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7 Days/6 Nights Mount Kenya – East-West Traverse/ Chogoria - Burguret

Day 1 - Arrival

You leave Nairobi at 11.00am and drive through small-scale farmland to Embu, the capital of the Central Province. Lunch will be taken on the way. Dinner and overnight will be at Isaac Walton, a small hotel set within a beautiful garden.

Day 2 – Roadhead Hut

After breakfast you leave for Chogoria. Here you meet your crew and special land-rovers take you to the Meru Mt. Kenya Bandas in (3000m). After a lunch break and a short briefing by your guide your 2 hour hike to Roadhead at 3300m starts. Dinner and overnight will be at a wel- set fly camp next to a small river.

Day 3 – Mintos Hut

After breakfast a 12km hike along a ridge with spectacular views of Lake Michaelson in the Gorge Valley below takes you close to Mintos Hut and the Hall Tarns, where you take a lunch break and descend afterwards to Gorge Valley for a scenic camp night on the shores of Lake Michaelson. Dinner and overnight will be at the fly camp.

Day 4 – Simba Tarn Hut

Today’s hike is rather short. You hike along Gorge Valley towards Point Lenana. The hike gradually steepens and finally you ascend a ridge and get to Simba Tarn (4600m), your campsite for the night at the base of Point Lenana. You enjoy your dinner while marveling the spectacular views of Nelion and Batian, the main peaks of Mt.Kenya and Point Lenana our challenge for tomorrow. Day

5 – Peak Lenana

After an early morning breakfast at 5.00am, the track leads via a steep scree to Simba Cole and further on to Point Lenana (4895m). You descend via Lewis Glacier on the southern side and continue your hike to Two Tarn Hut for lunch. The camp for the day will be set up at the Highland Castle with magnificient views of Batian and Nelion towering above you.

Day 6 – Giant Bamboo Camp

Today you descend on the western side of the mountain to Machengeni Camp, a clearing in the Giant Bamboo Forest (3000m). A lunch break will be taken on the way at a scenic spot in the grassland with Highland Castle above you and the Burguret River below you. Dinner and overnight will be at the fly camp at the Giant Bamboo Camp Site.

Day 7 - Departure

After breakfast you descend to the Forest Station where your vehicles will be waiting to take you to Mountain Rock Hotel for lunch. In the afternoon you proceed to Nairobi.

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