Booking for : 10 days Rwenzori mountain climbing





10 days Rwenzori mountain climbing

Tour Details

Rwenzori Mountains National Park is home to one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Located in the Rwenzori mountains and nearly 1000 kilometers square (386 square miles) in size, the park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its extraordinary natural beauty. Come and experience the most filling hike of your life, as the mystical park boasts breath-taking waterfalls, high glaciers, the valley of nine lakes, a variety of flora and fauna, many endangered species and other captivating scenery.

 

Accommodation

UP Market Mid Range Budget
Serena Hotel Hotel Africana Namirembe guest House
Mweya Safari Lodge Margherita Hotel Ruboni community Camp
    Nyabitaba Hut
    John Matte Hut
    Bujuku Hut
    Elena Hut
    Kitandara Hut
    Gae Yeo Man Hut
    Nyabitaba Hut

 

Safari includes;

  • Porters
  • Accommodation in Mountain huts
  • Meals
  • Park entrance fee
  • Government tax
  • Guide fees
  • Ground Transport
  • Water per person per day
  • 24 hour service from us.

 

Excludes:

  • Air ticket to and from Uganda
  • Visa
  • Yellow fever vaccination
  • Travel Insurance.

 

Items for hire:

  • sleeping bag
  • Warm jacket/sweater
  • Rubber boots
  • Gloves
  • Ice axe.
  • Prices are per trek regardless of number of days not per day

Day 1,Arrival in Uganda

On arrival, Sites travel representative will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel in Kampala for dinner and overnight.

Day 2,Rwenzori National Park

Set off for Rwenzori Mountain National Park from Kampala via Masaka-Mbarara road, finally Kasese town. Report at the offices of (RMS) Rwenzori Mountain Services based in Kasese town. Dinner and overnight in Kasese.

Day 3,Hiking Rwenzori from Nyakalegijja to Nyabitaba hut.

After breakfast and briefing fully from the (RMS) officials, you set off with your equipment and porters supplied by RMS for the hiking trail (1645m) past Bakonjo homes and moving through elephant grass and garden plots. This trail follows the Mubuku River; it involves climbing over rock and bluff before reaching the Mahoma River to set camp.

Day 4,Hiking Rwenzori from Nyabitaba hut to John Matte.

An early rise is required, as this circuit is the longest and challenging. From this hut the trail leads westwards and then drops steeply to Kurt Shaffer Bridge crossing below the confluence of the Bujuku and Mubuku Rivers.

Day 5,Rwenzori hiking from John Mette to Bujuku hut.

Leave this hut in the morning to cross the Bujuku River and enter the lower Bigo bog, here you will experience jumping from tussock to tussock on grass bog.

Day 6,Rwenzori hiking from Bujuku hut to Elena hut.

Leave directly to a newer trail, which rises and falls and finally climbs through magical moss dropped vegetation at 14,345 feet (4372m) to scot Elliot pass.

Day 7, Elena hut then to Margherita peak.

Some visitors who reach here are tired and those who do not want to proceed on and climb Margherita peak due to unexpected altitude sickness and fog, making their climbing a bit difficult there is an option of continuing left via Scott Elliot pass to Kitandara Lake.

Day 8,Kitandara hut Descend to Gae Yeoman

After breakfast, descend to Gae Yeoman via the steep but enjoyable hour long climb from the base of mountain Baker. On a clear day, one may also take a view at the Democratic Republic of Congo on the west of Mountain Stanley. The descending continues to Bujangolo rock shelters, the base camp for the historic expedition by Duke Abruzzi in 1906. Time taken to reach Gae Yeoman Hut from Kitandara is about, 5-6 hours.

Day 9,Nyabitaba hut

Hikers may be required to begin their journey early enough so as to get to Nyabitaba hut before dark. Late evening, can also be good for taking a walk and viewing some of the birds and the occasional blue tailed monkey. For the typical hikers, the descending process will take 5-6 hours. Stay at Nyabitaba hut (2650m)

Day 10,To Nyakalengija then to Kampala.

Descending to Nyakalengija trail head (1600m) Park Head Quarters, this can take 2-3 hours depending on your body fitness. We shall have lunch in Kasese, and then transfer to Kampala for your evening flight back home carrying memories of Uganda with us.

Additional Info

  • Price : $
  • Location : Uganda

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