Kenya Climb Chogoria Out Chogoria
route Chogoria' has long been considered the most picturesque, dramatic,
and varying route,its the most beautiful of the access routes to Point
Lenana and the best for acclimatization as the gradient is the easiest.
You are more likely to be the only climbers on this side of the mountain
ensuring a unique wilderness experience. Our guides are specialists on
Mount Kenya, thoroughly knowledgeable in the flora,fauna and a foreign
Mount Kenya Chogoria out Chogoria
itinerary is for the ascent of Pt Lenana, the third peak of Mt Kenya,
at an altitude of 4985 metres. This is not a technical climb, but a hike.
Anyone with a reasonable level of fitness should be more than capable
of completing the trek provided they approach it in a sensible manner.
The ascent is via the Chogoria Route, on the little used east side of
Pick up from hotel at about 0800. It's then about 3 1/2 hours from Nairobi
to where we collect the porters and guides (as required). Into the Mt.
Kenya forest for the 22 km drive to the Park Gate at 2,850m. Dependent
on road conditions, these 22 km have been known to take all afternoon
to do and in really wet conditions it is possible that the top four or
five km may be impassable. Night, dependent on clients wishes, at the
Meru Mt. Kenya Banda's or at roadhead a further 7 km from the Park Gate.
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, Ithunguni and the Giants BilliardsTable, whilst
if we follow the river near roadhead, upstream for about 3 km, the foreground
scenery and flora is particularly beautiful. Lunch by the stream banks
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.
From our campsite, we continue to move up through the moorland zone. As
this area of the mountain is still off the beaten track, there are no
paths to follow, and on each trip we vary the area we walk across. After
about an hour,
traverse left and join a ridge (slight path to follow) and join the normal
Chogoria route to Minto's Hut after about 4 hour walking. Lunch at a small
stream crossing then 45 min on to a camp near Minto's Hut and next to
one of the tarns. Very short afternoon walk over to superb views across
to "The Temple" and down to Lake Michaelson.
After pre dawn breakfast leave Mintos Hut for the summit passing near
the Simba Tarn and Harris Tan to Point Lenana which is appproximately
4 - 5 hours. After the sunrise at 6.30 and nice views of Kilimanjaro and
the Coast line descend back to Mintos for full breakfast and thereafter
descend to Meru Mount Kenya Lodge(Bandas) having our lunch at the Roadhead.
Dinner and overnight at the Bandas.
5: After breakfast walk for 15km downhill through the denses rain
and bamboo forests to connect the 4WD jeep
to Chogoria Town. Then after lunch at chogoria drive back to Nairobi for
your next destination.
guide with over 5 years minimum,equipped guides-Trained in First aid,NOLS
-National Outdoor Leadership school,Kenya wildlife service
with over 10 yrs as mountain cooking with day to day menu of great food
Porters: With good communication skills and own gear
per person 710US$
Prices of the above is inclusive of:
3 meals per day while trekking
4 days Mt. Kenya trek
5 nights accommodation while trekking
2 transfer from Nanyuki/Chogoria- park gate- return
All government park fees
4x4 trasnport on chogoria route
English Speaking Mountain Guides and Porters
Accomodation at Nanyuki Simbas lodge D/B/B
Mt Kenya Certificate
Two Man tent.
Exclusive of Gloves, Sun glasses,
Sleeping bag, Hats , Rain suits, Warm Jacket, Heavy boots, Scarf's, Rain
Trousers.Price is exclusive of first and last
Night accomodation in Nairobi.
You can hire some of the equipments available at a reasonable cost
We ensure clients get enough and plenty of well cooked food.
Guides and porters
great wealth of experience in handling clients while trekking
has at least 4 years of experince while porters at least 2 years
Guides and porters comminicate in English while the guide has a second
language"German"French or spanish
cook ensures that you eat well cooked food while hot and beverages.Plenty
of food is served in the mounatin as well as fruits
have training with National Otdoor leadership school NOLS
- our Mount
Kenya Guides and porters participate in Mountian day clean ups
of Guides and porters we have choosen are eitherMembers of the following
Kenya Chogoria Guides and portersAssociation
- Mt Kenya
Mountaneering Guides and porters
Kenya Guides and porters safari Club
Airport transfers 20 USD 1-3 pax in a saloon car
Group and private prices
available trasnport is (with 25-Seater buses and 9 ser tour Vans)
can extend the climb with a safari either camping or lodge or beach holiday
days Masai Mara
Days Masai Mara /Lake Nakuru
Holiday at coast