6 Days 5 Nights Mount Kenya climbing – Naromoru out Chogoria is an extraordinary Mount Kenya climbing adventure, traversing the challenging Naromoru Route and descending via the scenic Chogoria Route. Over the course of this exhilarating journey, you will encounter diverse ecosystems and stunning landscapes.
The Naromoru Route, known for its rapid altitude gain, takes you through the unique Mackinder’s Valley, offering panoramic views of the Teleki Valley and the jagged peaks of Mount Kenya. After reaching the summit and enjoying the unparalleled vistas, the descent via the Chogoria Route introduces lush forests, crystal-clear lakes, and the breathtaking Gorges Valley.
This climbing expedition combines the thrill of conquering the summit with the beauty of Mount Kenya’s varied terrains, promising an unforgettable adventure from Naromoru to Chogoria.
6 Days 5 Nights Mount Kenya climbing - Naromoru out Chogoria
Day 1: Nairobi/ Mt Kenya
Depart Nairobi in the morning arriving Naromoru in time for lunch. After lunch you proceed to Mt Kenya Youth Hostel for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Met Station
After breakfast, proceed to Naromoru Park Gate and start hiking to Met Station (3,300m). The hiking takes about 3 hrs. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Mackinder’s Camp
Depart Met Station after breakfast and proceed to Teleki Valley arriving at Mackinder’s Camp (4,300m) early evening. Picnic lunch enroute. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Austrian Camp
Depart at 10:00 am after breakfast ascending along a steep screw to Austrian Hut (4,700m). Covering this distance takes about 3 hrs. Dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Point Lenana-Chogoria
Departing at 5:30 am, proceed through Lewis Glacier to Point Lenana (4,985m) arriving at approx. 6:30 am in the morning. After the sunrise, descend down to Mintos Hut for a full breakfast. Later descend along the famous Gorges Valley to Chogoria campsite. Dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Chogoria- Nairobi
After breakfast, set on morning journey to Chogoria (32km) 4WD vehicles are provided but during the bad weather, climbers have to walk some distance as vehicles may not reach the bandas. From Chogoria transport is provided back to Nairobi, arriving late afternoon.