8 DAYS MOUNT KENYA CLIMBING NARO MORU CHOGORIA ROUTE - 8 Days

8 DAYS MOUNT KENYA CLIMBING NARO MORU CHOGORIA ROUTE

8 DAYS MOUNT KENYA CLIMBING NARO MORU CHOGORIA ROUTE

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This route is the fastest for trekkers summit Point Lenana (4985m). It can be ascended in only 4 days and has bunkhouses at each camp so a tent is not necessary. The terrain is usually good, although one section is called the Vertical Bog. The track starts in Naro Moru town and heads past the Park Headquarters up the ridge between the Northern and Southern Naro Moru Rivers. At the roadhead is the Meteorological Station, to which it is possible to drive in the dry season. The route drops down into the Northern Naro Moru Valley to Mackinder’s Camp on the Peak Circuit Path

Distance: 40 km | Difficulty: Demanding | Start/Finish: Nairobi

Day 1
Arrival Nairobi.

Pick up from Nairobi international airport, meet and greet by your guide transfer to your Hotel on BB. Dinner and overnight at Nairobi hotel.

Day 2
Acclimatization day.

Transfer to Narumoru River lodge at the base of Mt Kenya for acclimatization. Day hike in the afternoon in the nearby forest. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 3
Narumoru – Old Moses camp-3300m

Leave Narumoru River lodge at 9:30 am to Mt Kenya National Park Sirimon gate, which normally takes 1 1/2 hrs drive, arriving at 11.00, where picnic lunch will be provided. After lunch, follow the track uphill for 10 kms forking right at the junction to reach Old Moses camp which is situated at 3,300m. The ascent from Sirimon gate to Old Moses is 690m. Dinner/overnight.

Day 4
Old Moses camp-Likii north camp-3993m

After breakfast, leave at 8.00 am, follow the directions for the direct route, until you reach the fork after one hour. The track becomes a path, and swings right and south round the head of a large valley, crossing several small streams to reach the crest of the ridge between the Ontulili and Likii North Valleys. A walk of 3 to 4 hours to Likii North hut at 3,993m. Dinner/overnight

Day 5
Likii north camp- Shiptons camp-4200m.

After breakfast, ascend the west side of the Valley, over a ridge, then down into the Mackinders Valley to meet the direct route, taking one to two hours. From here, follow the Mackinders Valley to reach Shiptons camp, a total of 4 hours from Likii to Shiptons camp at 4,200m.Dinner/overnight.

Day 6
Shiptons camp 4,200m – Point Lenana 4,985m – Mintos hut – 4,250m.

Wake up at 2.00 a.m., have tea and biscuits, then leave at 3.00 a.m. for the Lenana summit. This section is along hard slog, and the path is indistinct in places. Continue walking across a tough scree, until you come across Harris Tarn. From Harris Tarn, continue up the North face of Point Lenana 4,985m, reaching the summit after approx., 45 minutes for the sunrise at 6.30 a.m. At a clear day, you will be able to see Mt Kilimanjaro (5800m) to the south and the Indian ocean to the east.

After enjoying the views and taking your pictures, descend down to Mintos hut at 4,250m for full breakfast , dinner and overnight.

Day 7
Mintos hut – Mt Meru bandas – 2,600m.

After breakfast, continue descending down to Mt Meru Bandas above Chogoria, following the Gorges Valley. It will take about 5 hours to reach the bandas, Dinner and overnight.

Day 8
Mt Meru bandas – Nairobi hotel.

After morning breakfast, continue walking down through the bamboo and indigenous forest to reach Bairunyi to meet up with your transport back to Nairobi. The drive will take about 7 hrs.

8 DAYS MOUNT KENYA CLIMBING NARO MORU CHOGORIA ROUTE - INCLUDES

  • 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
  • Treated water on the trek.
  • On completion, successful climb Certificate
  • Start and finish Nairobi

8 DAYS MOUNT KENYA CLIMBING NARO MORU CHOGORIA ROUTE - EXCLUDES

  • Laundry, sleeping bags, beverages/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

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8 DAYS MOUNT KENYA CLIMBING NARO MORU CHOGORIA ROUTE
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