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Chogoria route on Mount Kenya Climb,Chogoria route is the most scenic route and has beautifull access to point Lenana the third highest peak at Mt Kenya





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Mount Kenya Climb-Chogoria Out Chogoria

This route Chogoria' has long been considered the most picturesque, dramatic, and varying route,its the most beautiful of the access routes to Point Lenana and the best for acclimatization as the gradient is the easiest. You are more likely to be the only climbers on this side of the mountain ensuring a unique wilderness experience. Our guides are specialists on Mount Kenya, thoroughly knowledgeable in the flora,fauna and a foreign language

Climbing Mount Kenya Chogoria out Chogoria 5 days

This itinerary is for the ascent of Pt Lenana, the third peak of Mt Kenya, at an altitude of 4985 metres. This is not a technical climb, but a hike. Anyone with a reasonable level of fitness should be more than capable of completing the trek provided they approach it in a sensible manner. The ascent is via the Chogoria Route, on the little used east side of the mountain.

Day 1
Pick up from hotel at about 0800. It's then about 3 1/2 hours from Nairobi to where we collect the porters and guides (as required). Into the Mt. Kenya forest for the 22 km drive to the Park Gate at 2,850m. Dependent on road conditions, these 22 km have been known to take all afternoon to do and in really wet conditions it is possible that the top four or five km may be impassable. Night, dependent on clients wishes, at the Meru Mt. Kenya Banda's or at roadhead a further 7 km from the Park Gate.
Day 2
After breakfast and sorting of porter loads we set off up the mountain at a nice and easy pace . A slightly longer walk via Lake Ellis gives scenic views of Mugi, Ithunguni and the Giants BilliardsTable, whilst if we follow the river near roadhead, upstream for about 3 km, the foreground scenery and flora is particularly beautiful. Lunch by the stream banks then it's time to cut up the left hand hillside to our camp at about 3,600m, well away from any of the more "touristy" areas.
Day 3
From our campsite, we continue to move up through the moorland zone. As this area of the mountain is still off the beaten track, there are no paths to follow, and on each trip we vary the area we walk across. After about an hour, traverse left and join a ridge (slight path to follow) and join the normal Chogoria route to Minto's Hut after about 4 hour walking. Lunch at a small stream crossing then 45 min on to a camp near Minto's Hut and next to one of the tarns. Very short afternoon walk over to superb views across to "The Temple" and down to Lake Michaelson.

Day 4:
After pre dawn breakfast leave Mintos Hut for the summit passing near the Simba Tarn and Harris Tan to Point Lenana which is appproximately 4 - 5 hours. After the sunrise at 6.30 and nice views of Kilimanjaro and the Coast line descend back to Mintos for full breakfast and thereafter descend to Meru Mount Kenya Lodge(Bandas) having our lunch at the Roadhead. Dinner and overnight at the Bandas.

Day 5: After breakfast walk for 15km downhill through the denses rain and bamboo forests to connect the 4WD jeep to Chogoria Town. Then after lunch at chogoria drive back to Nairobi for your next destination.


Chogoria/ Chogoria – 6 days

Day 1: Nairobi – Chogoria
Transfer from Nairobi to Chogoria to our base hotel. Rest and acclimatize for the remainder of the day. You can walk around and see crops like tea, coffee, bananas and other subsistence crops.

Day 2: Chogoria – Park Gate
Transfer to park gate dinner and overnight at the gate.

Day 3: Park Gate – Mintos
We ascend to Minto’s hut, 4,300 meters, that is situated on a plateau overlooking Lake Michaelson. There are spectacular views of the summits from here.

Day 4: Mintos – Austrian Hut
The trail continues to Austrian hut via tooth cool, which is situated between several rock towers. We will overnight at the Austrian hut or you can go straight to Lenana, via Samba Tarn, then descend down to Austrian hut at 4,790 meters.

Day 5: Austrian Hut – Lenana descend to Chogoria park gate
An early morning start to attempt the summit of point Lenana, which is about one hour from Austrian hut. We will descend to Chogoria park gate for the night.

Day 6: Leave for Nairobi
After breakfast we walk for about 15 kilometers through the rain forests and bamboo zones to our vehicle to transfer to Nairobi.


$900.00 per person (Group of 4 minimum)

$825.00 per person (More than 4 persons)

Our Prices of the above is inclusive of:

Return transfer Nairobi -Nanyuki/Chogoria-Nairobi
3 meals per day while trekking
6 days Mt. Kenya trek
5 nights accommodation while trekking
2 transfer from Chogoria- park gate- return
All government park fees
4x4 trasnport on chogoria route
English Speaking Mountain Guides and Porters
Mt Kenya Certificate
Two Man tent.
Exclusive of Gloves, Sun glasses, Sleeping bag, Hats , Rain suits, Warm Jacket, Heavy boots, Scarf's, Rain Trousers.Price is exclusive of first and last Night accomodation in Nairobi.
You can hire some of the equipments available at a reasonable cost

NB: We ensure clients get enough and plenty of well cooked food.

Chogoria/Sirimon (6 days)

Day 1: We meet at Jomo Kenyatta Airport and travel to the Kenya Comfort Hotel

Day 2: After breakfast, around 0800 hours, we meet and drive to Chogoria where we eat lunch. We then take a four-wheel drive vehicle through the rough roads to Meru Mt. Kenya Bandas for dinner and overnight. (We arrive at Bandas at around 1500 hours.

Day 3: We trek to Lake Ellis, this is a 2 hour walk and visit Nithi falls.

Day 4: Ascend to Mintos or hut tarns at 4,300 meters. This will take 5 to 6 hours. We may also visit Lake Michelson.

Day 5: From Mintos we wake up at around 0200 hours, prepare for the day and hot the trail by 0300 hours. From here we strive for the summit, Point Lenana at 4,985 meters. From here we head down to Shipton camp for breakfast and proceed down to old Moses camp for dinner and our overnight stay at 4,200 meters.

Day 6: On the last day, we walk down to Sirimon gate where the van meets us and we drive back to Nairobi.


$ 900.00 per person (Group of 4 minimum)

$ 825.00 per person (Group of more than 4)

Chogoria/Sirimon Route Round the peaks (7 days)

Day 1: We pick you up from the airport take you to the hotel and on a city tour.

Day 2: We drive to Chogoria for lunch then take four wheel drive vehicles to Mt. Kenya Bandas, 3,000 meters, where we stay overnight.

Day 3: We walk to the Nithi gates, 3,300 meters and visits Nithi Falls and Maumau Cave.

Day 4: We will ascend to Hall tarn, 4,300 meters. This will take 5 to 6 hours with lunch en-route.

Day 5: We leave the camp for sunrise at Point Lenana and proceed to camp at Two Tarns, 4,550 meters, via top hut, 4,790 meters. We then hike down the Teleki Vand pass through the American Camp.

Day 6: We leave the camp after breakfast Via Nanyuki tarn, Oblong and Hausburg tarns to Shipton Camp, where we continue down to Old Moses, 4,200 meters, for dinner and stay overnight. Lunch is taken en-route.

Day 7: After breakfast we descend to Sirimon gate and meet our vehicle ready to drive to Nairobi where you spend your night.


$1,050.00 per person (Group of 4 minimum)

$1,025.00 per person (Group of more than 4)


Chogoria/Naromoru (6 days)

Day 1: We meet you at the airport, take you to the hotel andon a tour of the city.

Day 2: We drive to Chogoria, then proceed to Meru Mt. Kenya Bandas where we spend the night.

Day 3: From Bandas, we trek to Lake Ellis and camp after lunch visiting Mugi hill.

Day 4: We leave camp around 0800 hours, ascend to Lake Michelson and camp by the Lake.

Day 5: After breakfast, we ascend to Point Lenana, 4985 meters and go down to camp at Mackinders Camp at 4,300 meters.
Day 6: Leave the camp and descend to Met station via the Naromoru Route and back to Nairobi.


$ 900.00 per person (Group of 4 minimum)

$ 825.00 per person (Group of more than 4)

The above prices includes:

*Transport from Nairobi and back after the trip
*3 well cooked meals per day while trekking
*Accommodations while trekking
*All government park fees at Mt Kenya National Park
*English Speaking Mountain Guides and Porters

Does not include:

Gloves, sun glasses, sleeping bag, hats,rRain suits, warm Jacket, heavy boots, scarf’s, rain Trousers, tips and other personal items.

Price is exclusive of first and last Night accommodation in Nairobi.


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