Climbing Mount Kenya 5 Days Via Chogoria Route

5 days
Free cancellation
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Chogoria route is most scenic ;it is like having a safari-hiking experience on your way to Point Lenana.Our certified guides are not only friendly but qualified enough to take care of you in case of altitude sickness


  • All Fees and Taxes
  • All meals
  • 4x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • 1x Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kenya

What to expect


Day 1: Nairobi- Mt Kenya Bandas (2, 900m) 3hrs, 10km

Stop At: Mount Kenya National Park Kenya
A drive from Nairobi to Chogoria town for lunch after which we take a 4*4 vehicle to drive up where we start our hike via the bamboo forest. We walk for 3 hours to the Mt Kenya Bandas for dinner and an overnight gaining a 680m ascent.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner: Lunch and dinner
Accommodation included: stay overnight at the Mount Kenya Bandas

Day 2: Mt Kenya Bandas – Lake Ellis Campsite (3, 600m), 9km, 700m ascent

Stop At: Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy, Mount Kenya Safari Club Road Mount Kenya Safari Club, Nanyuki Town, Nanyuki Municipality 10400 Kenya
The journey up the mountain begins after breakfast. We have an option of using the route via Lake Ellis though we walk a little longer, the sight of the Mugi hill, Ithanguni and they are worth every extra mile. On the other hand we follow the path near the river, all is not lost there is plenty of vegetation and wildlife to enjoy. We stop for lunch and rest then continue to left of the hill where we have dinner and pitch tent for the night.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner: All meals included
Accommodation included: Camping at Lake Ellis

Day 3: Lake Ellis – Minto’s Camp. (4, 200m) 12km, 600m ascent.

Stop At: Mount Kenya National Park, Mount Kenya National Park
After breakfast we continue our journey up joining the normal Chogoria is about a 4 hour hike to our next camp. The Gorges Valley offers the best views of the peaks and when you turn behind the Mugi hills and the Giants Billiards Table are amazing. Close by the Minto’s camp is the temple with a spectacular view of Lake Michaelson beneath it. Dinner and overnight
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner: All meals included
Accommodation included: Camping at Mintos

Day 4: Minto’s – Pt. Lenana (4, 985m) – Old Moses camp. 785 ascent, 1, 685 descent, 24km

Stop At: Mount Kenya National Park, Mount Kenya National Park
This busy day starts at 3.00 am in order to enjoy sunrise at the peak of point Lenana .after that rewarding experience, we descend to the Shimpton’s camp for breakfast and continue further to old Moses where we spend the night. Descending via Sirimon route is gradual and exciting as you enjoy the Flora and Fauna through the Mackinder’s valley.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner: All meals included
Accommodation included: camping at Old Moses

Day 5: Old Moses camp – Nairobi- 2 hrs

Stop At: Mount Kenya National Park Kenya
After the much needed rest and breakfast in the morning, descend to the Sirimon Park gate for about 2-3 hours to catch a vehicle for a drive back to Nairobi arriving late afternoon.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
March 2020

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September 2023

Taking longer up (4th day to summit rather than 3rd) really paid off. We got to see so much more. The views were amazing, the food was really good, they made sure we drank enough and the list of things we had to take was spot on.

July 2023

This was an great adventure carried out by an amazing and experienced team! Our guide was Patrick, and he and the team went beyond what was required to make our trip as comfortable as it could be! We had fresh, abundant and varied meals everyday, usually three courses, plus tea in the afternoon, ...

September 2023

This was my first multi-day trek and first time hiking at altitude and I couldn't have asked for a better team to guide me! I did the 5 day up Sirimon, down Chogoria route, which I highly recommend. Duncan quickly responded to all my pre-trip questions, arranged for my equipment rentals, and set ...

June 2023

Duncan and his team provided us with a fabulous and successful hike to Lenana peak, Mount Kenya. We highly recommend his company. Starting our hike in Chogoria gave us 2.5 days of beautiful views with side hikes to the waterfall, lake and caves to aid our acclimatisation which helps significa...

June 2023

My luck continued (after my success reaching Uhuru Peak on Mt Kilimanjaro on 21 May, 2023) when Duncan from Equitorial Star Adventure & Safaris picked me up from Best Western Meridian, Nairobi, and I commenced by journey to Mt Kenya on 29 May, 2023. I immediately felt at ease with Duncan who was ...

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