Rwenzori Mountain Hiking Safari Equator Glaciers Tour

Rwenzori Mountain Hiking Safari

The Rwenzori Mountain Hiking Safari on Mountain Rwenzori – the fabled Mountains of the Moon – lie in western Uganda along the Uganda-Congo border. The equatorial snow peaks include the third highest point in Africa, while the lower slopes are blanketed in moorland, bamboo and rich, moist montane forest. Huge tree-heathers and colourful mosses are draped across the mountainside with giant lobelias and “everlasting flowers”, creating an enchanting, fairytale scene.

10 Days Magical Rwenzori Mountain Hiking Safari

Our magical experience of hiking the great Mt. Rwenzori cannot be matched. This takes you up to the snowy Alexander peak (5092 meters) and then onwards to the highest peak at 5109 meters, the famous Margherita! Enjoy the sightseeing of the beautiful lake Kitandara, Lake Bujuku the nice views of Mount Stanley and Speke. Climb through the open patches, lobelia, and health moss forest and the lovely views of the Savoia and Elena glaciers

Rwenzori Mountain Hiking Safari Magical highlights

  • Hiking different points.

Rwenzori Mountain Hiking Safari

Day 1: Kampala –Rwenzori (Bottom of the Mountains)

You will be picked up from your hotel or place of residence in Kampala by our company representative you will be transferred to Kasese via to Mbarara Town, before heading for the foothills of the Mountains of Moon. Dinner and overnight at Equator Snow Lodge. Meal plan L & D

Day 2: Start of the Equator Glaciers Tour

Early in the morning transfer to Nyakalengija (1646 meters) where you will start your climb into the mountains. The hike takes you along the Mubuku River and through thick equatorial vegetation before arriving at the Nyabitaba hut (2650 meters). You might hear chimpanzees or see blue monkeys. Dinner and overnight in Nyabitaba hut.

Total hiking time: 5-7 hours

Ascent: 1200 meters Meal plan F/B

Day 3: John Matte Hut

After early breakfast, you will start the hike through the Kurt Shafer Bridge to marvel at the sparkling Mubuku river confluence. In the afternoon you will reach the Nyamuleju hut from where you might enjoy a nice view at Mount Stanley and Speke. Climb through the open patches, lobelia, and health moss forest when proceeding up to the John Matte hut (3415 meters) for overnight.

Total hiking time: 7 hours

Ascent: 915 meters Meal plan F/B

Day 4: Bujuku Hut

Depart early through the giant Lobelias and health trees. You ascend to the Bigo Bog and scenic landscape of lobelias and giant groundsels. You will pass Lake Bujuku, majestically settled between the famous mountains. Continue to a rock shelter called Cooking Pot and soon you will arrive at your final stop for today. Dinner and overnight at the Bujuku Hut (3960 meters).

Total hiking time: 3-5 hours

Ascent: 560 meters Meal plan F/B

Day 5: Elena Hut

Head off from the valley with scenic alpine vegetation consisting Giant Groundsels and Lobelia and continue to ascend Mount Victoria and Mount Speke at 4890 meters. Depart through the lovely views of the Savoia and Elena glaciers, scale further through to the Scott Elliott pass and proceed through the snow to the Elena Hut (4560 meters) for overnight rest. The Elena Hut will be your base for the final conquering of the Rwenzori Mountains.

Total hiking time: 3-5 hours

Ascent: 470 meters Meal plan F/B

Day 6: Final Ascent to The Alps Of Africa!

Early morning ascent to the snowy Alexander peak (5092 meters) and then onwards to the highest peak at 5109 meters, the famous Margherita! Thereafter we directly descend to the beautiful lake Kitandara for an overnight stay at Kitandara hut (4020 meters).

Total hiking time: 3-5 hours

Ascent: 670 meters – Descent: 1090 meters Meal plan F/B

Day 7: Guy Yeoman Hut

After early breakfast, a long descent begins. First, we climb from Lake Kitandara to the Freshfield Pass from where you can look into the neighbouring country Congo. We will have a picnic lunch on the way and continue our journey while descending to the Guy Yeoman hut (3260 meters) for dinner and overnight.

Total hiking time: 5-7 hours

Descent: 1000 meters Meal plan F/B

Day 8: Nyabitaba Hut

The last part of the hike! Drop very steeply along the Mubuku River and join the original route near the Bujuku River. Dinner and overnight at Nyabitaba Hut (2650 meters).

Total hiking time: 5-7 hours

Descent: 600 meters Meal plan F/B

Day 9: Kasese

Today we descend to Nyakalengija which will take approximately 2-3 hours. Then we proceed to Kasese to check in at Hotel Margherita. Here you can relax and reflect your climb of the highest peak in Uganda. Dinner and overnight at Equator Snow Lodge. Meal plan F/B

Day 10: Departure

The last chance to enjoy the enchanting peaks of the Mountains of the Moon. With unforgettable memories, you will say goodbye and leave for Kampala. Then proceed to Entebbe Airport for your evening flight. Meal plan B & L End of service

Note:

  • Climbers must be prepared to walk for up to 8 hours every day via steep cliff and muddy paths.
  • Climbers must bring along their own climbing gear or hire it at the base camp

End of the Rwenzori Mountain Hiking Safari

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