Table Mountain & Seven Ponds Traverse
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Table Mountain & Seven Ponds Traverse

Table Mountain X Seven Ponds Traverse

Whether you are an intermediate hiker testing the waters or you are an accomplished hiker worth every letter in the title, you are welcome to join us in 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 7:15 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.

06:45 Arrival at Mikeu

07:15 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 1:00 p.m.

Charges

Ticket

By Bus

Self-Drive

Kenyan & EAC Citizens

KES 5,200

KES 3,100

Foreign Kenyan Residents

KES 5,200*

KES 3,100*

Non-Resident Foreigners

US$ 99.00

NA

* This price may change in the future if a pending court injunction on the proposed increase in 2024 KWS conservation fees is lifted.

Mpesa Till 989985

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What to Carry

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!
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Date & Time
Saturday, June 8, 2024
3:00 AM 10:30 PM (Africa/Nairobi)

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Location

Aberdare National Park

Aberdare National Park
Kenya
--Aberdare National Park--

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Organizer

Outdoorer Excursions

+254 727 001289
+254 727 001289
hello@outdoorer.ke
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