5days Mt. Kenya Hikking Chogoria route .
The Chogoria route is the most scenic and interesting of the three main routes on the moutain,The route passes the enchanting Hall Tarns and looks down sheer cliffs into the spectacular Gorges Valley and onto the beautiful Lake Michaelson. This route leads from Chogoria town up to the peaks circuit. The 32 km (20 miles) from the forest gate to the park gate are often done by vehicle, but it is also possible to walk. There is much wildlife in the forest, with safari ant columns crossing the track, monkeys in the trees, and the potential for seeing elephant, buffalo and leopard. The road is not in good condition, and requires careful driving and walking. Near the park gate the bamboo zone starts, with grasses growing to 12 m high (40 ft).Once in the park the track passes through rosewood forests, with lichens hanging from the branches. At one point the path splits, with the smaller track leading to a path up the nearby Mugi Hill and across to Lake Ellis. The Temple is a large overhanging buttress overlooking Lake Michaelson, close to Hall Tarns. Near the trailhead a small bridge crosses the Nithi stream. Following the stream downriver a few hundred metres (yards) leads to The Gates Waterfall. The path heads up a ridge above the Gorges Valley, with views to the peaks, Lake Michaelson, The Temple, and across the valley to Delamere and Macmillan Peaks. Hall Tarns are situated right on the path and above The Temple, which is a 300 m (1,000 ft) cliff above Lake Michaelson.
Park : Mt Kenya National Park
Grade : B- moderate. Up to 6.5 hours / 15 miles per day.; Approximate Trekking Distance: 60 KMS
Starts : Nairobi/ Ends : Nairobi; ;Departure Day: Any Day
Accomodation :Standard Lodge and Tent While trekking
Activities :Hiking and trekking,Plants naming,bird watch , wildlife encounter ,photography
DAY 1.NAIROBI -CHOGORIA TOWN
After breakfast we depart Nairobi and head to Chogoria town arriving in time for lunch at the Transit hotel. The journey takes 3 to 3.5 hours. Afternoon will be spent walking around the town for acclimatization. Dinner and overnight at the Transit Hotel.
DAY 2.CHOGORIA -BANDAS-After breakfast we take 4x4 and drive up to the edge of the bamboo forest where we start our trekking through the dense bamboo forest for distance of 10 km up to the Bandas for lunch. Afternoon will be spent walking around the lodge with a view of beautiful sceneries. Dinner and overnight at the Bandas.(accommodation at Bandas is of single beds.hot shower and bon fire self catering bandas)
DAY 3.BANDAS -MINTOS.-Leave early in the mornig for a long day hike to the Mintos camp.Have enroute lunch and later dinner and overnight at the camp.
DAY 4. MINTOS -LENANA -BANDAS- Leave very early in the mornig to attempt the summit.Later come back to Mintos Hut for breakfast and desecend down to Bandas for overnight.
DAY 5.BANDAS -NAIROBI-After breakfast proceed to Chogoria town to connect back to Nairobi, or continue to another safari.
Price includes-Return transfer Nairobi -Chogoria/-Nairob,3 meals per day while trekking,3 days Mt. Kenya trek accommodation while trekking,All government park fees at Mt Kenya National Park,English Speaking Mountain Guides and Porters,Accomodation at a Lodg.
What you need to carry with you:Gloves, Sun glasses, Sleeping bag, Hats , Rain suits, Warm Jacket, Heavy boots, Scarf's, Rain Trousers.