4 Days Mount Kenya Climbing Naro Moru Route

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Though the summit can be reached in 4 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 trail 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.


Naro Moru Route – Climbing Mount Kenya
Distance: 40km
Difficulty: Demanding 
Start/Finish: Nairobi

Destination:Mt Kenya
Route:Naro Moru
Departure:Yes Required
Departure Time:0730hrs
Return Time:1630 – 1700hrs
  • Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation
  • Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
  • Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.
  • Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
  • Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees to include government taxes
  • Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook
  • Start and finish Nairobi
  • Treated water on the trek
  • On completion, successful climb Certificate
  • Laundry, tips, sleeping bags, drinks, accommodation before the trek and climbing gears
  • International flights
  • Visas to Kenya
  • Items of personal nature
  • Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

Tour Plan

See detailed Safari Itinerary.


Nairobi/Meteorological Station 3-4 hrs, 10km, 400m ascent

An early morning departure from Nairobi at 8am. Transfer to Mount Kenya National Park at Naro Moru Gate for registration and where the hike starts, 2600m. From the gate, keep to the park track, which follows the crest of a board ridge between the Northern and Southern Naro Moru valleys. The going is easy and it’s a pleasant walking through the forest. About two thirds of the way up after the bridge there are good views to the left north down into the Northern Naro Moru valley. The trek ends at Met station 3,000m where dinner and overnight rest will be.

    Meal Plan
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2: Met Station/Mackinders Camp 5-6 hrs, 10km, 1200m ascent

Take an early morning breakfast. Head uphill on the track to pass the radio must on your right after about half an hour. The trek runs into a path and after another 30 minutes, you will reach the end of the forest belt and enter the moorland. This is the vertical bog conditions range from damp to glutinous depending on when it last rained. Continue through until the going improves and you reach a fork overlooking Teleki Valley to reach Mackinders Camp, 4,200m. Dinner and overnight at Mackinders Camp.

    Meal Plan
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3: Mackinders Camp/Point Lenana/Met Station, 8-10 hrs, 11km, 785m ascent

The normal approach is to start an early morning at 2 am in order to reach point Lenana taking about 4 hr walk by sunrise at 6:30am. After sunrise, descend down to Mackinders Camp for breakfast, 2hrs and walk further 4hrs, way back to Met Station for dinner and overnight.

    Meal Plan
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4: Met Station/Naro Moru/Nairobi 3hrs, 9km, 400m

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

    Meal Plan
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch