5 Days Mount Kenya Naro Moru – Chogoria Route

5 Days Mount Kenya Naro Moru – Chogoria Route

5 Days Mount Kenya Naro Moru – Chogoria Route, Mount Kenya Climbing, Mount Kenya Trekking, Mount Kenya Tour Package

(Pack camping gear and supplies to strike out west up this long but spectacular approach through the deep chasm of gorge valley.

The Gorges Valley is a major feature on the Chogoria Route. This route leads from Chogoria town up to the peaks circuit. The 32 km (20 miles) from the forest gate to the park gate are often done by vehicle, but it is also possible to walk. There is much wildlife in the forest, with safari ant columns crossing the track, monkeys in the trees, and the potential for seeing elephant, buffalo and leopard. The road is not in good condition, and requires careful driving and walking. Near the park gate the bamboo zone starts, with grasses growing to 12 m high (40 ft) )

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CSS 003: 5 Days Mount Kenya Naro Moru – Chogoria Route (Daily Departure)
Distance: 92 km | Difficulty: Demanding | Start/Finish: Nairobi

Summary
Chogoria route is by far the most scenic route of all Mt Kenya climbing routes. However, it is the most difficult Mount Kenya climbing route owing to the fact that it begins from the steep side of the mountain.
The route is entirely a camping route, thus quite adventurous to the trekker and at the same offer the most rewarding scenic views. Pack camping gear and supplies to strike out west up this long but spectacular approach through the deep chasm of gorge valley.

The Gorges Valley is a major feature on the Chogoria Route. This route leads from Chogoria town up to the peaks circuit. The 32 km (20 miles) from the forest gate to the park gate are often done by vehicle, but it is also possible to walk. There is much wildlife in the forest, with safari ant columns crossing the track, monkeys in the trees, and the potential for seeing elephant, buffalo and leopard. The road is not in good condition, and requires careful driving and walking. Near the park gate the bamboo zone starts, with grasses growing to 12 m high (40 ft).

Once in the park the track passes through rosewood forests, with lichens hanging from the branches. At one point the path splits, with the smaller track leading to a path up the nearby Mugi Hill and across to Lake Ellis.

The Temple is a large overhanging buttress overlooking Lake Michaelson, close to Hall Tarns.Near the trackhead a small bridge crosses the Nithi stream. Following the stream downriver a few hundred metres (yards) leads to The Gates Waterfall. The path heads up a ridge above the Gorges Valley, with views to the peaks, Lake Michaelson,

The Temple, and across the valley to Delamere and Macmillan Peaks. Hall Tarns are situated right on the path and above The Temple, which is a 300 m (1,000 ft) cliff above Lake Michaelson.
As the path carries on it crosses the flat head of the Nithi River and then the slope steepens. The path splits, heading west to Simba Col, and south west to Square Tarn. These are both on the Peak Circuit Route.

5 Days Mount Kenya Naro Moru – Chogoria Route
5 Days Mount Kenya Naro Moru – Chogoria Route

Day 1: Nairobi-Naro Moru

Departure from Nairobi at 09:30hrs for transfer to Naro Moru Mountain Rock hotel for lunch. An acclimatization walk will follow to the Famous Mau Mau Caves and Burguret Water Falls. After photography proceed to Hikers Camp (2,3309m), for dinner and overnight. 11Km, 4 to 5 hours hike.

Day 2: Naro Moru-Met Station

After breakfast, hike via the Naro Moru gate to Met Station (3,040m) for dinner and overnight. 13Km hike, 3 to 4 hrs, with lunch enroute.

Day 3: Met Staion Mackinders Camp.

After breakfast hike to Mackinders Camp (4,200m) for dinner and overnight. 13Km, 4 to 5 hrs hike with lunch enroute.

Day 4: Mackinders Camp-Point Lenana-Chogoria Bandas

Atempt Point Lenana at 02:30hrs and be at the peak before the sunrise. After the sunrise, descend the mountain to Mintos hut for a full breakfast. After breakfast descend with lunch enroute to Chogoria Bandas campsite for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Chogoria Bandas-Nairobi

After breakfast, descend the mountain and connect with your transfer vehicle to Chogoria town for lunch. After lunch drive on to Nairobi with arrival in the late afternoon.

Included:

  • Park entrance fee
  • Full board accommodation on the mountain in tents or huts
  • Service of our English speaking mountain guide
  • Return transport to the mountain
  • Any applicable taxes
  • Potters
  • All mountain rescue fees

Excluded:

  • International flight
  • Sleeping bag where applicable
  • Visa entry into Kenya or Tanzania
  • Tips to /cooks porters and guides
  • All your climbing gears

Booking & Reservations for 5 Days Mount Kenya Naro Moru – Chogoria Route

Booking Office Tel: Kenya Cinema Plaza, Moi Avenue,
4th Floor, Room C7,
Nairobi, Kenya

Mobile : +254790006650

Email: info[at]citysightseeing.co.ke

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