The Chogoria route is our recommended and arguably the most magnificent ascent route to the summit area. It is the driest route up the mountain and the walk beside the Gorges Valley truly spectacular. The descent by the Sirimon route takes one through some beautiful forest tracks and completes the traverse of the mountain.
Day 1: Arrival.
Pick up at airport, welcomed and transfer to the Hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Chogoria Route.
Leave early in the morning to Chogoria route a journey of 4 hours arriving at 11:00 o’clock, Have a picnic lunch and start hiking through the rain forest with Bamboo trees, until you cover a distance of 16kms and camp in the dense forest. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Hiking.
After breakfast depart with picnic lunch at around 8:30 am hike through rain forest to Chogoria Meru Bandas, 16kms walk arriving at 4:00 o’clock, dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Hiking through the Forest.
Leave at 8:30 am, after breakfast hike through giant hithers and hagenia trees, to LakeEllis where you will camp 14km, you camp here because of the availability of water.
Day 5: Descend to Valley George.
Early in the morning after breakfast, leave at around 7:30 am towards rocky steep ridge, a journey of 17kms walk and descend to Valley Gorge, where we will be camping at LakeMichelson. Dinner and overnight.
Day 6: George’s Valley.
Leave at 8:00 am to a very steep ridge George’s valley, until we come across the steep screed up to Austrian hut 4750m. Dinner and overnight
Day 7: Ascend to Lenana.
After tea and biscuit, start ascending to the summit of point Lenana 4985m, 1 hour walk, for the sunrise. After the sunrise, descend via Austrian hut, pick circuit to Shipton camp, dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Descend to Sirimon Gate.
After morning breakfast descend to Sirimon gate 23kms walk, although we will be having lunch on the way. Dinner and overnight.
Day 9: Hiking.
Morning breakfast and descend to the main road 10kms walk and connect a bus to Mountain Rock Hotel/campsite. Dinner and overnight.
Day 10: Transfer to Nairobi
Early in the morning, transfer (3.5 hrs) to Nairobi and onwards to the Airport depending on your departure time.