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Rurimeria

June 15 @ 4:30 am - 9:00 pm

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

Highlights  

  • Rurimeria summit
  • Heath & moorland
  • High altitude experience

Itinerary

0430h: Departure

0815h: Hike Briefing and Stretches

0830h: Start the Hike

  • Difficulty: Challenge
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Distance: 18 km
  • Elevation gain: 1200 m
  • Maximum altitude: 3860 m

1800h: Complete the Hike

2100h: Arrival in Nairobi

What’s Included

  • Professional, knowledgeable, and 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 fees for Citizens,Residents & and non-Residents
  • Achievement badge

What’s Not Included

  • Meals

What to Wear/Bring 

Upper body:

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

Lower body:

•Thermal sleeves
• Hiking pants or summit pants with fleece or waterproof pants
• Cotton socks (plus an extra pair or two in your backpack)
• Waterproof hiking boots
•Gaiters

Backpack:

• 3 liters of 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, face mask, 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, and sun protection

Where Do We Meet?

For group travel, we will meet up at the 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

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

Details

Date:
June 15
Time:
4:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Organizer

Incredible Ian
0728326645

Venue

Aberdares
Nyandarua, + Google Map

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