8 Days Rwenzori Hiking Uganda, Rwenzori Mountains Safari Tour
8 Days Climbing rwenzori Mountain or 7 Days climb rwenzori central circuit tour is adventure of life time, due to its good looks and remoteness. Basically, it maximizes the chances for summit success rate by many hikers. This reduced traffic jam at certain points and also made for a more enjoyable experience by restraining crowds. In 8 days rwenzori Mountains climb central circuit route you will have large extent of acclimatization on the mountain by trekkers through joining longer distances, longer stretches on the mountain and slighter altitude gains.
8 Days Rwenzori Mountain Climb Central Circuit Route – Booking Information
We offer remarkable trip of life time memory as you will trek to the highest peak on rwenzori mountains with indigenous people while assisted by our professional and experienced mountain guides. Use our Booking form above to get a details of Climbing Rwenzori Mountain (8-days) Package includes; how to prepare for Rwenzori Mountains climb (What to pack, visa, Passport, Insurance, Vaccinations, international flights etc.), fitness and preparation, Treks duration, climbing gears, Departures dates, Prices, and best time to go for Mount Rwenzori climbing.
Day 1. Transfer to Kasese
You will be welcomed by an experienced and professional tour guide of Rwenzori Mountaineering Service and start the journey to drive to kasese town which is the next biggest town to Rwenzori Mountains national park , lunch will be en route as it will be advised by the safari guide. The journey is like to take you around 7-8 hours and Dinner and overnight is planned to be at Ruboni Community Camp or Equator Snow Hotel.
Day 2. Nyakalengija(1648) – nyabitaba (2651)
You will have early morning breakfast and head to the briefying point for rwenzori mountain hiking tour from the experienced rwenzori national park rangers and Rwenzori Mountaineering services Team ( R M S) and later start the hike at around 8am through the bamboo, high elephant grass and dense bushes. You will climd some rocks and bluff, srossing river mahoma then to nyabitaba hut where you will spend the night.. You will expect to see some animals like white colubus monkeys, blue monkeys, three horned chameleon and the rwenzori turaco along this route. The journey will take you 4-5 hours.
Day 3. Nyabitaba to john matte(3503m)
You will move through the forest about half an hour yo the hurt shafer bridge, the conference of mubuku and bujuku rivers.then through the bamboo forest. Slippery moss covered rocks for acouple of hours. Proceed to nyamulenge rock shelter where you will have a view of mount stanely and mout speke. Then you will reach john matte hut where you will spend the night. This place will offer you a beautiful view of mount stanely and margherita glacier.
Day 4. John matte to Bujjuku (3900m)
After Morning breakfast , Move from John Matte hut across the Bujuku River to the lower Bigo bog.Your real first experience for jumping from tussock will begin from here. A steep Section past the hut leads to upper to Bigo and half of this a boardwalk has been constructed. You will have a lunch break at a beautiful narrow stream at the upper end of this bog.The southern end of the lake is in a majestic setting, with Mt. Baker to the South, Mt. Stanley to the west and Mt. Speke to the north.Dinner and Overnight stay at John Matte – Bujuku Hut – 3962 m
Day 5. Bujuku to kitandara(4023m)
Leave Bujuku hut to a newly newer trail.This trail raises and falls twice before finally climbing steeply through magical moss draped groundsel vegetation about 14,345 ft (4,372 m) to Scott Elliot Pass. While at the steepest section a short strong ladder after which a right hand branch will lead to Elena Hut 14,700 ft (4,430 m) . It is the steep rocky trail which when hot can be slippery. You will then continue straight, a few steps below the pass, there is a sheltered spot for a very good break before Elena Hut. It is the base camp for climbing 16,763 feet and 5,109m to margherita peak in the Mt.Stanly Complex and requires an additional day. In case the weather is bad, the rain, snow and wind can occur in any season.
Day 6. kitandara to guy yeoman(3505m)
If you are aiming at Margherita peak (5109m), you will continue to the base of the Stanley Glacier. To reach the summit of Margherita, it will take you about 5-7 hours depending on the weather conditions and the pace of climbing this mountain. This tough walk takes you over three glaciers, slippery rock, ice and very exposed areas which are open on many sides.Note that this climb is for only physically fit and technical climbers. Climbing on to the glacier,cross the Stanley Plateau and proceed with the ascent. Acclimatized to fog, altitude sickness and coolly weather, scramble up to the summit of Margherita the highest peak of the Rwenzoris.Given the high altitude and the tough conditions even if you do not reach the peak, don’t get disappointed. Prepare for you return through the Scott-Elliot pass, where there are spectacular views back to Bujuku Lake and Mount Speke and down to the Kitandara Lakes . After the trail that passes you through an alpine zone of sparse vegetation and rough boulders, descend past the Kitandara Lakes for dinner and overnight stay at the Kitandara Hut
Day 7. Guy yeoman to nyabitaba to nyakalengijaToday, from Guy Yeoman, take on the trail that ascends steeply up the headwall, spreading out from the base of Mount Baker and continuing along the south side of the mountain to Fresh field Pass. At this point you can view into the Congo to the west and Mount Stanley to the north. From thepass, take on the long trail passing the rock shelter at Bujongolo, the base camp for the historic expedition by the Duke of Abruzzi in 1906. Overnight at Ruboni Community bands
Day 8. Drive back to Kampala/airport
The guide will pick you up from the camp in the morning after your breakfast then drive back to Kampala or to the airport for your flight back home.