Climbing mount Kenya through Chogoria route offers the most awe-striking landmarks like lake, rivers, waterfalls see the picture above.The Descent using Naromoru route is simple and fast traversing through unique vegetation. These hike is perfect for people pressed for time without sacrificing the adventure and thrill Mount Kenya has to offer.
5 day Mt Kenya Chogoria Naromoru hike itinerary
Day 1: Nairobi – Chogoria Town
Head to Chogoria town in the morning from Nairobi. We get there in time for lunch, walking around the town and spending the night in Chogoria which is 2000m is advised for acclimation. Dinner and overnight at Chogoria Transit Motel.
Day 2: Chogoria- Mount Meru Bandas
From Chogoria town we take a 4*4 vehicle which helps in cutting most of the lower ground up to where we start our hike. We walk via the bamboo forest here you will see Columbus monkeys, birds and more wildlife. The journey halts at Mt Kenya Bandas for dinner and an overnight.
Day 3: Chogoria Bandas/Minto’s Hut – 6-7 hrs. 21km, 1,280m ascent
After breakfast we head to the Minto’s camp, there are magical sceneries of nature on this route; the Giant billiards table, Mugi hills, the Gorges Valley, the view of the peaks ahead and the vast plains below. A picnic lunch and occasional stop overs to drink and refill the water bottles. Dinner and an overnight stay at the Minto’s campsite.
Day 4: Minto’s/ Point Lenana/Met Station – 11-12 hrs. 29km, 785m ascent/1985m descent
The journey starts at the wee hours of the night in order to reach point Lenana in time for the African Sunrise. Ascending on a full moon is very rewarding, as the moon and the stars illuminate the rocky path. At dawn the soft light of the sunrise makes the view of Mt Kilimanjaro, glaciers and valleys visible and picturesque. There after descend to Mackinder’s for breakfast and further continue with a picnic lunch stop over. We have dinner and spend the night at Met station on the Naromoru route.
Day 5: Met Station/ Naromoru- Nairobi 9km, 400m descent
After breakfast, descend through the Bamboo and thick forest for about 3 hours to the Naromoru Park Gate to catch a vehicle back to Nairobi.
NOTE: depending on the time available we advise spending an extra day Mackinder’s Camp in order to regain strength and explore the surroundings and then on to Met station and further descend to the gate for a transfer back to Nairobi.
The package includes;
Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
Meals and accommodation while on the mountain
All park entrance fees to include government taxes
Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and a skilled cook
Start and finish Nairobi
Treated water on the trek
The package Excludes;
Laundry, sleeping bags, climbing gears and accommodation before the trek
Visas to Kenya
Items of personal nature