4 Days Mt Kenya Trekking Naromoru in-Narumoru out- Route
Mount Kenya is Equatorial-Since Mount Kenya is an equatorial mountain, the day and night are each 12 hours long. Sunrise is usually about 5:30 in the morning and sunset is about 5:30 in the evening. There is only a one minute difference between the shortest day and the longest day.
Meaning of Name-The origin and meaning of the word Kenya is unknown. It is thought, however, to derive from the words Kininyaga in Kikuyu, Kirenyaa in Embu, and Kiinyaa in Kamba, all of which mean “god’s resting place.” The names of Mount Kenya’s three major peaks—Batian, Nelion, and Lenana—honor Maasai chiefs.
1899: First Ascent of Mountain-The first ascent of Batian, Mount Kenya’s highest summit, was on September 13, 1899 by Sir Halford John Mackinder, Josef Brocherel, and Cesar Ollier. The trio climbed the southeast face of Nelion and bivouacked. The next day they crossed the Darwin Glacier and climbed the Diamond Glacier before climbing to the summit. Mackinder led a large expedition with six Europeans, 66 Swahilis, 96 Kikuyu, and two Maasai to the mountain. The party made three unsuccessful attempts in early September before success.
Day 1-We Leave Nairobi to Naromoru village for and early lunch. Transfer to Naromoru Park gate where the trekking starts. Hike for 10km to met station (3048m) for dinner and overnight.
Day 2-After breakfast we hike for about 12 km to Mackinders camp (4200m) for dinner and overnight.
Day 3-We Attempt Pt Lenana (4985m) at 3.00 am. After sunrise descend to Mackinders for breakfast. Descend further down to Met Station for dinner and overnight.
Day 4-We Leave the mountain via Naromoru gate for a short drive to the village where you connect your transport back to Nairobi where the tour ends.
Price for 1 person = US$ per person sharing
Price for 2 person = US$ per person sharing
Price for 4 person = US$ per person sharing
Price for 6 person = US$ per person sharing
Included in the Budget Safari Cost;
• Transfer to and from Mt. Kenya
• Full board accommodation camping whilst on the trek.
• Accommodations in camps/huts as per the booking
• All park entrance fees to include government taxes
• Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook,
Excluded in the Budget cost:
• tips, sleeping bags while camping,the personal trekking gears and climbing gears,
• International flights,
• Visas to Kenya,
• Items of personal nature,
• Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary,