rwenzori hike

Day 1: Kampala to Kasese

After breakfast, your guide will pick you from the hotel and you will set off for Kasese via Fort Portal. You will have lunch in Fort portal Town. Proceed to Kasese town where you will have dinner and overnight

Day 2: Nyakalengija Trailhead 1600m – Nyabitaba Hut 2650m

Have breakfast and then go for a briefing at the park headquarters. After briefing you will begin hiking to the Nyabitaba hut.  You will walk across the Mahoma River to Nyabitaba Hut for an Overnight. This takes about 5-6 hours hike

Day 3: Nyabitaba Hut 2650m – John Matte Hut 3380m

Breakfast and then descend to Mubuku River and then ascend to Bujuku River to John Matte hut. This takes 4-5 hours of hiking. Dinner and overnight at John Matte hut.

Day 4: John Matte Hut – Bujuku Hut (3900m)

After breakfast you will move from John Matte Hut to Bujuku Hut, you will descend River Bujuku to Lower Bigo Bog, home of giant lobelias. Dinner and overnight at Bujuku hut

Day 5: Bujuku Hut – Elena Hut (4541)

On day 5 you will go up to Scott-Elliot Pass at 4372m. Take the right path that goes up to Elena Hut and Mount Stanley. Dinner and Overnight at Elena Hut

Day 6: Elena Hut – Margherita Peak (5109m)

Day 6: Hike up to Margherita peak which is 5109m high. As you hike you will pass the Elena and Stanley Glacier. The hike will take 4 to 7 hours to Margherita peak. After reaching the peak you can descend to Scott-Elliot pass, where you will have clear views of the Bujuku Lake and Mount Speke, up to Mount Stanley and down to the Kitandara Lakes. Dinner and overnight at Kitandara Hut 4,023m

Day 7: Kitandara Hut – Guy Yeoman Hut, 3.261 m

Breakfast and then head for Lake Kitandara, you will climb to the Fresh field Pass, 4.282 m before descending the circuit among rocky and boggy areas. You will proceed to the valley down to Guy Yeoman Hut, 3.261 m. This can take up to 6 hours. Dinner and overnight at Guy Yeoman hut

Day 8: Guy Yeoman Hut – Nyabitaba hut 2650m

Breakfast and then hike through the path down past Mubuku River, past Kichuchu, another rock shelter and join our original route near the confluence of the Bujuku River This takes about 3 hours. Dinner and overnight at Nyabitaba hut

Day 9: Nyabitaba- Nyakalengija base camp

Nyabitaba Hut to the Nyakalengija road is 2-hours, drive to Kasese for breakfast and then proceed to Kampala. You will have lunch enroute.

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