9 Days Rwenzori Trekking tour -Climbing Rwenzoris.
Wondering why Climbing Rwenzori Mountains is a unique experience while on Uganda Safari holiday or Self-drive trip in Africa? Mountaineering experiences are unique which is not explained to anyone unless it also experienced through booking 9 Days Rwenzori Trekking tour to explore the Rwenzori Mountains National Park in Uganda or Virunga National Park Congo.
Have you ever dreamt of Rwenzori trekking to Uganda’s highest peak? Weaving through the Bujuku valley, Trekking to the Margherita peak is the most rewarding ultimate adventurous journey for intrepid trekkers for a life-changing experience. Uganda’s highest peak is remunerated with Thrilling heights, breathtaking scenery, challenging landscapes—Uganda’s best trekking trail not to mention diverse flora and fauna, lakes, and beautiful mountain glaciers. With both astonishing views and marvelous adventure. Once you taste the cold breeze of Rwenzori, you’ll remain nostalgic about it your entire life.
Summary of the Trip: Climbing Rwenzori Mountains
Day 1: Transfer to Kasese.
Day 2: Hike from Nyakarengija to Nyabitaba Hut.
Day 3: Nyabitaba – John Matte hut.
Day 4: John Matte – Bujuku Hut.
Day 5: Bujuku Hut – Elena Hut.
Day 6: Hellena to Margherita.
Day 7: Kitandara Hut – Guy Yeoman Hut.
Day 8: Guy Yeoman Hut – Nyakalegija.
Day 9: Kasese – Kampala.
Detailed 9 Days Rwenzori Trekking tours
Day 1: Transfer to Kasese
Airport arrival and transfer you to Kasese Town in Western Uganda. The drive takes you through traditional homesteads and farms, scenic views dotted with tea gardens, and views of the mystical Rwenzori mountain ranges. You may have a stopover for lunch en route. Dinner and overnight stay at Equator snow lodge
Day 2: Hike from Nyakarengija to Nyabitaba Hut
After a heavy breakfast, you will be transferred to the RMS at Nyakalengija to get the necessary equipment for hiking with guides and porters, and later set off for the 4-5 hours hike to Nyabitaba Hut. The trail takes you through montane forest zones. Reach the Makoma River after 2½hr and
then proceed to a very steep climb through open bracken fern slopes and podocarpus forest up to Nyabitaba Hut for overnight.
Day 3: Nyabitaba – John Matte hut
This day’s hiking may take 6 to 7 hours and here rubber boots are required; The trail takes you through bamboo and heath forest going over the borders and rocks, from Nyabitaba hut to John Matte hut through Bujuku and Mubuku rivers – a steep and slippery point; proceed to John Matte hut where you will spend your overnight.
Day 4: John Matte – Bujuku Hut
This hike takes about 5 to 6 hours and the trail takes you through lower Bogo bog and upper bogo bog which is swampy to Lake Bujuku and Lake Bujuku bog, this is a very challenging trail, cross the drier ground up to Lake Bujuku overlooking Mt. Baker and Speke heading north. Then follow the trail until you reach Bujuku Hut for overnight.
Day 5: Bujuku Hut – Elena Hut
This day’s hiking may take 3 to 4 hours and the trail takes you through halfway bog and halfway rocks where you will see birdlife species like Malachite Sunbirds continue to Scott Elliot between Mt. Baker and Stanley, divert to Elena Hut for your overnight stay.
Day 6: Hellena to Margherita
This day’s hiking takes you Margherita which is glacier zone and rocks, the trail takes four-hour climbing which is very technical and three hours going down through the thick mud to kitandara at this point, you will need climbing equipment’s like climbing ropes, climbing boots, snow glasses, ice ax, ice screws, warm layers, water proof gloves, and crampons to ease your climb.
Day 7: Kitandara Hut – Guy Yeoman Hut
From Lake, Kitandara climbs to fresh field pass along high alpine mossy glades before descending the circuit among rocky and boggy areas. This area is
characterized by the glaciers of Mount Stanley and Baker. The muddy trail leads you to Akendali, Kabamba rock shelters, where the Mubuku valley begins; then continues descending to Guy Yeoman Hut surrounded by a beautiful landscape of mountains, vegetations, and twin lakes of lower and upper kitandara lakes – the hike takes approximately 5 to 6 hours.
Day 8: Guy Yeoman Hut – Nyakalegija
This morning descend through bamboo forest on steep slopes alongside the Mobuku River passing via Kichuchu rock shelter and then join the original route near the confluence of Bujuku River, the trail has a distance that takes 7hours reaching in Nyakalegija very tired and exhausted and overnight at Equator snow lodge.
Day 9: Nyakalengija – Kampala
Embark on a 6 hours drive from Nyakalegija to Kampala via Queen Elizabeth national park to Mbarara for lunch and later proceed to the equator for
photography arriving in Kampala in the evening for an overnight or onward transfer to Entebbe airport for your scheduled flight.
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