8 Days Mount Rwenzori Hike

This 8 days tour gives you an opportunity to experience mountain Rwenzori natural beauty – popularly known as the mountains of the moon that is dominated by snow at the summit throughout the year. The safari offers you a chance to access the snowcapped Margherita peak, while at the summit of the mountain, enjoy viewing the scenic beauty of the astonishing valleys plus stunning surrounding environment.


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer From Entebbe to Rwenzori national park

After your early breakfast, meet and greet with our company driver guide who briefs you about the 8 days trip, later begin your transfer to Rwenzori mountain national park , the journey takes you about 8 hours including a wonderful stopover at the equator where get chance to get photos, stretch, buy some refreshments and proceed with your road trip. Enjoy lunch enroute in Mbarara at Igongo cultural centre as the second stopover and continue to your booked lodge in the park. Upon arrival, check in at the lodge, enjoy and an overnight stay.

Day 2: Delight in a transfer from Lodge to Nyakalengijja (1615 meters) and then to Nyabitaba hut (2651 meters)

Today after your breakfast, transfer to Rwenzori park headquarters offices for briefing about the hiking exercise in the park, while here you are assigned ranger guides and porters who accompany the trekking, later commence with your first hike to the Nyabitaba, enjoy hiking through exciting farmlands, Mubuku, then connect to Mahoma tributary and begin the second hike which walks you via long steep rolling landscapes. During your trekking, on a lucky day, you get an opportunity to encounter lots of interesting wildlife, primates like the black and white monkeys, cheerful noise from chimpanzees and many colorful bird species. To reach Nyabitaba hut, it will take you about 5 hours and upon getting to this point, check in at your booked lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Transfer from Nyabitaba hut to Mubuku River and then connect to John Matte hut

On this wonderful day, delight in a delicious breakfast; get read with the packed lunch box and set off to Nyabitaba, after 100 meters walk, join the trail which connects you to Kart Sharfer Bridge as you cross to Bukuku and transfer to bamboo forest trail taking you to Lobelia and groundsel zone. From this point get through John Matta hut, while here, check in at your booked lodge for dinner and sleepover.

Day 4: Transfer from John Matte (3505m) to Bujuku(3962m)

Wake up early for your morning breakfast, trek the trail which crosses you to River Bujuku and later connect to Lower Bigo Bog, then head to the upper Bigo bog. At this point delight in a wonderful walk that offers you access to the scenic stunning beauty of Mount Stanley.  When you reach this point, trek through bog and hike to the glacial Moraine as you walk Zigzag on Bujuku River and then head to Bujuku lake. Later take a walk connecting you to the muddy and wet trail that crosses you to the cooking pot cave and then proceed to Bujuku Hut for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5: Hiking Bujuku(3962m) via Scott Elliot Pass(4372m) to kItandara(4023m)

Enjoy your morning breakfast and begin the trail from Bujuku Hut, this is muddy and slippery, the trek takes you through amazing forest of giant groundsels, proceed to with the walk to kitandara Lake and this will take you about 3-5 hours, alter enjoy climbing groundsel gully that crosses you on a metallic short ladder to the next point known as Elena hut – this stands on an elevation of about 4430 meters, from this point, proceed to next point and this famously termed at Margherita peak found on an elevation of about 5109 meters adjacent to Mount Stanley.

Continue to the trekking trail that leads you to the highest areas commonly termed as Scott Elliot pass, while here get lost in the magnificent views of Lake Bujuku, Bakers Mountain plus Mount Stanley. The descending takes you through Mount Baker as well as Lake Kitandara where you stop for dinner and an overnight.

Day 6: Transfer from Lake Kitandara (4023m) to the Freshfields Pass and Guy Yeoman (3505m)

Delight in delicious breakfast and commence with the descending to the base through the Mosey trail that leads you through mud as you connect to reach Guy Yeoman. This takes you about 5 hours before reaching River Mubuku where get chance enjoy the fascinating scenic views of Mount Baker where get dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7: Transfer Nyabitaba (2651m) to Nyakalengijja (1615m)

After breakfast, begin the transfer from Guy Yeoman walking cliff of Kichuchu crossing you to Mubuku River and later hike to Nyabitaba point for lunch and an overnight stay as you near reaching the base.

Day 8: Depart From Nyabitaba (2651m) to Nyakalengijja(1615m)

After a delicious breakfast, enjoy a full adventure and delight in a two hours transfer from Nyabitaba to Nyakalengijja. After an awesome experience, set off to Kampala enjoying lunch en-route in Mbarara and continue with the journey. Upon arrival reaching Kampala, your driver guide drops you at your hotel of residence in Kampala or at Entebbe International Airport.

End of the tour

Tour Inclusive

  • Trekking Permit
  • Private Transportation in 4X4 Safari Vehicle
  • All accommodation and meals
  • Professional English speaking driver guide
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Enroute Lunches

Are you planning an adventure tour to Rwenzori Mountain National Park this, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our travel experts to assist you arrange a perfect safari to the park. For further more information, bookings and inquiries simply send us an email on info@exceptionalugandagorillasafaris.com or call us directly on +256-775630809 or 0784912876 speak to our customer care personnel.

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