Mountkenya outdoor hike starts at a price of $390 to 450 depending on the group number of people.
Day 1:Nairobi to Chogoria town -mountkenya Bandas hike
The 3 days hiking tour will lead you to mountkenya,for those people who doesn’t have enough time and energy to do the highest summit of mountkenya,the journey starts in Nairobi when our driver picks you up in Nairobi hotel at 7:30 oclock.driving to the very rich and beautiful highlands of the hilly areas of the second highest mountain in africa.after a 3 hours drive you arrive in the small base town in chogoria,which the majority of the residents speaks the ameru tribe language.after lunch in a budgeted hotel,together with the hikers,clue members comprised of the porters cook and the guide will join you in the 3 days short hike to the holy mountain of kirinyaga,which was olso known as the sacred place.this is where the gikuyu tribe used to make sacrifices and pray whenever they needed to pray for rains,and peace in the country kenya. our driving starts in chogoria town which has an altitude of 2300m and 225kms from Nairobi,drive up to 2700m inside the chogoria forest and the rest of the hiking part is done by walking in the bush,covered with baboo forest,hagenia and other species of indigenous trees.
Day 2:Mountkenya bandas camp to Lake ellis camp
early in the morning after breakfast at 8:0 clock, start the walk for 4 hours and 8km to nithi falls at 3300m and lake Ellis 3400 m, camping at the lake gives you an excellent view of the mugi hills and ithanguni hills.when the day is clear you can be able to view the highest peaks of mountkenya namely batian,nelion and point lenana,in orer for you to get to the peaks,on chogoria side you will traverse the climb through gorges valley,which is the most beautiful in mount kenya,
lake Ellis is the second largest lake in mountkenya after lake alice.fishing is olso done in the lake where trout fish is available.hot lunch is olso provided,dinner and overnight at the Ellis lake.
.An early morning walk close to mugi hills,if time allows,on the way you can meet and see some animals like elephants,bufallo and monkeys,birds sounds and viewing tours is olso done,while enjoying the bush walk.enroute descent down is more fun,and easy walk, kindly olso note that the 3 days trekk reaches you to the altitude of 3450m,this is not a summiting walk, everyone can do it including the children above 8 years old.it is possible to see the peaks of mountkenya from this altitude.you are olso advices to come with warm clothing and other equipment’s incase the weather changes.
The price usd$390 is inclusive of:
- Transport to chogoria forest.
- Accomodations in camps
- Entry fees
- Guide and porters
- Gears and others