10 Days Mt. Rwenzori Trekking
This 10 Days Mt. Rwenzori Trekking takes you to the beautiful snow capped mountains of the moon located in the gazetted Mt Rwenzori national park in Kasese district in Western Uganda. The Rwenzori Mountains are known for their vegetation, ranging from tropical rain forest through alpine meadows to snow. The Rwenzori mountains were gazetted in 1991 as both a world heritage site and RAMSAR site.
Day 1: Transfer to Mt Rwenzori national park
After an early breakfast our guide will drive you to western Uganda to Kasese. Check in your lodge for dinner and overnight. (B.L.D)
Day 2: Nyakalengiji to Nyabitaba hut.
Arrive at Rwenzori Mountaineering Service (RMS) offices Nyakalengija and go through orientation, pass through the Bakonjo homesteads, reach the gate and enter the park. Move under canopies of trees hearing sounds of the wild. Expect to spot bush bucks, giant forest hogs, chimpanzees, rare three horned chameleon and a variety of bird species. Then cross rivers Kyoho and Mahoma, move along the panga ridge for an overnight at Nyabitaba camp in the forest zone.
Day 3: Nyabitaba to John Maate hut
Slope to River Mubuku, Bujuku confluence, hike through the bamboo zone, have lunch at Nyamuleju old camp. Continue for an overnight at John Maate camp in the heather zone.
Day 4: John Matte to Bujuku hut
After breakfast slope and cross Bujuku river, crossing the lower and upper big bogs on walk boards. Move along Lake Bujuku, which offers you breathtaking views of Mt Baker in the south, Mt Stanley in the west and Speke in the north. Dinner and overnight at Bujuku camp.
Day 5: Bujuku to Elena hut
After breakfast you will Cross Bujuku bog, climb the ladders a top akendege, hike further for anovernight at Elena hut.
Day 6: Elena hut-Margherita peak – Kitandara
Wake up at 4:00 am, cross Stanley platue and a top Margherita peak on mount Stanley, slope back to Elena hut, after lunch slope further for an overnight at Kitandara camp.
Day 7: Dscend to Gae Yeoman
Hike to fresh field pass, slope through kabamba cave, cross Mubuku river. Dinner and overnight at Guy yeoman camp.
Day 8: Slope to Nyabitaba hut
Move through swamps, slope kitsutsu rock, cross kitsutsu river repeatedly and an overnight at Nyabitaba camp, or slope further and be out of the park in the evening.
Day 9: Descend to Nyakalegiji- Kasese
Slope in the morning and be out of the park by 11:00 am and transfer to Kasese for hot lunch. Relax at your lodge rest of the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge. (B.L.D)
Day 10: Departure -Entebbe
Have morning breakfast and then check out your lodge and bid farewell to the land of the snow capped Mountain with great memories of Mt. Rwwenzori trekking and transfer to Entebbe Via Kampala for a shopping spree at the African craft market on Buganda road. Later transfer to the airport in time to catch your flight back home.