Kenya Wildlife Safari

6 Days Chogoria Route Trekking

Tour Details


Embark on a captivating 7-day trekking adventure through the renowned Chogoria Route, ascending Mount Kenya via diverse landscapes and challenging terrains. This trek offers an immersive experience, providing stunning views and the opportunity to summit Point Lenana, the third highest peak on Mount Kenya. The journey encompasses forests, moorlands, and alpine zones, offering a rich variety of natural beauty and an unforgettable trekking experience.

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Tour Itinerary

  • This itinerary is designed to offer a fulfilling trekking experience up Mount Kenya, highlighting key waypoints and allowing for acclimatization.
  • The trekking duration and pace may be adjusted to suit individual preferences and ensure a safe and enjoyable adventure.
  • Day 0: Arrival in Nairobi and Pickup

    Your adventure commences with your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Upon landing, our team warmly welcomes you, providing a seamless transfer to Nairobi, where you'll be accommodated for the night. This pre-trek evening allows you to unwind from your journey and prepare for the exciting trek ahead. Our team will conduct a thorough briefing and equipment check, ensuring you are fully prepared for the upcoming expedition

  • Day 1: Nairobi to Chogoria Town (2,500m) to Chogoria Bandas (2,950m)

    Rise early for a picturesque journey from Nairobi to Chogoria Town, the starting point of your trek. As you set foot on the Chogoria Route, you'll be immersed in the lush landscapes and cool climate of Mount Kenya. The trek commences at Chogoria Gate, leading you through a mesmerizing forest. After several hours, you'll arrive at Chogoria Bandas, a charming campsite perched at 2,950 meters, providing a serene setting for your first night on the mountain.

  • Day 2: Chogoria Bandas (2,950m) to Lake Ellis (3,600m)

    Embrace the trek's second day, trekking towards the stunning Lake Ellis. As you ascend through verdant moorlands, the breathtaking beauty of the surroundings unfolds. The trail leads to Lake Ellis, a serene and picturesque spot. Here, at an altitude of 3,600 meters, you'll set up camp amidst the natural splendor, surrounded by Mount Kenya's captivating landscape.

  • Day 3: Lake Ellis (3,600m) to Minto's Hut (4,200m)

    Today's trek promises awe-inspiring sights as you continue your upward journey. Crossing the unique Gorges Valley, you'll be captivated by the fascinating terrain. Finally, you'll reach Minto's Hut, perched at an altitude of 4,200 meters. This strategic location provides a restful setting and stunning views, preparing you for the exhilarating summit attempt.

  • Day 4: Acclimatization Day at Minto's Hut

    An essential day for acclimatization unfolds at Minto's Hut. You have the option to embark on a short hike to Hall Tarns, enhancing your acclimatization process. It's a day to rest, rejuvenate, and absorb the awe-inspiring surroundings before the challenging summit climb.

  • Day 5: Minto's Hut (4,200m) to Point Lenana (4,985m) to Shipton's Camp (4,200m)

    The pinnacle of your trek awaits as you begin the pre-dawn summit push towards Point Lenana. The ascent is both exhilarating and demanding, rewarding your efforts with an awe-inspiring sunrise at the third highest peak of Mount Kenya. After this remarkable achievement, you'll descend to Shipton's Camp for a well-deserved rest, celebrating the triumph and reflecting on the incredible journey.

  • Day 6: Shipton's Camp (4,200m) to Sirimon Gate (2,600m)

    Today marks the descent through varying terrains, allowing you to reflect on the triumph of reaching Point Lenana. You'll traverse moorlands and bamboo forests, experiencing the mountain's diverse ecosystems. The descent culminates at Sirimon Gate, where you'll exit Mount Kenya National Park. A celebratory transfer to Nanyuki awaits, providing a comfortable retreat and a fitting end to your mountain adventure.

  • Day 7: Departure to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

    As your epic journey concludes, we arrange a smooth transfer back to Nairobi. After a hearty breakfast, you'll be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure, reflecting on the incredible memories and achievements of the 7-day Chogoria Route Trekking adventure.

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