HIKING RWENZORI

A starting point of hiking the Mountain with a view of the portal peaks which raise above 4000M above sea level. Overnight at Nyabitaba huts. From Rwenzori Mountains National Park Mihunga gate to Nyabitaba Camp is 6.4km.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Drive from Kampala to Kasese
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 7:15 AM for a prompt departure at 7:30 AM.
RETURN TIME Approximately 6:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Guide Meals
Shelters Transportation in mini-coach
NOT INCLUDED
Hiking equipment
Guide gratuity

Trip Highlights

Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Kasese.

Day 2: Travel to Nyakalengijo.

Day 3: Start your trekking to John Matte (3550M).

Day 4: proceed with hiking.

Day 5: Hiking.

Day 6: Climb Mt. Baker.

Day 7: Proceeding with Hiking.

Day 8: Coming back from hiking.

Day 9: Drive back to Kampala.

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Day 1

Drive from Kampala to Kasese

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Day 2

Travel to Nyakalengijo.

A starting point of hiking the Mountain with a view of the portal peaks which raise above 4000M above sea level. Overnight at Nyabitaba huts. From Rwenzori Mountains National Park Mihunga gate to Nyabitaba Camp is 6.4km.

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Day 3

Start your trekking to John Matte (3550M).

The trail is a mixture of descend and ascend through the Nyamuleju boggy areas, hiking to John matte may take  7 km for a 5-7 hours hike depending on your mountaineering fitness.  After a cup of coffee get ready to set off to Bujuku through the beautiful valley filled with giant lobelias, giant heather trees-have a rest at Bujuku Mountain hut. As from John Matte Camp to Bujuku camp is about 6km hike.

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Day 4

proceed with hiking.

It is from here that if you are not a climber you opt to climbing through to Scott-Eliot pass to Kitandara lakes overlooking Mt. Baker and Stanley, it is about 4 km hike while Bujuku to Elena Camp is 2.5km hike. Mountaineers hike to Elena hut 4.899M and prepare themselves for Climbing to Margarita peaks the following day.

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Day 5

Hiking

Start as early as 5.00am to be able to reach the summit Margherita early enough. The weather here is always clear in the early mornings and late evenings for most of the time Rwenzori will be shy to open up for the visitors. Peak is 5109m from Elena camp to the summit is about 1 km hike to have a clear view of Mt. Speke, Mt. Baker, Mt. Albert.

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Day 6

Climb Mt. Baker.

Continue climbing Mt.Baker as from Kitandara which is 2km hike and there after descend to Guy Yeoman Camp. Otherwise from Kitandara to Guy Yeoman Camp is 5.4 km. The vegetation here is beautiful of heather trees mixed with moss and Helichrysum.

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Day 7

Proceeding with Hiking

Descend to Nyabitaba as from Guy Yeoman Camp 5.3 km walking through boggy areas of Kamatu and Kichuchu and a zone of bamboo forest near Lake Mahoma for an overnight rest at Nyabitaba camp.

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Day 8

Coming back from hiking

After breakfast, descend and onward to the base where you and your porters welcome each other back to crown the end of the expedition. Lodging in Kasese town

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Day 9

Transfer back to Kampala

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