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

Lodge Facilities – Naro Moru River Lodge

Accommodation on full board is available in Standard rooms, Superior, Deluxe, Cottages, Country Homes, mountain climbers’ bunkhouse and camping. Self-service log cabins are available for parties of two to seven, ideal for families and those wishing to prepare their own meals. Cooking and dining facilities are provided, as well as bathroom and W.C. However, self-service clients can still take their meals in the restaurant, have use of the bar and enjoy our outdoor grill. Climber’s bunkhouses are equipped with wooden bunks and mattresses, a shared cooking area, showers and W.C. The campsite located near the bunkhouses, enjoys the same facilities. The lodge restaurant features international cuisine with friendly service and an informal atmosphere. There is also a swimming pool, Sauna, Tennis, Squash courts, a nature trail and a Challenge course.

Health and Fittness Requirements

Anyone contemplating one of our expeditions should take regular exercise. It is recommended that you start a training program at least one, if not two months before your safari.

"Running, swimming, cycling and stair-climbing are all good ways of toning up muscles."

Seasons for climbing Mt. Kenya

It has been generally accepted that our climbing seasons are from mid-December to mid- 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 professional 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.

Mount Kenya Expeditions

Mount Kenya offers a diversity of trekking and climbing routes. The three main approach routes to the peak area are Naro Moru, Sirimon and Chogoria. The following itineraries are designed to meet a variety of demands from our clients. However, should there be a need for a special itinerary that you require, please let us know in order to tailor make the itinerary suited to you.

Five-day Circumnavigation of Mt. Kenya

Day 01:

Morning spent sorting and organizing personal equipment for the trek. Transfer to the Met Station where we spend the night in the mountain log cabins (3050m). A light hike is taken in the afternoon to help acclimatization.

Day 02:

Hike up to the Teleki valley to our Mackinders Camp where there is a spectacular view of the main peaks. Walking time approximately 4-6 hours. Overnight Mackinders Camp (4,150m)

Day 03:

After an early breakfast, begin the circumnavigation of the main peaks by heading north. One traverse takes us below the south and west faces on our approach to Two Tarn Hut then across Western terminal and into Hausberg Valley and finally over Hausberg Col and into Mackinders Valley. Walking time is proximately 5 hours. The highest point reached this day is 4,500m. Our camp in Mackinder valley is at an altitude of 4,300m. Night will be spent in high altitude tents.

Day 04:

Alpine ascent of the third highest peak Pt. Lenana up the north faces little used by tourists. The top should be reached after about four hours of stiff walking. Altitude of Pt.Lenana is 4985m. We then descend into Teleki Valley and spend the night at our original camp completing a scenic traverse of the Mountain.

Day 05:

Descend from the Mountain to Met Station and be transferred to the Naro Moru River Lodge.

Five-day Sirimon Trek

Day 01:

Morning spent sorting and organizing equipment for the mountain trek and be driven to the Sirimon gate. An easy 3 hrs walk through equatorial forest to Judmaier’s Camp (3,300m) for overnight in the high altitude mountain tents.

Day 02:

Ascend the Sirimon Track to Likii North Valley and camp overnight in this beautiful little valley below the subsidiary peaks of Teleki and Sendeyo, two ancient parasitic vents of the main peaks. Overnight at Liki North Camp in tents (3990m)-Full board.

Day 03:

Climb out of the North Valley and into the Mackinders Valley, one of the broadest valleys on the mountain, with many giant groundsels. Camp at the head of the Mackinder’s Valley, just below the main peaks of Batian and Nelion (4,300m).- Full board.

Day 04:

Alpine ascent to the highest peak, Pt. Lenana (4985m). En route up the north, 4 hours of stiff walking to the summit. Then descend to Teleki Valley on the opposite side of the main peaks, to Mackinder’s Camp for a good night rest (4150m.) Full board.

Day 05:

Descend to the Met Station (road head) on the Naro Moru Track and back to the Lodge.

Five-day Chogoria

This is by far the most spectacular and beautiful route on Mt. Kenya, in which you ascend from Chogoria Route and descend through Naro Moru Route. This is only possible during dry weather

Day 01:

Depart Naro Moru River Lodge in the morning after preparing the equipment. You are driven through Nanyuki, Timau and Meru before arriving at Chogoria Town and then through the rain forest gate to the road-head, (3200m). Overnight at the gate cliffs in tents.

Day 02:

Ascend the Sirimon Track to Likii North Valley and camp overnight in this beautiful little valley below the subsidiary peaks of Teleki and Sendeyo, two ancient parasitic vents of the main peaks. Overnight at Liki North Camp in tents. (3990m).

Day 03:

Trek along gorges Valley descending to Lake Michaelson, then Lunch at Vivienne. Trek through the magnificent castle rock’s to Mintos Hut and overnight – "whole day hiking"

Day 04:

Hike up through Square Tarn to climax at Pt. Lenana, 4985m which is the third highest peak on Mt. Kenya. Descend via Austrian Hut then down to Mackinder’s camp for overnight in our Teleki Lodge at 4150m, walking time 5-6 hours.

Day 05:

Descend via Naro Moru Route vertical bog arriving at Met Station before 12.00noon. Transfer to Naro Moru River Lodge.

N/B: NB. Lunch at the Lodge is extra unless where booked on full board.

Five days in Sirimon out Chogoria or vise Versa

Day 01:

Morning spent sorting and organizing equipment for the mountain trek and be driven to the Sirimon gate. An easy 3 hrs walk through equatorial forest to Judmaier’s Camp (3,300m) for overnight in the high altitude mountain tents.

Day 02:

Hike up to the Mackinder Valley one of the broadest valley and spectacular view of the main peaks – batian and nelion. Overnight at shiptons camp just below the main peaks. Walking time approximately 6-7 hours and overnight in high altitude tents.

Day 03:

Alpine ascent to the highest peak, Pt. Lenana (4985m). En route up the north face little used by tourists. Four hours of stiff walking to the summit. Then descend to mintos camp for breakfast and rest. In the afternoon have walk down to Vivian falls, lake michealson enjoying great views of the Gorges valley. Back to the camp for dinner and overnight in tents.

Day 04:

After breakfast descend down to mount Kenya bandas for overnight.

Day 05:

After breakfast you will be picked by vehicle from meru bandas and drive through beautiful natural forest to Chogoria town, Meru town, Nanyuki then to Naro Moru river lodge for a hot shower and a well earned rest.