Mount Kenya Climbing: 6 Days In Naro Moru Out Chogoria Route

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Mount Kenya Climbing: 6 Days In Naro Moru Out Chogoria Route

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

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 01: Drive from Nairobi through the central highlands and arrive in Nanyuki in the early afternoon. Go for an acclimatization walk at the Equator line and head back to the Simbas Lodge (budget hotel), for dinner and overnight.

Day 02: After breakfast, drive to the Naro Moru park gate (1hr drive) where the hiking starts. Walk through the rain forest (9 km) to the Met Station (3050 M) for dinner and overnight.

naro moru

Day 03: Start the day at 07.00am for Mackinders hut (4300 M) and walk through the rain forest and later on the wet moorland, arriving at the huts in the late afternoon for dinner and overnight at Mackinders.

Day 04: After late breakfast, ascend to the Two tarn and then descend through the American camp for an acclimatization walk. Head back to Mackinders for dinner and overnight.

Day 05: Wake at 02.00am and start for the summit climb passing through the Austrian hut and then to point Lenana (4985 M) for sunrise. On a clear day, its possible to see the Mount Kilimanjaro. After the photographic session, descend to Mintos hut for breakfast and then further down to Meru Mt. Kenya lodge bandas for dinner and overnight.

Day 06: After breakfast, descend for 15 kms through the bamboo forest to where you get the 4WD vehicles waiting for you and then drive down to Chogoria town. From Chogoria town you board transport back to Nairobi where you arrive in the late afternoon.

No. Of Persons (Sleep in Huts)
Price Per Person (USD$)
02 - 04
05 - 08
09 - 12

Climb inclusive of:

* Return transfer Nairobi - Chogoria - Naro Moru - Nairobi
* 2 transfer from Chogoria/Naro Moru
* 3 meals per day while trekking
* 6 days Mt. Kenya trek
* 5 nights accommodation while trekking
* All government park fees at Mt Kenya National park
* English Speaking Mountain Guides and Porters
* 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 accommodation in Nairobi.

You can hire some of the equipments available at a reasonable cost.