4 Days Mt Kenya Climbing Safari – (Naro Moru Route)

Code: GES0046
  • 4 Days Mt Kenya Climbing Safari –  (Naro Moru Route)

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.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Airport/Hotel
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
Full briefing before you trip Park fees
2 Nights Accommodation Camping fees
Camping equipment Rescue fees
Food (3 meals per day) & Water Transport to and from the mountain for yourselves and the crew
Lunch box for the first day Amref Flying Doctors Membership (Air Evacuation to Nairobi)
Sleeping tent, mess tent ,camping chairs and table Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO
Airport transfer 2 ways  Complimentary Certificates of achievement
NOT INCLUDED
International flight (can be arranged if required) Visa and personal insurance.
Drinks, tips and gratuities Personal expenses (laundry, souvenirs, etc.)
Single Supplement: $100 per night (if not willing to share) Flying Doctor Membership (US$ 15 per person – required)
Any item or activity not mentioned in the tour package Returning to Deloraine after a safari can be organised on request

INTRODUCTION:

Our safaris to Mt. Kenya cover a broad spectrum of possibilities. We have designed many new itineraries to meet a variety of demands from all types of individuals. We cater to the needs of a range of visitors, from the nature admirer who simply wants to have a leisurely day at the foot of the Mt. Kenya at the lodge or a day hike to explore the unique lower forest of the Mt. Kenya slopes – hoping to have a glimpse of the summits. To the more ambitious, who wishes to summit Pt. Lenana, we feel that the suggested itineraries offer the best value. However, because the mountain is so large and offers such a diversity of trekking and climbing routes, should there be a need for a special itinerary that you require, please let us know and we will assist you in every way. We will be only too glad to tailor make the itinerary suited to you.

MT KENYA (LENANA)

4,985 / 16,355ft

Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in Africa after Kilimanjaro. The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian (5,199 m), Nelion (5,188m) & Point Lenana (4,985m). Most trekkers only climb to Point Lenana due to the technical climbing approach required for Nelion & Batian. The mountain was designated as a UNESCO. World Heritage Site in 1997 and receives over 15,000 visitors annually

We offer 3 of the most common routes including an exciting peak circuit and technical climbing on Mt. Kenya:

  • Sirimon route
  • Naro Moru Route
  • Chogoria
  • Half Peak Circuit
  • Peak Circuit
  • Technical climbs to Batian & Nelion

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Our trek is managed by a team of professionally trained leaders/ guides who are responsible for all aspects of operation of the trek. We will make every effort to keep the treks as per the proposed itinerary, however as this is an adventure travel, the itinerary will be subject to external factors. Weather conditions and health conditions of members of the trekking team can be a factor compelling us to change the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to the itinerary, but please be prepared to be flexible when and if it is necessary.

We always recommend you to have one/two additional nights in Nairobi before/after your trek which would ensure you have adequate time even if your trip delays. If everything runs smoothly as per the plan, you can use these days for additional activities like city tours, visit to the national parks, white water rafting e.t.c according to your interest.

Trip Cost Includes: Park entrance fees Guides and porters Hut fees All meals on the Mountain on Full board basis Luxury shuttle to/ from Nairobi On completion, a successful climb certificate.

Trip Cost Excludes: Tips to guide & porters Mountain Equipment Any items of personal nature such as beverages, laundry, phone calls, insurance International flights, visas &airport taxes (if applicable) Travel and rescue insurance (although we can help you find a mountain rescue insurer), trip extention.

SEASONS FOR CLIMBING MT. KENYA

It has been generally accepted that our climbing seasons are from mid-December to mind- March and from mid June-to the end of September. However, these traditional weather patterns seem to be the exception rather than the rule: the chances of encountering good weather on the mountain seem to be about equal throughout the year, so the timing of your safari is not as critical as once was.

GUIDES

Our profesional local guides provide quality service on all our safaris.

FOOD

All meals for the treks is either fresh or tinned. The porters and guides are trained in cookery and service.

 

DISCLAIMER

Mountain climbing may be hazardous. Always take advice from your guide.

Day 01 Nairobi-Naro Moru Parkgate (2,400m/7,874ft) to Met Station (3,000m/9,843ft) Welcome to Kenya! You will be picked up from your hotel in Nairobi at 7:30 am by one of our representatives and depart for Naro Moru Park Gate via Nanyuki town (2,600m) for registration. This is roughly a 3 hour drive. As we leave from Nairobi, you will see plenty of African villages, herdsmen and fruit & vegetable vendors on the way. Our hike starts from the Naro Moru Park Gate. From the gate, we will keep to the park track, which follows the crest of a broad ridge between the Northern and Southern Naro Moru valleys. The going is easy and it’s a pleasant walk through the rain forest. About two thirds of the way up after the bridge there are good views to the left down into the Northern Naro Moru valley. The trek ends at Met station (3,000m) for dinner and over-night stay

 Day 02 Met Station ((3,000m/9,843ft) to Mackinder’s camp (4,200m/13,780ft) After breakfast, you will start your ascent towards the mast of the Met station. After a further 30min, you will reach the end of the forest belt and enter the moorland. This is the vertical bog where conditions range from damp to glutinous depending on when it last rained. You will have a brief stop for lunch at lunch point. From here, you will continue your ascent until the going improves and you reach a fork overlooking Teleki Valley to reach Mackinder’s Camp, 4,200m for dinner and over-night stay. Since you will summit very early the next day, we recommend you get to bed as early as possible to retain the energy.

Day 03 Mackinder’s (4,200m/13,780ft) to Point Lenana (4,985m/16,355ft)-Met station (3,000m/9,843ft) An early start to the day! After a quick cup of tea & biscuits, you start your summit ascent at 2 am in order to reach point Lenana (4985m) by sunrise at 6:30am. Here you will witness the breathtaking views of Nelion, the Lewis glacier and other surrounding peaks at sunrise. After some photos and rejoicing, we descend down to Mackinder’s Camp for breakfast, and descend a further 4hrs to Met Station (3,000m) for dinner and overnight.

Day 04 Met Station (3,000m/9,843ft)-Park gate (2,400m/7,874ft) -Nairobi After breakfast, you will walk down through the rainforest to reach the park gate in 2-3 hours. Here you will be received for onward arrangement.

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