mount kenya climbing sirimon chogoria route 6 days

mount kenya climbing sirimon chogoria route 6 days 75 km | Difficulty: Demanding | Start/Finish: Nairobi Summary Pack camping gear and supplies to strike out west up this long but spectacular approach through the deep chasm of gorge valley.

Day 1: Chogoria/Mount Meru Bandas

mount kenya climbing sirimon chogoria route 6 days ascent 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

Day 2: Mount Meru Bandas - Road Head Camp, 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 Road Head Camp taking approximately 3-4hrs. Overnight at Road Head Camp at 3300m.

Day 3: Road Head/ Mintos Hut

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.

Day 4: Mintos/ Point Lenana/Mackinders Camp 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 overnight

Day 5: Mackinders Camp Met Station

After breakfast, descend further to met station via a boggy moorland Lunch enrooted on the way , dinner and overnight at met station

Day 6: Met /Naromoru/Nairobi - 3hrs, 9km, 400m

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. mount kenya climbing sirimon chogoria route 6 days