5 Days Chogoria Route Down Naro Moru route
Distance: 92 km | Difficulty: Demanding | Start/Finish: Nairobi
Pack camping gear and supplies to strike out west up this long but spectacular approach through the deep chasm of gorge valley.
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Day 1: Nairobi/Chogoria
Leave Nairobi at 8am to Chogoria town for lunch and afternoon leisure walk in the town to acclimatize. Dinner and overnight at Chogoria Transit Motel, 2000m.
Day 2: Chogoria/Mount Meru Bandas - 5-6hrs, 32km, 950m ascent
This is a long day along dirt road through the forest although the conditions under foot arent strenuous. You may opt to use a 4x4 to reach the bandas as sometimes the road is impassable, 2950m. Dinner and overnight at Mt. Meru Bandas, B, L, D
Day 3: Chogoria Bandas/Mintos Hut - 6-7 hrs, 21km, 1,280m ascent
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 Mintos Hut, 4200m. Dinner and overnight at Mintos Hut, B, L, D
Day 4: Mintos/Point Lenana/Met Station - 11-12 hrs, 29km, 785m ascent/1985m descent
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, B,L,D
Day 5: Met Station/Naromoru/Nairobi - 3hrs, 9km, 400m descent
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, B,L
NOTE: You may opt to spend the night at Mackinders Camp and then on to Met station and lastly descend for a transfer back to Nairobi. This will require an extra day (6 days) to complete.
Tour Cost: US$ 700 Per Person
Included in the price:
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 in camps/huts 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
Tips, laundry, sleeping bags, drinks, accommodation before the trek and climbing gears
Visas to Kenya
Items of a personal nature
Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
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