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5 Days Mount Kenya Chogoria Route Down Naro Moru route

Distance: 91 km | Difficulty: Demanding | Start/Finish: Nairobi


Pack camping gear and supplies to strike out west up this long but spectacular approach through the deep chasm of gorge valley.

Day 1: Nairobi/Chogoria

Leave Nairobi at 8am to Chogoria town for lunch and afternoon leisure walk in the town to acclimatize. Dinner and overnight at Chogoria Transit Motel, 2000m, L,D..

Day 2: Chogoria/Mount Meru Bandas - 5-6hrs, 32km, 950m ascent

This is a long day along dirt road through the forest although the conditions under foot aren?t strenuous. You may opt to use a 4x4 to reach the bandas as sometimes the road is impassable, 2950m. Dinner and overnight at Mt. Meru Bandas, B, L, D

Day 3: Chogoria Bandas/Mintos Hut - 6-7 hrs, 21km, 1,280m 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 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 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, B,L,D

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 to arrive at approximately 2-3pm, B,L


You may opt to spend the night at Mackinders Camp and then on to Met station and lastly descend for a transfer back to Nairobi. This will require an extra day to complete.

The above price inclusive of:

Guarantee price/guarantee safari on confirmation

All ground transport whilst on safari in a comfortable safari van fitted with pop up roof for ease of game viewing and photography

Transfer to and from the base of the mountain

1 night accommodation in Nairobi on bed and breakfast

Full board accommodation whilst on safari and on the mountain with meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner

Accommodation in double/twin/triple sharing on safari and in Nairobi

All park entrance fees to include government taxes

Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide

All game drives as detailed in the itinerary

Arrival and departure transfers

Bottled mineral water whilst on safari

Specialised services all through

Treated water on the trek.

Shared accommodations in camps/huts on the mountain as per the itinerary

Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook


Tips, laundry, sleeping bags, beverages/Drinks and climbing gears

Medical evacuation (if you need this, US$ 25/person value exclusive of hospitalization and treatment bills)


International flights

Passport and visa

Items of personal nature

Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
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