10 Days Magical Rwenzori Hiking Tours, The Magical Experience of Hiking Mount Rwenzori.
Our 10 Days Magical Rwenzori Hiking Tours experience of hiking the great Mt. Rwenzori cannot be matched. This takes you up to the snowy Alexander peak (5092 meters) and then onwards to the highest peak at 5109 meters, the famous Margherita! Enjoy the sightseeing of the beautiful lake Kitandara, Lake Bujuku the nice views of Mount Stanley and Speke. Climb through the open patches, lobelia, and heath moss forest and the lovely views of the Savoia and Elena glaciers
Day 1: Kampala to Rwenzori (Bottom of the Mountains)
You will be picked up from your hotel or place of residence in Kampala by our company representative you will be transferred to Kasese via to Mbarara Town, before heading for the foothills of the Mountains of Moon.
Accommodation: Equator Snow Lodge.
Day 2: Start of the Equator Glaciers Tour
Early in the morning transfer to Nyakalengija (1646 meters) where you will start your climb into the mountains. The hike takes you along the Mubuku River and through thick equatorial vegetation before arriving at the Nyabitaba hut (2650 meters). You might hear chimpanzees or see blue monkeys. Dinner and overnight in Nyabitaba hut.
Total hiking time: 5-7 hours, Ascent: 1200 meters Meal plan F/B
After early breakfast you will start the hike through the Kurt Sharfer Bridge to marvel at the sparkling Mubuku river confluence. In the afternoon you will reach the Nyamuleju hut from where you might enjoy a nice view at Mount Stanley and Speke. Climb through the open patches, lobelia, and heath moss forest when proceeding up to the John Matte hut (3415 meters) for overnight.
Total hiking time: 7 hours, Ascent: 915 meters Meal plan F/B
Day 4: Bujuku Hut
Depart early through the giant Lobelias and heath trees. You ascend to the Bigo Bog and scenic landscape of lobelias and giant groundsels. You will pass Lake Bujuku, majestically settled between the famous mountains. Continue to a rock shelter called Cooking Pot and soon you will arrive at your final stop for today. Dinner and overnight at the Bujuku Hut (3960 meters).
Total hiking time: 3-5 hours, Ascent: 560 meters Meal plan F/B
Day 5: Elena Hut
Head off from the valley with scenic alpine vegetation consisting Giant Groundsels and Lobelia and continue to ascend Mount Victoria and Mount Speke at 4890 meters. Depart through the lovely views of the Savoia and Elena glaciers, scale further through to the Scott Elliott pass and proceed through the snow to the Elena Hut (4560 meters) for overnight rest. The Elena Hut will be your base for the final conquer of the Rwenzori Mountains.
Total hiking time: 3-5 hours, Ascent: 470 meters Meal plan F/B
Early morning ascent to the snowy Alexander peak (5092 meters) and then onwards to the highest peak at 5109 meters, the famous Margherita! Thereafter we directly descend to the beautiful lake Kitandara for overnight stay at Kitandara hut (4020 meters).
Total hiking time: 3-5 hours, Ascent: 670 meters – Descent: 1090 meters Meal plan F/B
Day 7: Guy Yeoman Hut
After early breakfast a long descent begins. First we climb from Lake Kitandara to the Freshfield Pass from where you can look into the neighboring country Congo. We will have a picnic lunch on the way and continue our journey while descending to the Guy Yeoman hut (3260 meters) for dinner and overnight.
Total hiking time: 5-7 hours, Descent: 1000 meters Meal plan F/B
Day 8: Nyabitaba Hut
The last part of the hike! Drop very steeply along the Mubuku River and join the original route near the Bujuku River. Dinner and overnight at Nyabitaba Hut (2650 meters).
Total hiking time: 5-7 hours, Descent: 600 meters Meal plan F/B
Day 9: Kasese
Today we descend to Nyakalengija which will take approximately 2-3 hours. Then we proceed to Kasese to check in at Hotel Margherita. Here you can relax and reflect your climb of the highest peak in Uganda.
Accommodation : Equator Snow Lodge
Day 10: Departure
A last chance to enjoy the enchanting peaks of the Mountains of the Moon. With unforgettable memories you will say goodbye and leave for Kampala. Then proceed to Entebbe Airport for your evening flight.
Note on 10 Days Magical Rwenzori Hiking Tours:
- Climbers must be prepared to walk for up to 8 hours every day via steep cliff and muddy paths
- Climbers must bring along their own climbing gear or hire it at the base camp