Elephant Hill and Mt Kinangop Southern Breach
We kick off the new Altomatum challenge by traversing the unequally yoked Southern Nyandarua twins with the worst reputation. Whether this is your first time attempting either Elephant Hill or Kinangop, you have heard of the notoriety of the two trails.
We leave Nairobi at 4 in the morning and drive to the Njabini Forest station, aiming to hit the trail by 6:30 a.m. Our hike takes us 9km to the Elephant Hill summit, down and up the treacherous climb to the Kinangop peak in 6km, back up a steep climb to the Elephant Hill Summit, and down to exit the Njabini Gate.
Elephant Hill X Kinangop Southern Breach Distance & Stats
Hiking Distance: 30km
Maximum Elevation: 3,906m
Total Elevation Gain: 2,009m
Hiking time: 12-14 hours
Elephant Hill X Kinangop Southern Breach Itinerary
3:45 a.m Meet up at International House Parking, City Hall Way. Boarding opens.
4:00 a.m Departure for Njabini Forest Station.
06:00 a.m Arrival at Njabini Forest Station.
06:30 a.m Hike Starts
01:30 p.m Mandatory turn-back and descent in order to avoid encounters with wild animals after dusk
EST 06:00 p.m Departure for Nairobi
Mode of hiking: Time target-based
You shall receive targets to evaluate your progress throughout the hike. The entire group’s turn-back time is 1:30 p.m.
Kenyan Citizens – 4,500/=
- Foreigner with Kenyan Residency – 4,700/=
Non-Resident Foreigner – 11,900/=
- Citizen Self-drive – 2,800/=