Mount Kenya Climbing- 5 Days Chogoria Route

 Mount Kenya climbing through Chogoria Rote

Distance: 75 km | Difficulty: Demanding | Start/Finish: Nairobi

Pack camping gear and supplies to strike out west up this long but spectacular approach through the deep chasm of gorge valley.

Day 1: Chogoria/Mount Meru Bandas – 4hrs, 16km walk, 950m ascent
Pick up and leave Nairobi and drive to Chogoria town for an early lunch. After lunch, take a 4x4WD vehicle to the forest clearance, 16km from where the walk starts. You will walk for 16km through the forest along the dirt and sometimes very muddy road for 4hrs to reach Mount Meru Bandas at 2950m. Dinner and overnight at Mt. Meru Bandas or similar

Day 2: Mount Meru Bandas – Road Head Camp, 3hrs, 9km, 350m ascent
After breakfast follow the track through giant heather and forest up to Chogoria road head from where the path drops to cross a stream then follows the broad ridge to the east of the gorges valley to reach Road Head Camp taking approximately 3-4hrs. Overnight at Road Head Camp at 3300m or similar.

Day 3: Road Head/Mintos Hut – 4 hrs, 12km
After breakfast follow the track through giant heather and forest up to Chogoria road head from where the path drops to cross 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 or similar.

Day 4: Mintos/Point Lenana/Met Station – 11-12 hrs, 29km, 785m ascent/1985m descent
Leave shortly after midnight at 2am towards the main peaks and divide after an hour, above a flat green area at the head of the valley known as temple fields, arriving at point Lenana at 6:30am. After taking photographs, descend to Mackinders for breakfast and continue down to Met Station at 3000m for dinner and overnight rest.

Day 5: Met Station/Naromoru/Nairobi – 3hrs, 9km, 400m descent
After breakfast, descend through the rainforest which is 9km to Naromoru Park Gate at 2,600m where you will connect with your transport back to Nairobi, arriving at approximately 3pm

INCLUSIVE

  • Service of an experienced guide
  • Shared transport
  • All entry park fees
  • 3 meals a day
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the program
  • Porter
  • Mineral water

Exclusive of:

  • A hiking gear
  • Hiking boots{can be hired)
  • Sleeping bag (can be hired)
  • Hand groves (can be hired)
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Warm clothing
  • Extra sport shoes or sandles
  • Hat
  • Thermal suits
  • Getter
  • Hiking sticks
  • Personal effects
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