3 days  Mount Kenya Climbing Chogoria Route

3 days Mount Kenya climbing Chogoria Route takes you on a 3 days Climbing Mount Kenya via Chogoria route to Point Lenana. This 3 days Mount Kenya climbing starts from Nairobi to Chogoria gate through Meru Bandas to Lake Ellis at 3650m on day 1,  then Mintos at 4985m on day 2, day 3 ascends up point Lenana at 4985m and drops down to either Eliss or chogoria gate, where you can be picked and drive back to Nairobi.

The Chogoria route/trail is the most recommended route for climbing Mount Kenya to Lenana Point. It is regarded as the most remarkable ascent route to Lenana Peak and the driest route as it passes through the Gorges and  Valley which are undoubtedly spectacular, as well as the beautiful Lake Elis, Lake Michealson & Nithi River.

The Chogoria Route of climbing Mount Kenya (located on the driest side of the Mountain) is the one of the most spectacular access route to Point Lenana and . mount Kenya chogoria route of the 3 premier Mount Kenya routes is most beautiful and impressive, offering the most majestic ascent route to Point Lenana.  However, the additional features of Lake Ellis, the Giant’s Billiard Table and the Nithi Falls by far add to its awe-inspiring climb, not forgetting, Lake Michaelson one of its breathtaking feature, lying below the head of the beautiful ‘Temple’ after Mintos Tarn.

Itinerary highlight for climbing Mount Kenya via the Chogoria route in 3 days

Day 1: Nairobi to Mintos

Day 2: Mintos to Lenana Peak to Lake Ellis

Day 3 : Lake Ellis to Nairobi

Detailed Itinerary for a 3 days Mount Kenya Climbing Chogoria route/trail


An expert safari guide from Aloyo safaris will meet you at 7:30 am in either your hotel after breakfast, or at the airport on arrival. He will brief you about the on going 3 days Mount Kenya climbing adventure along Chogoria route, thereafter you will set off for Chogoria town, arriving in time for lunch and meeting the guides, porters who will accompany you through your Mount Kenya hike. You will then proceed to  Chogoria park gate for registration, after then you will begin your hiking up to 9km to Lake Ellis. After which you will proceed  up through the glades of Montane forest to Lake Michaelson, where you will stopover for photography, while enjoy the breathtaking scenery. It is at this point that you will follow the trail through the giant heater to Mintos Hut at 4300m for dinner and an overnight rest

Day 2: Mount Kenya summit (Lenana Peak)- Lake Ellis(3600m)

Before dawn, you will rise up for hot coffe with energy snacks, then in a warm hiking gear, you will start hiking  up through the square Tarn to Lenana  Peak at 4985m, which is the third highest peak of Mount Kenya. After celebration moments at the peak, begin descending to Mintos for breakfast, then after descend downwards to Lake Ellis for  dinner,  and an overnight.

Day 3 Depart For Nairobi

Following your early morning breakfast, descend gently to Chogoria Park gate, where you will meet our driver guide who will return you back to your Nairobi accommodation for dinner and an overnight.

End of 3 days

What to pack for Mount Kenya Climbing.

Racksack for porters, Day pack, warm sleeping bags(-20 to -20 degrees), water proof hiking boots, rain gear, warm hat, sun glasses, small hot water flask, water orrf hiking trousers, woolen socks, gloves, thermal underwear, hydration pack, toiletries, wet wipes, sunscreen, personal administration equipment, sun hat, energy snacks, valid passport, visa, Mount Kenya hiking permit, personal first aid box, gaiters among others.

Package Includes

    Meals as per the Itinerary.

Accommodation per person sharing intents up the mountain.

Citizens park entrance fees.

Guides and staff entry fees.

Provision of experienced Guides.

Porters to carry personal rucksack, experienced Mountain chef and catering team.

All ground transportation from Nairobi to Mount Kenya and return on the last day.

Package Excludes

Single Tent supplement – Kes. 3,000

Residents/Non-residents park fees and hiking charges

Gratitude for guides and porters

Personal hiking Gear as per the list.

Water and Drinks (Though clean spring water is available for refills you may consider these)

En-route meals on the first and last day.