General

The 7 Days Mount Rwenzori Hike is a short circuit trekking challenge. Rwenzori is the highest mountain in Uganda. It presents mountain climbers a challenge to conquer the top peak at 5110ft. We offer you special guides, porters, to escort you. 

You will trek passing through farmland to the park boundary through Mubuku river, to a long, steep climb up onto a massive Nyabitaba hut. The hike takes around 5 hours. During this part of the trip, you may hear chimps, see black and white colobus, blue monkey and the coloured Rwenzori turaco.

This involves a demanding 7 hours trek up to the Central Circuit. The trails peak up the Bujuku valley and lead to the Kurt Shafer Bridge. After a five-hour trek is the start of the giant lobelia zone, a vegetation type limited to East Africa ‘s highest. The final hour’s walk to John Matte Hut.

 

Activities

Day 1: Nyakalengija (1615m) - Nyabitaba Hut

You will arrive in the morning to meet your guides and porters. You will trek passing through farmland to the park boundary through Mubuku river, to a long, steep climb up onto a massive Nyabitaba hut. The hike takes around 5 hours. During this part of the trip, you may hear chimps, see black and white colobus, blue monkey and the coloured Rwenzori turaco.

Day 2: Nyabitaba (2651 m) - Mubuku River (Matte Hut (3505m)

This involves a demanding 7 hours trek up to the Central Circuit. The trails peak up the Bujuku valley and lead to the Kurt Shafer Bridge. After a five-hour trek is the start of the giant lobelia zone, a vegetation type limited to East Africa 's highest. The final hour's walk to John Matte hut

Day 3: John Matte (3505m) to Bujuku (3962m)

The route fords the Bujuku River as you cross the bog, A steep climb follows. Above the bog steady climb of glacial moraine, crisscrossing t trail reaches the lovely Lake Bujuku. The last stage of the 3-5 hour hike to Bujuku Hut past Cooking Pot Cave is perhaps the muddiest stage of the expedition. The hut is well placed for parties climbing Mt. Speke.

Day 4: Bujuku (3962m) - Scott Elliott Pass (4372m) Kitandara (4023m)

From Bujuku hut, the trail crosses more mud before climbing steeply through a forest of giant groundsels, climbing a short metal ladder to ascend the Groundsel Gully. Above the gully, a branch in the trail climbs directly to Elena Hut (4430m) for the ascent of Margherita peak on Mt. Stanley (5109m). This climb needs an ice axe, mountain boots, crampons and ropes.

Day 5: Kitandara (4023m) - Freshfield Pass (4282m) - Guy Yeoman (3505m)

Freshfields is a long flat traverse through tracks of fabulously colourful moss (and more mud), beyond which the long descent to Nyakalengija begins. The hike to Guy Yeoman hut takes around 5 hours. The hut enjoys a lovely location close to the Mubuku River with terrific views of the looming Mt. Baker to the north.

Day 6: Guy Yeoman (3505m) - Nyabitaba (2651 m )

The descend to Nyabitaba takes around 5 hours but with an early start, it is possible to make it all the way down to Nyakalengija. Below Guy Yeoman, the route descends the cliffs of Kichuchu.

Beyond Kichuchu the muddy path crosses the Mubuku River twice before climbing upwards to Nyabitaba to complete the circuit.

Day 7: Nyabitaba (2651m) - Nyakalengija (1615m)

The descent from Nyabitaba to Nyakalengija takes 2-3 hours.

Inclusions

1. All ground transportation in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle, AC and Wi-Fi.
2. Services of a full-time English speaking driver/guide.
3. All boat trips.
4. All airport pickups and drops.
5. All activities as stipulated in the itinerary.
6. And all government taxes/levies.

Exclusions

1. Optional walking safari
2. Phone calls and bar bills
3. Personal insurance
4. Laundry
5. Airfare
6. All other Services of a personal nature.
7. Driver guide’s gratuity
8. All Meals and accommodation as per the itinerary.

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