10-days Mountain Rwenzori Trekking, Africa’s third-highest Mountain is quite the adventure but only the fit can dare take on the challenge of a 5109 m above sea level trekking to the highest peak Margherita on Mount Stanley and the few that have dared to live their dream have only great reports about the Mountains of the moon!
You Must Know when Booking
✓ Group Size: Minimum One traveller
✓ Transport 4X4 Safari Vehicle – Van or Minibus
✓ Accommodation: Safari Lodges types (Budget, Mid – Range or Luxury)
Note: For Booking and Confirmation, a 50% initial deposit is required to secure the Accommodations.
Detailed itinerary for 10 days Mountain Rwenzori Hiking Uganda
Day 1 : Travel from Kampala to Kasese
After your breakfast, you will be picked up by your guide/ driver to begin your journey to Mount Rwenzori with a stop in Fort portal for lunch and proceed to your booked accommodation for dinner and overnight
Day 2 : Hiking Nyakalengija – Nyabitaba
In the early morning head to Nyakalengeja to begin your climb up the magical mountain. The hike leads you along the serene Mubuku River as well as through the dense equatorial vegetation before reaching the Nyabitaba hut at 2650 meters. You might be able to see some primates including blue – monkeys. Dine and slumber in Nyabitaba hut.
Day 3: Hiking John Mate Hut
Following an early breakfast, we begin hiking past the Kurt Shaffer Bridge to view the radiant river Mubuku confluence. After lunch, you will arrive at the Nyamuleju hut and while there you will enjoy a spectacular view of Mount Stanley and Mount Speke peaks. Ascend through the heath-moss forest, open patches and the lobelia, and then continue to John Matte hut at 3415 meters for the night.
Day 4: Hike Bujuku Hut
Set-off will be pretty early after your breakfast. You will set out through the large Lobelias plus the heath trees. You will ascend to the spectacular Bigo Bog and picturesque terrain of lobelias and large groundsels to hike past Lake Bujuku, which grandly lies between the well-known mountain ranges of Stanley and Speke. Hike onto a rocky shelter referred to as the Cooking Pot and shortly arrive at the day’s final stop. Dine and sleep at Bujuku Hut which is at 3960 meters.
Day 5 Hike Elena Hut
Depart from the mountain valley with attractive sights of alpine vegetation comprised of large (4890 meters). Ascend through the gorgeous sights of the Savoia glacier and the Elena glacier; hike on through to the scenic Scott –Elliott, trekking through the mountain snow to reach the Elena Hut at 4560 meters for dinner and overnight. You will set your base here at the Elena Hut from where you will begin the trek the next day to the Ascent- Alps.
Day 6: Hike Ascent – Alps
Ascend very early in the morning to the icy Alexander peak at 5092 meters and then head to the mountain’s highest peak the renowned Marguerites at 5109 meters! From there we will descend to the attractive lake Kitandara for a night at Kitandara hut which is at 4020 meters.
Day 7: Hiking Guy Yeoman Hut
Following an early morning breakfast, we shall begin to descend. First, we ascend from Lake Kitandara up to the Fresh – field Pass and get a perfect view of the neighbouring country, Congo. Have a good picnic lunch and then proceed descending up to the Guy Yeoman hut at 3260 meters for dinner as well as the overnight.
Day 8: Hike Nyabitaba Hut
Today will be the last fraction of our hike! Descend steeply along river Mubuku to join the initial route adjacent to River Bujuku. Dine and slumber at Nyabitaba Hut which is 2650 meters.
Day 9: Transfer to Kasese
We move down for about 2 to 3 hours to Nyakalengeja. Then we continue to Kasese and check-in at Hotel Margherita. Here we will unwind as we reflect on our exciting climb to Uganda’s highest peak. Dine and slumber at Hotel Margherita.
Day 10: Departure
Filled with exciting unforgettable memories of this Uganda mountain trekking adventure, you will bid farewell to the Mountains of the Moon and drive back to Kampala. Then continue to Entebbe International Airport to catch the departure flight. End of 10 days Mountain Rwenzori Hiking services, Meal plan: H/B
Important information for 10 days Mountain Rwenzori Safari Uganda
- Climbers must be prepared to walk for up to 8 hours every day via cliffs and muddy paths.
- Climbers must bring along their climbing gear or hire it at the base camp.
- Our porters carry 8 kg of personal climbing gear
What to bring for 10 days Mountain Rwenzori Hiking Uganda
- Sleeping bag
- sleeping mat
- good hiking boots
- waterproof trousers
- heavy warm jacket
- hand gloves
- scarf and cup
- Light changeable clothing
- insect repellents
10 days Mountain Rwenzori Hiking Uganda includes :
- Professional cook
- Private 4×4 Safari Vehicle
- Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
- Professional Guide fees
- Rescue fees in case of emergency rescue on the Rwenzori Mountains
- Pure Bottled Drinking water
- Porters 25 kg per person
10 days Mountain Rwenzori Hiking Uganda excludes :
- Extra Luggage (extra 25kg per person)
- Gratitude to local guides
- Equipment for the hike
- Telephone and porter fee while trekking
- Personal shopping bills and cigarettes
- Any changes in the program itinerary while in the Rwenzori