Mt. Kenya Trekking: 6 Days In Chogoria - Out Timau Route

Mt. Kenya Trekking: 6 Days In Chogoria - Out Timau Route

The most popular and quickest route to the south side of the mountain. Good access to Naro Moru from Nairobi; from there limited public transport goes part way to the park gate or it is possible to use Naro Moru River Lodge transport to the Met. Station. Just past Naro Moru, turn right and follow signs for the National Park; the dirt road leads in 17km. through farmlands then plantations to the park gate (2450m.). Now forests to the Met. Station (3050m.) and roadhead (3½ h.). Easy forest path then very boggy moorlands to the Picnic Rocks (3750m., 3 h.). (It is important not to get lost in the lower half of the "Vertical Bog" during descent - if in doubt keep right). More soggy moorlands then a ridge lead to good viewpoint over Teleki Valley (4000m., 1 h). The path slants to a stream crossing, then gently up valley (several campsites) to Mackinder's Camp (4200m., 1½ h.). (Fine groundsel forests on a southern, weller variant). 10 mm. beyond Mackinder's Camp and 80m. above the MCK hut is the Ranger Station.


Day 01: Drive from Nairobi and head to Chogoria town,  in a small village for dinner and overnight at Transit hotel.

Day 02: After breakfast, you will have a small village walk and later drive to the Mt. Kenya Forest for 22km. After picnic lunch, you start the 10 km hike to the Meru Mount Kenya public campsite (2980M) for dinner and overnight at the campsite.

Day 03: You'll start the 7 hrs hike at 07.00 am for Mintos and have lunch en route. This is a very scenic day as you'll be walking along the edge of the Gorges valley with high chances of seeing the Vivian falls and lake Michaelson on a clear day. Dinner and overnight at the Mintos Camp (4200 M), just next to the Hall tarns.

Day 04: Wake up at 02.30 am, and after a cup of tea and some biscuits, start for the summit, (POINT LENANA 4985 M) arriving on top at around0 6.15 am for the sunrise. After the Photo session, descend to Shipton camp (4200 M) for breakfast and spend the rest of the day relaxing. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Shipton campsite.

Day 05: After breakfast, start the 7 hrs walk to the Allan campsite (3700 M), having lunch en route. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.

Day 06: You start the descend to the Kwa - Kimani Timau exit trail for 6hrs. From Kwa -Kimani, this is where the hike ends and you drive to Nanyuki arriving at around 4.00PM, having completed the hike. Transfer back to Nairobi by shared taxi, where you arrive at around 19:00pm.

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

Climb inclusive of:

* Return transfer Nairobi - Naro Moru - Nairobi
* 2 transfer from Naro Moru/Chogoria
* 3 meals per day while trekking
* 5 days Mt. Kenya trek
* 4 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 equipment available at a reasonable cost.

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