5 Days: Discover Mount Kenya Trek – Up-and-Down Chogoria

  • Visit Mount Kenya National Park, Mount Kenya

Tour Highlights

  • Opportunity to see a spectacular African sunrise at 4,985m (16,354 feet)
  • Pass through ever-changing landscapes – from boulders, moorlands and forest
  • Wildlife and bird watching opportunities en-route
  • A challenging climb to test your personal endurance
  • All transfers included
  • Flexible bookings – you choose the dates

 

Dizzy New Heights

Expect a tough start with this climb!  On this route, the ascent to the lower peaks is steady and longer, and can be a real test of personal fitness.  Perfect for those hikers who relish a real challenge!

Day 1: Chogoria

Lunch and Dinner

  • Depart Nairobi at 8am, driving through farmland to reach Chogoria, then through Chogoria forest to reach Chogoria Park Gate.  The whole transfer will take 5-10 hours depending heavily on weather conditions
  • Dinner and overnight at Meru Mount Kenya Lodge (3,000m)

 

Day 2: Mugi Hill

Full Board

  • Depart early and trek a wide track through the forest, perhaps catching sight of elephant, bushbuck, buffalo and impala along the way
  • Climb the Mugi Hill and descend again, walking to our campsite beside the Nithi River for dinner and overnight

 

Day 3: Minto’s Campsite

Full Board

  • Cross the Nithi River to reach the moorlands, from where you can enjoy the views of the Gorges Valley, the Temple, lakes, mushroom rocks and high peaks
  • Hike for 4-5 hours to Minto’s Campsite for dinner and overnight

 

Day 4: Summit at Point Lenana

Full Board

  • Pre-dawn attempt at the summit begins at 3am.  Hike for approximately 3 hours to Point Lenana, the hiker’s summit at 4,985m, to watch the sunrise
  • Descend back to Minto’s for breakfast, followed by a 5-6 hour gentle descent to Chogoria Gate
  • Dinner and overnight at Meru Mount Kenya Lodge

 

Day 5: Nairobi

Breakfast and Lunch

  • After breakfast gently descend through the Chogoria forest before taking vehicle transfer to Nairobi.  A picnic lunch will be taken en route

Prices for this tour

  • 2 - 3 people per person
  • $1,267
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