5 days chogoria/Lake ellis trek

The Chogoria route is our recommended and arguably the most magnificent
ascent route to the summit area. It is the driest route up the mountain
and the walk beside the Gorges Valley truly spectacular.

Day 1: Nairobi- Mt Kenya Bandas (2,900m) 3hrs, 10km walk, 650m
ascent.Depart from Nairobi at 0800hrs, driving through agricultural
country up to Chogoria town for lunch.  After lunch, we take 4×4 and drive
up to the edge of the bamboo forest where we start our trekking through
the dense bamboo forest for a distance of 10 km to the Mt Kenya
Bandas.Dinner and overnight at the Meru Mount Kenya Bandas:
:https://www.facebook.com/david.njuguna.165/videos/10216442934732220/ Day 2: Mt Kenya Bandas – Lake Ellis Campsite ( 3,600m) 3hrs, 9km, 700m ascent. After breakfast and sorting of porter loads we set off up the mountain at a nice and easy pace . A slightly longer walk via Lake Ellis gives scenic views of Mugi, Ithanguni and the Giants Billiards Table, whilst if we follow the river near road head, upstream for about 3 km, the foreground scenery and flora is particularly beautiful. Lunch on the banks of a stream, then it’s time to cut up the left hand hillside to our camp at about 3,600m, well away from any of the more “touristy” areas. Day 3: Lake Ellis – Minto`s Camp. ( 4,200m) 4 hrs, 12km, 600m ascent.Similar early start. Again well off the beaten track to follow a ridge up the mountain for about 3 hours to eventually join the tourist track on the normal Chogoria route at an altitude of about 4,100m. Breath taking views over the Gorges Valley and back over towards Ithanguni and the Northern Moorlands. Lunch is served at a small stream crossing, before continuing for a further hour to the Mintos Hut area at 4200m and our night’s rest. Afternoon is spent relaxing at camp, though a 10 minute walk to the “Temple” is well worth the effort. This is a 150 meters vertical cliff that gets its name from the position visitors often adopt when peering over the edge – they look as if they are praying.An early night is recommended as you are attempting the summit next day. Day 4:Minto`s – Pt Lenana ( 4,985m)- bandas 11-12 hrs, 785 ascent, 1,685 descent, 24km, predawn wake up at around 2:30.for the summit point lenana,which is 4985m above sea level.this hike is done in 3 hours after get ready for the sunrise at 6:30 am.beutiful views are seen all around including mt kilimanjaro on the south when the day is clear.later after the photo session descend down to mintos camp 4200m, for breakfast After breakfast, begin a 7 hour descent Day 5: Meru Bandas- Chogoria town. 2 hrs, 10km After breakfast, descend on a broad track through bamboo and virgin rain forest to meet vehicle for transfer to Chogoria town and further to Nairobi arriving by 17:00hrs. Price Enquire All transportation to/from the mountain All Park fees. All food while on the Mountain. Accommodation in mountain camps All guiding services Porter support for the climb. Not included Personal clothing and equipment Tips and gratuities for guides and porte Beverages while not on the mountain