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7 days Rwenzori hike

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Trip Duration

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Trip Highlights

The 7 days Rwenzori hiking safari starts from Kasese or any hotel in Nakalengija. The trek starts from Nkalengija, through the Central Circuit Trail where you will glimpse the  Rwenzori ranges, including Mount Stanley (5109 meters), Mount Baker (4843 meters), Mount Speke (4890 meters), Mount Luigi di Savoia (4627 meters), Mount Gessi (4715 meters), and Mount Emin ( 4798 meters) which are spread apart by deep gorges. Mount Stanley which is the tallest mountain has several summits and by the highest point is Margherita peak (5109 meters).

Overview

Day 1: Nyakalengija to Nyabitaba Hut

Day 2: Nyabitaba Hut to John Matte Hut

Day 3: Trek from John Matte to Bujuku Hut.

Day 4: From Bujuku Hut to Kitandara Hut.

Day 5: Kitandara hut to Guy Yeoman Hut.

Day 6: From Guy Yeoman Hut to Nyakalengija.

Day 7: Drive Back To Kampala

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The first day of the hike starts from Kasese, leave your hotel early in the morning and transfer to Rwenzori offices at Nyakalengija where you have a briefing and later transfer to the starting point, start the hike and this will take about 5 hours to reach Nyabitaba hut basing on your fitness. Dinner and overnight stay at Nyabitaba Hut.

Have breakfast and then proceed hiking to john matte hut, this is believed to be the longest trail and it will take you like 7 hours of passing through the forest, crossing Kurt Schafer bridge on river Bujuku and as you go far the trail becomes more hilly and steeper. You will have lunch from Nyamileju hut and then proceed hiking the 200m left to reach John matte hut. Dinner and overnight at John Matte Hut.

The trail from John Matte to Bujuku hut leads you to cross river Bujuku, see the inferior bigo swamp the home of lobelias, and then to Lake Bujuku and from here you will get a clear view of the uppermost mountain Stanley. Dinner and overnight at bujuku hut.

Elena hut is suited in a cold region but with rewarding sceneries of Mount Baker and mount speke. Dinner and overnight at Elena hut.

Early morning breakfast at exactly 2:00 am and embark on the hike to the top of Margherita peak which starts at exactly 3:00 am. Hike through the Stanley plateau to Mount Stanley, with ropes you will then hike through the sharp rocky regions, and after some time, you will then reach the peak from where you will be able to enjoy beautiful views of mount Speke and the surroundings.

Descend to Elena hut for lunch, dinner, and overnight.

Have breakfast and proceed to kitandara hut, the trek will include beautiful views of mount Stanley in the North. Lunch at kitandara hut, dinner, and overnight at Guy Yeoman hut.

After your morning breakfast, you will start descending back to Nyabitaba Hut, The trek goes past the nearby Lake Mahoma and Nyabitaba and passes through the heather area and the Moss Zone and this will mark the end of the Rwenzori hike.