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Climbing to the peak of Rwenzori Mountains 14 days /Tour Code:006

Rwenzori Mountains
Rwenzori Mountains
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Itinerary Meal
Day 1
Drive from Entebbe International Airport to Kampala (1 hour)
Our driver guide will pick you up from Entebbe airport and take you to Kampala. The drive takes 1 hour or more depending on the traffic jam. In Kampala, our staff will give you the details of the tour arrangements.
Accomodation: Kampala / Metropole hotel
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Day 2
Morning: Shopping
We will get some food stuff before we start the tour. High quality rice, a variety of vegetables and fruits are available.
Afternoon: Drive to Fort Portal (5 hours)
Fort Portal is at an altitude of 1600m. It gets quite cold in the morning and evening.
Accomodation: Fort portal / Mountains of the moon hotel
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Day 3
Morning: Drive to Nyakarengija Office in Rwenzori Mountains National Park (2 hours)
First you will register at the office and be briefed about the climb and then make arrangement with your guides and porters.
the 1st day in Rwenzori. All day: From Nyakarengija (1,646m) to Nyabitaba Hut (2,652m), 10km (5-6 hours)
Be sure to carry 2 liters of drinking water for the day. A short –sleeved T-shirt will be ideal for the hot weather in this area. The trail leads through the tropical rain forest and you may see beautiful birds and chameleons while hiking.
Accomodation: Rwenzori Mountains National Park / Nyabitaba Hut
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Day 4
The 2nd day in Rwenzori. All day: From Nyabitaba Hut (2,652m) to John Matte Hut (3,414m), 7km (5-6 hours)
You will go down to the bridge across Bujuku River first and from the rocky stretch you will be able to see Margherita Peak. As you hike up, the features change from the tropical rain forest to mist forest and you will find lobelia and other alpine plants there. It is advisable to wear rubber boots for this hike since the path in the mist forest is muddy.
Accomodation: Rwenzori Mountains National Park / John Matte Hut
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Day 5
The 3rd day in Rwenzori. All day: From John Matte Hut (3,414m) to Bujuku Hut (3,962m), 6km (4-5 hours)
Please wear rubber boots for this hike. You will pass through Bigo Bog wetlands, one of the most beautiful scenic areas on the mountain with plenty of lobelia. When you reach Lake Bujuku, you will be able to see Margherita Peak from the lakeside. This lake is surrounded by Mt. Baker, Mt. Stanley and Mt. Speke. There is hardly any animal life around there.
Accomodation: Rwenzori Mountains National Park / Bujuku Hut
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Day 6
The 4th day in Rwenzori. All day: From Bujuku Hut (3,962m) to Elena Hut (4,430m), 4km (3-4 hours)
From Bujuku Hut to the hill commanding Lake Bujuku, you will need to climb using a ladder since it is very steep. After the hill, the features change to rocky with fewer plants. Watch your step since some of the surface may be wet and slippery.
Accomodation: Rwenzori Mountains National Park / Elena Hut
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Day 7
The 5th day in Rwenzori. All day: Climb to Margherita Peak (5,109m), 2km one way (6 hours to ascend, 4 hours to descend)
Only those who have experienced snow-covered mountains are allowed to ascend to the Margherita Peak. Before you set off, you should confirm the route, necessary equipments like crampons and any other information with your guides. You will hike on the rocky ground for 1 hour, ascend the ice cliff to the glacier and hike the flat Stanley Plateau. There will be another steeper glacier again, you will climb up the rocks using a rope then reach the peak. But if you have not experienced in rope-work, you cannot climb the last rocky stretch. Most accidents happen while descending the mountain. Please be cautious and do not relax after ascending to the peak.
Accomodation: Rwenzori Mountains National Park / Elena Hut
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Day 8
The 6th day in Rwenzori. All day: From Elena Hut (4,430m) to Kitandara Hut (4,430m), 3km (3 hours)
After the rocky ground from Elena Hut, the trail will be on the flat ground again. You will see many alpine plants including senecio in the valley between Mt. Baker and Mt. Stanley. On a sunny day the twin Kitandara lakes can be seen in front view of the valley. Kitandara Hut is located to the south and has more plants and birds than Bujuku Hut.
Accomodation: Rwenzori Mountains National Park / Kitandara Hut
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Day 9
The 7th day in Rwenzori. All day: From Kitandara Hut (4,023m) to Guuy Yeoman Hut (3,261m), 5 km (5-6 hours)
First you will climb to the 4,200m point on the freshman field. The view of mossy rocks all around is really striking. The trail continues descending through the wetland with lobelia to Guy Yeoman Hut. Watch your step throughout because of the mossy and muddy ground.
Accomodation: Rwenzori Mountains National Park / Guy Yeoman Hut
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Day 10
The 8th day in Rwenzori. All day: From Guy Yeoman Hut (3,261m) to Nyabitaba Hut (2,652m), 6km (4-5 hours)
The trail leads to the beautiful mist forest, the steep slope alongside the river, the tropical rain forest then to Nyabitaba Hut where you will spend the last night in Rwenzori. Tread carefully on the unsteady ground at the slope and in the forests. If your food stuff still remains and it is more than enough, it is a good idea to invite your guides and porters for the last dinner as a way of appreciation.
Accomodation: Rwenzori Mountains National Park / Nyabitaba Hut
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Day 11
The 9th day in Rwenzori. Morning: From Nyabitaba Hut (2,652m) To Nyakarenja Office (1,646m), 10km (3-4 hours)
You take the same route to return as you did the first day.
Morning : Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park in Mweya (5 hours)
Queen Elizabeth National Park is the second largest park in Uganda. It is the habitat for 95 species of mammals and 547 species of birds. The weather is not as cold as other parks because it is at an altitude of 900m.
Accomodation: Queen Elizabeth National Park / Mweya Safari Lodge
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Day 12
Morning: Free Time
Please rest well to recover your fatigue of mountain climbing.
Afternoon : Boat Trip along Kazinga Channel (2 hours)
Kazinga channel drains the stream from the glacier of the Rwenzori Mountains to Lake Edward. Its ecosystem is the best habitat for hippos and crocodiles as well as waterfowls including pelicans, storks, herons, kingfishers and more. Sometimes antelope species and elephants meet at the bank.
Accomodation: Queen Elizabeth National Park / Mweya Safari Lodge
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Day 13
Morning : Game drive in the savanna of Mweya (3-4 hours)
We will leave the hotel early in the morning and go for a game drive with an experienced park guide through the extensive savanna. The wildlife at the foot of Rwenzori Forest is amazing. (You can also choose to travel by air)
Afternon : Back to Kampala (7 hours)
On the way to Kampala, we will stop in Mbarara for lunch and take pictures at the equator.
Accomodation: Kampala / Metropole hotel
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Day 14
Morning : Free Time
In the last morning of the trip, the driver will take you to anywhere you will love to visit in Kampala.
Afternoon : Drive to Entebbe International Airport (1 hour)
You should leave Kampala more than 3 and half hours before the flight. There might be a traffic jam on the way to the airport.
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  • Tour attractions and accommodations can be rearranged to suit your desires.
  • This is not a package tour neither do we offer a group tour.

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Boat riding is at your own risk.

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Price list

Visitor Room arrangement Period Price
4 visitors Twin room 14 days $3,105
6 visitors Twin room 14 days $2,931

* Please contact us if you would like to change your accommodation.