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7 Days Rwenzori Mountains National Park

7 Days Rwenzori Mountains National Park

The  7 Days Mount Rwenzori Hiking Central Circuit is an ultimate trekking experience where you will hike up to Magherita peak at 5109 meters. Mount Rwenzori or Mountains of the Moon is a snow capped mountain, located in the western part of Uganda at the Uganda-DR Congo. It’s the 3rd highest mountain with the 4th, 5th and 6th peaks in Africa with a variety of vegetation zones and endemic plant, birds and animals species like the  Rwenzori Turraco, 3 horned chameleons e.t.c. You have to be physically fit to make it to Margherita, its a fun and amazing experience.
Other short hikes for a day to 3 can also be arranged.
(Our starting point will be in Fort portal but pickup from Entebbe Airport/Kampala/Rwanda or any other place is possible.)
 
Highlights
  • Hiking
  • Sighting primates
  • Lakes
  • Nature
  • Glacier

Accommodation Type

  • Budget
  • Mid-range
  • Luxury

Duration

6 Nights 7 Days

7 Days Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Day 1: Transfer from Fort portal to base camp in Nyakalengijja.

After breakfast, early morning you will be transferred by our guide to the starting point of hiking where you will meet with you mountain guides and porters at Nyakalengijo for a briefing. You will then begin the trail by passing through farmland to the park boundary until you reach Nyabitaba Hut at 2651m. You will be able to see Black and White Colobus monkeys, Blue monkeys, and the brilliant Rwenzori Turaco.

Later have dinner and we will have dinner and spend the night at the hut (Day 1 approximate hiking time: 5-6 hours)

Journey time from Fort portal to Kasese

About 1:30 hours

Meal plan

  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2: Nyabitaba Hut (2651m)to Mubuku River (2600m) and John Matte Hut (3380m)

On this day of hiking you will leave Nyabitaba Hut, trek and pass through the forest to Kurt Schaffer Bridge, just below  Mubuku and Bujuku Rivers. After passing through a bamboo forest, you’ll reach a challenging stretch of slippery, moss-covered rocks and you will be able to see Mount Stanley and Mount Speke on a clear day.

Finally, you will reach John Matte Hut for Dinner and spend the night at the hut. (Day 2 approximate hiking time: 6-7 hours). 

Meal plan

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3: John Matte Hut (3380m) to Bujuku Hut (3962m)

On this day you’ll cross, Bujuku River and enter the Lower Bigo bog, home of the giant lobelias (a purple, flowering plant). Jumping from tussock to tussock–a thick clump of grass–we will cross the bog.  On a clear day we will be able to catch a glimpse of Mt Baker to the South and Mt Stanley to the West. You will then reach Bujuko Hut, located in the shadows of Mt Baker and Mt Speke, in a narrow valley below Stuhlmann Pass. Dinner and spend the night at the hut. (Day 3 approximate hiking time: 5-6 hours). 

Meal plan

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4: Bujuku Hut (3977m) to Elena Hut (4541m)

We will continue our trek through bogs, all the while climbing the steep slopes west of the lake through the magical Groundsel Gully until we ascend to the Scott-Elliott Pass at 4372m. We will continue on to the icy Elena Hut where you will have dinner and overnight. (Day 4 approximate hiking time: 4-5 hours). 

Meal plan

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5: Elena Hut (4541m) to Margherita peak– Kitandara hut (4027m)

To reach the summit of Margherita, we will climb for 5-7 hours depending on your pace and weather conditions. This extremely challenging climb will take us over three glaciers, slippery rocks, and ice. 

After reaching the glaciers, we will cross Stanley Plateau and proceed with our ascent. Finally, and after we’ve acclimatized to the altitude, we will continue in the icy cold up a scramble to the summit of Margherita, the highest peak in the Rwenzoris.

We will return through the Scott-Elliot pass, where we will be delighted with spectacular views, then continue our descent to Kitandara, passing through an alpine zone of sparse vegetation and rough boulders. Later have dinner and spend the night at the hut. (Day 5 approximate hiking time: 7+ hours).

Meal plan

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6: Elena Hut (4541m) to Margherita peak– Kitandara hut (4027m)

From Kitandara Hut, we will continue along the south side of the mountain to Fresh Field Pass. At this point, we should be able to see into the Congo to the west and Mt. Stanley to the north. From the pass, we will take the long trail past a rock shelter at Bujongolo to the base camp for the historic expedition by the Duke of Abruzzi in 1906. We will have dinner and spend the night at Guy Yeoman hut. (Day 6 approximate hiking time: 5-6 hours). 

Meal plan

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7: Guy Yeoman Hut (3450m) to Nyakalengija (1615m)

On this day, we will descend from Guy Yeoman Hut to Nyakalengija Hut our starting point. We will descend past the cliffs of Kichuchu, follow a muddy path to cross the Mubuku River and complete our summit. On arrival at the camp you will be welcomed by our driver guide who will transfer you to a hotel/your next destination. (Day 7 Approximate hiking time: 6-7 hours). 

Meal plan

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Please Note: This trip can be customized

Price Includes
  1. Private Transportation
  2. Accommodation
  3. Driver Guide
  4. Park Entrances
  5. Hiking fees
  6. Hiking Gears
  7. Porters and Mountain guides
  8. Meals
  9. Bottled Drinking Water
Price Excludes
  • Flight tickets
  • Insurance
  • Optional Activities
  • Visa’s
  • Extra Personal Expenses

Great Blue turacco

Rwenzori

Rwenzori Margherita Peak