Mount Rwenzori, Hiking on Mt Ruwenzori, Trekking on Mount Ruwenzori
Mt. Rwenzori Special
1 Kampala - Mbarara.
Arrival at Entebbe airport. Transfer to Kasese via Mbarara for lunch
at the Lake View Hotel. The journey takes you along the Lake Victoria on a good road to Mbarara. From here, the landscape charges
to a hilly and fertile area with tea and banana plantations. Dinner
and overnight at the Margarita Hotel.
2 Mbarara Nyabitaba hut
After breakfast, short drive to Ibanda (1,600m), the starting points of
your Ruwenzori climb. After brief introductions to the crew, your
trek; which takes 4 hours starts taking you along the Mubuku River to
Nyabitaba Hut (2,650) where you will spend the night.
3 Nyabitaba Hut John Matte Camp.
After breakfast, cross the Mubuku River; one of the highest sources of
the Nile, on a rope bridge and continue walking along the river to the
Nyamileju Hut for lunch. You then continue to your trek stepping
at the base of the mass tussock grass to avoid getting stuck in the rather
wet ground. After about 7 hours walking, you will have reached the
John matte Camp where you will spend the night.
4 John Matte Camp Bujuku Hut.
Today's trek takes you up and down a cliff crossing the river severally
along the Bujuku valley. The ground is permanently wet and muddy. After
5 hours, you reach the Bujuku lake where the scenic forest become bigger
and bigger. After a short break, another hour's walk takes you to
the Bujuku Hut (3,977-m) where you will spend the night.
5 Bujuku Hut Kitandara Hut.
Continue your hike this time walking towards the Kitandara Hut (4027 m). Today's
walk is much similar to the previous day as you walk up and down cliffs
using roots tussock grass for support. The last bit of your trek
is by ascending the Scott - Elliot saddle (4372m) and descending again
to the Kitandara Lake before proceeding to Kitandara hut for dinner and
6 Kitandara Hut Guy Yeoman Hut.
Today's walk takes you via the Fresh field saddle (4280m) passing Bujongolo
cave to Mubuku Gorge. The walk takes about 8 hours. Overnight
will be at the Guy Yeoman Hut (3450m).
7 Guy Yeoman Hut Nyabitaba Hut
Descend to the Mubuku valley passing very steep water falls through a
bamboo forest. Overnight will be at the Nyabitaba Hut.
8 Nyabitaba Hut Hotel Margarita.
Descend to Ibanda where vehicles will be awaiting to take you to Hotel
Margarita for dinner and overnight.
9 Hotel Margarita Kampala
Drive back to Entebbe with lunch on the way for either return flight or
connect to your Mt. Elgon climb with our Elgon Cross over package.
must be prepared to walk for up to 8 hours every day via steep cliff
and muddy paths.
must bring along their own climbing gear.
porters carry 8 kg of personal climbing gear