Climbing Mount kenya - Chogoria route

Chogoria route on Mount Kenya Climb, Chogoria route is the most scenic route and has beautiful access to point Lenana the third highest peak at Mt Kenya. On this Mount Kenya climbing experience, you ascend via the dry and little used Sirimon Trail and descend on the scenic Chogoria Trail. You reach point Lenana (4985 m), the highest point accessible to walkers, and return to base. Mount Kenya is Africa's second highest mountain. Above the habitable altitude, you find a rainforest zone, abundant with many tree species and wildlife too. Further up is open moorland, and beyond is the snow line where vegetation is sparse. Finding snow on the equator was a great surprise for the first Europeans to get to East Africa.


Mount Kenya Climbing Chogoria Route Itinerary

 Climbing Mount Kenya Chogoria route out Naro Moru gate

Day 1: Nairobi- Chogoria

After breakfast we depart Nairobi and drive on to Chogoria town arriving in time for lunch at the Transit hotel. The journey takes 3 to 3.5 hours. Afternoon will be spent walking around the town for acclimatization. Dinner and overnight at the Transit Hotel.
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Day 2: Chogoria - Meru Mount Kenya Lodge (Bandas)

After breakfast we take 4x4 and drive up to the edge of the bamboo forest where we start our trekking through the dense bamboo forest for distance of 10 km up to the Bandas for lunch. Afternoon will be spent walking around the lodge with a view of beautiful sceneries. Dinner and overnight at the Bandas. (accommodation at Bandas is of single beds. hot shower and bon fire self catering bandas)

Day 3: Meru Mount Kenya Lodge (Bandas) to Mintos Hut

After breakfast leave the lodge for Mintos Hut for a distance of 15 km. Uphill having our lunch enroute. Dinner and overnight at Mintos Campsite.

Day 4: Mintos to Summit - Mackinders

After pre dawn breakfast we leave the campsite at 2.00 am. For the summit arriving at 6.30 am for sunrise, Kilimanjaro and the coast Sunrise Mt Kenya line Views. After 10 to 15 minutes of photography we descend via Austrian Hut to Mackinders camp for breakfast hence spend the whole day enjoying beautiful views. Dinner and overnight at Mackinders Camp.

Day 5: Mackinders Camp to Met Station

After breakfast leave the camp and descend to Met Station via the Moor land and the vertical borges arriving in time for lunch. Dinner and overnight at the Met Station Lodge.

Day 6: Met Station - Gate - Nairobi.

After breakfast leave Met Station and descend to the Naro Moru Park Gate a distance of 10 km to connect your transport back to Nairobi arriving afternoon.  Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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