Chogoria Route Description
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. This trips allows 6 days with time to acclimatise and ascend the mountain in safety.
It also provides time to explore and see the most beautiful areas such as the Parklands based in the relative comfort of the Meru Bandas (small clean huts with beds providing bed-linen, hot water showers, an open fire and an unreliable electricity supply). Also the Nithi waterfall, caves and gorge. An ascent of Point Lenana involves some scrambling (walking over rough ground, sometimes using your hands). Although generally this is trouble free ascent, though on the rare occassion if icy the summit may be too difficult to attempt.
Itinerary of Chogoria Route
You will be met in Nairobi and transfer to Chogoria (3hrs) then up a forest reserve track. Overnight at Mt Meru Bandas 3000m where there are huts and hot showers.
Walk to the Nithi gates 3200m (3hrs). Overnight camp
Walk up the ridge to camp at Hall Tarns 4297m (8hrs) overnight camp with magnificent views of Vivienne Falls and Lake Michaelson
Pre-dawn attempt on Pt Lenana 4985m and descend to Mintos/Hall Tarn 4300m (6hrs) for overnight
Descent to Chogoria Park gate for overnight in Mt Meru Bandas
Final descent along forest road and meet with your vehicle to transfer to Nairobi
|1 person US$ 1330 pp|
|2 persons US$ 1041 pp|
|3 persons US$ 975 pp|
|4 persons US$ 965 pp|
|5 persons US$ 960 pp|
|6 persons US$ 940 pp|
|7 persons US$ 915 pp|
|8 persons US$ 905 pp|
Extra Days on Chogoria Route: We can arrange for additional days on the mountain for $110 per person, per day
To see what is included/not included in the cost and for Tipping guidelines please see check our PDF
General Information: Mount Kenya
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