6 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Safari Chogoria and out Naro Moru route. Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain at 5,199m (17,058 feet). 6 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Safari via Chogoria Route – enjoy a hike to the second tallest mountain in East Africa with varying vegetation and exciting views and sights. Mount Kenya Trekking Safari Chogoria route is the most recommended and undeniably the most magnificent ascent route to the summit at Point Lenana Peak, 4985m.
If you are an adventurous traveler, then you should consider going to Climb Mount Kenya Chogoria Route which is the most difficult and yet scenic route to reach pt lenana. Climbing mt Kenya to reach the top at Lenana Peak is an achievement but again a grueling task for the novice climber of mountains in Kenya.
Summary and reviews of 6 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Safari Chogoria Route
Of the mountains in Kenya, Mt Kenya is located on the windward side up the mountain and the walk beside the Gorges Valley truly spectacular – magnificent views of the Hall Tarn. This 5-day hiking allows you a comfortable hiking pace, giving you time to ascend the peak in a safe pace while acclimatizing to avoid altitude sickness. Descent is recommended through Sirimon route Mount Kenya or the Naro Moru route which takes you through Mackinders Valley and some of the beautiful forest tracks.
6 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Safari Chogoria route is entirely on camping except on the last night which is at Old Moses Camp (Hut), aka Judmier Camp on Sirimon routes. Accommodation on this Chogoria route hike of Mount Kenya is 3 nights in high altitude camping tents, fully provided with tents, mattresses and food and one night in the mountain hut. On the first night, you will camp at the Meru Bandas followed by road head camp.
6 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Safari Chogoria Route
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or from the Hotel|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please be ready by 7:30 AM for a prompt departure at 8:00 AM.|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 5:30 PM.|
|WEAR||Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.|
The start of 6 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Safari Chogoria Route
This route offers a unique experience and surveys two of the major valleys of Mt. Kenya. The Sirimon route up passes through rolling hillsides covered with unique high elevation vegetation. At this high elevation Mount Kenya climbing enthusiasts have a fine view of the scenery of forest moorland and the sight of glaciers at the equator is quite spectacular. As you trek on Mount Kenya you will meet with Columbus monkey, elephant or buffalo. This walk on Mount Kenya takes you up the mountain via the Sirimon route with unforgettable scenes of the diverse vegetation. You will also touch ice and snow on the equator!
Mount Kenya Trekking Safari Chogoria Route Package price includes:
- Transport from Nairobi To Chgoria Transit hotel by Motel private Transport
- Accommodation at Transit Motel Hotel
- Complimentary at chogoria on the first day
- Accommodation at Mount Kenya Bandas Single Beds.
- 4 x4 transfer on Chogoria route
- 3 Meals per day while trekking
- 5 Days Mount Kenya trek4 Nights accommodation while trekkingTransport from Naro Moru gate to Nairobi by private Transport
- All government park fees
- English/French Speaking Guide
- Chief Mountain Guide and one Assistant Guide(Group)
- English Speaking Porters and cooks
- Mt Kenya Certificate after successful summit challenge
Mount Kenya Trekking Safari Chogoria Route Package Price excludes:
- All personal travel and baggage insurances
- International flights
- All Airport Taxes and Visas
- Medical and trip cancellation insurance
- Yellow fever vaccinations
- Items and services of a personal nature
- Extras at the lodges or camps; tips and gratuities, portage, telephone, laundry etc
- Drinks and beverages not in the Itinerary.
- Tour driver-guide gratuities
- Hotel accommodation in Nairobi before the safari – can be arranged on request
- Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Prices are “from” per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travelers are available on request – please esquire. Group Size: Minimum 2, Maximum 12 Guaranteed departures
6 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Safari Chogoria Route
Day 1 of the 6 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Safari: Nairobi- Chogoria
We depart Nairobi from the airport or your hotel and head to Chogoria town arriving in time for lunch at the Transit Motel. The journey takes 3 to 3.5 hours. Afternoon will be spent walking around the town for acclimatization. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel
Day 2 of the 6 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Safari: Chogoria – Meru Mount Kenya Lodge (Bandas)
Mount Kenya After breakfast we take 4×4 Jeeps and drive for 11 Km halfway to the lodge where we start our trek through the dense bamboo forest for distance of 11 km up to the Bandas for lunch. Afternoon will be spent walking around the lodge with a view of beautiful sceneries. Dinner and overnight at the Meru Mount Kenya Bandas.(accommodation at Bandas is of single beds. Hot shower and bone fire self-catering bandas).
Day 3 of the 6 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Safari: Meru Mount Kenya Bandas to Mintos Hut
After breakfast leave the lodge for Mintos Hut for a distance of 15 km. Uphill having our lunch en route. Dinner and overnight at Mintos Campsite.
Day 4 of the 6 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Safari: Mintos to Summit – Mackinders
After per-dawn breakfast we leave the campsite at 2.00 am. For the summit arriving at 6.30 am for sunrise, Kilimanjaro and the coast line Views. After 10 to 15 minutes of photography we descend via Austrian Hut to Mackinder’s Camp for breakfast hence spend the whole day enjoying beautiful views. Dinner and overnight at Mackinder’s Camp
Day 5 of the 6 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Safari: Point Lenana-Chogoria
Departing early in the morning, proceed through Lewis Glacier to Point Lenana (4985m) arriving in the morning. After the sunrise, descend down to Mintos Hut for full breakfast. Later descend along the famous Gorges Valley to Chogoria campsite. Dinner and overnight will be provided.
Day 6 of the 6 Days Mount Kenya Trekking Safari: Chogoria- Nairobi
After breakfast, set on morning journey to Chogoria (32km). 4WD vehicles are provided but during the bad weather, climbers have to walk some distance as vehicles may not reach the bandas. From Chogoria transport is provided back to Nairobi, arriving late afternoon.
If you’re planning an ascent of Mount Kenya, there are a few important things you need to know before you go. If it’s not yet on your list of mountains to climb, it definitely should be. Revered by Kenyan people, Mount Kenya is seen as a holy place. The country is even named after it, that’s how special it is. When people think about climbing mountains in Africa, it’s often its slightly taller cousin, Kilimanjaro that comes to mind. However, Mt Kenya is an important climb in its own right. Sitting at 5,199 meters, it’s only slightly lower than Kilimanjaro, yet it’s more cost effective and provides a more off-the-beaten-path adventure.
Mount Kenya is the less climbed cousin of Mount Kilimanjaro nearby in Tanzania, however many people prefer the wilderness, abundant wildlife and stunning mountain lakes that you find on Mount Kenya. Point Lenana at 4985m metres is a feasible trekking peak and also currently the worlds highest via ferrata summit route, which adds to the challenge and enjoyment. The panoramic views of the jagged volcanic peaks, wide valleys and surrounding savannah makes a trek on this mountain a thoroughly enjoyable African experience.