Aberdares 7 Tarns & Table Circuit (3794m): 13th May
ABOUT Table Mountain
• Difficulty: High to Very High
• Altitude: 3794AMSL
• Trekking Time: 9 hours
The Northern moorlands of the Aberdares have long been accessed from the Shamata gate in Nyandarua. However, with our recent efforts we bring you this exciting trail with an easy access just off corridor between Mt. Kipipiri and the Aberdares ridge. The trail starts off on a steep ascent with abit of tree cover. The destruction by the surrounding communities is evident here.
The upper reaches lead on to beautiful craggy rock ridges before giving way to moorland famous for the bog or tussock grass. The ridge becomes gradual in the moorland zone. On the moorland is where these hidden Aberdare tarns or small lakes are found scattered over a small area. The trail then banks North towards table mountain with a quick descent on the western side.
The hike is not suitable for first time hikers. Ensure you are properly geared.
FRIDAY 24th March
Meet with our expedition crew at Westlands for the departure at 6:00pm. Travel to start point in Wanjohi- North Kinangop for dinner and overnight at a campsite at the base.
SATURDAY 25th March
Rise up to Breakfast at the Camp. Embark on the climb at 0600hrs.
The climb is a challenging walk up the long steep ridge. After reaching the tarns and the summit return via a separate route back to camp. We enjoy late lunch before departing for the journey back to Nairobi arriving late in the evening.
WHAT TO CARRY
Proper Comfortable hiking boots with good grip
Emergency Safety kit (Evacuation card, personal first aid items, matchbox)
Water (At least 3 litres)
Mkeka hat or sun screen
Jacket : Its Windy & cold sometimes
Snacks eg. Crisps, biscuits, Sweets, cookies to last the hike
Day Pack /Small Bag to carry your personal items
GPS Tracker device
Identification card or passport
Head lamp or Torch
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