Table Mountain & Seven Ponds Traverse

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Table Mountain X Seven Ponds Traverse

We kick off the new Altomatum challenge by traversing two notoriously steep trails in the Northern Nyandarua moorlands, Table Mountain and Seven Ponds. This one is a softer, never less deserving traverse, which any intermediate or advanced hiker can confidently undertake.

We depart Nairobi at 3:30 in the morning, aiming to hit the trail by 7:00 a.m. Our hike takes us up the new Table Mountain trail to the summit in 6.5km. It then continues 3km on a fairly gentle trek through the golden Northern Nyandarua moorlands to get to the Seven Ponds point (3,831m). Finally, we descend 5.5km down a steep trail back to our starting point.

Hiking Distance: 15km

Maximum Elevation: 3,831m

Total Elevation Gain: 1,300m

Hiking time: 8-10 hours

Table Mountain X Seven Ponds Hike Itinerary

3:15 a.m Meet up at International House Parking, City Hall Way. Boarding opens.

3:30 a.m Departure for Mikeu Center.

06:30 Arrival at Mikeu

07:00 a.m Hike Starts

01:00 p.m Mandatory turn-back before Table Mountain summit and descent to avoid encounters with wild animals after dusk

06:30 p.m Departure for Nairobi

Mode of hiking: Time target-based

You shall receive targets to evaluate your progress throughout the hike. The turn-back time before Table Mountain summit is 1:30 p.m.


  • ​Kenyan & East African Citizens - 4,600/=
  • Foreigner with Kenyan Residency - 4,600/=
  • ​Non-Resident Foreigner - 12,800/=
  • Citizen Self-drive - 2,950/=

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How to Prepare 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 at least two days to the hike.
  • Purpose to get enough rest the night before the hike. 
  • If on intermittent fasting or on a diet, take a break in the period one day before and after the hike. This way, you will build up your energy reserves for the arduous task ahead.
  • Cut your toe nails!
  • Have a generous breakfast at least 3 hours before the start of the hike. 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 to reduce the need for bathroom breaks on the commute.
  • Set your mind up for conquering yourself. Hiking is more about your mindset than physical preparation. Once you win the battle in your mind, everything else contributes less than 10%. You can do it!
Date & Time
Saturday July 01, 2023
3:00 AM 10:30 PM (Africa/Nairobi)

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