Lake Ellis & Mintos Day Hike

8 June, 2022

Lake Ellis & Mintos Day Hike

Available Dates: Group joining; 23rd July
Private Package: Any day of your choice

Hike Summary

We begin the day with an early morning pick up from Nairobi at 0430hrs and drive north to Chogoria town and onwards to Chogoria Park Gate. The hike starts at the Gate after a short stretch. The trail gets you right into the forest and takes you through the dense forest covered with both indigenous and man-made trees and to the scenic Nithi Falls. The forest is a habit for both wildlife and a wide range of bird species. The hike then proceeds on wet moorlands to the scenic landscape of the breathtaking Lake Ellis 3600m. Take a few mins for photos and enjoy the stunning views. The trail then leads you up through glades of montane forest and giant heather to Mintos Hut 4300m. Return is via the same route to reach the Bandas and drive back to Nairobi to arrive in the early evening.

What To Carry

  1. Comfortable hiking shoes with a good grip. Long pants/trousers & long-sleeved hiking t-shirt/light jacket recommended
  2. Spare Sports Trainers to complement boots, Sandals, or light shoes for traveling back
  3. Plenty of drinking water at least 3 litres
  4. Sunhat, Sunscreen, Sunglasses
  5. Cameras
  6. Any personal medication / Personal first aid items
  7. Day Pack /Small Bag to carry your personal items
  8. Enough Snacks, fruits, sandwiches, energy bars to last the hike.
  9. Proper Rain Gear, in case it rains. i.e. Rain Coat/Poncho/Rain Trousers if available.
  10. Mornings can be cold so have a warm Jacket.
  11. An identification card or passport: Must
  12. Tip for guides, rangers, and crew


Full Package with Transport – Kes. 4,350
Self Drive(4x4vehicle) – Kes. 2,300

Ps. Enjoy discounted rates by booking via the website

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Package Includes:

  • Citizen/Resident Park Entrance Fees/parking fees
  • Round Trip Transport for non-self drives
  • Hiking Charges
  • Drinking Water
  • Guiding Fees
  • Security

Package Excludes:

  • Non-Residents Park Entry Fees
  • Tips for Guides
  • Evacuation expenses.

Payment and Booking

Make payments via MPESA Paybill 695596 Account (Your Name-Hike Title)
Confirmations and queries must be confirmed with 0729 995 059 | [email protected]

Booking Terms & Conditions

All our adventure bookings are subject to Bucketlist Adventures Booking policy as outlined on the link below:

Day Hiking
Guided Tour
At a glance

This hike Starts at Chogoria Gate and takes you to the beautiful Lake Ellis and onwards to Mintos Hut 4300m on the slopes of Mt. Kenya. The hike guarantees a clear view of the peaks on a good day and fresh crisp air.

  • Mt.Kenya National Park
  • Kes. 4,350
  • Kes. 2,300
Jemoh Maina,

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