Nothern Nyandarua First Valley Circuit


Jun 22 2024


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Northern Nyandarua First Valley Circuit spans the first ridges (Table Mountain, Seven Ponds, and Rurimeria) and across the valley to the second ridges (Poster Hill, Rhino Hill, etc.). This is the ultimate Nothern Nyandarua challenge, which will get you to touch all the explored peaks in the region.

The Hike starts at Mikeu shopping center and quickly goes through a descent to a river crossing before taking a notoriously steep ascent to the Viewpoint. The next section is through grasslands and a short forest cover before you reach the moorlands. Table Mountain is in the Moorland region.

The hike then stretches east to Poster Hill and then south to Rhino Hill. From Rhino Hill, we extend to the Seven Ponds before our final stretch to Rurimeria. We will finally descend to Bushi, Geta, and take our ride back to Nairobi.

Northern Nyandarua First Valley Circuit Stats

Approximate Distance: 27Km

Approximate Time: 11 Hours

Maximum Elevation: 3889m (At Rhino Hill Summit)

Difficulty: Tough (Advanced Hikers)

What to Wear During the Nothern Nyandarua First Valley Circuit

  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

  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.


  • East Africa Community Citizens/Kenyan Residents (EA)- Kes. 4600
  • Rest of Africa Citizens (RA)- Kes. 6730
  • International Visitors (IV)- Kes.9125

See what the tickets mean and what they include here.

Booking Nothern Nyandarua First Valley Circuit

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

Trip Itinerary

Meeting point: Kencom, Nairobi CBD (Opposite the city clock).

  • 3.30 am: Boarding opens
  • 3.45 am: Departure for Mikeu Shopping Center (The departure time is strict)
  • 6.50 am: Arrival at Mikeu Shopping Center
  • 7.00 am: Hike starts
  • 2.00 pm: Mandatory fast-exit route decision
  • 6.30 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.

Inquiries and Updates

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