Mt Kinangop is the 2nd highest peak in the Nyandarua Ranges and is known as the toughest hiking trail among the hiking community. On this hike, you will experience two significant summits in one day. With this hike’s 10+ hour length and its challenging terrain, it’s no wonder that it’s often referred to as “the best trail in Africa.” If this sounds like an adventure you’re looking for—if it sounds like something fun and challenging—then sign up today!
What’s Not Included
0430h: Depart Nairobi
0730h: Hike brief and stretching
1130h: Summit Elephant Hill
1430h: Summit Kinangop
1800h: Exit from Mutarakwa Forest Gate and depart for Nairobi
2200h: Arrival at Nairobi
Meet-up Location: Outside Bata Shop, Hilton(opposite Kencom)
About this activity
Hiking Distance: 26km
Maximum altitude: 3906m
Elevation gain: 1600m
Duration: 10 hours
Trail Head: Njabini Forest Gate
Trail end: Mutarakwa
Must have done at least 3 hikes in the past two months, including 1 high altitude hike.
What to bring
Where Do We Meet?
For group travel, we will meet up at Bata shop Hilton (opposite Kencom). The guide will be at the meet-up point.
This trip is NOT self-drive-friendly.
Our Safety Pledge
Your safety is our top priority. Our experiences are led by professional hiking guides, and well-known local guides who are well versed with the trails they are guiding. All our guides carry a First-aid Kit and have an emergency contact. If you have any further questions about safety, please contact us for more information.
Know before you go
Hikers will receive a 50% refund if they cancel more than 48 hours before the hike. Cancellations made 48 hours or less before the hike date, including no-shows, will not be refunded. Rescheduling is allowed up to 48 hours before the hike, subject to availability.
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