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7 Days Mount Kenya Chogoria Route Trekking Tour

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Tour Preview This Safari to Mt. Kenya gives the visitor the opportunity to experience all the contrasting scenery of Mt. Kenya. This safari is a beautiful blend of all our itineraries, taking advantage of the best . .
Country: Kenya
City: Nanyuki
Duration: 7 Day(s) - 6 Night(s)
Tour Category: Mountain Climbing Adventures
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99
Package Itinerary

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This Safari to Mt. Kenya gives the visitor the opportunity to experience all the contrasting scenery of Mt. Kenya. This safari is a beautiful blend of all our itineraries, taking advantage of the best aspects of the three main approach routes to the peak area: Chogoria, Sirimon, and Naromoru.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi- Meru Bandas (2,900m)

Pick up transfer from Nairobi to Chogoria- Mt Kenya Bandas (2,900m)

Depart Nairobi at 0800hrs and be driven to the eastern of the mountain through Embu, Enjoying the good view of the mountain in various viewpoints and agriculture fields with the area up to Chogoria town arriving for lunch. After lunch, we take 4X4 Vehicle 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 up to the Mt Kenya Bandas. Dinner and overnight in high-altitude tents.

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. Overnight in tents.

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

Similar early start. Again 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. Breathe 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 and our night's rest.

The 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. Overnight in tents.

Day 4: Minto`s camp – Acclimatization day.

After breakfast visits the gorges valley, down to the Vivian falls and Lake Michelson. Return to the camp in the afternoon for lunch and overnight in tents at the Mintos camp. Overnight in tents.

Day 5: Minto`s – Pt. Lenana –Shipton's camp (4,300 m).

Pre-dawn start 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 a good view of the main peaks and mountain environs. Then descend down through the Northface to Simba col down to Shipton's camp for breakfast and rest. Overnight in tents.

Day 6: Shipton – Teleki Valley- Met. Station.

After breakfast hike over the Mackinders valley down to Hausberg tarn, Two tarns down to Mackinders camp for lunch. The Mackinders is set on the east side of the mountain with clear view of the three main peaks Batian, Nelion and Lenana. The hike makes a complete circuit of the main peaks and views, sceneries from all main routes.

The afternoon proceeds down through the moorland down to the forest to Met. Station arriving at the camp late afternoon. Overnight at The Met. Station in a mountain hut, 3,100m.

Day 7: Met. Station – Nairobi.

After early morning breakfast, descend for 3 hours through the forest to Naromoru park gate for a pickup transfer to Naromoru then to your next destination.


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 or International flights

Specialized climbing equipment such as Oxygen cylinders (available at cost)

Travel insurance, Visa, and passport fees

Increases in park fees where applicable

Personal mountain equipment 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.

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