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Mount Kenya Trek - Up-and-Down Chogoria

From: $1,001 per person (5 days, 4 nights)

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Tour Highlights

  • Opportunity to see a spectacular African sunrise at 4,985m (16,354 feet)
  • Pass through everchanging landscapes - from boulders, moorlands and forest
  • Wildlife and bird watching opportunities enroute
  • A challenging climb to test your personal endurance
  • All transfers included
  • Flexibile bookings - you choose the dates

Dizzy New Heights

Expect a tough start with this climb!  On this route, the ascent to the lower peaks is steady and longer, and can be a real test of personal fitness.  Perfect for those hikers who relish a real challenge!

This climb begins at Chogoria gate, at an elevation of 3,000 metres, reached by driving through the agricultural country and on a dirt road, ascending through the Chogoria forest.  Over the course of the next few days, you will continue your ascent, first through the forest on foot, perhaps coming across the occasional elephant, bushbuck or buffalo!  Then you will cross the river Nithi and enter the Mount Kenya moorlands, breathing in the fresh mountain air and drinking in the astounding scenery, before making your final push to the hiker’s summit – Point Lenana.

Work Hard, Rest Well

Your first night will be spent in the delightful and atmospheric Meru Mount Kenya Lodge, where you will rest very well before starting your challenging ascent towards Mount Kenya’s glorious summit.  You may wish to take in the scenery, play a little pool or simply relax in your simple yet comfortable room.

Excluding your final night, your overnights for the rest of the trek will be spent camping on the mountainside.  Tents will be provided, and your service crew – guide, cook and porters – will work hard to ensure you are comfortable and well-fed throughout your journey.

For your final night your will return to the lovely Meru Mount Kenya Lodge.


This private tour is completely customisable - you can change the duration, where you visit and the hotels you stay in - just let us know what you'd like to change when you get in touch with us.

Day 1: Chogoria

Lunch and Dinner
  • Depart Nairobi at 8am, driving through farmland to reach Chogoria, then through Chogoria forest to reach Chogoria Park Gate.  The whole transfer will take 5-10 hours depending heavily on weather conditions
  • Dinner and overnight at Meru Mount Kenya Lodge (3,000m)

Day 2: Mugi Hill

Full Board
  • Depart early and trek a wide track through the forest, perhaps catching sight of elephant, bushbuck, buffalo and impala along the way
  • Climb the Mugi Hill and descend again, walking to our campsite beside the Nithi River for dinner and overnight

Day 3: Minto's Campsite

Full Board
  • Cross the Nithi River to reach the moorlands, from where you can enjoy the views of the Gorges Valley, the Temple, lakes, mushroom rocks and high peaks
  • Hike for 4-5 hours to Minto's Campsite for dinner and overnight

Day 4: Summit at Point Lenana

Full Board
  • Pre-dawn attempt at the summit begins at 3am.  Hike for approximately 3 hours to Point Lenana, the hiker's summit at 4,985m, to watch the sunrise
  • Descend back to Minto's for breakfast, followed by a 5-6 hour gentle descent to Chogoria Gate
  • Dinner and overnight at Meru Mount Kenya Lodge

Day 5: Nairobi

Breakfast and Lunch
  • After breakfast gently descend through the Chogoria forest before taking vehicle transfer to Nairobi.  A picnic lunch will be taken en route

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Wildlife you might see

During your holiday you will have the chance to see the animals pictured below - unfortunately we can't guaruntee that you'll see all the animals, but hopefully the photos will give you an idea of what to look out for!

Cape Buffalo
Cape Buffalo
Elephant
Elephant
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Black Kite
Black Leopard
Black leopard
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Black-and-White Casqued Hornbill
Black-and-white Colobus Monkey
Black-and-White Colobus Monkey
Bongo
Bongo
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Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater
Eland
Eland
Giant Forest Hog
Giant Forest Hog
greyheaded-kingfisher
Grey-headed Kingfisher
Hartlaub's Turaco
Hartlaub's Turaco
Hyrax
Hyrax
Oliva Baboon
Olive Baboon
Red-fronted Parrot
Red-fronted Parrot
Silvery-cheeked Hornbill
Silvery-cheeked Hornbill
Sykes' Monkey
Sykes' Monkey
Waterbuck
Waterbuck

Prices for this tour

2 - 3 people: $1,267 per person ... book now4+ People: $1,001 per person ... book now
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