Day 1: Nairobi / Meru Mt.Kenya Bandas (2950m)
Depart from Nairobi at 8am and drive to chogoria passing through the rice farms and arrive there in time for lunch. Later ‘drive father for 32km to chogoria bands or camp. Evening we will have nature walk around the bandas through the water points where buffalos antelopes and other animals come to drink water. dinner and overnight at the camp / bandas.
Day 2: Meru Mount Kenya Bandas / Lake Ellis 3400m
Chogoria bandas to Lake Ellis (altitude: 3400m) After breakfast, we will follow the track as it leads up through glades of montaine forest, with plenty of wildlife around, to our camp on the shores of Lake Ellis. We will arrive at our camp after about three hours walk in time for lunch. After a short rest period in the late afternoon we will hike to the top of nearby Mugi hill (250m) before returning to camp at dusk.
Day 3: Lake Ellis / Lake Michaelson (3775m)
Lake Ellis to Lake Michaelson (altitude: 3975m) Early Morning we set off, climbing away from Lake Ellis on its west side, across moorland up to a ridge which eventually joins the main Chogoria trail. We have views of Vivienne Falls and the Gorges Valley as we descend to the most picturesque campsite in the range, at Lake Michaelson. Above the camp are the impressive cliffs of the ‘Temple’. Exotic-looking bird species, including the Tacazze sunbird, can be seen close to the camp amongst the bizarre giant plants – principally cabbage groundsel and lobelia. This day is about 4-5 hours walking. We arrive at the most impressive campsite on the mountain with the Nithi gorge plunging down nearly 400m into lake Michaelson. (Fishing of rainbow trout fish is also possible in lake Michaelson).
Day 4: Lake Michaelson / Chogoria gate / Nairobi
Depart after breakfast and descend for 4hrs back to bandas where you connect your transfer to Nairobi arriving there in the evening.
Included in the price:
Þ Airport transfers.
Þ All camping equipment.
Þ Transfer to and from the base of the mountain.
Þ Full board accommodation whilst on the trek.
Þ 3 Meals a day ( special diet vegetarian and hallal).
Þ Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary.
Þ All park entrance fees to include government taxes.
Þ Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook.
Þ Start and finish Nairobi.
Þ Water -You just need bottled water only the first day. The rest of the days we boil or add purifying tablets then filter using MSR water filtering pump before refilling in your water bottles in the morning.
Þ Rescue fee.
Þ H.F Radio communication for backup incase or rescue.
Excluded in the price:
Þ Hikking equipments.
Þ Soft drinks.
Þ Accommodation before and after the trek.
Þ climbing gears ( we have them for hire).
Þ International flights.
Þ Visas to Kenya.
Þ Items of personal nature.
Þ Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary.
Þ No mosquito net.
NB: Proper equipments are vital to safe and enjoyable trek.