3 Days Mt Kenya Climbing Naromoru. For those with a minimum amount of time to ascend to point Lenana.
Itinerary at a Glance
Designed for those who have a minimum amount of time and who want to reach the third highest peak Pt. Lenana. This challenging, non-technical ascent can be made by any healthy person.
A breathtaking 3-day hike up Mount Kenya
3 Days Naro Moru Route – Climbing Mount Kenya 2024/25
Naro Moru Route Summary
The most popular route in Mount Kenya National Park although not the most scenic which approaches from the west. Naro Moru route is also the fastest route to the trekking peak at Point Lenana. Take this classic route up Mount Kenya through the notoriously treacherous vertical bog and into the wide Teleki Valley beneath the Tryndall, The Lewis Glacier. Though the summit can be reached in 3 days hiking as per the below itinerary, we strongly recommend an overnight acclimatization at the base, probably at Naro Moru River Lodge. This can be arranged for at an extra fee. This is one of the most popular hiking trails located near Naro Moru Town on the slopes of Mount Kenya. The route offers trekkers with the chance to see wildlife. Trekking the trail is graded as moderately difficult. Climbing on this trail primarily offers opportunity for hiking past vertical bog (muddy bog) and backpacking.
On this route, there is a recently constructed paved road all the way to the Met Station Camp. From the camp, you hike up to the summit at Lenana Peak or just Point Lenana at 4985m – the highest hiking peak without climbing experience. An early morning start scrambling through rocky scree getting to the summit in time to catch sunrise over the African skies.
Hiking approaches from the west of the mountain and descending the same trail. Overnight stops are provided at Met Station Campsite at 3300m and Mackinder Campsite at 4200m.
The views from the immense open sections of this trail are amazing. The vertical bog views are amazing also the Alpine zone. Unique plants and rocky outcrops on the mountain are epic. Witness spectacular views of the snow-capped peaks, scenic valleys and savannah.
3 Days Mt Kenya Climbing Naromoru 2024
3 Days Naro Moru Route, Mount Kenya Climbing, Naromoru
The most popular route although not the most scenic. It is also the fastest route to point Lenana. Take this classic route up Mount Kenya though the notoriously treacherous vertical bog and into the wide Teleki Valley beneath the Tryndall, The Lewis Glacier.
This volcanic mountain stretches along the equator and rises up to 5,199m. It is the ideal route for the hiker to see some of the highest peaks of Mount Kenya, the Batian and the Nelion. This climb takes the hiker through bamboo forests, alpine moors and mountain rainforests. Our goal is to reach peak Lenana, 4985m high.
Day 1 – Transfer from our hotel in Nairobi to the gateway of Naro Moru.
We will travel through Kikuyu land, rich farm land, where pineapple plantations stand together with coffee ones. Arrival at the foot of Mount Kenya, which is the gateway to Naro Moru Park, where a picnic will be served. We will walk as far as Met Station (3050m) where we will spend the night (a 3-4 hour climb).
Day 2 – After breakfast, we will make our way to Mackinder’s camp (4,100m). It is approximately a 4-6 hour climb through Teleki valley, enjoying breathtaking views of the most important peaks in the area. Dinner and night at the camp.
Day 3 – We will try to reach Lenana peak before dawn so as to see the sun rising under the torchlight. Then we will go down to the camp for breakfast. Finally we will descend to the park’s gate to take the car for the transfer to Nairobi or to continue with our safari.
Hikers have the option of a night extension at the Met Station (Naro Moru route – 4 days).