This is by far the most scenic and interesting route. It takes in both tropical forests and moor land.
Day 1: NAIROBI-CHOGORIA
Pick up from your Nairobi Hotel at 8:00 am and drive north to Chogoria town for lunch and afternoon leisure walk in the town to acclimatize. Dinner and overnight at Chogoria Transit Motel, 2000m.
Day 2: CHOGORIA-MOUNT MERU BANDAS
After breakfast, take a 4x4WD vehicle to the forest clearance, 16km from where the walk starts. You will walk for 16km through the forest along the dirt and sometimes very muddy road for 4hrs to reach Mount Meru Bandas at 2950m for lunch and afternoon walks. Dinner and overnight at Mt. Meru Bandas.
Day 3: MOUNT MERU- ROAD HEAD CAMP
After breakfast follow the track through giant heather and forest up to Chogoria road head from where the path drops to cross a stream then follows the broad ridge to the east of the gorges valley to reach Road Head Camp taking approximately 3-4hrs. Overnight at Road Head Camp at 3300m.
Day 4: ROAD HEAD CAMP-MINTOS HUT
After breakfast follow the track through giant heather and forest up to Chogoria road head from where the path drops to cross a stream then follows the broad ridge to the east of the gorges valley to reach Mintos Hut, 4200m. Dinner and overnight at Mintos Hut.
Day 5: MINTOS HUT-POINT LENANA-MET STATION
Leave shortly after midnight at 2am towards the main peaks and divide after an hour, above a flat green area at the head of the valley known as temple fields, arriving at point Lenana at 6:30am. After taking photographs, descend to Mackinders for breakfast and continue down to Met Station at 3000m for dinner and overnight rest.
Day 6: MET STATION-NAROMORU-NAIROBI
After breakfast, descend through the rainforest which is 9km to Naromoru Park Gate at 2,600m where you will connect with your transport back to Nairobi, arriving at approximately 3:00pm.
Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation
Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
Full board accommodation whilst on the trek
Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
All park entrance fees to include government taxes
Service of an English speaking professional guide, porters and skilled cook
Start and finish Nairobi
Treated water on the trek
On completion, successful climb Certificate
Laundry, tips, sleeping bags, drinks, accommodation before the trek and climbing gears
Items of personal nature
Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary