7 Days Mount Kenya Climbing

One day longer on trek, climbing a natural, rather than manmade path, the Machame Route is a more demanding but much quieter and scenic route up the mountain. Overnights are spent camping in tents which are carried and pitched by the accompanying porters. Highlights of this route are the Shira Plateau, Barranco wall and the Karanga Valley reaching the summit via Stella Point. Because this route is more taxing it is recommended that trekkers should be physically fit and with the additional day on trek to assist with acclimatisation there is a good chance of reaching the summit.

Day 1: Naromoru

Accommodation: Naro Moru River lodge

Transfer from Nariobi to Naro Moru River lodge. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

Day 2: Met Station

Accommodation: Naro Moru River lodge

Morning spent sorting and organizing personal equipment for the mountain trek. Lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon we drive to the roadhead of the Naro Moru Track, to the Met. Station where we will spend the night in very comfortable log cabins. This is a very good day for acclimatizing, for we will be sleeping at an altitude of 10,000ft. A light hike will be taken in the afternoon to help acclimatization.

Day 3: Teleki Valley

Accommodation: Teleki Valley

Hike up the Teleki Valley to our newly constructed Mackinders Camp where there is a spectacular view of the main peaks. Walking time approximately 4-6 hours. Overnight at Teleki Valley (14,000ft).

DAY 4: Mackinder Valley.

Accommodation: Mackinder

This morning, after an early breakfast, we begin the circumnavigation of the main peaks by heading in a northerly direction. 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 Mackinder Valley. Walking time approximately five hours. The highest point reached during this day is 15,000ft. Our camp in Mackinder Valley is at an altitude of 14,200ft. Night will be spent in high altitude tents..

DAY 5: Teleki Valley.

Accommodation: Original Camp

We now make an alpine ascent of the third highest peak, Pt Lenana. Our route up the north face is little used by tourists. The top should be reached after about four hours of stiff walking. Altitude of Pt Lenana is 16,355ft. We then descend into Teleki Valley and spend the night at our original camp, completing a scenic traverse of the mountain.

DAY 6: Naromoru.

Accommodation: Naro Moru River Lodge

Descend the mountain and return to the Naro Moru River Lodge for dinner and overnight.

DAY 7: Transfer to Nairobi.

Accommodation: N/A

Transfer to Nairobi after breakfast.