6 Days Chogoria Route
The Chogoria route gives access to the peaks from the eastern side of the mountain. The route starts from the town of chogoria; about 96 km from Embu and about 64 km from Meru. It is considered the most scenic path to the mountain. It was opened in the 1920s by Ernest Carr, who had built a vehicle track to the moorland. Compared to the others, it is however a much longer route.
6 Days Chogoria Route – Itinerary
Day 1: Nairobi / Chogoria
Pick up at 8 am from your Nairobi Hotel and drive north to Chogoria town to acclimatize for lunch and afternoon leisure walk in the town. Dinner and overnight at Chogoria Transit Motel, 2000 m, L, D.
Day 2: Chogoria / Mount Meru Bandas-4hrs, 16 km hike, 950 m ascent
After breakfast, take a 4x4WD vehicle to the clearing of the forest, 16 km from where the walk begins. You will walk along the dirt road for 16 km through the trees, and sometimes very muddy for 4hrs to reach Mount Meru Bandas at 2950 m for lunch and afternoon walks. Dinner and overnight at Bandas Mt Meru, B, L, D
Day 3: Mount Meru Bandas-Road Head Camp, 3hrs, 9 km, 350 m ascent
After breakfast follow the path through giant heather and forest up to Chogoria road heading from where the path descends to cross a stream then follow the wide ridge to the east of the gorges valley to reach Road Head Camp for about 3-4hrs. Overnight in the Road Head Camp at 3300 m.
Day 4: Road Head / Mintos Hut-4 hrs, 12 km
After breakfast follow the path through giant heather and forest up to Chogoria road going from where the path descends to cross a stream then follow the broad ridge east of the gorges valley to Mintos Hut, 4200 m. Dinner at Mintos Hut and overnight at B, L, D
Day 5: Mintos / Point Lenana / Met Station-11-12 hrs, 29 km, 785 m ascent/1985 m descent
Leave at 2 am shortly after midnight towards the main peaks and split after an hour, over a flat green area at the head of the valley known as temple fields, arriving at Lenana point at 6:30am. After taking pictures, get off for breakfast at Mackinders and continue down to Met Station for dinner at 3000 m
Day 6: Met Station / Naromoru / Nairobi-3hrs, 9 km, 400 m descent
After breakfast, walk down the 9 km rain-forest to Naromoru Park Gate at 2600 m, where you will get back to Nairobi, arriving at around 3 pm, B, L. The end of our trekking 6 Days Chogoria Route.
- Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
- Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.
- Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
- Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
- 1 night full board hotel accommodation at Chogoria Transit Hotel
- All park entrance fees to include government taxes
- Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook
- Start and finish Nairobi
- Treated water on the trek.
- On completion, successful climb Certificate
- Tips, laundry, sleeping bags and drinks
- Accommodation before/after the trek
- climbing gears
- International flights
- Visas to Kenya
- Items of personal nature
- Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary