Rwenzori Mountain Hiking
Day One: Arrival at Sheraton +ampala hotel for dinner and overnight;
Day Two: +ampala to kasese via Mbarara
After breakfast, we head to Mbarara where we shall have lunch at lake view hotel en route to kasese district. En route to kasese, lots of tea and banana plantations are seen. Arrival in the evening and check in at margheritta hotel or Rwenzori base camp for dinner and overnight.
Day Three: Nyakalengija 1600m-Nyabitaba hut 2650m
After breakfast we head to Rwenzori mountains national park head quarters at Nyakalengija1646m for briefing. Equipment can be hired here if necessary. Off and through the plantations/homes of the bakonjo people(people of the mountain). We gradually reach the garden plots and elephant grass. following river mubuku, we also shall cross the river mahoma which passes through an open fern slopes and podorcarpus forest up to nyabitaba hut2652m. this can take 5 to 6 hours. At this location ,you will be able to face north of portal peaks4627m and in front is mountain Kilimanjaro. Through this wall so far, you will be able to see monkeys,rwenzori turaco and chimpanzees.
Day Four: Nyabitaba hut2650m to john matte hut 3380
Descending to river mubuku, we shall climb through bamboo forest towards john matte3380m. at this point we shall ascend along the north side of the bujuku river through the giant heather forest. This will take 4 to 5 & a half hours.
Day Five: John matte hut3380m to bujuku hut 3972
Here you shall experience the notorious bogs as you traverse around bigo bog and lake bujuku. Around this point, look for the everlasting flower known to remain on the plants for over 40 years.
Day Six: Bujuku hut 3900m to Elena hut 4541m
Fro here you will climb through moss draped groundsel vegetation to scott Elliot pass 4372m, btn mt. baker and Stanley. Here you will divert to ellena hut 4540m for the night as you look ahead of mt Stanley climbing.
Day Seven: Elena hut 4541 to punta margherita 5109m
Elena hut4541m to kitandara hut 4023m
This is the early morning traverse of the glacier Elena to the Stanley plateau where crampons may be required. You will cross this in the north west direction ton follow the margherita glacier en route to the summit. This can go for 3 hours. Descent to Elena hut and again descend to upper kitandara lake and through thick mad to lower kitandara lake. Here is where kitandara hut 4023m is located. Time to complete this hike can take 3 and a half hours or more. From kitandara hut, you can continue to climb mt. luigidi savoia and the peak vittorio Sella. Enjoy the view of mt. luigidi savoia.
Day Eight: Kitandara hut to guy yeoman hut 3261m
From kitandara, we will climb to fresh field pass 4282 along a flat of high alpine mossy glades before descending the circuit among rocky and boggy areas. The panorama is dominated by the glacier of mts Stanley and baker and mt savoy. A muddy trail from here leads to akendahi, bujongolo and kabamba valley down to guy yeoman hut 3261m. this can take up to 6hours. The hut is surrounded by beautiful landscape of mts, vegetation and rivers.
Day Nine: Guy yeoman hut to nyabitaba hut
You shall descend steeply alongside the mubuku river past kichuchu, another rock shelter and then join our original route near the confluence of the bujuku river. Approximately 3 and a half hours or so.
Day Ten: Nyabitaba to nyakalengija base camp for over night
From nyabitaba hut to nyakalengija road can take 2 hours. You will descend steeply off the ridge and enter the warm rain forest. Here you can look for the tropical birds and monkeys.
Day Eleven: Drive back to Kampala
We head back via mbarara for lunch at rwizi arch hotel and then proceed to kamapala Sheraton for dinner and over night.