5 Days Mount Kenya Climbing Chogoria Naro moru route

 Chogoria Route Down Naro Moru routeDistance: 75 km | Difficulty: Demanding  | Start/Finish: Nairobi

5-Day Mt Kenya Climb Chogoria Route Naro Moru Summary

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Mt Kenya is the ultimate hiking and climbing destination in Kenya. It is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in Africa at 5199m above sea level (asl), and features ice-capped peaks, outlandish glacial valleys, an array of crystal-clear glacial lakes (Tarns), and a myriad of other attractions.

5-Day Chogoria Route, Naro Moru, Mount Kenya Climbing

MKC 501: Chogoria Route Down Naro Moru routeDistance: 75 km | Difficulty: Demanding  | Start/Finish: Nairobi

5-Day Chogoria Route Naro Moru Summary

Pack camping gear and supplies to strike out on the eastern side of the mountain up this long but spectacular approach through the deep chasm of gorge valley. Mount Kenya Climbing recommends the 5-day Chogoria route as it is the most scenic of all the routes. Hiking on this route allows one to enjoy the remarkable Nithi Falls, Lake Ellis, Lake Michaelson and the Gorges Valley. It is possible to add an extra day at Austrian Hut, top hut giving one and opportunity to acclimatize comfortably thus reducing summit distance and time.  Mount Kenya is characterized by a series of peaks which are naturally crowned with snow, and its slopes are covered with forests. Here you can perform an adventurous activity, as the 5199 meter (17,057 ft) high summit is a difficult technical climb. Mount Kenya presents the perfect destination for the experience. It’s an extinct volcano with some trees half a million years old. Straddling the Equator, the mountain provides a mosaic of woods, moorland, stone, and ice, and is crowned by the glittering twin peaks of Batain (5,199m) and Nelion (5,188m). Regarded as the sacred home of Ngai, God of the Kikuyu men and women. Mount Kenya is Kenya’s premier mountain, a climbers mecca, as well as the state’s namesake. Mount Kenya is a favorite destination for a vacation. The mountain is located 175km north of Nairobi and readily available from Nanyuki, through the Naro Moru gate or Sirimon gate. Travelers from the Meru and Embu towns can use the Chogoria Gate.
While climbing higher up the Mount Kenya slopes, the countryside is scenic, with a green carpet of tea plantations, coffee shrubs, and macadamia trees. The air is tantalizingly fresh with crystal clear rivers running in the slopes, cold water gushing out of the woods, skirting the farms and down into the plains. High above the tea farms, the woods line to create the skyline and act as mega-sponges, providing the fresh water and also eye-catching waterfalls.

The 5-day Chogoria route is reported to be the most scenic path to the peaks together magnificent waterfalls along the way. Descent is via Naro Moru route through Mackinders Valley and the scenic but treacherous

5 Days Chogoria route program and pricing:

Day 1: Chogoria/Mount Meru Bandas – 4hrs, 16km walk, 950m ascent
Pick up from your hotel in Nairobi at 7am to Chogoria town for an early lunch. After lunch, take a 4x4WD vehicle to the forest clearance, 16km from where the walk starts. You will walk for 16km through the montane forest, bamboo, and giant heather zone along the dirt and sometimes very muddy road. Also, hiking through the high altitude moorland to reach Mount Meru Bandas at 2950m in 4hrs. Dinner and overnight at Mt. Meru Bandas, B,L,D

Day 2: Mount Meru Bandas – Road Head Camp, 3hrs, 9km, 350m ascent
After breakfast follow the track through giant heather and forest up to Chogoria road head. From where the path drops to cross a stream then follows the broad ridge to the east of the gorges valley. After walking for approximately 3-hrs, you will reach Road Head Camp. Overnight at Road Head Camp at 3300m.

Day 3: Road Head/Mintos Hut – 4 hrs, 12km
After breakfast follow the track through giant heather and forest up to Chogoria road head from where the path drops to cross a stream. The it follows the broad ridge to the east of the gorges valley to reach Mintos Hut, 4200m. Dinner and overnight at Mintos Hut, B, L, D

Day 4: Mintos/Point Lenana/Met Station – 11-12 hrs, 29km, 785m ascent/1985m descent
Leave shortly after midnight at 2am towards the main peaks. The route divides after an hour, above a flat green area at the head of the valley known as temple fields, arriving at point Lenana at 6:30am. After taking photographs, descend via Naro Moru route to Mackinders for breakfast. Continue walking down to Met Station at 3000m for dinner and overnight rest, B,L,D

Day 5: Met Station/Naro Moru/Nairobi – 3hrs, 9km, 400m descent
After breakfast, descend through the rainforest which is 9km to Naro Moru Park Gate at 2,600m where you will connect with your transport back to Nairobi, arriving at approximately 3pm, B,L

Included in the price:
• Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation
• Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
• Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.• Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
• Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
• All park entrance fees to include government taxes
• Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook
• On completion, successful climb Certificate
• Treated water on the trek.
• Start and finish Nairobi

Excluded:
• Tips, laundry, sleeping bags and drinks• Accommodation before/after the trek• Hiking / climbing gears
• International flights
• Visas to Kenya
• Items of personal nature
• Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

Overview

5-Day Chogoria Route, Naro Moru, Mount Kenya Climbing

5 DAYS MOUNT KENYA CLIMBING CHOGORIA ROUTE DOWN NARO MORU

Start and end in Nairobi! With the 5 Days Mount Kenya Climbing Chogoria Route Down Naro Moru , you have a 5 days climbing package taking you through Nairobi, Kenya and Mount Kenya (Chogoria and Naro Moru Routes). The 5 Days Mount Kenya Climbing Chogoria Route Down Naro Moru includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport and so much more.

Chogoria Route Down Naro Moru route
Distance: 75 km | Difficulty: Demanding  | Start/Finish: Nairobi

5-Day Chogoria Route Naro Moru Summary

Pack camping gear and supplies to strike out on the eastern side of the mountain up this long but spectacular approach through the deep chasm of gorge valley. Mount Kenya Climbing recommends the 5-day Chogoria route as it is the most scenic of all the routes. Hiking on this route allows one to enjoy the remarkable Nithi Falls, Lake Ellis, Lake Michaelson and the Gorges Valley. It is possible to add an extra day at Austrian Hut, top hut giving one and opportunity to acclimatize comfortably thus reducing summit distance and time. 
Mount Kenya is characterized by a series of peaks which are naturally crowned with snow, and its slopes are covered with forests. Here you can perform an adventurous activity, as the 5199 meter (17,057 ft) high summit is a difficult technical climb. Mount Kenya presents the perfect destination for the experience. It’s an extinct volcano with some trees half a million years old. Straddling the Equator, the mountain provides a mosaic of woods, moorland, stone, and ice, and is crowned by the glittering twin peaks of Batain (5,199m) and Nelion (5,188m).
Regarded as the sacred home of Ngai, God of the Kikuyu men and women. Mount Kenya is Kenya’s premier mountain, a climbers mecca, as well as the state’s namesake. Mount Kenya is a favorite destination for a vacation. The mountain is located 175km north of Nairobi and readily available from Nanyuki, through the Naro Moru gate or Sirimon gate. Travelers from the Meru and Embu towns can use the Chogoria Gate.

While climbing higher up the Mount Kenya slopes, the countryside is scenic, with a green carpet of tea plantations, coffee shrubs, and macadamia trees. The air is tantalizingly fresh with crystal clear rivers running in the slopes, cold water gushing out of the woods, skirting the farms and down into the plains. High above the tea farms, the woods line to create the skyline and act as mega-sponges, providing the fresh water and also eye-catching waterfalls.

Itinerary

Day 1
Chogoria/Mount Meru Bandas - 4hrs, 16km walk, 950m ascent

Pick up from your hotel in Nairobi at 7am to Chogoria town for an early lunch. After lunch, take a 4x4WD vehicle to the forest clearance, 16km from where the walk starts. You will walk for 16km through the montane forest, bamboo, and giant heather zone along the dirt and sometimes very muddy road. Also, hiking through the high altitude moorland to reach Mount Meru Bandas at 2950m in 4hrs. Dinner and overnight at Mt. Meru Bandas, B,L,D

Day 2
Mount Meru Bandas - Road Head Camp, 3hrs, 9km, 350m ascent

After breakfast follow the track through giant heather and forest up to Chogoria road head. From where the path drops to cross a stream then follows the broad ridge to the east of the gorges valley. After walking for approximately 3-hrs, you will reach Road Head Camp. Overnight at Road Head Camp at 3300m.

Day 3
Road Head/Mintos Hut - 4 hrs, 12km

After breakfast follow the track through giant heather and forest up to Chogoria road head from where the path drops to cross a stream. The it follows the broad ridge to the east of the gorges valley to reach Mintos Hut, 4200m. Dinner and overnight at Mintos Hut, B, L, D

Day 4
Mintos/Point Lenana/Met Station - 11-12 hrs, 29km, 785m ascent/1985m descent

Leave shortly after midnight at 2am towards the main peaks. The route divides after an hour, above a flat green area at the head of the valley known as temple fields, arriving at point Lenana at 6:30am. After taking photographs, descend via Naro Moru route to Mackinders for breakfast. Continue walking down to Met Station at 3000m for dinner and overnight rest, B,L,D

Day 5
Met Station/Naro Moru/Nairobi - 3hrs, 9km, 400m descent

After breakfast, descend through the rainforest which is 9km to Naro Moru Park Gate at 2,600m where you will connect with your transport back to Nairobi, arriving at approximately 3pm, B,L

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