3Days Mt Kenya Chogoria

26 October, 2021

3Days Mt Kenya Chogoria

Available Dates: 3rd – 5th Dec


Day 1:  Nairobi – Mintos Hut (4300mts)
Pick up from Nairobi. Drive to Chogoria park gate. Hike 9km to Lake Ellis. The trail then leads you up through glades of montane forest to Lake Michaelson. Take a few mins for photos and enjoy the scenic views. Then follow a track through giant heather to Mintos Hut 4300m, for dinner and overnight. Lunch is served on the way.
Day 2: Mintos – Lenana (4985mt)- Lake Ellis (3600mts)
Wake up very early in the morning and hike up through Square Tarn to climax at Pt. Lenana, 4985m which is the third highest peak on Mt. Kenya. After taking photographs, descend to Mintos for breakfast and continue down to Lake Ellis for dinner, bonfire party, and overnight rest.
Day 3: Lake Ellis – Nairobi
After morning breakfast. Descend to Chogoria park gate. Embark on your journey back to Nairobi to arrive in the early evening.


Due to the nature of the exercise, you need to prepare your body well. It is recommended you do daily cardio-based exercises before the hike.  Pre hikes are organized every weekend and private on weekdays and it would be great to attend them. Contact the Bucketlist team for the calendar on this. We have prep hikes lined up every weekend for your support.


Meals will be provided, as well as basic snacks like cookies, biscuits, and fruits. You should also bring your own energy snacks for the duration of the hike. Based on your preference, you can consider nuts, candy, energy bars, soda/beverage, Energy Sachets, Apples, and fruits. Main meals are prepared and served at camp. They include common starch, vegetables, soup, and meat. Any special dietary requirements such as diabetic, vegetarian, lactose intolerant, non-beef must be communicated in advance.


No. Item Quantity
1 Backpack/rucksack for porters 1 Pc
2 Day pack Bag properly padded 1 Pc
3 Sleeping bag (-0 to -20 degrees) 1 Bag
4 Waterproof Hiking Boots 1 Pair
5 Marvin/Balaclava /Warm Hat 1 Pc
6 Sunglasses 1 Pc
7 Slim hot water flask 1 Pc
8 T-Shirts – Polyester quick dry. 4 Pcs
9 Warm Jacket 1 Pc
10 Long Raincoat or Poncho 1 Pc
11 Walking pants 2 Pcs
12 Summit Ski Trouser 1 Pc
13 Waterproof windbreaker pants / Rain Trousers 1 Pc
14 Heavy woolen socks 4 Pcs
15 Gloves (Warm Ski gloves) 1 Pc
16 Light woolen gloves -1 1 Pc
17 Fleece 1 Pcs
18 Thermal underwear (Top & Bottom) 1-2 Pairs
19 Camelbak Hydration pack /Water bottles 2-3 litres total
20 Bathroom Kit (Recommended Wet Wipes, SunScreen, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, etc)
21 Headlamp with Extra Batteries 1 Pcs
22 Personal First aid items/medicine if any
24 Wide Brimmed sun hat/Baseball cap 1 Pc
25 Snacks to last all days (Personal Discretion)
27 Passport/National ID/Alien ID
28 Personal First Aid items
29 Gaiters
30 Emergency evacuation cover
31 Crew Tips Money(Recommended) USD 30 -100

All the above items can be sourced with the help of our team.

Expedition Charges

Full Package: Kes. 35,000

Self Drive: Kes. 29,000

Package Includes

  • All meals on the Mountain.
  • 2Nights Accommodation on per person sharing intents up the mountain.
  • Citizens Statutory park fees.
  • Guides and staff entry fees.
  • Experienced Guides.
  • Group porters for meals, supplies.
  • Experienced Mountain chef and catering team.
  • Porter to carry your personal rucksack.
  • Transfers from Nairobi to the Mountain and back.

Package Excludes

  • Single Tent supplement – Kes. 3,000
  • Residents/Non-residents park fees and hiking charges
  • Tips for guides and porters (Recommended tip values – $30-$100)
  • Personal Climbing Gear as per the above list.
  • Water and Drinks (Though clean spring water is available for refills you may consider these)
  • En-route meals on the first and last day.

Booking & Payment

A minimum of KES 5,000 secures your slot on the trip.  For Bank, payments contact our team. For MPESA: Use Paybill Number 695596 and input your name as the Account Number.

For any Queries contact our Expeditions Director on 0725157834/0729 995059 or email [email protected]

Booking Terms & Conditions

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

Guided Tour
At a glance

Mt Kenya is one of the most beautiful Tropical Mountains in Africa. With unrivaled beauty, this trip will take you up via Chogoria route in 3 days.

  • Chogoria Route
  • Ksh. 35,000
  • Ksh. 29,000
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