8 Days Climbing rwenzori Mountain is adventure of life time, due to its good looks and remoteness. Basically, it maximizes the chances for summit success rate by many hikers. In this remarkable trip of life time memory as you will trek to the highest peak on rwenzori mountains with indigenous while assisted by our professional and experienced mountain guides.
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at your hotel in kampala or Entebbe International airport
You will be welcomed by an experienced and professional tour guide and start the journey to drive to Kasese town which is the next biggest town to Rwenzori Mountains national park, lunch will be en-route as it will be advised by the safari guide. The journey is like to take you around 7-8 hours and Dinner and overnight is planned to be at Ruboni Community Camp
You will have early morning breakfast and head to the briefing point for rwenzori mountain hiking tour from the experienced Rwenzori national park rangers and Rwenzori Mountaineering Services Team (R M S) and later start the hike at around 8am through the bamboo, high elephant grass and dense bushes. You will climb some rocks and bluff, crossing river Mahoma then to nyabitaba hut where you will spend the night. You will expect to see some animals like white colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, three horned Jackson’s chameleon and the rwenzori turaco along this route. The journey will take you 4-5 hours.
You will move through the forest about half an hour to the hurt Shafer bridge, the conference of mubuku and bujuku rivers. Then through the bamboo forest. Slippery moss covered rocks for a couple of hours. Proceed to nyamulenge rock shelter where you will have a view of MT Stanley and MT Speke. Then you will reach john matte hut where you will spend the night. This place will offer you a beautiful view of Mount Stanley and margherita glacier.
After Morning breakfast, move from John Matte hut across the Bujuku River to the lower Bigobog.Your real first experience for jumping from tussock will begin from here. A steep Section past the hut leads to upper to Bigo and half of this a boardwalk has been constructed. You will have a lunch break at a beautiful narrow stream at the upper end of this bog. The southern end of the lake is in a majestic setting, with Mt. Baker to the South, Mt. Stanley to the west and Mt. Speke to the north. Dinner and Overnight stay at John Matte – Bujuku Hut – 3962 m
Meal plan: full board
Leave Bujuku hut to a newly newer trail. This trail raises and falls twice before finally climbing steeply through magical moss draped groundsel vegetation about 14,345 ft. (4,372 m) to Scott Elliot Pass. While at the steepest section a short strong ladder after which a right hand branch will lead to Elena Hut 14,700 ft. (4,430 m). It is the steep rocky trail which when hot can be slippery. You will then continue straight, a few steps below the pass, there is a sheltered spot for a very good break before Elena Hut. It is the base camp for climbing 16,763 feet and 5,109m to margherita peak in the Mt. Stanly Complex and requires an additional day. In case the weather is bad, the rain, snow and wind can occur in any season.
Meal plan: full board
If you are aiming at Margherita peak (5109m), you will continue to the base of the Stanley Glacier. To reach the summit of Margherita, it will take you about 5-7 hours depending on the weather conditions and the pace of climbing this mountain. This tough walk takes you over three glaciers, slippery rock, ice and very exposed areas which are open on many sides. Note that this climb is for only physically fit and technical climbers. Climbing on to the glacier, cross the Stanley Plateau and proceed with the ascent. Acclimatized to fog, altitude sickness and coolly weather, scramble up to the summit of Margherita the highest peak of the Rwenzori’s. Given the high altitude and the tough conditions even if you do not reach the peak, don’t get disappointed. Prepare for you return through the Scott-Elliot pass, where there are spectacular views back to Bujuku Lake and Mount Speke and down to the Kitandara Lakes. After the trail that passes you through an alpine zone of sparse vegetation and rough boulders, descend past the Kitandara Lakes for dinner and overnight stay at the Kitandara Hut
Meal plan: full board
Today, from Guy Yeoman, take on the trail that ascends steeply up the headwall, spreading out from the base of Mount Baker and continuing along the south side of the mountain to Fresh Field Pass. At this point you can view into the Congo to the west and Mount Stanley to the north. From the pass, take on the long trail passing the rock shelter at Bujongolo, the base camp for the historic expedition by the Duke of Abruzzi in 1906. Overnight at Ruboni Community bands
The guide will pick you up from the camp in the morning after your breakfast then drive back to Kampala or to the airport for your flight back home.
End of tour
at your hotel in kampala or Airport in Entebbe
English speaking mountain guide
Potters to carry your luggage during the hike.
Equipment to use during hiking
Bottled drinking water throughout the safari
Visas to uganda
Covid 19 test
Personal expenses like cigarette, shopping soveniour etc
Tips and gratuities given to guides
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