This route chogoria is world-famous for its outstanding beauty scenery and the most attractive and dramatic route to access Point Lennana. The route is best for familiarization because the gradient is the easiest. You are more likely to be the only climbers on this side of the mountain ensuring a unique wilderness experience. We have experienced guides who are very conversant with Mount Kenya and can explain to you in details about the vegetation and wildlife of Mount Kenya in the language you will best understand.
This itinerary is for the climbing of Pt Lenana, the third peak of Mt Kenya, at an altitude of 4985 metres. A thrilling experience that will linger in your memory for years to come. This is the easiest and little used route to reach at the peak. Our guides will be on standby for any assistance to ensure you complete the trek.
our dedicated team will come to pick you at exactly 0800 from the hotel. Together with our team, you go collect porters and guides a distance that will take about 3 1/2 hours’ drive. You will then take 22km drive into the Mt. Kenya forest to the Park Gate. Dependent on road conditions and, these 22 km have been known to take all afternoon to complete and when it rains it is possible that the top four or five km may be impassable. In the evening you will you break for dinner and refreshing. You can opt to spend the night at the Meru Mt. Kenya Banda's or at roadhead which is about 7 km from the Park Gate.
You will wake up to the beautiful rising sunshine and sweet voices of birdlife, after breakfast you will embark on Mountain climb at a nice and easy pace enjoying the beauty scenery. You will then take slightly longer walk via Lake Ellis which gives beautiful views of Mugi, Ithunguni and the Giants Billiards Table, whilst if we follow the river near roadhead, upstream for about 3 km, the foreground scenery and vegetation is incredibly beautiful. You will then stop for lunch at the stream banks .After few minutes of relaxing and enjoying cool breeze, you will then embark on the road to the camp about 3,600m away. You will have your dinner here and spend the night.
You will wake up to the rising sunshine then after breakfast you will continue with your mission of climbing the mountain. 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 (slight path to follow) and join the normal Chogoria route to Minto's Hut after about 4 hour walking. You will then break for lunch at a small stream crossing then 45 min on to a camp near Minto's Hut and next to one of the tarns. After refreshing you will have very short afternoon walk over to superb views across to "The Temple" and down to Lake Michaelson.
You will wake up early in the morning then take your breakfast before leaving Mintos Hut for the summit passing near the Simba Tarn and Harris Tan to Point Lenana which is approximately 4 - 5 hours. After the beautiful rising sunrise at 6.30am and nice views of Kilimanjaro and the Coast line descend back to Mintos for full breakfast .You will embark on your journey and thereafter descend to Meru Mount Kenya Lodge(Bandas) having your lunch at the Roadhead. In the evening you will stop at Bandas for dinner and overnight stay.
You will wake up to the beautiful sunshine then prepare to return to Nairobi. After breakfast, you will then walk for 15km downhill through the denses rain and bamboo forests to connect the 4WD jeep to Chogoria Town. After refreshing and taking your lunch drive back to Nairobi and continue with your travel plans.
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