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Mackinders-Teleki valley

November 25 @ 4:30 am - 9:00 pm


Mackinder’s  is a bucket list adventure that every thrill-seeking hiker dreams of tackling. Nestled in the rugged terrain of the Naro Moru route, this challenging trail will push your limits and test your endurance. The starting point at the Met station, perched at a dizzying 3048 meters above sea level, is just the beginning of your journey. As you make your way up the mountain, you’ll be treated to a stunning array of flora, from dense bamboo forests to windswept moorland, and you may even catch a glimpse of the giant lobelia plants that tower above the landscape. But the real reward comes when you reach the summit, where you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views and the sense of accomplishment that comes with conquering one of the most epic trails in the world.


  • Stunning caves
  • Mt Kenya peaks
  • Select Wild life

What’s Included

  • Professional, knowledgeable, friendly guide.
  • A commitment to make the tour as exciting, challenging, informative, and full as you’d like, and as is possible in a day
  • Transportation to the trailhead and back
  • Park entry fee for citizens and residents
  • Achievement badge
  • Lets Drift power bar

What’s Not Included

  • Meals
  • Park entry fee for non-residents($52)


0430h: Departure

0800hrs – start the hike

1600hrs – Finish hike

2100hrs – Arrival at Nairobi

Meet-up: Outside Bata Shop, Hilton

Route: Nrbi – Naro moru

About this activity

Difficulty level: Challenge

Distance: 20km

Duration: 7-9 hours

Elevation gain: 1252m

Maximum altitude: 4300m


Must have done at least 3 hikes in the past two months, including 1 high altitude hike.

What to Wear/Bring 

Upper body:

• Head: Fleece Marvin/ hat
• Hiking buff/ scarf
• Sports bra 
• Thermal T-shirt (polyester)
• Fleece jacket
• Down jacket
• Shell jacket
• Raincoat/poncho
• Water-resistant Gloves

Lower body:

•Thermal sleeves
•Hiking pants/Summit pants with fleece/Waterproof pants.
•Cotton socks (+ an extra pair or two in your backpack)
•Waterproof hiking boots


• 3Ltrs water (bring a reusable bottle or a hydration pack)
• Snacks: fruit salad, energy drink, warm beverage, biscuits, sandwich, trail mix (nuts), etc.
• Personal items (ID, pocket money, hand sanitizer, facemask, phone, camera, Lighter, Pocket Knife, and First-aid Kit)
• Trekking pole
• Headlamp
•Change of clothes and shoes in case you get wet or muddy.
•Sunglasses, sunscreen, sun protection

Where Do We Meet?

For group travel, we will meet up at Bata shop Hilton (opposite Kencom). The guide will be at the meet-up point

This trip is self-drive-friendly and has safe parking  -Met station

Our Safety Pledge

Your safety is our top priority. Our experiences are led by professional hiking guides, and well-known local guides who are well versed with the trails they are guiding. All our guides carry a First-aid Kit and have an emergency contact. If you have any further questions about safety, please contact us for more information.

Know before you go

  • The guide’s contact is available at the bottom of this page. Feel free to get in touch with any queries regarding this hike.
  • Kindly note that we do not do pickups along the way.
  • The trail is NOT suitable for kids and beginner hikers.
  • Kindly observe the COVID-19 health safety regulations.
  • You will get an email confirmation of your booking once you purchase your ticket. 

Cancellation Policy

Hikers that wish to cancel more than 48 hours before the hike will be issued a 50% refund of the total hiking fees. Those that cancel 48 hours or less to the actual date will not be refunded. No shows will not be refunded either.



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KSh 3,950
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November 25
4:30 am - 9:00 pm
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