Ithangune Ultra Upsweep


Jul 20 2024


All Day


Mount Kenya

Ithangune Ultra Upsweep is a resilience check along the Chogoria route as you head towards the direction of Meru/Timau. This hike not only gives views. It also builds your resilience in walking a longer distance within time constraints. The hike starts at Mount Kenya Chogoria Gate and proceeds on your way through the road that goes up Lake Ellis. But instead of taking the final left diversion to Lake Ellis, we will proceed straight following the road past the giant billiard table mountain towards the far tall hill (Ithangune). The trail is friendly until the last stretch at the mountain’s base, where the steep ascent begins. Up the summit is a panorama from the Timau side of Mount Kenya, with the largest lake, Alice, at the base of Ithangune. Lake Rutundu can also be seen from afar. We will take a lunch break atop here before we take our trek back to Chogoria Gate.

Ithangune Ultra Upsweep Stats

Approximate Distance: 29Km

Approximate Time: 10 Hours

Maximum Elevation: 3860m (At Ithangune Hill)

Difficulty: Tough (Advanced Hikers)

What to Wear During the Hike

  1. Fleece Marvin/hat or a baseball cap.
  2. Proper hiking clothes (polyester t-shirt, wind jacket, hiking pants, fleece jacket).
  3. Comfortable hiking boots (should be at least one size bigger than your standard shoe size).
  4. Sunscreen.

In Your Backpack, Have

  1. At least 2 liters of water (use a water bladder or a reusable bottle). Disposable plastic bottles are not allowed inside parks.
  2. Snacks such as biscuits, nuts, fruits, crisps, etc.
  3. A hiking pole.
  4. A raincoat/poncho.

It is Also Advisable to Have

  • A set of clothes to change into after the hike (sometimes, the good hiking gear also fails, and weather changes are unexpected).

See more details on how to prepare for this hike and the steps to take after the hike to ease the after-hike effects here.

Ticket & Booking Ithangune Ultra Upsweep

The Ticket is KES 4700. Reserve a slot by paying at least Kes.2500 using MPesa and clear the balance before departure. Hikers Arena ticket Cancellation and refund policy applies.

    • Paybill No: 522533
    • Account No: 7848929

See the ticket inclusions & definitions here.

Trip Itinerary

Meeting point: Opposite outside International House Kencom (Nairobi CBD)

  • 2.45 am: Boarding opens
  • 3.00 am: Departure for Mount Kenya Chogoria Gate (The departure time is strict)
  • 7.15 am: Arrival at Mount Kenya forest Gate & registrations
  • 8.00 am: Hike starts
  • 1.00 pm: Turn-back time
  • 5.00 pm: Departure for Nairobi

N/B: The departure time back to Nairobi is subject to the day’s team and could be earlier or later than estimated.

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Ithangune Ultra Upsweep
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