we set off up the mountain at a nice and easy pace. A slightly longer walk via lake Allis gives scenic views of Mugi, Ithunguni and the Giants Billiards Table,whilst if we follow the river near the roadhead,upstreams for about 3km, the foreground scenery and flora in particular..
5 days chogoria out chogoria
Day 1: pick up from hotel about 3 ½ hours from Nairobi to where we collect the porters and guides (as required). Into the mount Kenya forest for the 22km drive to the Park Gate at 2,850m.Dependent on road conditions, these 22km have been know to take all afternoon to do and in really wet condition it is possible that the top four or five km may be impassable. Night, dependent on clients wishes, at the Meru mt. Kenya the banda's or at roadhead a further 7km from the park gate.
DAY 2: After breakfast and sorting of porters loads we set off up the mountain at a nice and easy pace. A slightly longer walk via lake Allis gives scenic views of Mugi, Ithunguni and the Giants Billiards Table,whilst if we follow the river near the roadhead,upstreams for about 3km, the foreground scenery and flora in particular beautiful ,Lunch by the stream banks then its time to out up the left hand hillside to our camp at about 3,600m well away from any of the more “touristy” areas.
DAY 3: From our campsite, we continue to move up through the moorland zone. As this area of the mountain is still off the beaten track, there are no paths to follow, and on each trip we vary the area we walk across. After about an hour, traverse left and join a ridge (slightly path to follow) and join the normal Chogoria route to Minto's hut after about 4 hour walking.Lunch at asmall stream crossing the 45min on the camp near minto's hut and next to one of the tarns.Very short afternoon walk over superb views across to “The Temple” and down to lake michaelson.
DAY 4: After pre dawn breakfast leave Mi nto's Hut for the summit passing near Simba tarn and Harris tarn to point Lenana which is approximately 4-5 hours. After the sunrise at 6:30 and nice views of Kilimanjaro and the coast line descend back to Minto's for full breakfast and thereafter descend to Meru mount Kenya lodge Bandas) having our lunch at the roadhead.Dinner and overnight at the Bandas.
DAY 5: After breakfast walk for 15km downhill through the denses rain and bamboo forest to connect the 4wd jeep to chogoria town , then after lunch at chogoria drive back to Nairobi for your next destination.
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