10 Days Rwenzori Mountains Climbing

DURATION

10 days , 9 Nights

COUNTRY

Uganda

TYPE

Private safari

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ITINERARY

The Rwenzori Mountains are the biggest mountain range in Africa, including six main mountains with peaks exceeding 4.500 m. of altitude: Mt. Stanley, Mt. Speke, Mt. Baker, Mt. Gessi (in the Congolese side), Mt. Emin Pasha. Mt. Luigi di Savoia. They are found along the border between Uganda and Congo for over 120 km. The highest peak is Margherita, 5109 m. on Mt. Stanley. It is named after the Italian Queen Margherita, who sponsored the first climbing expedition of the Rwenzori in June 1906, led by Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy the Duke of Abruzzi. The name “Rwenzori” in the local language means “mountain of the rain”, for its rainy nature. The trekking and climbing of the Rwenzori requires endurance and physical fitness, at least some previous training. A part from this advice, the trekking does not require much of high tech equipment, just trekking boots and especially gumboots, since most of the trail areas are boggy (swampy areas). Only the last tract of the Margherita Peak climbing presents a glacier area and requires the use of rope and crampons. For the full list of the required equipment, please see the notes after the itinerary.


DAY 1 Entebbe International airport-Kampala
DAY 2 Kampala to Kasese via Fort Portal Rwenzori Mountains
DAY 3 Stage 1: From Nyakalengija (1600m) to Nyabitaba Hut, 2650 m.
DAY 4 Stage 2: From Nyabitaba Hut to John Matte Hut, 3350 m.
DAY 5 Stage 3: From John Matte Hut to Bujuku Hut, 3900 m
DAY 6 Stage 4: From Bujuku Hut to Elena Hut, 4540 m.
DAY 7 Stage 5 From Elena Hut to Margherita peak (5109 m) and descend to Kitandara Hut, 4023 m.
DAY 8 Stage 6: From Kitandara Hut to Guy Yeoman Hut, 3250 m.
DAY 9 Stage 7: From Guy Yeoman Hut back to Nyakalengija 1600 m
DAY 10 Rwenzori National park -Kampala
DAY 11 Departure


INCLUSIONS

Full board and meals during the hike

Accommodation in huts and hotels

Transfer with 4x4 vehicle with internet access

Guide, porters and cook

Park Entrance fees and Rescue fees in case of emergency rescue on Rwenzori Mountains.

EXCLUSIONS

Flight and tourist insurance

Equipment for the hike, Extra Luggage (extra 25kg per person).


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