Day 1: Nairobi-Chogoria Town
Head to Chogoria town in the morning from Nairobi. We get there in time for lunch, walking around the town and spending the night in Chogoria which is 2000m is advised for acclimation. Dinner and overnight at Chogoria Transit Motel.
Day 2: Chogoria-Mount Meru Bandas
From Chogoria town we take a 4*4 vehicle which helps in cutting most of the lower ground up to where we start our hike. We walk via the bamboo forest here you will see Columbus monkeys, birds and more wildlife. The journey halts at Mt Kenya Bandas for dinner and an overnight.
Day 3: Chogoria Bandas/Minto’s Hut – 6-7 hrs. 21km, 1,280m ascent
After breakfast we head to the Minto’s camp, there are magical sceneries on this route; the Giant billiards table, Mugi hills, the Gorges Valley and the view of the picks ahead and the vast plains below. A picnic lunch and occasional stop overs to drink and refill the water bottles. Dinner and an overnight stay at the Minto’s campsite.
Day 4: Minto’s/Point Lenana/Met Station – 11-12 hrs. 29km, 785m ascent/1985m descent
The journey starts at the wee hours of the night in order to reach point Lenana in time for the African Sunrise. Ascending on a full moon is very rewarding, as the moon and the stars illuminate the rocky path. At dawn the soft light of the sunrise makes the view of Mt Kilimanjaro, glaciers and valleys picture perfect. After, descend to Mackinder’s breakfast and further continue with a picnic lunch on the way to the Met station for dinner and overnight.