10 Days Mt. Rwenzori Trekking
Mount Rwenzori is home to highest peaks and therefore the 10 Days Mount Rwenzori Trekking takes you to the beautiful snow capped mountains of the moon in the gazetted Mt Rwenzori national park in Kasese district in Western Uganda.
The Rwenzori Mountains are known for their vegetation, ranging from tropical rainforest 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 bushbucks, giant forest hogs, chimpanzees, rare three-horned chameleon and a variety of bird species. 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, get the breathtaking views of; Mountains Baker, Stanley, and Speke in the south, west, and north respectively. Dinner and overnight at Bujuku camp.
Day 5: Bujuku to Elena hut
After breakfast, you will Cross Bujuku bog, climb the ladders atop akendege, hike further for an overnight 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: Descend 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 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 a morning breakfast and then check out of your lodge. Bid farewell to the land of the snow-capped Mountains with great memories of Mt. Rwenzori trekking. Transfer to Entebbe Via Kampala for a shopping spree at the African craft market on Buganda road. Later drive to the airport in time to catch your flight back home.