6 DAYS MOUNT KENYA CLIMBING
6 DAYS MOUNT KENYA CLIMBING - CHOGORIA DOWN NAROMORU
Snow at Lenana Peak
Hikers at Lenana Peak
Out of the three popular routes for climbing Mt Kenya, Chogoria Route is without question the most scenic and rewarding for hikers interested in seeing beautiful landscapes and the exotic flora on Mt Kenya. The Chogoria route is on the east side of the mountain while Naro Moru and Sirimon routes are on the west and north sides of the mountain respectively.
FULL CLIMBING EXPEDITION ITINERARY
Nairobi – Naro Moru town / Mt Kenya
Depart Nairobi for Naro Moru town arriving in time for lunch. After lunch proceed to the Mau Mau caves at the base of the Mountain (where the Kenyan soldiers fought the British soldiers for independence) dinner and overnight at the base hotel.
Naro Moru base Hotel - Met Station
After breakfast, proceed to Naro Moru Park Gate and start hiking to Met Station (3300m). The hiking takes about 3 hrs. Dinner and overnight at Met Station
Met Station - Mackinders Camp
Depart Met Station after breakfast and proceed to Teleki Valley arriving Mackinders Camp (4300m) early evening. Picnic lunch enroute. Dinner and overnight at Mackinders Camp
Mackinders Camp - Austrian Camp
Depart after breakfast to commence ascending along a steep screw to Austrian Hut (4700m). Covering this distance takes about 3 hrs. Dinner and overnight at Austrian Camp
Austrian Camp - Point Lenana (4985m) - Chogoria
Depart at 5:00 am and proceed through Lewis Glacier to Point Lenana (4985m) arriving approx. 6:30 am in the morning. After the sunrise, descend down to Mintos Hut for full breakfast. Later descend along the famous Gorges Valley to Chogoria campsite for dinner and overnight.
Chogoria - Nairobi
After breakfast, set on morning journey to Chogoria (32km). Walk for 15 km to be met by a 4WD vehicle for the rest of the journey to Chogoria from where transport is provided back to Nairobi, arriving late afternoon.