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Chogoria route on Mount Kenya is the most scenic and rewarding for hikers interested in spectacular sceneries, landscapes and exotic flora and fauna. The trail takes you to beautiful spots like; Nithi waterfalls, Mugi hill, Urumandi hut and Lake Ellis and Lake Michaelson. Trekking along this route for 5 days gives you ample time to acclimatize and explore the beauty around your campsites.

Tag along your hiking buddy and let us conquer this challenge as we indulge our souls in the beauty of our creator!


Day 1: Nairobi – Chogoria – Mount Kenya Bandas

Hiking Distance: 8Kms
Duration: 2.5Hrs
Depart from Nairobi in the morning driving through the rich agricultural country up to Chogoria town for lunch. After lunch, we proceed and drive up to the edge of the bamboo forest where we continue with our drive upto Chogoria gate.
Spend an overnight at the Mount Kenya Banda

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Sleep at Mount Kenya bandas

Day 2: Mount Kenya Bandas – Lake Ellis

Hiking Distance: 9kms
Duration: 3Hrs
After breakfast and sorting of porters loads we set off up the mountain at an easy pace. This walk give you a scenic view of the Giant billiard table mountain, Ithanguni and Mugi hill. Get to the campsite in time for lunch and later proceed for fishing at the lake or nature walk as you acclimatize for the next day long trek.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Camp at Lake Ellis campsite

Day 3: Lake Ellis – Mintos campsite

Hiking Distance: 12Kms
Duration: 5Hrs
Leave the camp after breakfast Off the beaten track to follow a ridge up the mountain for not less than 2.5hours and eventually you will join the normal route ascending from Roadhead camp. Enjoy the breathtaking view over the Gorges valley and back over towards Ithanguni and the northern moorlands. Lunch will be served along the way before getting to Minto’s camp. Spend the rest of your afternoon relaxing and refreshing fro the next day summit attempt. Dinner and overnight at the camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Camp at Mintos campsite

Day 4: LeaveMintos Campsite – Point Lenana – Old moses

Hiking Distance: 28Kms
Duration: 15Hrs
Predawn attempt of the summit starts in the wee hours of the morning, Our hike takes upto three hours to the summit arriving just minutes before sunrise. Descend down to Shipton camp for breakfast and later proceed for a 5hours trek to Old moses camp traversing through the majestic Mackinder’s valley. The descent is gentle and it offers ample time to enjoy fascinating scenery which includes the moorland before reaching the camp in the evening for evening tea and dinner.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Camp at Old Moses

Day 5: Old Moses – Sirimon Gate – Nairobi

Hiking Distance: 28Kms
Duration: 15Hrs
After early morning breakfast,descend for 3 hours to the Sirimon park gate to catch a vehicle for a transfer back to Nairobi /airport to board your flight back home.

Meal Plan:Breakfast


  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to the Airport
  • Services of a professional mountain guide, porters and cook
  • Full-board accommodation in the tents
  • Bottled drinking mineral water
  • Park entrance fees
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Our tour guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use)


  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, telephone, laundry, titbits, beverages, tips etc
  • Hiking gears
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter


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Mount Kenya
5,199 m / 17,057 ft
-0.150833 N°, 37.3075 E°