6 Days Mount Kenya Climbing - Chogoria Naromoru Route

Distance: 75 km; | Difficulty: Demanding; | Start/Finish: Nairobi
This is by far the most scenic and interesting route. It takes in both tropical forests and moor land. Pack camping gear and supplies to strike out west up this long but spectacular approach through the deep chasm of gorge valley.

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Day 1: Nairobi - Chogoria

Accommodation: Chogoria Transit Motel
  

Pick up from your hotel in Nairobi at 8am and drive north to Chogoria town for an early lunch and afternoon leisure walk in the town to acclimatize. Dinner and overnight at Chogoria Transit Motel at 2000m. Meals Plan: {L, D}


Day 2: Chogoria - Meru Mount Kenya Bandas – 4hrs, 16km walk, 950m ascent

Accommodation: Mount Meru Bandas
    

After breakfast, 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. Meals Plan: {B, L, D}


Day 3: Meru Mount Kenya Bandas – Road Head Camp, 3hrs, 9km, 350m ascent

Accommodation: Road Head Camp
    

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. Dinner and Overnight at Road Head Camp at 3300m. Meals Plan: {B, L, D}


Day 4: Road Head - Mintos Hut – 4 hrs, 12km

Accommodation: Mintos Hut
    

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. Meals Plan: {B, L, D}


Day 5: Mintos Hut - Point Lenana - Met Station – 11-12 hrs, 29km, 785m ascent/1985m descent

Accommodation: Met Station
    

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. Meals Plan: {B, L, D}.


Day 6: Met Station – Naromoru - Nairobi – 3hrs, 9km, 400m descent

Meals: Nairobi
    

After breakfast, descend through the rainforest which is 9km to Naromoru Park Gate at 2,600m where you will connect with your transport back to Nairobi, arriving at approximately 3pm. Meals Plan: {B, L}