CHOGORIA ROUTE – MOUNT KENYA – 5DAYS TREK
Knowing the Route:
This is the most scenic and rewarding for hikers interested in seeing beautiful landscapes and the exotic Flora of Mount Kenya. Chogoria route is on the East side of the mountain while the famous Naromoru and Sirimon routes are on the West and North sides of the mountain respectively. The route takes up through Chogoria and down through another route, Naromoru. In total, it covers 91km and it’s a demanding route in terms of difficulty.
Day 1: Nairobi/Chogoria town.
Around 8:00am, you will be picked from your hotel in Nairobi and drive for 210km, arrive for lunch and afternoon leisure walk in this town near the Chogoria Park to acclimatize. Dinner and overnight at Chogoria Transit Motel, 2000m (L, D).
Day 2: Chogoria/Mount Meru Bandas – 5-6hours, 32km, 950m ascent.
This is a long way along dirt road through the Tropical forest and it’s not strenuous but you may opt to use a 4×4 to reach the Bandas as sometimes the road is impassable, 2950m. Dinner and overnight at Mount Meru Bandas (B, L, D).
Day 3: Chogoria Bandas/Mintos Hut 6-7hours, 21km, 1,280m ascent.
After the breakfast, follow the track through giant heather and forest up to Chogoria road head from where the path drops to across a stream then follows the broad ridge to the East of the Gorges Valley to reach Mintos Hut, 4200m. Dinner and overnight at Mintos Hut (B,L,D).
Day 4: Mintos/Point Lenana/Met Station; 11-12 hours, 29km, 785 ascent/1985 descent.
Leave shortly after midnight around 2:00am towards the main peaks and divide after an hour, above flat green area of the head of the Valley known as temple fields, arriving at Point Lenana at 6:30am. After taking photographs, descent to Mackinder’s Camp for breakfast and continue down to Met Station Camp (3000m) for dinner and overnight rest (B, L, D).
Day 5: After breakfast, you will be descending through the rainforest which is 9km to Naromoru park gate at 2,600m, where you will connect with your transport back to Nairobi to arrive approximately 2-3pm (B, L).
You may opt to spend the night at Mackinder’s Camp on to Met Station and lastly descend for a transfer back to Nairobi. This will require an extra day to complete.
Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation,
Transfers to and from the mountain gates,
Accommodation Camps/huts on the mountain (B, L, D – breakfast, lunch, dinner),
All park entry fees including Government taxes,
Professional English Speaking guides/cooks/porters,
Start and finish in Nairobi.
Treated water on the trek.
Excluded in the price:
Laundry, Sleeping bags, beverages/drinks,
Accommodation before and after the trek,
Personal climbing gears like jackets, boots…,
Personal items like Visa,
Extras not detailed in the above Itinerary.