This climbing route takes you through Chogoria route while climbing the mountain and you come down using Naru Moru route. It takes 6 days / 5 nights to climb and come down the mountain which is a distance of 80 km. As you climb this mountain you can enjoy the beautiful scenery, tree naming with your guide, bird watching, and some wildlife encounters – especially with the antelopes.
After breakfast, we will depart from the Park Side Hotel in Nairobi and head to Chogoria; we will arrive in time for lunch at the Transit Hotel. The journey takes 3 to 3.5 hours. The afternoon will be spent walking around the town for acclimatization. We will have dinner and stay overnight at the Transit Hotel
After breakfast, you will embark in our 4x4 vans and drive up to the edge of the bamboo forest where you start your trekking through the dense bamboo forest for a distance of 10 km until the Bandas, where you will arrive for lunch. Afternoon will be spent having a nature walk around the lodge with beautiful scenery of Mt Kenya. We will have dinner and stay overnight at the Bandas (accommodation at Bandas will include single beds, hot showers and bon fire self catering).
After breakfast, we will leave the lodge for Mintos Hut - a distance of 15 km. We will head uphill and have lunch en-route. Dinner and the overnight stay will be at Mintos Campsite.
After a pre-dawn breakfast, we leave the campsite at 2.00 am. We will arrive to the summit at 6.30 am for the sunrise and enjoy spectacular views. After 10 to 15 minutes of photography we descend via Austrian Hut to Mackinders Camp for breakfast and spend the whole day enjoying beautiful views. There will be dinner and an overnight stay at Mackinders Camp.
After breakfast, we will leave the camp and descend to Met Station via the Moor land and the vertical Borges arriving in time for lunch. Guests will have dinner and stay overnight at the Met Station Lodge.
After breakfast leave Met Station and descend to the Naro Moru Park Gate - a distance of 10 km - to connect with your transport back to Nairobi. You will arrive to Nairobi in the afternoon.