10 Days Rwenzori adventure
This Rwenzori adventure will take you to the highest point in Uganda, the Margherita peak which is at 16763 Ft (5109m) above sea level.
Day 1: Transfer to Kasese
Transfer to Kasese and head to the foothills of the Mountains of Moon – the Rwenzori mountains commonly referred to as the legendary mountains of the moon. Retire at your lodge rest and prepare to start your trekking adventure.
Day 2: Depart to Nyabitaba hut
After breakfast your will begin the hike of the legendary of the Mountain. The safari guide will transfer you to Nyakalengija (1646 meters) for briefing and start your hike into the Rwenzori massif. You will hike along River Mubuku through the thick vegetation arriving at the Nyabitaba hut (2651 meters) for overnight and dinner stay.
Day 3: Hike to John Matte hut
Have an early breakfast and hike through a bridge across River Mubuku, hike past Nyamuleju hut enjoying the views of Mount Stanley and Speke depending on weather. You will climb through some open patches, lobelia, and heath moss forest to the John Matte hut (3505 meters) for an overnight stay.
Day 4: Hiking to Bujuku hut
Enjoy the view Lake Bujuku (3962 meters) and ‘cooking pot’ a rock shelter. Start the hike early morning through the giant beautiful lobelias before you arrive at Bujuku hut for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5: Hike to Elena hut
Ascend Mount Victoria and Mount Speke from the valley with scenic alpine vegetation consisting Giant Groundsels and Lobelia. You will hike through the glaciers to arrive at Elena hut (4541 meters) for overnight and overnight.
Day 6: Ascent to the snowcapped Margherita
Hike to Alexander peak (5092 meters) and continue on to the highest peak at 5109 meters, the famous Margherita peak. Enjoy the picture session at the highest peak before you start your descend to the beautiful Lake Kitandara for an overnight stay.
Day 7: Descend to Guy Yeoman hut
After early breakfast you start a long descent to Guy Yeoman hut (3505 meters). We will have a picnic lunch on the way and continue descending with views of DR Congo.
Day 8: Descend to Nyabitaba hut
The last part of the hike drops steeply along the Mubuku River and joins the original route near the Bujuku River to Nyabitaba hut (2651 meters). Enjoy the last of the mountain before exiting the next day.
Day 9: Hike to Kasese
After breakfast you start the last descent to Nyakalengija where you started the journey. You will find your driver guide waiting for you after which you will proceed to your hotel in Kasese.
Day 10: Departure
Today after breakfast we leave for Kampala and proceed to Entebbe for your departure flight. Thank you for choosing to explore Uganda. We hope you visit again!
Price: 1Pax-$3505, 2Pax-$2780pp
- Rain gear
- Warm winter clothing
- Water proof hiking boots are essential
- Park entrance fees
- Ground transport
- Bottled water in the safari vehicle
- Full board accommodation
- Service of an English-speaking driver guide
- Mountain trekking fees
- Flight ticket
- Extra activities not on the itinerary
- Personal expenses like laundry, telephone.