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Rurimeria

October 8 @ 4:30 am - 9:00 pm

KSh1,900 – KSh3,700

The Rurimeria trail has a series of 4 ridges, the first being the steepest and the hardest as you gain altitude. Rurimeria hill is 3,860m/12,670ft above sea level. It’s the third-highest Hill of the Aberdares and considered among the toughest. The beautiful trail and has lots of colorful mountainous vegetation and gorgeous landscape views to soak in for every step!

Highlights  

  • Rurimeria
  • Heath & moorland
  • High altitude

What’s Included

  • Professional, knowledgeable, friendly guide.
  • A commitment to make the tour as exciting, challenging, informative, and full as you’d like, and as is possible in a day
  • Transportation to the trailhead and back
  • Park entry fee for citizens and residents
  • Achievement badge
  • Lets Drift power bar

What’s Not Included

  • Meals
  • Park entry fee for non-residents

Itinerary

0430h: Departure Outside Bata Shop – Hilton

Route: Nrbi – Ndunyu Njeru

0900hrs – start the hike

1800hrs – Finish hike

2100hrs – Arrival at Nairobi

About this activity

Difficulty level: Challenge

Distance: 18km

Duration: 7 hours

Elevation gain: 1200m

Maximum altitude: 3860m

PREPARATION

Guidelines

Must have done at least 3 hikes in the past two months, including 1 high altitude hike.

What to Wear/Bring 

Upper body:

• Head: Fleece Marvin/ hat
• Hiking buff/ scarf
• Sports bra 
• Thermal T-shirt (polyester)
• Fleece jacket
• Down jacket
• Shell jacket
• Raincoat/poncho
• Water-resistant Gloves

Lower body:

•Thermal sleeves
•Hiking pants/Summit pants with fleece/Waterproof pants.
•Cotton socks (+ an extra pair or two in your backpack)
•Waterproof hiking boots
•Gaiters

Backpack:

• 3Ltrs water (bring a reusable bottle or a hydration pack)
• Snacks: fruit salad, energy drink, warm beverage, biscuits, sandwich, trail mix (nuts), etc.
• Personal items (ID, pocket money, hand sanitizer, facemask, phone, camera, Lighter, Pocket Knife, and First-aid Kit)
• Trekking pole
• Headlamp
•Change of clothes and shoes in case you get wet or muddy.
•Sunglasses, sunscreen, sun protection

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 self-drive-friendly and has safe parking. Geta Bush – Pin location

Our Safety Pledge

Your safety is our top priority. Professional hiking guides lead our experiences, 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

  • The guide’s contact is available at the bottom of this page. Feel free to get in touch with any queries regarding this hike.
  • Kindly note that we do not do pickups along the way.
  • The trail is NOT suitable for kids and beginner hikers.
  • Kindly observe the COVID-19 health safety regulations.
  • You will get an email confirmation of your booking once you purchase your ticket. 

Cancellation Policy

Hikers that wish to cancel more than 48 hours before the hike will be issued a 50% refund of the total hiking fees. Those that cancel 48 hours or less to the actual date will not be refunded. No shows will not be refunded either.

Resources

  1. Hiking Gear Guide
  2. Hiking Gear Vendors
  3. Trail Difficulty Guide
  4. Trail Gallery
  5. Strava Routes
  6. Guide Bios
  7. Participation Badges
  8. Whatsapp Text Helpline
  9. Drift Shop
  10. Book a Private Drift
  11. Rate Lets Drift on Google

Tickets

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Details

Date:
October 8
Time:
4:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cost:
KSh1,900 – KSh3,700
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Organizer

Nifty Nyaga
Phone:
0707079435

Venue

Aberdares
Nyandarua, + Google Map

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