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8 Days Best of Mountain Rwenzori Hiking Safari

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8-Days Best of Mountain Rwenzori Hiking Safari

8 Day Best of Mountain Rwenzori The 8 Days Mount Rwenzori Hiking Safari offers you a remarkable Wildlife and Hiking Adventure tours in Uganda you watch the various Wildlife animals of Queen Elizabeth National Park and Hike to the top of the highest point in Uganda that is the Margherita Peak on Mountain Rwenzori a block mountain found in East Africa. The Mountain lies on the boarder of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo serving as a trans- boundary resource between the two countries receiving annual rainfall of 600.The Rwenzori Mountains National Park covers nearly 100,000 ha in western Uganda and comprises the main part of the Rwenzori mountain chain, which includes Africa’s third highest peak. The region’s glaciers, waterfalls and lakes make it one of Africa’s most beautiful alpine areas.

Highlights:

Journey to Rwenzori MountainsDay 8; To Nyakalengiija Trail Head (1600m) and Departure

Nyakalengiija trailhead (1600m) to Nyabitaba (2650m)

Heading to John Matte (3350m)

To Bujuka (3900m)

To Elena (4541m)

Elena Hut (4541m) to the peak (5109m) or begin the descend to Kitandara Hut (4023m)

To Guy Yeoman (3260m)

To Nyakalengiija Trail Head (1600m) and Departure

Detailed itinerary

Day 1; Journey to Rwenzori Mountains

The journey to Rwenzori Mountains passes through Kasese through the captivating attractions like the royal drum makers,8Day Best of Mountain Rwenzori the Equator giving you chance of being in both hemispheres at once. This beautiful journey goes through roadside markets aerated with fruit and vegetables. Continuing to the escarpment overlooking the Great Rift Valley before getting to your hotel and the Rwenzori Mountains acting as a majestic backdrop is worthy. While, dinner and overnight will be at Equator Snow Lodge.

Main destination Kasese (Town)

Accommodation option:

Equator Snow Lodge

Mid-range lodge

Meals plan;

Break first, lunch and dinner

Water and fruits throughout

Day 2; Nyakalengiija trailhead (1600m) to Nyabitaba (2650m)

Adventurous hiking to Rwenzori Mountains starts from Nyakalengiija trailhead (1600m). Through the banana plantations on the side of the steep foothills and also the homesteads at the foothills then following the trail along the Mubuku River is great.

The hiking of Rwenzori Mountains continues by crossing the Mahoma River then climb through slopes and Pod carpus forest. While, dinner and overnight will be at Nyabitaba Hut.

Main Destination Rwenzori Mountains (Mountain Range)

Accommodation option:

Nyabitaba Hut

Budget mountain hut

Meals plan:

Break first, lunch and dinner

Water and fruits throughout

Day 3; Heading to John Matte (3350m)

From the Nyabitaba hut, 8Day Best of Mountain Rwenzori passing through a small trail slopping down through the forest to the Kurt Shafer Bridge below the convergence of the Bujuku and Mubuku Rivers is another stage in Rwenzori Mountains. Hiking out of the forest in Rwenzori into a bamboo zone by a long stretch of slippery moss-covered ground is adventurous. Through the zone of lobelia, the giant heather and groundsel, to Nyamileju rock shelter then pass across a laborious bog to your hut. While, dinner and overnight will be at John Matte Hut.

Main destination Rwenzori Mountains (Mountain Range)

 Accommodation option:

John Matte Hut

Budget mountain hut

Meals plan:

Break first, lunch and dinner

Water and fruits throughout

Day 4; To Bujuka (3900m)

Another trail in Rwenzori Mountains that crashes down to cross the Bujuka River then enters Lower Bigo Bog, home of giant lobelias. Crossing the bog to the Upper Bigo bog, continue to Bujuka Lake, giving a chance to view one of the high peaks mountain Stanley to the West. While, dinner and overnight will be at Bujuka Hut.

Main destination Rwenzori Mountains (Mountain Range)

Accommodation option:

Bujuka Hut

Budget mountain

Meals plan:

Break first, lunch and dinner

Water and fruits throughout

Day 5; To Elena (4541m)

From Bujuka hut,8Day Best of Mountain Rwenzori the adventurous trail heads to the slopes west of the lake through the paranormal Groundsel Gully then ascend to Scott-Elliot Pass (4372m). Passing over an extremely steep section up to Elena Hut and Mt Stanley over a steep rocky trail, while the left leads to Scott-Elliot Pass and down to Kitandara Lakes. while, dinner and overnight at Elena Hut (4541m) at the base of the Stanley Glacier.

Main destination Rwenzori Mountains (Mountain Range)

 Accommodation option

Elena Hut

Budget mountain hut

Meals Plan:

Break first, lunch and dinner

Water and fruits throughout

Day 6; Elena Hut (4541m) to the peak (5109m) or begin the descend to Kitandara Hut (4023m)

For those who do not want to climb the Margherita peak will transfer from Elena Hut to Kitandara Hut (4023m). And those who want to continue to the Margherita peak (5109m) will have three hours up and later down to Kitandara Hut. Climb on to the glacier moving on to the Stanley Plateau to the Margherita summit,8Day Best of Mountain Rwenzori the highest point of the Rwenzori Mountain. Back through Scott-Elliot view the magical Bujuka Lake and Mt Speke at a distance then down to the Kitandara Lakes. While, dinner and overnight will be at Kitandara Hut.

Main Destination Rwenzori Mountains (Mountain Range)

Accommodation option:

Kitandara Hut

Budget mountain hut

Meals plan:

Break first, lunch and dinner

Water and fruits throughout

Day 7; To Guy Yeoman (3260m)

After your break first,8Day Best of Mountain Rwenzori a sharp climb from the base of Mt Baker to the south side of the mountain to Fresh field Pass (4280m). Meanwhile, Views into the Congo to the west and Mt Stanley to the north are possible. Furthermore, from the pass, the boggy pass continues downwards, passing the rock shelter at Bujangolo, the base camp for the historic expedition by the Duke of Abruzzi in 1906. while, dinner and overnight will be at Guy Yeoman Hut.

Main Destination Rwenzori Mountains (Mountain Range)

Accommodation option:

Guy Yeoman Hut

Budget mountain hut

Meals plan;

Break first, lunch and dinner

Water and fruits throughout

Day 8; To Nyakalengiija Trail Head (1600m) and Departure

Morning break first and load up on the Equipment. Later, 8Day Best of Mountain Rwenzori the porters and the climbing partly finally descent out of the Mountains. Trekking will be through a 6 hours walk that goes past the nearby Lake Mahoma and Nyabitaba and passes through the healthier area around the Moss zone. Lastly, drive to Kampala via Kasese then transfer to the airport for the departure flight.

Main destination Kampala (City)

 Accommodation option: No accommodation( end of tour)

Meals plan;

Break first( lunch and dinner excluded)

Water and fruits throughout

Meanwhile, you’ll be dropped off at the airport for your flight back home.