6 Days Best Package Chogoria Route Down Naro Moru Distance: 75 km | Difficulty: Demanding | Start/Finish: Nairobi Summary Pack camping gear and supplies to strike out west up this long but spectacular approach through the deep chasm of gorge valley.
Mt Kenya Trek
Day 1: Nairobi – Mt Kenya Bandas (2,900m) 3hrs, 10km walk, 950m ascent
You will be picked up from your hotel, Airport or Residential house in the morning as early as 0730am. Then depart Nairobi at 0800hrs, driving through agricultural country up to Chogoria town for lunch. After lunch, we take 4×4 and drive up to the edge of the bamboo forest where we start our trekking through the dense bamboo forest for a distance of 10 km to the Mt Kenya Bandas. Dinner and overnight at the Meru Mount Kenya Bandas.
Day 2: 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 forest along the dirt and sometimes very muddy road for 4hrs to reach Mount Meru Bandas at 2950m. Dinner and overnight at Mt. Meru Bandas.
Day 3: 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 to reach Road Head Camp taking approximately 3-4hrs. Overnight at Road Head Camp at 3300m.
Day 4: 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 then follows the broad ridge to the east of the gorges valley to reach Mintos Hut, 4200m. Dinner and overnight at Mintos Hut.
Day 5: Mintos – Point Lenana – Met Station – 11-12 hrs, 29km, 785m ascent – 1985m descent
Leave shortly after midnight at 2am towards the main peaks and divide 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 to Mackinders for breakfast and continue down to Met Station at 3000m for dinner and overnight rest.
Day 6: Met Station – Naromoru – Nairobi – 3hrs, 9km, 400m descent
After breakfast, descend through the rain forest which is 9km to Naromoru Park Gate at 2,600m where you will connect with your transport back to Nairobi, arriving at approximately 3pm.
Included in the Package
1: One senior and assistant Guide
4: All Park entrance fees
5: Accommodation based on full board while in the mountain( breakfast, Lunch and dinner)
6: Camping fees
7: Drinking water
8: Vegetarian Food
9: Transfer to and fro Nairobi – Mt Kenya – Nairobi
1. Soft drinks
2.Tips for the cook.guide and porters.
What to bring on trekking either Mt.Kenya?
1. Waterproof rucksack with day pack
2. Sleeping bag (covering at least 3 seasons)
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 / 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 and batteries