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Embark on an exhilarating 5-day Mount Kenya climbing expedition along the Chogoria Route. This challenging and awe-inspiring journey will take you through diverse landscapes, breathtaking vistas, and a sense of accomplishment that will stay with you forever.
The Chogoria Route is renowned for its scenic beauty and offers a unique approach to Mount Kenya's summit. As you ascend, you'll traverse through lush forests, traverse scenic valleys, and marvel at glacial lakes, immersing yourself in the natural wonders of the mountain.
Throughout the trek, you'll be accompanied by experienced guides who will ensure your safety and provide insights into the mountain's ecology and history. The Chogoria Route showcases Mount Kenya's incredible biodiversity, with opportunities to spot unique wildlife and discover rare plant species along the way.
The highlight of the expedition is the summit attempt, where you'll push your limits and rise above 5,000 meters. Witness the awe-inspiring sunrise from the peak, as the surrounding landscapes are bathed in golden hues. The sense of achievement upon reaching the summit is unparalleled, a testament to your determination and resilience.
As you descend, you'll retrace your steps, savoring the beauty of Mount Kenya from different angles. The journey back will allow you to reflect on your accomplishment and appreciate the diverse ecosystems that make this mountain a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Our 5-day Chogoria Route adventure is designed for adventurous souls seeking an unforgettable climbing experience. It is a test of physical endurance and mental fortitude, rewarding you with unparalleled views, a profound connection with nature, and a deep sense of accomplishment.
Join us on this epic journey, where you'll witness the magnificence of Mount Kenya, forge lasting friendships with fellow climbers, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Embark on the challenge of a lifetime and conquer the majestic peaks of Mount Kenya.
- Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation
- Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
- Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.
- Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
- Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
- All park entrance fees to include government taxes
- Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook
- Treated water on the trek.
- On completion, successful climb Certificate
- Start and finish Nairobi
- Laundry, sleeping bags, beverages/Drinks, accommodation before the trek and climbing gears
- International flights
- Visas to Kenya
- Items of personal nature
- Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
Day 1: Chogoria/Mount Meru Bandas - 4hrs, 16km walk, 950m ascent
Pick up from your hotel in Nairobi at 7am 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 montane forest, bamboo, and giant heather zone along the dirt and sometimes very muddy road. Also, hiking through the high altitude moorland to reach Mount Meru Bandas at 2950m in 4hrs. Dinner and overnight at Mt. Meru Bandas, B,L,D
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. After walking for approximately 3-hrs, you will reach Road Head Camp. Overnight at Road Head Camp at 3300m.
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. The it 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 hrs, 29km, 785m ascent/1985m descent
Leave shortly after midnight at 2am towards the main peaks. The route divides 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 via Naro Moru route to Mackinders for breakfast. Continue walking down to Met Station at 3000m for dinner and overnight rest, B,L,D
Day 5: Met Station/Naro Moru/Nairobi - 3hrs, 9km, 400m descent
After breakfast, descend through the rainforest which is 9km to Naro Moru Park Gate at 2,600m where you will connect with your transport back to Nairobi, arriving at approximately 3pm, B,L