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Naro Moru Ultra Upsweep

Date

Jul 27 2024

Time

All Day

Location

Mackinders
Naro Moru

Looking for a day dash to Mount Kenya? Look no further if you dare. Our Naro Moru Ultra upsweep will see you through the most challenging ascent up the famous Teleki Valley, Mackinders Camp, Lewis Tarn, Austrian Hut, Lewis Glacier, and lastly, point Lenana. Teleki Valley and the ascent past the ranger’s camp are notable challenges on this ascent that will require preparation to see you through.

The hike starts at the Bandas at Met Station and quickly proceeds through the short bamboo and forest towards the moorlands. It then proceeds towards Teleki Valley and across the river to Mackinders Camp, which marks the first phase of this ascent. Past Mackinders camp, we proceed to the notoriously steep ascent towards Austrian Hut, which marks the second phase. The last phase will be up the rocky section towards Point Lenana.

The mountain never moves, it’s you who does. Keep moving. If you can’t sit atop the rocks at Point Lenana, touch the Lewis Glacier.

The possible prep hikes to attempt this ultra upsweep remain;

  1. Ithangune Ultra Upsweep

Naro Moru Ultra Upsweep Stats


Approximate Distance: 28Km

Approximate Time: 12 Hours

Maximum Elevation: 4985m (At Point Lenana)

Difficulty: Tough (Pro Hikers)

What to Wear During the Hike


  1. Fleece Marvin/hat or a baseball cap.
  2. Proper hiking clothes (polyester t-shirt, wind jacket, hiking pants/summit pants, fleece jacket).
  3. Comfortable hiking boots (should be at least one size bigger than your standard shoe size).
  4. Sunglasses.
  5. Sunscreen/good layer of arimis.

In Your Backpack, Have


  1. At least 2 liters of water (use a water bladder or a reusable bottle). Disposable plastic bottles are not allowed inside parks.
  2. Snacks such as biscuits, nuts, fruits, crisps, etc.
  3. A hiking pole.
  4. A balaclava.
  5. A raincoat/poncho.
  6. Hand gloves.
  7. Head torch.

It is Also Advisable to Have


  1. A set of clothes to change into after the hike (sometimes, the good hiking gear also fails, and weather changes are unexpected).

See more details on how to prepare for this hike and the steps to take after the hike to ease the after-hike effects here.

Ticket & Booking the Naro Moru Ultra Upsweep


The Ticket is KES 6200. Reserve a slot by paying at least Kes.3000 using MPesa and clear the balance before departure. Hikers Arena ticket Cancellation and refund policy applies.

    • Paybill No: 522533
    • Account No: 7848929

See the ticket inclusions & definitions here.

In Addition, the ticket provides:

  • A trek guarantee.
  • 4:1 client to guide ratio to avoid losing the path.

Trip Itinerary


Meeting point: Opposite outside International House Kencom (Nairobi CBD)

  • 1.45 am: Boarding opens
  • 2.00 am: Departure for Mount Kenya Park Headquarters (The departure time is strict)
  • 6.00 am: Arrival at Mount Kenya Park Headquarters & registrations
  • 6.30 am: Hike starts
  • 1.30 pm: Mandatory Turn-back time
  • 6.00 pm: Departure for Nairobi

N/B: The departure time back to Nairobi is subject to the day’s team and could be earlier or later than estimated.

Inquiries and Updates


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Naro Moru Ultra Upsweep
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