6 Days Rwenzori Mountain Hiking Tour With Central Circuit Only
Location: Mount Rwenzori, Kasese.
Duration: 6 Days 5 Nights.
Activities: Nature walk, Trekking, Camping.
The 6 Days Rwenzori Mountain Hiking Tour With Central Circuit Only is an amazing way to explore the mystical Rwenzori mountains with less risk and difficulties while exploring every vegetation zone and scenic views within the mountain as well as acclimatize for greater altitudes like Margherita peak 5109m asl, Kilimanjaro Uhuru peak 5895m asl. Etc.
- Park entrance fees
- Hiking fees where applicable
- Government taxes prescribed in the itinerary
- Guides and porters
- Meals according to the itinerary
- Drinking water.
- Accommodation according to the Itinerary
- Transport according to the Itinerary
- Climbing equipment which can be hired at our head office between $ 20 – $ 25 per equipment (Approximately 7 equipment per person) where applicable.
- Visa fees
- Laundry services
- Flight fees
Increase in Government taxes in relation to the Itinerary
Day 1: MIHUNGA (1615m asl.) – NYABITABA CAMP (2651m asl.)
The 6 Days Rwenzori Mountain Hiking Tour With Central Circuit Only starts at the Rwenzori Mountain National park gate at NMihunga. Your driver guide will drive you to Mihunga for the trip briefing and organising your equipment. The trail begins by passing through farmland to the park boundary beyond which it follows a thick forest along the Mubuku River, crossing its Mahoma River tributary before starting a long, steep climb up onto a massive ridge to reach Nyabitaba hut. During this part of the trip you may hear chimpanzee and see black and white colobus, blue monkey and the brilliantly coloured Rwenzori turaco.
Hike duration: 6 -7 hours. Elevation height: 1,036m
Day 2: NYABITABA (2651m asl.) – JOHN MATTE CAMP (3505m asl.)
From Nyabitaba follow the trail that drops down through the forest to the Kurt Shafer Bridge, just below the confluence of the Mubuku and Bujuku rivers. Passing through the bamboo forest, traverse through a long and exhausting stretch of slippery moss-covered rock. From the Nyamuleju rock shelter, Mount Stanley and Mount Speke can be seen before passing into the zone of the giant heather, lobelia and groundsel. Finally reach John Matte Hut after passing through the tiring bog, for dinner and overnight at the hut.
Hike duration: 7 – 8 hours. Elevation height: 854m
Day 3: JOHN MATTE (3505m asl.) – BUJUKU CAMP (3962m asl.)
From John Matte Hut the trail drops down to cross the Bujuku River and enters Lower Bigo Bog, the home of giant lobelias. Jumping from tussock to tussock, the bog is finally crossed but rarely without the feet sampling some of the freezing ooze below. The upper Bigo bog gives way to Bujuku Lake, with views of Mt Baker to the South and Mt Stanley to the West. Bujuku Hut, well located in the shadow of Mount Baker and Mount Speke, is set in a narrow valley below Stuhlmann Pass. This camp is good for acclimatization for clients attempting the summits of peaks Mount Stanley and Mount Speke.
Dinner and overnight at Bujuku hut.
Hike duration: 4 – 5 hours. Elevation height: 457m
Day 4: BUJUKU (3962m asl.) – KITANDARA CAMP (4430m asl.)
Leaving Bujuku, the trail takes you through more bog, while climbing the steep slopes west of the lake and through the magical and forest of Groundsel Gully. Turn to your left, while the trail on your right leads to Elena Camp, the highest camp, for those who are aiming at climbing Margherita Peak. The trail will lead you through the Scott-Elliot pass, where there are spectacular views of Bujuku Lake and Mount Speke. After, the trail passes you through an alpine zone of sparse vegetation and rough boulders, descend past the Kitandara Lakes for dinner and overnight at the Kitandara camp.
Hike duration: 5 – 6 hours. Elevation height: 468m
Day 5: KITANDARA (4430m asl.) – GUY YEOMAN (3261m asl.)
From Kitandara, take on the trail that ascends steeply up the headwall, spreading out from the base of Mount Baker and continuing along the south side of the mountain to Fresh field Pass 4282m asl. At this point you can view into the Congo to the west and Mount Stanley to the north. From the pass, take on the long high alpine mossy. Thereafter start the descend through steep rocky trails and the rock shelter at Bujongolo, the base camp for the historic expedition by the Duke of Abruzzi in 1906 and then an overnight at Guy yeoman camp.
Descend duration: 6 – 7 hours.
Day 6: GUY YEOMAN (3261m asl.) – NYABITABA (2651m asl.) – MUHINGA GATE (1615m asl.)
Below Guy Yeoman, the route descends the cliffs of Kichuchu. Beyond Kichuchu the muddy path crosses the Mubuku River twice through a bamboo forest before descending downwards to Nyabitaba to complete the circuit. Continue your descent downwards and complete your 6 Days Rwenzori Mountain Hiking Tour With Central Circuit Only trek by the evening. Your will be picked by your driver guide at the park gate for transfer to Kasese town for an overnight.
The descent from Guy yeoman to Mihungs takes 7 – 8 hour
End of Trip!!!