Mount Elgon Day Hike
To undertake a day hike to Mount Elgon from Eldoret, you’ll need to make necessary preparations and follow a specific route. Here’s a suggested itinerary:
- Transport to and from
- Park entry fee
- Guide fee
- Armed guide
- 500ml drinking water
- Extra water
- Other items not mentioned above.
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- Start Early: Begin your day early in the morning to maximize your time on the hike and ensure you have enough daylight.
- Transportation: Arrange transportation from Eldoret to the starting point of the hike. The most common starting point is the Chorlim Gate, located approximately 48 kilometers from Eldoret.
- Permits: Obtain the necessary permits for hiking in Mount Elgon National Park. You can acquire these permits at the park entrance gate. Make sure to inquire about any specific requirements or regulations.
- Chorlim Gate to Endebess Bluff: Begin your hike from Chorlim Gate, following the trail towards Endebess Bluff. This section of the hike offers beautiful views of the surrounding landscapes and takes around 3-4 hours to complete, depending on your pace. Explore the Caves.
- Return to Eldoret: Once you reach Chorlim Gate, arrange transportation back to Eldoret. Important tips:
- Carry sufficient water and snacks to stay hydrated and energized throughout the hike.
- Wear comfortable, sturdy hiking shoes and dress in layers to adapt to changing weather conditions.
- Pack essential items such as sunscreen, a hat, insect repellent, a first-aid kit, and a camera.
- It's advisable to hike with a guide who is familiar with the area, especially if you're not experienced in mountaineering.
- Respect the natural environment by leaving no trace of your visit and following any park regulations.