Poster Hill Upsweep

The Nothern Nyandarua has many wonders to explore, and most remain unexplored. In the spirit of adventure and the need to open more destinations to explore in Kenya’s mountains, we have had a rigorous check as we build resilience to see more places that will add to our satisfaction from hiking. After testing with the likes of Rhino Hill and Maratini Hill, and realizing how tamable the Nothern Aberdare moorlands are, we are happy to present the new Poster Upsweep again that will see you as a trailmaker. We know when you hear trailmaking, you think it’s a very challenging hike. However, the distance of the untamed moorlands will be approximately 4km. However, considering we just came from a rainy season, the surprise could be overgrown paths. Be prepared that the rich moorlands of the Aberdares could cover some parts of the trail.

To the East of Table Mountain is a gem known as Poster. The thrill is the landscapes and the views as you build endurance. From the Magical rocks up the Table Mountain, the flora past the bogs, and the panoramic landscapes past the Table Mountain summit, you will love the experience. This hike starts at Mikeu Shopping Center and takes a left turn past the Aberdares Forest gate to the base of Table Mountain. Here, you will cross a river and ascend a steep ascent to the leveled ground, where you have rock views ahead and a beautiful forest landscape behind. The next stretch is gentler, leading to another river crossing, then the start of rocks and a short and boggy section. Past this bog, the next section is floral, especially after fresh rains. After a few more steps, the Table Mountain Summit welcomes you.

After recharging the adventurous spirit, we will take the trail to Lesatima. This will be more adventurous, motivated by the east views as you head to Mount Satima. A few moments after we cross the valley past Table Mountain, we will exit the path and elevate to Poster Hill Summit.

Poster Hill Upsweep Stats

Approximate Distance: 20Km

Approximate Time: 10 Hours

Maximum Elevation: 3868m

Difficulty: Tough (Advanced Hikers)

What to Wear During the Poster 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 Poster 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.


  • East Africa Community Citizens/Kenyan Residents (EA)- Kes. 4200
  • Rest of Africa Citizens (RA)- Kes. 8100
  • International Visitors (IV)- Kes.12300

See what the tickets mean and what they include here.

Booking Poster Hill Upsweep

Reserve a slot by paying at least Kes.2000 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).

  • 4.00 am: Boarding opens
  • 4.15 am: Departure for Mikeu Shopping Center (The departure time is strict)
  • 7.30 am: Arrival at Mikeu Shopping Center
  • 8.00 am: Hike starts
  • 2.00 pm: Turn-back time
  • 6.00 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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May 25 2024


The Departure time back to Nairobi is subject to the day's occurences and the team, thus could be earlier or later than approximated.
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KES 4,200.00



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