10 Days Rwenzori Trekking central Circuit Trail
The 10 Days Rwenzori Trekking is specifically designed for trekking Rwenzori Mountains along the central circuit trail/route. Upon reaching at the Magnificent mountain, one is at liberty of adjusting this package slightly by choosing either to take the Central Circuit or do the trekking encounter to the top of the Mountain (Margherita Peak)
Rwenzori Trekking Itinerary
Day 1. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Upon your arrival, a safari guide will pick you at Entebbe international Airport, take you through the itinerary and transfer you to the hotel where you will spend a night. Dinner and Overnight stay at your preferred accommodation.
Day 2. Transfer to Rwenzori Mountains National Park.
After your morning breakfast, the company driver guide will be there to pick you up to transfer you to the Mountains of the Moon in western Uganda with enroute lunch in Fort portal. Upon reaching the area, you will check in the lodge and spend a night relaxing as your first day trekking awaits you. Dinner and overnight stay at Ruboni Community Camp.
Day 3. First day Hiking from Nyakalengija to Nyabitaba (2650m high).
After the morning breakfast, you will start your first Rwenzori trekking by taking the Nyakalengija trial which covers distance of 1600m .This is where UWA (Uganda wildlife authority) will take you through a short briefing to begin the Rwenzori trekking. The trail will take you through Bakonjo homesteads in steep slopes of the mountain, banana plantations .continue with atrial near Mubuku River from where you will again cross river Mahoma before climbing progressively through the forest to reach Nyabitaba hut. Dinner and overnight stay at Nyabitaba hut.
Day 4. Trekking to John Matte Hut (3350).
After your breakfast, you will set off from Nyabitaba hut through a small trail and ascend down to Kurt Shafer Bridge just before the conjunction of River Bujuku and Mubuku. The forest progressively cracks into a bamboo region where the trail is slippery and moss-topped. A place of the massive lobelia groundsel vegetation and heather appears before the Nyamileju rock shelter before crossing a swamp to the hut. Dinner and overnight stay at John matte hut.
Day 5. Trek to Bujuku Hut (3900m)
After your morning breakfast, you will start trekking to Bujuku hut, trail smashes down to cross the Bujuku River and arrive at Inferior Bigo Swamp, home of massive lobelias. Cross the swamp to the Higher Bigo swamp before proceeding to Lake Bujuku where sights of the uppermost mountain Stanley in the west are to be viewed. Dinner and overnight stay at Bujuku Hut.
Day 6. Climb to Elena Hut (4541m)
Set off from Bujuku after your breakfast, the swampy path hikes the hills west of the lake, going through the supernatural groundsel gorge. Climb to Scott-Elliot Pass that is 4372m long. A metallic stepladder takes you over an exceedingly steep section after which the trail splits , the right trail goes up to Elena Hut and Mt Stanley over a steep rocky trail, while the left-hand connects you to Scott-Elliot Pass and down to Lake Kitandara. Overnight: Elena Hut at the foothills of the Stanley Glacier.
Day 7. Climb of Mount Stanley (5109m) to Kitandara Hut (4027m)
If you not interested at reaching the summit, a more relaxing day hiking from Elena Hut (4541m) to Lake Kitandara (4023m). For those who interested, but also according to the elevation sickness, reflectiveness, ascending capacity and adaptation, hike a further three hours to Margherita peak (5109m) and later descend down to Kitandara Hut. Hike to the Elena glacier, before reaching on to the Stanley Highland. Hike and ascend to Margherita summit, the uppermost peak of the Rwenzori, the most exciting about the trekking Rwenzori. Use of ropes and Crampons may well be recommended. Be ready for a strong, difficult time in the mountains. Get back to the Scott-Elliot pass, sight the supernatural Bujuku Lake and Mt Speke a close range, and proceed to descend down to the Lake Kitandara. Dinner and overnight stay at Kitandara Hut (4023m)
Day 8. Climb to Guy Yeoman Hut (3260m ASL)
After breakfast, a sheer hike from the base of Mt Baker to the fresh field pass south parts of Rwenzori over the distance of 4280 m .Outlook the Congo in the west and Mt Stanley in the north is very possible. From the trail, the boggy pass proceeds downhill, going through the rock housing at Bujongolo which is a historical excursion by the Duke of Abruzzi in 1906. Dinner and overnight stay at Guy Yeoman Hut.
Day 9. Descend To Nyakalengija Trail Head (1600m), drive back to Kampala.
Morning breakfast and load up on the equipment. Later, the porters and the climbing partly finally descend out of the Rwenzori Mountains. Trekking will be through a 6 hours walk that goes past the nearby Lake Mahoma and Nyabitaba and passes through the heather area and the Moss Zone. This may be the final hut in the Rwenzori Mountains or you could exit all the way if you feel energetic. On arrival at the foothills of the mountain, proceed to your lodge to freshen up , have lunch and take a long afternoon rest when you will have dinner and overnight.
Day 10: Airport Transfer.
Set off for Kampala, after your breakfast, with lunch enroute in Mbarara. Arrive in the evening ours prior to your flight, you will be transferred to Entebbe Airport for your departure.
End of the Trekking Adventure.