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Discover the Majesty of Nyiru Mountain, Samburu – Your Epic Hiking Adventure Awaits!
September 29 - October 1
Elevation: 2,752 meters (9,030 feet)
Min pax: X6
Date: 29 Sep. – 01 Oct. 2023
Elevate your hiking experience to new heights with Nyiru Mountain at 2,752 meters (9,030 feet) above sea level! Nestled amidst the enchanting thorn scrub, Nyiru Mountain stands as a striking, formidable peak offering breathtaking vistas of the northern deserts. It shares the allure of thick, lush forests and inviting meadowlands with Marsabit and Kulal, all concealing its majestic summit.
During the dry season, Nyiru becomes a vital grazing ground for the Samburu community, with some choosing to call it their permanent home, crafting a mesmerizing web of cattle trails across its slopes. The summit is graced with a consistent water source, and numerous campsites await those who wish to bask in the serene beauty of Nyiru for a night or two.
While you’ll want to seek refuge from the brisk evening winds, Nyiru offers a common approach through Tum, ensuring the swiftest ascent, easy access to the most spectacular peaks, and a delightful early morning ascent in the mountain’s protective shadow. What’s more, this route even offers the opportunity for an exhilarating detour into Suguta Valley, where temperatures seldom dip below 38°C.
Join us on this unforgettable journey to Nyiru Mountain, where nature’s splendor meets adventure. Get ready to create lasting memories amidst breathtaking landscapes and connect with the heart of the Samburu culture.
Book your hiking expedition now and let Nyiru’s beauty and mystery captivate your soul. Don’t miss out on this incredible adventure!
- All entrance fees as per itinerary
- Meals as per itinerary
- Game drives where included
- Professional guide
- Bottled water
- Items of personal nature such as telephone calls, tobacco, and drinks
- Gratuity and tips to driver/guides
- Prior to your trek, engage in regular walking and exercise to improve your fitness level.
- Opt for a dry season (January to March or July to October) for climbing or trekking to ensure better weather conditions.
Clothing and Gear:
- Wear comfortable, strong boots with good soles for trekking. Ensure larger boots at higher altitudes to accommodate layers of woolen or cotton socks.
- Dress in loose-fitting trousers, hiking shorts, or appropriate attire. Layer clothing for flexibility.
- Carry essential gear like thermal underwear, warm sweaters, woolen socks, a sleeping bag, foam rubber mattress, raincoat, sunglasses, and sun lotion.
- Pack a well-stocked medical kit, including painkillers, antibiotics, and other necessary medications.
Hydration and Altitude:
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water to combat high altitude and dehydration.
- Ascend gradually and plan rest days between 3,700 and 4,300 meters (12,000-14,000 feet) to acclimatize.
- Descend immediately if symptoms of mountain sickness, such as breathlessness or severe headaches, appear.
Safety and Communication:
- Lock your bag to prevent theft or accidental loss.
- Purchase and carry high-energy foods, as well as a source of comfort like whisky, brandy, or vodka.
- Observe responsible trekking practices by carrying food, torches, candles, and lighter, and disposing of litter properly.
Inadequate Physical Preparation:
- Don’t underestimate the physical demands of trekking; prepare adequately for the journey to enjoy it fully.
- Avoid choosing the rainy season for climbing or trekking, as it may lead to challenging conditions.
Inadequate Clothing and Gear:
- Don’t wear inappropriate footwear or clothing for the terrain and altitude, as it can lead to discomfort and health issues.
- Avoid relying solely on nylon socks; opt for woolen or cotton socks for better insulation.
Neglecting Altitude and Hydration:
- Don’t neglect proper hydration, especially at higher altitudes; dehydration and mountain sickness can be severe.
- Avoid ascending rapidly without acclimatization; follow recommended altitude guidelines to prevent sickness.
Ignoring Safety Measures:
- Avoid neglecting the importance of carrying essential gear, medical supplies, and emergency items.
- Never dispose of litter irresponsibly; always clean up after yourself and maintain the natural environment.
Remember to prioritize your safety and well-being while trekking and climbing, and adhere to these do’s and don’ts to have a successful and enjoyable experience.
Booking Deadline: 20 Sep. 2023