6 Days Mount Kenya Chongoria Tranverse
Mount Kenya Chongoria Tranverse has no huts and with dense stands of giant bamboo and montane forest -why would you want to take it? Well it’s for real wilderness aficionados. Going up this route is a challenge, rough underfoot, an overgrown track more used by elephants than humans, muddy when wet,
The route was pioneered during colonial days and then abandoned for many years until it was re-opened in the early 90’s. It provides a unique and completely natural mountain trekking experience. Up to point lenana then descend on the chogoria route provides the most spectacular views and completes a traverse of Mount Kenya.
Gentle hike down a broad ridge enjoying magnificent views back up the valley to the Mt Kenya snowy peaks, Discover by descending down to waterfalls, tarns and lava flows in the Gorges Valley itself. Overnight in the Meru Mt. Kenya cabins log fires, hot showers, beds – and if the supply vehicles have made it up through the forest, Tusker beers.
Wildlife viewing is possible in evening with elephant and buffalo often grazing outside our cabins and a large numbers of forest and moorland birds.
Safari Day 1: Nairobi – Giant Bamboo camp
Safari Day 2: Giant Bamboo – Highlands Castle
Safari Day 3: Highlands Castle – Shipton Camp
Safari Day 4: Shipton camp – Pt Lenana – Hall Tarns
Safari Day 5: Hall Tarns – Mt Kenya Bandas
Safari Day 6: Mt Kenya Bandas – Nairobi