Mount Kinangop (or Ilkinangop) is a mountain in the southern Aberdare Range about 100 miles (160 km) north of Nairobi, Kenya. It is within the Aberdare National Park.
A dormant volcano, Kinangop overlooks the Kinangop Plateau to the west and the Great Rift Valley beyond.Kinangop is the second-highest mountain in the Aberdares after Mount Satima.The lower levels of the mountain have extensive bamboo forests. Higher up it is covered by tussock grasses.
The main peak is a rocky outcrop surrounded by open moorlands. Due to the height, temperatures are cool and may drop below freezing at night.The breathtaking beauty of the Aberdares southern moorlands awaits those who go trekking from Njabini to Kinangop peak past the Elephant Hill.
This is probably the steepest trail on the Aberdares range, with an elevation gain of over 1,700m.The trail for this hike starts from Njabini Forest Station at an altitude of about 2,500m above sea level. It traces the Elephant Hill hiking trail all the way to its summit (3,600m asl), before descending sharply for about 200m onto the moorlands that characterize most of the Aberdares mountain range above the tree line.
Dates 24-25/3/ 2018 (Sat-Sun)
Difficulty level: Moderate hike
Meeting point Bata next to Hilton hotel @ 6:00 Am and leave @ 6:20 Am
6499 Kes Kenyans.
9500 Kes Residents.
14999 Non resident
Booking deadline 22/3/2018 March
1.Meeting at Hilton Hotel near bata shop at 6;20 am, prepare for departure to Mt Kinangop
2.Our first stop over will be at view point
3.We will hike for 5hrs to the camp)
4.On arrival at the camp, we pitch tents and also prepare dinner ( chef will be doing the task).Refresh and get ready for dinner.
We will leave our belongings on the camp and head for the summit of Kinangop. The trail is relatively gentle through the moorland and it will take us about 3 hours. From the summit, you can see Mt Kenya, Elephant Hill and have a breath-taking view of the ranges and valleys surrounding you.
Then we will head back to camp for lunch then back to Nairobi
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~>Casual slacks or cargo pants (No Sandals, Shorts nor Skirts)
~>Hiking shoes with good grip
~>Hat incase of hot sun.
~>Warm Clothing in case of change of weather
~>Rain gears & always carry an extra Tshirt
Requirements/what to carry
2. Sun glasses
3. Sunscreen Lotion
4. Spirit of hiking
5. Extra water 2ltr -3ltrs
6. Packed Lunch/Snacks
7. Backpack to carry your personal items
9.packed lunch for day one
COST INCLUSIVE OF;
~>Transport to and from
~>Park entry fee
~>500ml drinking water
~>Dinner breakfast and lunch
~>Other items not mentioned above.
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