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Chogoria Gate – Out Naro Moru Route: 5 Days

Mt Kenya Climb through Chogoria route out Naro-Moru Gate

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


5 Days & 6 Nights

Day 1: Nairobi – Chogoria

Pick up from your hotel in Nairobi at 7am to Chogoria town for an early lunch. After lunch, take a 4x4WD vehicle to the forest clearance, 16km from where the walk starts. You will walk for 16km through the forest along the dirt and sometimes very muddy road for 4hrs to reach Mount Meru Bandas at 2950m. Dinner and overnight at Mt. Meru Bandas.

  • Chogoria/Mount Meru Bandas
  • 4hrs, 16km walk, 950m ascent

Day 2:  Road Head Camp

After breakfast follow the track through giant heather and forest up to Chogoria road head from where the path drops to cross a stream then follows the broad ridge to the east of the gorges valley to reach Road Head Camp. Overnight at Road Head Camp at 3300m.

  • Mount Meru Bandas – Road Head Camp
  • 3hrs, 9km, 350m ascent

Day 3: Mintos Hut

 After breakfast follow the track through the forest up to Chogoria road head for approximately 4 hours walk to reach Mintos Hut, 4200m. Dinner and overnight at Mintos Hut.

  • Road Head/Mintos Hut
  • 4 hrs, 12km

Day 4: Point Lenana/Met Station

Leave shortly after midnight at 2am towards the main peaks and divide after an hour, above a flat green area at the head of the valley known as temple fields, arriving at point Lenana at 6:30am. After taking photographs, descend to Mackinders for breakfast and continue down to Met Station at 3000m for dinner and overnight rest.

  • Mintos/Point Lenana/Met Station
  • 11-12 hrs, 29km, 785m ascent/1985m descent

Day 5: Descend and Departure

After breakfast, descend through the rainforest which is 9km to Naromoru Park Gate at 2,600m where you will connect with your transport back to Nairobi, arriving at approximately 3pm.

  • Met Station/Naromoru/Nairobi
  • 3hrs, 9km, 400m descent

What’s included: –

  • Transport from Nairobi to Chogoria.
  • Accommodation at Mt Kenya Bandas.
  • 4 x4 transfer on Chogoria route.
  • 3 Meals per day while trekking
  • Transport from Naro Moru gate to Nairobi
  • All government park fees
  • Professional Mountain Guide and one Assistant Guide-(Group), porters and cooks

Exclusive of: –

  • Tents and Sleeping mats, Gloves, Sun glasses, Sleeping bag, Hats, Rain suits, Warm Jacket, Heavy boots, Scarf’s, Rain Trousers.

You can extend the climb with a safari either camping or lodge or beach holiday 

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