has plenty of vegetation and a it’s home to different wildlife.
Though mount Kenya ascent is possible in four days, we recommend spending an extra night at the Naromoru River Lodge, which is at the base for acclimatization. This can be arranged for at an extra fee.
Mount Kenya hike Naromoru itinerary
Day 1: Nairobi-Meteorological Station 3-4 hrs. 10km, 400m ascent
Naromoru is closer to Nairobi so it takes less time to get there. After clearing at the Naromoru Park Gate we trek to the Met station which takes about 4 hours. Passing through the tropical and bamboo forests. The common animals around this area are the Columbus monkeys, buffaloes and elephants. After crossing the Percival’s bridge we continue for a few hours to get to the Met station for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: Met Station- Mackinder’s Camp 5-6 hrs. 10km, 1200m ascent
After breakfast continue uphill on the path, pass by the radio repeater station on your right half an hour later. After getting to the forest line the infamous Naromoru vertical bog starts, rainy seasons are unbearable it gets damp and sticky. It also gets chilly so your warm gear will come in handy. A picnic lunch is served on the rocks, the Mount Kenya hike continues to Mackinder’s Camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Mackinder’s Camp- Point Lenana -Met Station 8-10 hrs. 11km, 785m ascent
We leave for the summit before daybreak at 2 am it is a 4 hour walk. The view of the sunrise at point Lenana is to behold as it illuminates the other peaks and the plains beneath it. Descend down to Mackinder’s Camp for breakfast, and continue further to the Met Station for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Met Station- Naromoru – Nairobi 3hrs, 9km, 400m
From the Met station we descend to Naromoru Park Gate after breakfast, where we get our transport back to Nairobi.
The package includes;
Guarantee trek upon confirmation
Private transportation to and from the base of the mountain
Meals and accommodation whilst on the trek.
All park entrance fees including government taxes
Services of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook
Airport pick up and finish Nairobi
Treated water on the trek.
The package Excludes;
Laundry, sleeping bags, climbing gears
Visas to Kenya
Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
NB;-Gears available for hire