Description : Hike to the Peak!
Also known as the mountains of the moon, the Rwenzori mountains harbor Africa’s third highest peak at 5109m. The highest Rwenzori peaks are snow capped. This is the only place in Uganda with snow. The mountain is a natural habitat of many endangered species and is also a permanent source of the River Nile. They are a reflection of the mist-shrouded mountains of this rugged massif that tower almost 4,000 m above the Albertine Rift Valley, making them visible from great distances. These mountains offer a unique and pristine landscape of alpine vegetation studded with charismatic giant lobelias, groundsels, and heathers which have been called “Africa’s botanical big game”. The combination of spectacular snow-capped peaks, glaciers, V-shaped valleys, fast flowing rivers with magnificent waterfalls, clear blue lakes and unique flora contributes to the area’s exceptional natural beauty.
Maximum Traveller : 12
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Welcome to Uganda. Pick up and transfer to your Hotel in Kampala for overnight. If you are not too exhausted and time is on your side, this is your chance to squeeze in a short city tour or join our Kampala pub crawl to discover Kampala’s nightlife and make friends Accommodation: Bushpig Hostel (BB)
Today we have an idle road trip to your accommodation at the foot of Rwenzori Mountains. The drive is a approximately 7 hours and is the perfect chance to learn about history, tribes and cultures along this route. Your guide is very knowledgeable, please take advantage. Accommodation: Rwenzori Trekkers hostel kilembe (BB)
Hike Day 1 :Transfer to the starting point of the hike! Start at 1450m and hike to 2596m . Accommodation: Sine Hut (FB) 2596m
Hike Day 2. Trekking starts at 08:30am. You will encounter a beautiful forest and the trail meanders through small knolls along a ridge top then drops down to the side of a valley. In the afternoon, you may climb up to Mutinda Look out at 3925m an excellent way to acclamation and reduce risk of high altitude sickness. Accommodation: Mutinda Camp (FB) 3582m
Hike Day 3. This trail is a bit boggy but it has rewarding views and encounters of sheer waterfalls and Mutinda peaks. Accommodation:Bugata Camp (FB) 4100m
Hike Day 4. The trail passes down the valley and around the edge of some bogs. Here is possibly the best place to observe Malachite Sunbirds feeding on the lobelia flower. Accommodation: Hunwick’s Camp (FB)
Hike Day 5. This trail crosses the valley to Lake Kitendara. You then climb up to Scot Elliot’s to your camp. Accommodation: Margherita Camp (FB) 4485m
Hike Day 6. We wake up at 2am and climb up to Mount Stanley at 5109m arriving at 02:30am. This is necessary because of the weather change and global warming. Accommodation:Hunwick’s Camp (FB) 3874m
Hike Day 7. Today we hike 11km to Kiharo Camp. This hike is 4 to 7 hours. You will have an opportunity to get the best view of all the 3 peaks . Accommodation: Kiharo Camp (FB)
Hike Day 8: We descend 12km to the park gate and 2.8km back to Trekkers hostel. The trail is mostly downhill with beautiful views of moss covered rocks, cascading waterfalls, deep valleys and forests . Accommodation Rwenzori Trekkers hostel kilembe (BB)
Today we drive to Entebbe airport for your departure flight
Departure Point : Pick up at airport
Duration : 11 days
Keep yourself updated by connecting with us !