Though the summit can be reached in 4 days as per the below itinerary, we strongly recommend an overnight acclimatization at the base, Naromoru River Lodge. This can be arranged for at an extra fee.
Price is US$ 690 per person
Nairobi/Meteorological Station 3-4 hrs, 10km, 400m ascent
Transfer to Naromoru Park Gate for registration and where the hike starts, 2600m From the gate, keep to the park track, which follows the crest of a board ridge between the Northern and Southern Naromoru valleys. The going is easy and it’s a pleasant walking through the forest. About two thirds of the way up after the bridge there are good views to the left north down into the Northern Naromoru valley. The trek ends at Met station 3,000m where dinner and overnight rest will be, B, L, D
Met Station/Mackinders Camp 5-6 hrs, 10km, 1200m ascent
Head uphill on the track to pass the radio must on your right after about half an hour. The trek runs into a path and after another 30 minutes, you will reach the end of the forest belt and enter the moorland. This is the vertical bog conditions range from damp to glutinous depending on when it last rained. Continue through until the going improves and you reach a fork overlooking Teleki Valley to reach Mackinders Camp, 4,200m. Dinner and overnight at Mackinders Camp, B, L, D
Mount Kenya is 5199m high.It second highest mountain In Africa .It is snow capped peaks and can be seen in miles,It has three peaks Batian 5,199m,Nelion 5,188m and point Lenana 4,985m.The forest surrounding the mountain support a large variety of wildlife such as leopards,lions,elephants,buffaloes,monkeys,antelopes,rock hyrax,zebras,elands,giant forest hogs also various species of birds like vultures,sun bird,eagles among others.
Mt.Kenya has three main routes that penetrate the forest and the Moorland,The routes are Sirimon route,Chogoria and Narumoru route.
THE NAROMORU ROUTE
It is forest route to point lenana,It is popular route although not scenic,The route gives the experience of two major valley,the Sirimon route up passes up through rolling hillsides covered with unique high elevation vegetation surving in the harsh temperature range of the equatorial highland is not easy and the plant adapt some very unique way to ensure the survival on the way out your will have finest views of Mt. Kenya spectacular rocky peaks
Day 3: Mackinders Camp/Point Lenana/Met Station 8-10 hrs, 11km, 785m ascent
The normal approach is to start at 2 am in order to reach point Lenana taking about 4 hr walk by sunrise at 6:30am. After sunrise, descend down to Mackinders Camp for breakfast, 2hrs and walk further 4hrs, way back to Met Station for dinner and overnight, B, L, D
Day 4: Met Station/Naromoru/Nairobi 3hrs, 9km, 400m
After breakfast, descend through the rainforest which is 9km to Naromoru Park Gate at 2,600m where you will connect with your transport back to Nairobi, B, L