8 Days Rwenzori Trekking Central Circuit

8 days Rwenzori Trekking Via the central circuit trail, starts from Nyakalengija at the base of Rwenzori mountains national Park to Margherita Peak and ends there. This 8 days Rwenzori trekking traverses the central circuit through Nyabitabah hut, John Matte, to Bujuku hut, Elena hut,  to Margherita Peak, to Kidanra hut and Guy Yeaoman hut.

Detailed 8 Days Rwenzori Trekking Via The Central Circuit

Day1:Welcome to Kasese

leave the hotel early in morning Nyakalengijja 7 hours drive, lunch enroute at fortportal town after we proceed to mountains of the moon at base at nyakalengijja overnight at Ruboni community rest camp budget lodges or Equator snow luxury lodge

Day 2:Nyakalengija to Nyabitaba

8 Days Rwenzori Trekking Central circuit Trail/route

Resting in the Evening at Nyabitaba hut

Meet your guide who will transfer you to briefing (1615m) – Nyabitaba Hut (2651m). Here we will have instructions from the park rangers and an introduction to the route,
as well as meeting with our guides and porters. After that, we will embark on a journey along a path that passes through a dense forest along the Mubuku River, crosses its tributary of the Mahoma River, and then a long climb to the massive ridge, along which you will reach the Nyabitaba hut (2651 m). During this part of the journey, we can hear chimpanzees and see black and white colobus, blue monkey and brightly colored turraco Rwenzori. Duration of the hike: 6-7 hours. Elevation height: 1036 m
Overnight at Nyabitaba

Day 3:Nyabitaba (2651m) – Mubuku River (2600m) John Matte Hut (3380m)

After breakfast, from Nyabitaba hut we will follow a trail that descends through the forest to the Kurt Shafer Bridge, just below the confluence of the Mubuku and Bujuku rivers. Next, we will pass a bamboo forest and a long, tiring stretch of slippery moss-covered cliffs. From the Nyamuleju rock shelter, we will see the Stanley Mountains (Margherita Peak (5109m)) and Speke (4890m). And then we will find ourself in the zone of giant heather, lobelia and agriculture. Finally reach John Matte’s hut (3505 m). Dinner and overnight at the hut. Duration of the hike: 7-8 hours. Elevation height: 854 m
John matte camp

Day 4: John Matte (3380m) to Bujuku (3962m)

From John Matte Hut, the trail drops down to cross the Bujuku River and enters the Lower Bigo Bog, the home of giant lobelias. Will enjoy the beautiful but hypnotising boardwalk through the open valley. Transition through a steep forested section to the upper Bigo bog which gives way to Lake Bujuku, with views of Mount Baker to the south and Mount Stanley to the west. This 4-5 hour hike ends at Bujuku hut. Bujuku is also a launchpad for climbing Mount Speke.
Overnight at Bujuku camp

Day 5: Bujuku (3977m) to kitandara hut (4541m).

From Bujuku Hut, after a muddy area, will start a steep climb through a forest of giant groundsels up to the Groundsel Gully. A branch in the trail leads to Elena Hut, 4.430 m, then the trail proceeds directly to Kitandara Hut. You walk through Scott Elliot Pass, 4.372 m., the highest point during the central circuit, where you can enjoy stunning panoramic views down the Bujuku valley, of Mount Baker, Mount Luigi di Savoia and Stanley just above. This is a steep, rocky trail which when is wet or icy can be very slippery.
Overnight atElen hut.

Day 6 :Elena Hut (4541m) to Margherita peak– Kitandara hut (4027m

Margherita Peak: For those aiming at reaching Margherita peak (5109m), continue to the base of the Stanley Glacier. To reach the summit of Margherita, the climb takes 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 glaciers, 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, up to Mount Stanley 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 at the Kitandara

Day 7 : Kitandara (4027m) – Fresh field Pass (4282m) – Guy Yeoman (3450m)


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 (4282m asl.) From the pass, take on the long high alpine mossy trail. Thereafter start the descent through steep rocky trails and the rock shelter at Bujongolo, the base camp for the historic expedition by the Duke of Abruzzi in 1906, until we arrive for an overnight at Guy Yeoman hut after 6-7 hours.
Overnight at Guyoman or move to John matte

Day 8: Guy Yeoman to Nyabitaba to Nyakalengija

Below Guy Yeoman, the route descends the cliffs of Kichuchu. Beyond Kichuchu the boggy path crosses the Mubuku River twice through a bamboo forest before climbing up to Nyabitaba to complete the circuit. Continue past Nyabitaba Camp to complete your trek through Mihunga gate to Nyakalengija, at the base( meet end of the trek.

Price for the package is 1580$
The package includes:
Gorilla permit
Ruwenzori days of Hike to Margarita( central circuit
Accommodation and meals on full board on the mountain
English speak guide
Park entrance
Ice climbing equipment (ice axe, crampons, helmet, harness and ropes
As well as gumboots
Accommodation on the mountain (wooden hut .
Meals as you hike
2 ranger guides
2 porters per person

The price excludes:

Any accommodation before outside the mountain ,Air ticket, Visas, Laundry (is included on the 5star , Tips, Hiking gear, and any
other personal expenses not included in the package.

VISA:you all need a visa to enter Uganda application is done online

Vaccine: Yellow fever is still required. Make sure you are up to date