Lake Michaelson Explore
Safari at a Glance
Lake Michaelson Explore
Lake Michaelson trek is one of the most beautiful spots on Mount Kenya. Not only is the Lake Michaelson trek one of the most beautiful in the area, but it's also doable for anyone who is reasonably fit. You don't need to be an experienced mountaineer to make this journey. Our Lake Michaelson trek is the perfect option for those who want to explore Mount Kenya without necessarily wishing to hike to the top or, instead, to its famous peaks.
Where You Will Visit
This safari explores the following regions in Kenya
- Chogoria, Tharaka-Nithi County
DAY 1 CHOGORIA BANDAS TO LAKE ELLIS (3,460 m).
Trekking time: 4 hours. The walk starts with spectacular views of the rolling hills ahead and perhaps even a glimpse of the snow-capped peaks of Batian (5,199m) and Nelion (5,188m) high above. This is a relatively short hike; you will be in camp a little earlier than the previous day. Therefore, a great chance to sit back and relax after lunch and enjoy the views around Lake Ellis. We go by the general rule of thumb to "climb high and sleep low" to allow for better acclimatization. An evening trek up to nearby Mugi Hill can be an excellent way to end the day and hopefully make your ascent much easier. You can even try your hand at a fly-fishing spot in the Lake.
DAY 2 LAKE ELLIS TO LAKE MICHAELSON (4,100m).
Trekking time: 5 hours This day is a beautiful walk that takes you up along the ridge overlooking the Gorges valley. Later in the day, Lake Michaelson comes into view. We will break for lunch overlooking the Lake with a spectacular view and then continue on a gentle traverse and descend to Lake Michaelson campsite. You can rest in the afternoon or go for a wander around the Lake.
DAY 3 LAKE MICHAELSON (4,100m)
Trekking time: 7 hrs Waking up at Lake Michaelson with the towering peaks around you is undoubtedly a memory you will take with you after the trip. So we feel it is an excellent place to spend the day, go for walks, and enjoy the fly fishing if you are a keen angler.
DAY 4LAKE MICHAELSON TO THE CHOGORIA GATE
The walk down to the Chogoria gate takes between 5-6 hours and is probably one of the most scenic walks on the mountain. This trek takes you along the top ridge overlooking the Gorges valley.
Tour package includes:
- Park entrance fee
- Skilled cook
- Accommodation in a tent
Tour package excludes:
- Evacuation Fee
- Insurance Cover
- Anything not Mentioned in the inclusions