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Mount kenya Chogoria-Naro moru Route(6 Days)

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The Chogoria route is our recommended and arguably the most magnificent ascent route to the summit area. It is the driest route up the mountain and the walk beside the Gorges Valley truly spectacular.

Then descent through Naro moru route.The most popular route in Mount Kenya National Park although not the most scenic which approaches from the west. Naro Moru route is also the fastest route to the trekking peak at Point Lenana.

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  • Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation
  •  Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
  • Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.
  • Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
  • Accommodations is camping as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees to include government taxes
  •  Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook
  • Start and finish Nairobi
  • Treated water on the trek.
  • On completion, successful climb Certificate
  1. Tips, laundry, sleeping bags and drinks
  2. climbing gears
  3. International flights
  4. Visas to Kenya
  5. Items of personal nature and Travel Insurance cover.
  6. Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

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Accepts Credit Cards
Outdoor Seating
Smoking Allowed

Tour Plan

Depart from Nairobi at 0600hrs, driving through agricultural country up to our starting point for hot lunch. After lunch, we start our trekking through the dense bamboo forest for a distance of 10 km up to the Mt Kenya Chogoria main gate Dinner and overnight at the Campsite.
After breakfast and sorting of porter loads we set off up the mountain at a nice and easy pace A slightly longer walk via Lake Ellis gives scenic views of Mugi, Ithanguni, and the Giants Billiards Table, whilst if we follow the river near road head, upstream for about 3 km, the foreground scenery and flora is particularly beautiful. Lunch on the banks of a stream, then it's time to cut up the left-hand hillside to our camp at about 3,600m, well away from any of the more "touristy" areas.
Similar early start. Again well off the beaten track to follow a ridge up the mountain for about 3 hours to eventually join the tourist track on the normal Chogoria route at an altitude of about 4,100m. Breath-taking views over the Gorges Valley and back over towards Ithanguni and the Northern Moorlands. Lunch is served at a small stream crossing, before continuing for a further hour to the Mintos Hut area at 4200m and our night's rest. The afternoon is spent relaxing at camp, though a 10-minute walk to the "Temple" is well worth the effort. This is a 150 meters vertical cliff that gets its name from the position visitors often adopt when peering over the edge - they look as if they are praying.
Today we begin our trek ascending up along the foot of huge rock walls. From the top, we`ll have an excellent view of Mt. Kenya. After ascending for a couple of hours you reach Tooth Col. From here you traverse until you reach the Austrian Hut for dinner and overnight.
Leave at 5.00 am for predawn attempt, climbing for 1 hour across bare rock and scree slopes characteristic of the alpine region up to Pt Lenana - the hiker`s summit, arriving in time to catch the African sunrise. Descend to Mackinders camp for breakfast and a short rest. After breakfast, we begin a 3-5-hour descent via Met station camp (3,050m). The descent is gentle and it offers ample time to enjoy fascinating scenery which includes the moorlands before reaching the camp Dinner and overnight at the Met station camp
After breakfast, descend through the rainforest which is 9km to Naro Moru Park Gate at 2,600m where you will connect with your transport back to Nairobi, arriving at approximately 3pm, B,L

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