11 DAYS MOUNTAINEERING MT RWENZORI (INS015)
11 DAYS MOUNTAINEERING MOUNT RWENZORI: CENTRAL CIRCUIT – MARGHERITA (INS015)
Tour Colde: INS-15
Day one: Arrival in Kampaa.
One of our company representatives will pick you from the Airport and transfer you to your place of accommodation. Dinner and overnight at Caccia lodge- Midrange,BB.
Two: Transfer to Kasese.
After an early morning breakfast, transfer to Kasese via Fort portal. The drive will take you through tea plantations and beautiful landscapes. Have a Lunch stop in fort portal and continue to Kasese. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Magherita, BB.
Day Three: Nyakalengija office (1,615m) to Nyabitaba Hut (2,651m).
After an early morning breakfast, transfer from Hotel Magherita to Rwenzori Mountains National Park head office at Nyakalengija. Register and get briefing from the Ranger and start your climb into the mountains before 11 am. The total hiking time is 5-7 hours. The hike takes you along the Mubuku River and through thick equatorial vegetation before arriving at the Nyabitaba hut (2650 meters). You might hear chimpanzees or see blue monkeys. Dinner and overnight in Nyabitaba hut.
Elevation gained, 1200 meters.
NB: on this day, the car drives back to Kampala.
Day Four: Nyabitaba Hut (2,652m) to John Matte Hut (3,415m).
After early breakfast you leave Nyabitaba hut for a 7 hour hike to john Matte Hut. Today might be the most tiring and difficult day in the circuit. Go through the Kurt Sharfer Bridge to marvel at the sparkling Mubuku river confluence. In the afternoon you will reach the Nyamuleju hut have lunch and you might enjoy a nice view at Mount Stanley and Speke. Climb through the open patches, lobelia, and heath moss forest when proceeding up to the John Matte overnight. Elevation gained, 915 meters.
Day Five: John Matte Hut (3,415m) to Bujuku Hut 3960m).
Depart early through the giant Lobelias and heath trees for a 3_ 5hours hike through muddy Bigo Bog plains and scenic landscape of lobelias and giant groundsels. You will pass Lake Bujuku, majestically settled between the famous mountains Baker, Stanley and Speke. Continue to a rock shelter called Cooking Pot and soon you will arrive at your final stop for today. Dinner and overnight at Bujuku Hut Elevation gained, 560 meters.
Day Six: Bujuku Hut (3960m) to Elena Hut (4430m).
Head off from the valley for a 3_5 hour hike through scenic alpine vegetation consisting Giant Groundsels and Lobelia and continue to ascend Mount Victoria and Mount Speke at 4890 meters. Depart through the lovely views of the Savoia and Elena glaciers, scale further through to the Scott Elliott pass and proceed through the snow to the Elena Hut for overnight. The Elena Hut will be your base for the final conquers of the Rwenzori Mountains.
Day seven: Elena Hut (4430 m) to Kitandara Hut (4020m).
Day to finally ascent the highest peak in the famous Mountains of the moon, MARGHERITA!
Early morning 3-5 hour hike to the snowy Alexander peak (5092 meters) and then onwards to the highest peak at 5109 meters, the famous Margherita! Thereafter we directly descend to the beautiful lake Kitandara for overnight stay at Kitandara hut (4020 meters).
Day Eight: Kitandara Hut (4020m) to Guy Yeoman Hut.(3260m).
After early breakfast a long descent begins. First we climb from Lake Kitandara to the Fresh field Pass from where you can look into the neighboring country Congo. We will have a picnic lunch on the way and continue our journey while descending to the Guy Yeoman hut for dinner and overnight. The total hiking time is 5-7 hours. Elevation gained, 300 meters.
Day Nine: Guy yeoman Hut (3260m) to Nyabitaba Hut (2650m) the last part of the hike!
Drop very steeply along the Mubuku River and join the original route near the Bujuku River. Dinner and overnight at Nyabitaba Hut (2650 meters).The total Hiking time is 5-7 hours.
NB: On this day the car will drive back from Kampala to Kasese.
Day Ten: Nyakalengija, Kasese and Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Early morning descend to Nyakalengija which will take approximately 2-3 hours. Then we proceed to Hotel Margherita. Here you can relax and reflect your climb of the highest peak in Uganda.
Day Eleven: Kampala-Departure
Transfer to Kampala you with a lunch stop in Mbarara town. You can stop at some interesting places like the equator; you can take some photographs or buy some souvenirs from one of our craft shops, Classic African Art Kayabwe. Arrive in Kamapala in the evening. Arrive just in time for your departure flight.
- Airport transfers
- All park entrance fees
- Transfers from Kampala to Kasese and Rwenzori Mountains.
- Transfer from Rwenzori Mountains, to Queen Elizabeth National park and Back to Kampala
- Fuel throughout the trip
- Water throughout the trip except on the mountain
- Guides wages and food when in Rwenzori Mountains
- 2 porters’ wages and food
- Accommodation in huts on the Mountain, in Kampala (10 night’s accommodation).
- Food on the mountain.
- Charcoal fee
- Summit attempt to Magherita.
- Lunch enroute
- All optional activities, extra meals, beverages, phone calls, hiking equipment and expenses of any personal nature.
- Hiking Equipment can be hired.
- These include,
- Crampons 20,000
- Climbing boots 20,000
- Rubber boots 10,000
- Climbing ropes 20,000
- Ice axe 20,000
- Harness 20,000
- Sleeping mats 10,000
- Sleeping Bags 20,000
- Walking sticks.1, 000
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