most popular trekking route, with easy access to the start of the route and good
facilities on the way up. There are two bunkhouses, one hut and several places
to camp. This route also allows a very quick ascent to Point Lenana, which is
fine if you're well acclimatized.
MORO ROUTE MOUNT KENYA CLIMBING SAFARI - 5 DAYS
01: Nairobi - Nanyuki
arrival you will be picked at the Airport or Hotel in and tranferred to Nanyuki
Town for acclimation.
Dinner and overnight at your Hotel.
Day 02: Nanyuki - Met Station 1000m ascent
the gate we keep to the park track, which follows the crest of a broad ridge between
the Northern and Southern Naro Moro valleys. The going is easy, and it's pleasant
walking through the forest. About two thirds of the way up, after the bridge,
there are good views to your left (north), down into the Northern Naro Moru Valley.
The track ends at Met Station (3050m).
and Overnight will be served at Met Station.
03: Met Station - Mackinder's Camp (1150m ascent)
Met Station, we head uphill on the track and pass the radio mast on your right
after about half an hour. The track turns into a path and after another 30 minutes
you'll reach the end of the forest belt and enter moorland. This area is called
the Vertical Bog; conditions range from them damp to the glutinous depending on
when it last rained. Wade through (or hop across tussocks) until the going gets
easier and you reach a fork, overlooking then Teleki valley, about 31/2 hours
from Met Station. After about 45 minutes you'll eventually be at Mackinder's Camp
and Overnight will be served at Mackinder's Camp.
04: Mackinder's Camp - Point Lenana
start hiking around 3a.m to get to the summit of Point Lenana by sunrise, or just
after, then a walk all the way back down to Met Station on same day. This is long
and hard, and the speed of ascent is one of the major reasons why so many people
get sick and don't enjoy their trek. We therefor recommend by far that you go
up in the day light as far as Hut (4790m) and spend the night of stage 3 there
before going up to Lenana next morning. Alternatively, you can spend a second
niAustrianght at Mackinder's after lenana, and go down to Met the next day. Even
better, spend two nights at Mackinder's Camp before going up to Lenana, to give
your self more time to acclimatize and a much better chance of enjoying the walk
to the top. From Austrian hut you get excellent views: north- east up to the summit
of Point Lenana, with the area on the left (west) of the main south- west ridge
usually a snow field covering the Lewis Glacier; west, across the Lewis Glacier
itself, to the steep south east face of Newlion; and south east, down into the
Hobley Valley, with Gallery Tarn over to the left (north) side of the valley.
Meals and Overnight will be served at Met Station.
05: Met Station - Park Gate 2600m
this last day we retrace our footstep and down on the path to park gate. Meals
and Overnight will be served at our town Hotel or our next destination.