5-Day Chogoria Route, Naro Moru, Mount Kenya Climbing
5-Day Chogoria Route Naro Moru Summary
THE SPIRITUAL VALUE OF MT KENYA
The 5-day Chogoria route is reported to be the most scenic path to the peaks together magnificent waterfalls along the way. Descent is via Naro Moru route through Mackinders Valley and the scenic but treacherous Vertical bog.
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 montane forest, bamboo, and giant heather zone along the dirt and sometimes very muddy road. Also, hiking through the high altitude moorland to reach Mount Meru Bandas at 2950m in 4hrs. Dinner and overnight at Mt. Meru Bandas, B,L,D
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. After walking for approximately 3-hrs, you will reach Road Head Camp. Overnight at Road Head Camp at 3300m.
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. The it 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
Leave shortly after midnight at 2am towards the main peaks. The route divides 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 via Naro Moru route to Mackinders for breakfast. Continue walking down to Met Station at 3000m for dinner and overnight rest, B,L,D
Day 5: Met Station/Naro Moru/Nairobi – 3hrs, 9km, 400m descent
After breakfast, descend through the rainforest which is 9km to Naro Moru Park Gate at 2,600m where you will connect with your transport back to Nairobi, arriving at approximately 3pm, B,L
Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.
Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
All park entrance fees to include government taxes
Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook
On completion, successful climb Certificate
Treated water on the trek.
Start and finish Nairobi Excluded:
Tips, laundry, sleeping bags and drinks
Visas to Kenya
Items of personal nature
Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary