10 Days Mount Rwenzori Hike

Day 1, Transfer to Kasese town
After breakfast at your Hotel in Kampala, you will set off for Kasese town via Queen Elizabeth National Park. Have lunch en route in Mbarara town. En route to the Park, you will stopover for souvenir shopping at the equator and you will get a chance of witnessing the water experiment at this very spot. After the water experiment, you will proceed to Kasese town for registration at the RMS offices. After the registration, you will go for dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Margherita or Rwenzori Base camp

Day 2, Start Hiking from Nyakalengija to Nyabitaba
After breakfast, you will go to the Park offices to choose your porters and guides. After this, you will start your hike from Nyakalengija through the vegetation zones and ascent to Nyabitaba hut through canopies and slopes of Podocarpus forest and enjoy the walk with possible sighting of several wildlife creatures. Dinner and overnight at Nyabitaba hut.

Day 3, From Nyabitaba to John Matte Hut (River Mubuku)
After breakfast, you will commence on a morning hike from Nyabitaba hut to John Matte Hut. Slope down through a small trail to the forest for Kurt Shafer Bridge and cogitate at the luminous Mubuku River. Descend later through the open moss forest and open patches before you reach John matte hut for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4, From John Matte to Bujuku hut
After breakfast, you will go through the magnificent view setting of mount Stanley, Baker and Speke, with a panoramic landscape of the gigantic Groundsel via River Bujuku to the home of the giant Lobelias in the Bigo Bog. Dinner and overnight at Bujuku hut.

Day 5, Bujuku to Scott Elliott Pass to Elena Hut
After breakfast, you will ascend the main trail to Scott-Elliot Pass which is 4372m through the paranormal Groundsel Gully from Bujuku hut down to Kitandara lakes. After the Gully, head over a steep rocky trail to Elena hut which a base camp for climbing Margherita peak for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6, Margherita Peak to Kitandara Hut
For those aiming at reaching Margherita peak (5109m), continue to the base of the Stanley Glacier. To reach the summit of Margherita, the climb takes about 5-7 hours depending on the weather conditions and the pace of climbing this mountain. This tough walk takes you over three glaciers, slippery rock, ice and very exposed areas which are open on many sides. Note that this climb is for only physically fit and technical climbers. Climbing on to the glaciers, cross the Stanley Plateau and proceed with the ascent. Acclimatized to fog, altitude sickness and coolly weather, scramble up to the summit of Margherita the highest peak of the Rwenzoris. Given the high altitude and the tough conditions even if you do not reach the peak, don’t get disappointed. Prepare for you return through the Scott-Elliot pass, where there are spectacular views back to Bujuku Lake and Mount Speke, up to Mount Stanley and down to the Kitandara Lakes. After the trail that passes you through an alpine zone of sparse vegetation and rough boulders, descend past the Kitandara Lakes for dinner and overnight at the Kitandara Hut.

Day 7, Kitandara Hut to Guy Yeoman Hut (3260m)
From Kitandara, take on the trail that ascends steeply up the headwall, spreading out from the base of Mount Baker and continuing along the south side of the mountain to Fresh field Pass. At this point you can view into the Congo to the west and Mount Stanley to the north. From the pass, take on the long trail passing the rock shelter at Bujongolo, the base camp for the historic expedition by the Duke of Abruzzi in 1906.Dinner and Overnight at Guy Yeoman Hut.

Day 8, Guy Yeoman Hut to Nyabitaba (2650m)
Take on the path down to Nyabitaba hut. The path can be slippery and muddy and there fore requires careful balancing over the vertical mud or steep rock. Remember this is part of the adventure with in this mountain. Dinner and Overnight at Nyabitaba Hut

Day 9, Nyabitaba to Nyakalengija and to Kasese
Descend gently down the muddy paths to the trailhead, finally arriving in Nyakalengija where your guide will be waiting for you to transfer you to the Hotel in Kasese town for refreshments, relaxation, dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Margherita

Day 10, Transfer back to Kampala
After breakfast, you will transfer back to Kampala with your lunch en route.

End of Safari


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