9 Days Mountain Rwenzori Hike.

This tour will take you on a trail to the snow-peaked mountain Rwenzori mountain up to its highest peak- Margherita.

Detailed Tour Package        

Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Kasese.
Our guide will be transferred from Kampala to Rwenzori mountain, driving through Masaka with a stop in Mbarara town for lunch, on arrival at the park headquarters, have your dinner, and overnight at your campsite.

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Transfer to Nyakalengija – Nyabitaba Hut

Early in the morning after breakfast, our driver guide will transfer you to Nyakalengija which is located at 1646m, from here you will start a 5 to 6 hours hike proceeding up the Mountain.

You will ascend along rocks, also cross the Mubuku River, pass through the equatorial vegetation where you will be able to spot blue monkeys, the Rwenzori Turaco among others. Arrive at Nyabitaba Hut to have dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Nyabitaba Hut – head to John Matte hut

Have breakfast and then continue for a 9 hours hike passing through muddy areas with amazing views of the Mubuku River, then through bamboo forest, and later reach the steep rocky land which connects to Nyamuleju Hut. Continue with the hike and later reach the John Matte Hut located at 3,414m.

This is a great view of the snow-capped Margherita peak, Elena peak, and Mount Stanley peak. Dinner and Overnight at John Matte Hut.

Day 4: John Matte to hut Bujuku hut

It is approximately 5 – 6hours to ascend the 6km path to Bujuku Hut is found at 3,962m. So from John Matte Hut, you will cross Bujuku River and slope to Bigo Bog with amazing views of peaks.

Proceed with the hike passing near Lake Bujuku where the stunning Alpine savannah vegetation starts from. Later arrive at Bujuku Hut; at this point, you will be in a position to see Mount Speke, Mount Stanley, and Mount Baker peaks. Have your dinner and overnight at the hut.

Day 5:  Bujuku hut to Elena Hut

Early morning after breakfast goes through the groundsel vegetation on a 4km path. You will ascend to 4,372m at Scot Elliot Pass; this is between Mount Stanley and Baker. Reach Elena Hut at 4,540 m where you will have dinner and spend a night.

Day 6: Elena Hut for Kitandara Hut

Set off from Elena for the 3 hours hike and climb the last region of ice and rock on Mount Stanley which takes you to Margherita Peak at 5,109m. After the experience at the top, descend via the muddy grounds of Lower and Upper Kitandara Lake, here is Kitandara Hut. Unwind and rest after dinner at Kitandara Hut.

Day 7: Kitandara Hut and head to Guy Yeoman, transfer to Nyabitaba

In the morning, start the 6 hours hike through the Fresh field Pass at 4,282 m as you descend through boggy and rocky regions. There are amazing glaciers of Mounts Baker, Savoy, and Stanley. Continue with a muddy path that leads you to Kabamba, Akendahi, and Bujongolo rock shelters. After proceed through the Kabamba valley and then arrive at Guy Yeoman Hut found at 3,261m. Spectacular landscapes of rivers, vegetation and mountains can be a view around this hut. Have dinner and sleep at the Hut.

Day 8: Transfer  from Guy Yeoman Hut to Nyakalengija

Early morning you will depart from Guy Yeoman hut to Nyakalengija. Enjoy great views of flowers and plants, bamboo forests, and Kinchuchu and Mubuku Rivers. Along the way, you will see Kabamba wafer falls. Arrive at Nyabitaba Hut in a period of 4 hours, from there take other 40 minutes to visit Mahoma Lake, then come back to the hut and descend to the Headquarters of the park in 2 to 3 hours. You will meet your guide waiting for you at the base camp and dinner/over at your booked lodge.

Day 9: Drive back to Kampala / Entebbe

Have breakfast and then embark on the journey back to Kampala with a stop at the Equator to take photographs and another in Mbarara or Masaka for lunch.

Thereafter our driver guide will drop you off at your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe Airport for your outbound flight home.