5 days 4 Nights Mount Kenya Hiking Safari

5 days 4 Nights Mount Kenya Hiking Safari

Chogoria Route Itinerary

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Chogoria Route Itinerary Highlights

 

Find yourself whisked away from the hustle and bustle of busy city life and entranced in the calm beauty of Nairobi and Chogoria. Sit and ponder the stillness of a sunset at the summit of an African mountain on this magical safari journey. Experience virgin forests, view a surreal scene of towering peaks and glaciers and record amazing photographic images on your once-in-a-lifetime safari adventure.


 

Day 1 Nanyuki - Mt Kenya Bandas

 

Transfer from Nairobi with a relaxing drive a bit over three-hours to arrive at Chogoria town around lunch time.  After lunch, we hop in a 4x4 and drive to the Chogoria gate station for a one hour trip to The Bandas. We will provide orientation and time for relaxing evening strolls around the Bandas to enjoy and become immersed in the natural abundance of Kenyan wildlife.

 

  • Meals and Overnight at Meru Mount Kenya Bandas

  • Trek gain 10km with an 650m ascent

  • Three hour trek

  • Elevation 2,900m

 

Day 2: Trek from Bandas - Lake Ellis Campsite ( 3,600m) 3hrs, 9km,

 

After breakfast and sorting out baggage with the porter and guide we trek up the mountain at a comfortable pace . A slightly longer walk via Lake Ellis gives scenic views of Mugi, Ithanguni and the Giants Billiards Table,  a 700m ascent Surpassing beautiful flora and fauna scenery.Lunch on the way up or on the banks of a stream, arrive at the campsite in the afternoon hours at about an elevation of about 3,600m. 

 

  • Meals and Overnight at Meru Mount Kenya Bandas

  • Trek gain 10km with an 650m ascent

  • Three hour trek

  • Elevation 2,900m

 

Day 3: Lake Ellis - Minto`s Camp. ( 4,200m) 4 hrs, 12km, 600m ascent.

 

An early start again.  Trek on the track till we rejoin the Chogoria route for around 2.5 to 3 hours,gaining an altitude of about 4,100m. Glorious sightings of  the Gorges Valley and on your shoulders  Northern Moorlands overlooking the  Ithanguni.Take lunch at a small stream crossing, before trekking  further up the Mintos Hut area at 4200m and our night's rest. Spending the afternoon at the camp  or grabbing a quick 20 min stride to the "Temple" .  This is a 150 meters vertical cliff that gets its name from the position visitors often adopt when peering over the edge - they look as if they are praying.An early night is recommended as you are attempting the summit next day.

 

  • Meals and Overnight at Meru Mount Kenya Bandas

  • Trek gain 10km with an 650m ascent

  • Three hour trek

  • Elevation 2,900m

 

Day 4: Minto`s - Pt Lenana ( 4,985m)- The caves 

 

A very early start in an attempt to catch the sunrise at the summit. Day  starts with a light breakfast at 2;00 a.m and the hike begins  for about three hours up to Point Lenana (4985m), the hiker's summit, arriving there in time to watch the African sunrise. After the summit descent to the camp,Take breakfast .Thereafter descend to the caves a distance of around 8 Km arriving in the afternoon hours.Take a walk by Nithi falls. 

Dinner and Overnight at The caves.

 

  • Meals and Overnight at Meru Mount Kenya Bandas

  • Trek gain 10km with an 650m ascent

  • Three hour trek

  • Elevation 2,900m

 

Day 5: The Caves - Gate

 

After morning breakfast Descend towards the gate for about 7.5 Km ,Upon arrival take lunch drive for 2 hours just in time for pick up and transfer back to Nairobi.

 

  • Meals and Overnight at Meru Mount Kenya Bandas

  • Trek gain 10km with an 650m ascent

  • Three hour trek

  • Elevation 2,900m

 

Overall Trip Cost

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Included In Your Safari Adventure Package for Chogoria Route Itinerary:

 

  • Guarantee trek and price quote on confirmation

  • Transfer to and from the base of the mountain

  • Experienced porter support for the climb

  • Full board accommodation for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

  • Experienced mountain chef

  • Accommodations in camps and huts as per the itinerary

  • All park entrance fees, including government taxes

  • Professional guide who speaks fluent English

  • Service of  professional porters and skilled cooks

  • Drinking Water along the trek

 

Jemu Expeditions does not cover or incur the following costs:

  • Commercial or private flights 

  • Visa or passport costs

  • Items of personal nature

  • Laundry, sleeping bags, drinks other than water provided during expedition

  • Accommodation before or after trek

  • Beverages other than drinks we provide on-mountain

  • Gratuities recommended 10 to 15% of climb costs

  • Climbing, hiking and outdoor gear (we will provide a suggested list of items to purchase)

  • Health, accident or travel insurance

  • Other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

 

Suggested Packing List for Chogoria Route Itinerary:

  1. Waterproof rucksack with day pack

  2. Three season sleeping bag 

  3. Roll mats and insulation pads

  4. Comfortable hiking boots, light walking trainers thongs, flip - flops

  5. Gaiters (useful when encountering snow),Wooden walking stick / ski pole, sunglasses or snow – goggles, sun hat, balaclava or woolen hat, warm scarf, gloves, mittens and thermal underwear

  6. Sweaters, jumpers, anorak or raincoat, water and windproof pants, jackets, t-shirt, several pairs of socks

  7. Long sleeved shirt with collar, small towel, toiletries and toilet paper

  8. Sunscreen and lip salve

  9. Flash light (head mounted preferable) and spare batteries

  10. Water bottle

  11. Camera with spare film, SD card, waterproof carry case and batteries

No. of Pax
Rate
3 Pax or More
$990
2 Pax
$1050
1 Pax
$1100