5 Days Mt Kenya Climbing: Naromoru – Chogoria Route
Enjoy an exciting 5 day climb to the second tallest mountain in East Africa with varying vegetation and exciting views and sights from different levels of the hike.
Included in the Package
- Transfer to and fro Nairobi – Mt Kenya – Nairobi
- Accommodation based on full board while in the mountain
- Assistant Guide
- Porters and cooks
- All Park entrance fees
- Camping fees
- Drinking water
The Price Excludes:
- Sleeping bags
- Climbing gears
- Items of personal nature
- Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
Day 1: Nairobi – Mt Kenya Bandas (2,900m) 3hrs, 10km walk, 950m ascent
Depart Nairobi at 0800hrs, driving through agricultural country up to Chogoria town for lunch. After lunch, drive up to the edge of the bamboo forest where we begin our trekking through the dense bamboo forest for a distance of 10 km to the Mt Kenya Bandas. Dinner and overnight at the Mount Kenya Bandas.
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. This takes roughly 3-4hrs. Overnight at Road Head Camp at 3300m.
Day 3: Road Head – Mintos Hut – 4 hrs, 12km
After breakfast continue with our climb, trekking through the heather and forest ascending to Chogoria road 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 which is positioned at 4200m. Dinner and overnight at Mintos Hut.
Day 4: Mintos – Point Lenana – Met Station – 11-12 hrs, 29km, 785m ascent – 1985m descent
Leave shortly after midnight at 3am and ascend towards the main peak 4985m. 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 and experience a breathtaking sunrise. Mt. Kilimanjaro is visible from point Lenana but only when the skies are clear. 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 rain forest which is 9km to Naromoru Park Gate at 2,600m where you will connect with your transport back to Nairobi, arriving at approximately 3pm. This marks the end of the adventure.