Chogoria route is the most scenic and rewarding route in Mt. Kenya. The natural beauty, lakes and tarns, valleys and gourges are all amazing. There are lots of negative ions to rejuvenate, restore and refresh you. Join us this November and December as we literary touch the sky.
Leave Nairobi after breakfast and drive to Naro Moru River Lodge arriving in time for lunch. The afternoon can be used for an optional visit to the Sweet waters game reserve.
After breakfast, transfer to the Sirimon Park gate (2660m) the base of your Mt. Kenya climbing trail. Here you meet with mountain guides and porters and start your climb. A 3 hours walk with lunch on the way, takes you to Old Moses Camp (3300m) on the edge of the mountainous forest where you will spent the night.
Today you leave the camp after breakfast and continue your hike through the moorland characterized by many varieties of Senecios and Lobelia to Shiptons Camp (4200 m). Lunch will be taken on the way. The 14 km hike takes about 6 hours. Overnight will be at the Shiptons Camp just below the 3 majestic peaks – Batian, Nelion and Lenana.
Your climb takes you round the peaks of Nelion and Batian via Hausberg and Nanyuki Tarn. Two screeds up to 4600m will have to be passed before you reach Two Tarn Hut where you will break for lunch. After lunch your journey continues down to Teleki Hut at 4200m in the Teleki Valley where you spent your night in preparation for the ascend to Mt.Kenya’ third highest peak.
After an early morning breakfast at 4.00 am, the path leads via a steep screed to the Austrian Hut at 4790m. Here there will be a short break before the final summit challenge to point Lenana (4895m) via Lewis Glacier. You will descend on the northern side via Simba Cole to the Mintos Hut (4200m) for lunch. The descend continues down the northeastern slopes towards Chogoria passing on the ridge of the Gorge valley and overlooking Lake Michaelson. Your final night of your Mt. Kenya adventure will be spent at 3300m in a fly camp at the road head.
After breakfast, you descend to Mt. Kenya Bandas at 3000m where 4×4 vehicles will be waiting to drive you through a dense bamboo forest on slippery roads to Chogoria. Here you will have your lunch before biding your guides and porters farewell and proceeding to Nairobi or your next destination.