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5 Days Mountain Climbing

5 Days Mountain Climbing Chogoria Route

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $650 - $750
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 5 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Kenya Kenya
Parks visited: Mount Kenya
Activity level: Very Active - Trekking, mountain biking, kayaking
Safari type:
  • Camping
  • Cultural
  • Birding
Pack camping gear and supplies to strike out west up this long but spectacular approach through the deep chasm of gorge valley. Much more scenic than Naromoru and it is on the dry side of mountain which offers some of the finest walking. Climb up through forest into a wide ridge approach to the summit area. The route starts on the northwest side of the mountain near Nanyuki. Access is adequate and the bunk house facilities are the best on this side of the mountain.

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 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 BLD.

  • Main destination: Mount Kenya
  • Accommodation: Budget campingIn or near Mt Kenya
  • Meals & drinks: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included) Drinks not included

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.

  • Main destination: Mount Kenya
  • Accommodation: Budget campingIn or near Mt Kenya
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinks not included

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, B, L, D.

  • Main destination: Mount Kenya
  • Accommodation: Budget campingIn or near Mt Kenya
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinks not included

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, BLD.

  • Main destination: Mount Kenya
  • Accommodation: Budget campingIn or near Mt Kenya
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinks not included

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, BL.

  • Main destination: Nairobi
  • Accommodation: End of tour (no accommodation)
  • Meals & drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included) Drinks not included

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