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Aberdares Table Mountain Hike – Max Edition | New Trail

If you ever visited the old Table Mountain trail before it was closed, you are familiar with the maddening steepness it flexed. And if that shocked you, the new Aberdares Table Mountain Hike trail may only be the stuff of the nightmares. But then, you are already an advanced hiker!

The 6.2km trail starts at Mikeu, taking you through an initial gentle trek along the forest line. The trail then takes a plunge down to a river crossing. Next comes a shockingly steep, near-vertical ascent for a kilometer to connect with the old trail. Past here is another brief gentle trek, another brief steep ascent, and then onto the final gentle trek through the moorland. The trail ends at the Table Mountain peak, at an elevation of 3,792m above sea level.

 

 

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Aberdares Table Mountain Hike – Max Edition Distance & Stats

Distance: 12.5km

Maximum Elevation: 3,792m

Maximum Elevation Gain: 1,249m

Duration: 8-10 hours

Difficulty: Hard

Beginner-friendly: No

Child-friendly: Fit hikers 12yo and above

 

Aberdares Table Mountain Hike Itinerary

4:15 a.m Meet up at International House Parking, City Hall Way. Boarding opens.

4:30 a.m Departure for Mikeu Center.

08:30 Arrival at Mikeu

09:00 a.m Hike Starts

02:00 p.m Mandatory turn-back and descent to avoid encounters with wild animals after dusk

06:30 p.m Departure for Nairobi

 

Itinerary Notes:

  • Please be punctual; latecomers will be left behind and forfeit the entire amount paid up.
  • Pickups should be requested by 10 a.m on the eve of the event. Pickup stops will be no longer than 5 minutes. Only pickup is guaranteed; drivers use the best route based on traffic conditions on the return commute.
  • There will be no shopping stops during the commute. Please stock your supplies by the eve of the event.
  • Please adhere to the set turn-back time (where applicable). Punctual departure for Nairobi means everyone gets back to Nairobi in good time. 

 

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Charges

East African Citizens: 3,750/=

E.A Citizen Self-drive: 2,500/=

Kenyan Residents: 3,750/=

Non-Residents: 14,150/=

 

How to book the Aberdares Table Mountain Hike

Pay at least 2,300/= to Mpesa buy goods till 989985 and clear the balance before boarding.

 

Booking Notes:

  • Reservation will be made on a first-pay-first-reserved basis.
  • Your ticket gives you 5% off purchases from Outdoorer Shop until the end of the quarter. Proof of booking confirmation may be required.

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From your ticket payment, Outdoorer guarantees:

  • 10:1 hiker to community guide ratio -- because getting lost is never funny.
  • Additional guidance and support from Outdoorer staff team (at least 4 per event). 
  • At least one skilled paramedic (up to 4 depending on the group size).
  • Other ticket-includes as detailed below.
 

 

TICKET INCLUDES

- Transport from Nairobi and back

- Park fees & charges

- Armed ranger fees

- Guide services

- Paramedic services

- A liter of water (bring your reusable water bottle), glucose, and 4 fruits

 

Earn it, get it. Click to buy your Table Mountain Unlocked Souvenir Badge.

 

 

PREPARING FOR THE HIKE

  • Engage in active cardio exercises such as aerobics, walking, running, cycling, and swimming among others the week prior to the event.
  • Set aside the day before the hike for resting -- take a break from exercises.
  • Increase your hydration by at least two days to the hike.
  • Purpose to get enough rest the night before the hike. 
  • Increase your carbohydrate intake two days before the hike. This helps boost your energy reserves. If on intermittent fasting or on a diet, take a break in the period one day before and after the hike.
  • Cut your toe nails, please, cut your toe nails!
  • Have a generous breakfast before stepping out of the house -- or at least 3 hours before the start of the event. This ensures that most of the food has been digested by the time you begin the hike, giving you the much-needed energy while ensuring your stomach is not too full for comfort.
  • Use the bathroom before leaving the house. This avoids unnecessary bathroom breaks on the commute and during the hike.
  • Set your mind up for conquering yourself. Hiking is 90% mindset, 10% physical preparation. Once you win the battle in your mind, everything else contributes less than 10%. You can do it!

 

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MUST CARRY

– Valid identification document
– Comfortable, well-treaded waterproof hiking boots or shoes.
– Comfortable warm hiking clothes: quick-dry pants, quick-dry t-shirt, fleece jacket, and a baseball cap or sun hat. Jeans and cotton materials are highly not recommended.
– Snacks e.g lunchbar, crisps, nuts, fruits
– Enough water (at least 2L)
Rain poncho, rain jacket and rain pants

*** Note: Plastics are prohibited. Please carry your supplies and water in reusable containers.

 

Click here for a quick gear guide

 

OPTIONAL BUT RECOMMENDED

- Balaclava 
- Marvin hat or baseball cap
- Sunscreen
- Hiking pole

 

COVID -19 PROTOCOLS

- For your and others' protection, we shall require you to wear a face mask while riding the bus on the to and fro commute. Please bring enough masks with you.

- It is your responsibility to protect yourself before you require the enforcement of COVID-19 protocols. If you can hike in a mask, by all means do it. Otherwise, we urge you to ensure you are socially distanced on the trails.

 

 

CANCELLATION & REFUNDS POLICY

– Where cancellation is requested more than 48 hours before the event date, a 50% refund of the booking confirmation deposit will be issued. The excess paid above the booking confirmation deposit will be refunded in full.

– Where cancellation is requested 48 hours or less before the event date, no refund will be issued on the booking confirmation deposit. The excess paid above the booking confirmation deposit will be refunded in full.

– Latecomers and no-shows forfeit the entire amount paid up.

 

Book Event

E.A Citizen

Ksh 3,750 per East African citizen

Available Tickets: 50
The E.A Citizen ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Non-Resident

Ksh 14,150 per foreign national without a certificate of residency.

Available Tickets: 10
The Non-Resident ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
E.A Citizen Self-Drive

Ksh 2,500 per East African citizen or Kenyan resident on private transport.

Available Tickets: 10
The E.A Citizen Self-Drive ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Kenyan Resident

Ksh 3,750 per Kenyan resident. Proof of residency may be required.

Available Tickets: 20
The Kenyan Resident ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.

Date

08 Oct 2022

Time

*End time is an estimate.
4:30 am - 11:00 pm

Cost

KES 3,750.00

Location

Aberdares
Aberdare Range, Nyandarua County

Organizer

Outdoorer Excursions
Phone
+254 727 001 289
Email
hello@outdoorer.ke
Website
https://instagram.com/outdoorer.ke
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