Our 10 days Mount Rwenzori tour, takes you to the highest Peak on Mt. Rwenzori and enables you to see the awesome montane and luxuriant vegetation coupled by the beautiful lakes and magnificent rivers which flow from the Rwenzoris.
- Unique Flora and fauna
- Margherita Peak
Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Kasese at the hotel for overnight.
Day 2: Transfer to the Park headquarters for briefing and start hiking
Day 3: Hiking mount Rwenzori
Day 4: Hiking mount Rwenzori
Day 5: Hiking mount Rwenzori
Day 6: Hiking mount Rwenzori
Day 7: Hiking up to Margherita Peak and thereafter descend to Kitandara hut for overnight.
Day 8: Descending from mount Rwenzori.
Day 9: Return to Kasese
Day 10: Return to Kampala.
Arrival at Entebbe International Airport, do some shopping modalities and transfer to Kampala hotel or Hotel Margherita in Kasese depending on the arrival time. It takes 6.5 hours to the Rwenzori mountains Park.
After breakfast transfer to Nyakalengija park headquarters for a 5-6 hour climb into the mountains. We shall arrive in time so that we get 4porters per person and guides .You must hire or have with you gumboots, water proof trousers, rain coat, worm jacket, hand gloves, scarf, jumper, torch, and drinking water, a pair of crampons, snow gloves, snow goggles, climbing boots, rope and ice axe, as you reach the glacier area, rucksack, sleeping bag for low temperature, sleeping mat, kitchen cutlery for your self.
The trek takes you through Bakonjo farms, and thick Equatorial vegetation, open bracken fern slopes and Podorcarpus Forest, up to Nyabitaba Hut, 2.652 m, which is the arrival point for the day. This will take from 5 to 6 hours.
Dinner and overnight at Nyabitaba Hut.
After early breakfast, set off for morning hike to cross the Kurt Schafer Bridge through a muddy area to have a glance at the sparkling Mubuku River confluence.
The path becomes rocky and steeper as you enter the moorland zone where heather plants are prolific leading to Nyamileju hut where we shall take a Lunch break. This point marks the start of the giant lobelia and groundsel zone. The way proceeds through a bog full of typical plants along the Bujuku River. The final point is John Matte Hut, 3,414 m for spending the night. From Nyabitaba Hut to John Matte it can take approximately 6 hours.
Day 4: Bijou Hut.
We shall set off through the giant Lobelias and heath trees and ascend up to the Bigo Bog and a panoramic landscape of Lobelias and gigantic Groundsels. This hike may take us five hours, as it involves jumping from tussock to tussock. We shall pass via Lake Bujuku prior to our arrival at Bujuku hut. At Bujuku you have a view of the peaks of Mount Stanley, Mount Baker and Mount Speke. From Bujuku starts the diversion for whom intends to climb Mount Speke. For climbing Margherita and Alexandra peaks it is advised to proceed to Elena Hut for overnight.
Day 5: Mount Victoria & Mount Speke.
Early morning departure from the valley with scenic alpine vegetation consisting of huge Groundsels and Lobelia and finally ascend Mount Victoria and Mount Speke at (4890 meters).
Day 6: Elena Hut.
Depart and see the magnificent views of the Savoia and Elena glaciers. Climb further through to the Scott Elliott pass (4372 meters) and proceed through the snow to the Elena hut for overnight rest.
Day 7: Final Ascent to the Alps of Africa!
Morning trek to the snowy Alexander peak (5092m) and continue onwards to the supreme Margherita peak at (5109m).We shall thereafter descend to the beautiful Lake Kitandara for overnight at Kitandara hut (3900m).
Day 8: Descent, Guy Yeoman Hut.
After early breakfast, we shall descend to the Guy Yeoman hut. We shall take a picnic lunch en route before reaching at Guy Yeoman hut for dinner and overnight.
Day 9: Return to Kasese.
Descend to Nyabitaba to reach Nyakalengija .it can take up to three hours. From Nyabitaba
Day 10: Back to Kampala.
Please note that the following is required for your mountain tracking.
– Sleeping bags
– Sleeping mats
– Rops – Available at 5000/= for the whole trip
– Climbing boots
– Rubber boats
– Gaiter – Hired at 5000/=
– Hanex – available at 10,000/=
– Rain gear
– Snow glasses