Mugi Hill Upsweep


Aug 03 2024


All Day


Mount Kenya

Mugi Hill Upsweep is a resilience chase along the scenic Chogoria Route in Mount Kenya. Lake Ellis and Giant Billiard Table Mountain can be seen better. This hike will be our ultimate experience when exploring the magic and satisfaction of the Chogoria route.

The hike starts as an easy walk at the Chogoria gate and proceeds to the Montane and moss-infested forest. A gentle elevation starts after crossing the river with small hills and valleys to the end of the forest region. This trail is defined by a road that goes all the way to Lake Ellis. A few moments past the forest, we will reach the junction of Chogoria Road Head and Lake Ellis, where we will branch to the left up Lake Ellis, and before we get to the lake, take a right towards Mugi Hill.

Mugi Hill Summit has the best views of the Giant Billiard Table Mountain, Ithangune, the Batian, and Nellion Peaks, and the earth below. From Mugi Hill, we will proceed to Lake Ellis and go down to Nithi Falls for those that time allows. After moments at the Falls, we will take a slow Ascent to the Road Head and return to the Chogoria gate.

Mugi Hill Upsweep Stats

Approximate Distance: 20Km

Approximate Time: 8 Hours

Maximum Elevation: 3541m

Difficulty: Tough (Advancing Hikers)

What to Wear During the Mugi Hill Upsweep

  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 the Mugi Hill Upsweep 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

  1. 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 Mugi Hill Upsweep

The Ticket is KES 4500. 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)

  • 3.45 am: Boarding opens
  • 4.00 am: Departure for Mount Kenya Chogoria Gate (The departure time is strict)
  • 9.00 am: Arrival at Mount Kenya Chogoria Gate
  • 9.15 am: Hike starts
  • 2.00 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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Mugi Hill Upsweep
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