Would you like to discover the stunning Chogoria traverse on Mount Kenya? Then join Bushgetaways on this 6-day Adventure starting from Nairobi!
At 5,199 m, Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa after Kilimanjaro. This stunning giant is famous for its breathtaking vegetation and wildlife. The highest peaks on Mount Kenya are Batian (5,199m), Nelion (5,188m) and Point Lenana (4,985m). On this adventure, we will climb to the top of Lenana via the Chogoria route, considered to be one of the most beautiful to the top of Mount Kenya.
We will set off from Nairobi and drive to Nanyuki Town on the lower slopes of Mount Kenya. After lunch, we will enjoy a relaxing afternoon and then drive to the Sirimon Park Gate on the next day where our trekking adventure will begin. Every day, we will cover a stretch of the route and enjoy the awe-inspiring flora and fauna that we find on the way. In the evenings, we will stay in mountain huts and campsites. One of the highlights of our trek will be watching the sunrise from the Point Lenana summit. You can find a detailed itinerary below.
Please keep in mind that this is a demanding trek. Therefore, it is important that you have a good fitness level and prior mountaineering experience. Of course, we will be there to help and guide you every step of the way!
So, are you ready to tackle the Chogoria traverse in Mount Kenya? Then book your place now and get ready for an adventure you will never forget!
We will drive to the Sirimon Park Gate (2600m) and begin our trek. We will go through forests, bamboo and giant heather zones until we reach the high altitude moorland and the Old Moses Mountain Hut/Campsite (3300m) where we will spend the night.
We will follow a route that crosses the Ontulili River and further on crosses the Likii River before going up to Mackinders valley and finally, Shipton Camp below the towering peaks and glacier.
We will acclimatize at Shipton and enjoy short treks to Oblong and Hausberg Tarn before lunch.
We will set off early, at 3am and hike up a steep scree slope and glacier 3-4 hours until we reach point Lenana (4985m) to catch site of the sunrise. Then, we will descend to Minto’s hut for breakfast. After resting a while, we will descend down a gorgeous valley with sights of The Temple, Lake Michaelson, Mushroom Rocks and Giant Billiards table before reaching the Bandas where we can enjoy a log fire, hot shower and bed.
After breakfast you will hike down a bamboo forest where a vehicle will meet you to transfer you to Chogoria town and further to Nairobi or proceed to join a Safari.