On arrival you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel in Nairobi on bed and breakfast basis.
Breakfast at hotel / lodge. You will be collected at approx. 6.00hrs for the transfer to Chogoria via Meru, which takes about 4.5 hours. Then you continue to the Chogoria Park Gate (2,950 m) and the Chogoria Bandas (just near the Gate) where you’ll be staying overnight. This transfer takes about 1.5 hours and covers 32 km, including 22 km up a steep track through the forest.
On arrival, you have a late lunch followed by a gentle stroll in the surrounding parkland. You have your own room with attached bathroom, and hot showers are available in the early evenings. Supper is served in front of a log fire in your sitting room.
After breakfast, you set off along the Chogoria route towards the conical Mugi Hill. Then you turn off the main route and walk to Lake Ellis at 3,405 m, where you’ll be camping overnight. This walk takes 4 hours and covers 10 km. One option is to take a detour to the Nithi waterfalls for a picnic lunch, or alternatively have lunch by the lakeside.
You walk to Lake Michaelson at 3,900 m, and camp overnight. This walk is 8 km and takes about 6 hours as you are now climbing steadily, although the last section of the walk is a steep descent down to the lake.
You walk to Shipton’s Camp where you’ll be camping overnight. This is a lovely 3 km route via the Simba Col at 4,620 m, and if the weather is good, you can aim for a daytime ascent of Point Lenana at 4,985 m, a 2–3-hour detour from below the Simba Col.
If you didn’t make a daytime ascent, supper and bedtime will be early, in preparation for your night-time ascent of Point Lenana.
If you didn’t walk via Point Lenana on the previous day, you make a very early start at 2.30 a.m., with the aim of reaching the summit by sunrise. This walk covers 4 km and takes 3-4 hours. You descend to Shipton’s Camp for breakfast and then continue down to Old Moses Camp. This walk is 14 km and takes a further 5-6 hours, depending on your pace. You arrive at Old Moses Camp by mid-afternoon.
If you made the ascent of Point Lenana on the previous day, you walk down to Old Moses Camp after breakfast, arriving around lunchtime.
After a snack lunch, you transfer from Old Moses Camp back to Nanyuki via the Sirimon Gate, which takes just over an hour. You are staying overnight at Kongoni Camp on Full Board.
Breakfast at camp. Later in the morning, transfer to Nairobi.
END OF THE HIKE!!
2 pax: USD 1,495 per person.
- Return Transfers to the mountain.
- Transfer to park gate.
- Nights at the Meru Mount Kenya Lodge (Chogoria Bandas)
- All meals and drinks (except beer and sodas payable at camp)
- Last day transfer from park gate to Chogoria town (change vehicle)
- Mount Kenya Park fees.
- Services of a guide, assistant guide, cook and porters.
- Comprehensive travel insurance, including cover for trekking at 3,000 metres and above.
- Personal equipment hire (e.g. sleeping bag, waterproof clothing)
- Tips for Head Guide, Assistant Guide and Cook
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