Pack camping gear and supplies to strike out on the eastern side of the mountain up this long but spectacular approach through the deep chasm of gorge valley. Mount Kenya Climbing Expeditions recommends the 5-day Chogoria route as it is the most scenic of all the routes. Hiking on this route allows one to enjoy the remarkable Nithi Falls, Lake Ellis, Lake Michaelson and the Gorges Valley. It is possible to add an extra day at Austrian Hut, top hut giving one and opportunity to acclimatize comfortably thus reducing summit distance and time.
Mount Kenya is Kenya’s premier mountain, a climbers mecca, as well as the state’s namesake. Mount Kenya is a favorite destination for a vacation. The mountain is located 175km north of Nairobi and readily available from Nanyuki, through the Naro Moru gate or Sirimon gate. Travelers from the Meru and Embu towns can use the Chogoria Gate.