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Mt. Kenya 4 Days Trekking (Ascend Naromoru, descend Naromoro route)

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This is most popular of all the routes that lead up to the Mountain. It is the steepest and the fastest way up Mt Kenya and ascends the mountain from the west. The route is not particularly scenic but has some of the best tourist accommodations. Most climbers begin at the park gate, although it is possible to drive a vehicle as far as the Met station (3050 meters). Among the challenges in this route include the vertical bog and the extremely steep trail on looses gravel while going up.

Abbreviations: BB – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner, LB: Lunch Box

Day Destination Activities Accommodations Meals
1 Met Station (3,050 m) Transfer from Nairobi to Naromoru park gate to start mount Kenya climbing Met Station L, D
2 Mackinder’s Camp (4,200m) Trek from Met Station to Mackinder’s Camp Mackinder’s Camp BB,L, D
3 Met Station (3,050 m) Climb to Point Lenana at 4985m. Then descend to Met. Station Met Station BB,L, D
4 Nairobi Trek from Met Station to Naromoru park gate. Then transfer to Nairobi BB,L

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1. Nairobi – Naromoru park gate – Met. Station.

Depart Nairobi at 0800hrs and drive to Mount Kenya region- 3 hours drive to Naromoru where you meet the guide for briefing and sorting of the equipments. Then proceed to Naromoru park-gate on Naromoru route where you start the trek. The guide set a leisurely pace for a relaxing trek up on the mountain. The trek helps you to acclimatize and enjoy seeing fascinating vegetation zones of an equatorial mountain and the associated rich animal and bird life. Packed Lunch is provided en-route. The trek takes 3 hrs to the Met station where we spend the night in the Mountain log cabins.
A good day for acclimatization for we will be sleeping at an altitude of 3,050m. A short hike is taken in the afternoon to gain and loose altitude.

Day 2. Met. Station – Mackinder’s Camp (4,200m).

After breakfast hike up past forest line to moorland zone covered by tussock glass and Heathers zone onto the Teleki valley to the crest of the ridge from which vantage point you have a splendid view of the  main peaks. Packed lunch is provided en-route. Proceed on to get to Mackinder’s Camp for Dinner and overnight. Trekking time approximately 6 – 7 hours.

Day 3.  Mackinder’s Camp – Pt. Lenena, 4985m – Met. Station

A per-dawn start at 0400hrs is made to ensure a successful summit bid and in time for clear view of the majestic scenery after sunrise. With the help of the guide ascent to the third highest peak ( point lenana -4985 m, 4- 5 hr), at the peak on a clear day you can be able to see Uhuru peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro- a few minutes for celebration and photos then descend down through the Austrian to Teleki lodge for breakfast and rest.
Afternoon proceed to hike down for 5 hours through the moorland to Met. Station to arrive late afternoon. Packed lunch is served en-route to the camp. Arrive at the camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 4. Met. Station – Naromoru park gate – Nairobi.

After breakfast depart Met. Station camp and hike through the forest to Naromoru park gate where you find vehicle waiting and be transferred back to Nairobi or proceed to your next destination. END.

The Tour Includes

  • Transfer from Nairobi to Mount Kenya
  • Transport to Park Gates
  • Transport from Park Gates to Nairobi or your hotel
  • Mount Kenya National Park Conservation fees (entry fee)
  • Mount Kenya National Park compulsory rescue fees
  • Mount Kenya National Park hut accommodation fees
  • Mount Kenya National Park trained certified English speaking guides
  • Mount Kenya National Park trained certified English speaking porters
  • One Porter per person for personal Mountain luggage (maximum 15 kgs)
  • Mount Kenya National Park trained certified cook/Chef, utensils, cutlery, crockery etc
  • All meals while on the mountain Kenya climbing expedition.
  • Boiled water; tea and coffee with meals
  • 1 basic first Aid kit per group

The Tour Excludes

  • Pre & post climb accommodation in Naromoru if required.
  • Any Domestic of International lights.
  • Specialized climbing equipments such as Oxygen cylinders (available at cost).
  • Travel insurance, Visa and passport fees.
  • Increases in park fees where applicable.
  • Personal mountain  equipments such as sleeping bags, walking poles, mattresses, duffel bags etc (available at cost).
  • Metal water bottles, water bladders (please note no soft plastics are permitted on the Mountain).
  • Tips/gratuities for guide(s), porters & cook.
  • Beverages such as Soda and Alcoholic drinks.
  • Additional unscheduled transfer form park gates to Nairobi or hotel.

Tour Cost

Group Size Per Person rate
01 person US$ 1,288
02 – 03 people US$ 1,150
04 – 05 people US$ 1,095
06 – 07 people US$ 975
09 and above US$ 950

Payment Policy

Booking fee: 30% within 7 days after confirmation of the booking
Balance and full payments to be paid 25 days prior to safari starting date.
Booking confirmed within 25 days to the tour starting date should be paid in full.

Ashford Tours is not liable for the progress of any booking incase of non-compliance of the above payment conditions. We recommend that you secure your booking with a deposit of 30% of the tour fees within 7 days of confirmation. The balance of payment is due 25 days prior to the tour starting date. Upon receipt of full payment, Ashford Tours will issue all relevant travel documents.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel a confirmed booking, a cancellation fee will apply. A cancellation is only possible if communicated in written form. If you cancel a trip:
• At any time but over 45 days after your booking has been confirmed Ashford Tours and Travel retains 5% non-refundable deposit as administration costs on all services booked with us. We advise you to sign cancellation insurance at the time of booking which will cover cancellation fees.

Any monies paid will be refunded less the cost of cancellation fees levied by hotels or food expenses and administrative costs as indicated here below;

No of days to travel date Percentage forfeited of tour price
Over 45 days 5% Administration cost
25 – 45 days to arrival date 30% of tour price
24-15 days 50% of the tour price
7-14 days 70% of the tour price
Less than 6 days and no show No refunds. We retain 100% of the tour fee
  • If you leave a tour for any reason after it has commenced we are not obliged to make any refunds for unused services.

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