Embark on an Unforgettable Adventure: Conquer The Elephant
January 13, 2024 @ 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Elevation: 3,590m (11,780ft)
Min pax: X6
Date: 13 Jan. 2024
If you’re ready for a hiking experience that combines both challenge and stunning scenery, look no further than The Elephant. Named for its distinctive shape when viewed from South Kinangop, this peak promises not only a unique climb but also breathtaking panoramic views of the Kinangop and the Kinangop Plateau.
Your Path to Triumph
The journey to conquer The Elephant typically begins en route to Kinangop, adding an extra layer of adventure to your expedition. As you set out, be sure to steer clear of the game trails to the east. Instead, follow the ridge straight up, passing through picturesque bamboo groves before reaching more manageable terrain. Along the way, you’ll find a derelict hut approximately three hours into your hike, offering possible camping spots nearby. Alternatively, you can opt to rest inside the hut for the night, ensuring a comfortable and safe stopover.
The Summit Awaits
Continuing your journey in a northerly direction for about another hour, you’ll finally reach The Elephant, which boasts four equally impressive summits. For those with the spirit of adventure, conquering all four summits is a rewarding challenge that takes approximately an hour to complete.
Join the Expedition
Ready to make your mark on The Elephant and savor the spectacular views from its summits? Join us on this remarkable hiking adventure, led by experienced guides who will ensure your safety and enhance your exploration. It’s an opportunity to connect with nature, challenge yourself, and create cherished memories.
Don’t miss out on this chance to conquer The Elephant and experience the thrill of reaching its breathtaking summits. Book your adventure today and become part of an exclusive group of hikers who have ventured to new heights. Your journey to triumph awaits!
- 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: January 10,2024