Mt. Kenya 5 Days Chogoria – Naromoru trek

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The Chogoria route is our recommended and arguably the most magnificent ascent route to the summit area. It is the driest route up the mountain and the walk beside the Gorges Valley truly spectacular.

The descent by the Narumoru route takes one through some beautiful forest tracks and completes the traverse of the mountain.

Accommodation on this hike is 2 nights in mountain huts/ Bandas and 2 nights camping.  Nonetheless, if you prefer to camp you can do so on all nights on the mountain

Day Destination Activities Accommodations Meals
1 Mt Kenya Bandas (2,900m) Transfer from Nairobi to Chogoria park gate to start mount Kenya climbing Mt Kenya Bandas L, D
2 Lake Ellis Campsite (3,600m) Trek from Mt. Kenya Bandas to Lake Ellis Campsite Lake Ellis Campsite BB,L, D
3 Minto`s Camp (4,200m) Climb from Lake Ellis Campsite to Minto`s Camp Minto`s Camp BB,L, D
4 Met. Station (3,080m) Climb to Point Lenana at 4985m. Then descend to Met. Station Met Station BB,L, D
5 Nairobi Trek from Met Station to Naromoru park gate. Then transfer to Nairobi BB,L

Abbreviations: BB – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner, LB: Lunch Box

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1; Nairobi – Mt Kenya Bandas (2,900m)

Depart from Nairobi early 0700hrs and be driven towards Mt. Kenya region which is rich in agricultural products 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 distance of 10 km up to the Mt Kenya Bandas. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 2. Mt Kenya Bandas – Lake Ellis Campsite (3,600m)

After breakfast and sorting of porter loads we set off up the mountain at a nice and easy pace A slightly longer walk via Lake Ellis gives scenic views of Mugi, Ithanguni and the Giants Billiards Table, whilst if we follow the river near road head, upstream for about 3 km, the foreground scenery and flora is particularly beautiful.
Lunch on the banks of a stream, then it’s time to cut up the left hand hillside to our camp at about 3,600m, well away from any of the more “touristy” areas.

Day 3: Lake Ellis – Minto`s Camp (4,200m)

Depart early and start well off the beaten track to follow a ridge up the mountain for about 3 hours to eventually join the tourist track on the normal Chogoria route at an altitude of about 4,100m.  Breath taking views over the Gorges Valley and back over towards Ithanguni and the Northern Moorlands.
Lunch is served at a small stream crossing, before continuing for a further hour to the Mintos Hut area at 4200m where we will have our night’s rest.
Afternoon is spent relaxing at camp, though a 10 minute walk to the “Temple” is well worth the effort.  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.

Day 4: Minto`s – Pt. Lenana– Met. Station

Pre-dawn start at 0300hrs from the  Mintos camp and attempt the 3rd highest peak – Pt. Lenana, 4,985m to be on the top of the summit by sunrise for good view of the main peaks and mountain environs. On a clear day you can be able to see Uhuru peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro- a few minutes for celebration and photos. Then descend down on the Westside of the mountain through the Austrian hut, proceed down to Mackinder hut for breakfast and rest. Afternoon hike for 05 hours through the moorland to Met. Station camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Met.Station – Naromoru park gate- Nairobi

After breakfast begin a 3 hours nice walk through the forest to Naromoru park gate where you find vehicle waiting to transfer back to Nairobi or your next destination. END.

The Tour Includes

  • Transfer from Nairobi to Mount Kenya
  • Transport to Park Gates
  • Transport from Park Gates to Nairobi or your hotel
  • Mount Kenya National Park Conservation fees (entry fee)
  • Mount Kenya National Park compulsory rescue fees
  • Mount Kenya National Park hut accommodation fees
  • Mount Kenya National Park trained certified English speaking guides
  • Mount Kenya National Park trained certified English speaking porters
  • One Porter per person for personal Mountain luggage (maximum 15 kgs)
  • Mount Kenya National Park trained certified cook/Chef, utensils, cutlery, crockery etc
  • All meals while on the mountain Kenya climbing expedition.
  • Boiled water; tea and coffee with meals
  • 1 basic first Aid kit per group

The Tour Excludes

  • Pre & post climb accommodation in Naromoru if required
  • Any Domestic of International lights
  • Specialized climbing equipments such as Oxygen cylinders (available at cost)
  • Travel insurance, Visa and passport fees
  • Increases in park fees where applicable
  • Personal mountain  equipments such as sleeping bags, walking poles, mattresses, duffel bags etc (available at cost)
  • Metal water bottles, water bladders (please note no soft plastics are permitted on the Mountain)
  • Tips/gratuities for guide(s), porters & cook
  • Beverages such as Soda and Alcoholic drinks
  • Additional unscheduled transfer form park gates to Nairobi or hotel.

Tour Cost

Group Size Per Person rate
01 person US$ 1,540
02 – 03 people US$ 1,403
04 – 05 people US$ 1,322
06 – 07 people US$ 1,280
09 and above US$ 1,090

Payment Policy

Booking fee: 30% within 7 days after confirmation of the booking
Balance and full payments to be paid 25 days prior to safari starting date.
Booking confirmed within 25 days to the tour starting date should be paid in full.

Ashford Tours is not liable for the progress of any booking incase of non-compliance of the above payment conditions. We recommend that you secure your booking with a deposit of 30% of the tour fees within 7 days of confirmation. The balance of payment is due 25 days prior to the tour starting date. Upon receipt of full payment, Ashford Tours will issue all relevant travel documents.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel a confirmed booking, a cancellation fee will apply. A cancellation is only possible if communicated in written form. If you cancel a trip:
• At any time but over 45 days after your booking has been confirmed Ashford Tours and Travel retains 5% non-refundable deposit as administration costs on all services booked with us. We advise you to sign cancellation insurance at the time of booking which will cover cancellation fees.

  • Any monies paid will be refunded less the cost of cancellation fees levied by hotels or food expenses and administrative costs as indicated here below;
No of days to travel date Percentage forfeited of tour price
Over 45 days 5% Administration cost
25 – 45 days to arrival date 30% of tour price
24-15 days 50% of the tour price
7-14 days 70% of the tour price
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