7 Days Rwenzori Mountaineering Safari | Best Uganda Hiking Tour
The 7 days Rwenzori Mountaineering safari takes you to the Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Western Uganda. It takes you on a complete 7 days hike to and back from the top the Margherita peak of Rwenzori Mountain ranges. This hiking package is the best Uganda Safari for those you who are already at the base of Rwenzori Mountain ranges and if you are still in Kampala/Entebbe, you may have extra day to travel.
7 Days Rwenzori Mountaineering Safari Brief itinerary
- Day 1: Trek from Nyakalengija (1648m) to Nyabitaba Hut (2651m)
- Day 2: Leave Nyabitaba Hut for John Maate Hut (3505m)
- Day 3: Trek from John Matte to Bujuku (390m)
- Day 4: From Bujuku hike to Elena Hut (4541m)
- Day 5: From Elena hike to Margherita Peak (5109m)
- Day 6: From Kitandara Hut-Guy Yeom
- Day 7: From Guy Yeoman descend to Nyabitaba then to Nyakalengija
Detailed itinerary for 7 Days Rwenzori Mountaineering Safari
Day 1: Trek from Nyakalengija (1648m) to Nyabitaba Hut (2651m)
Breakfast early in the morning and assemble at RMS-Rwenzori Mountaineering Services head offices for briefing. Begin the trek from Nyakalengija via Bakonzo settlements. Register at Rwenzori Mountain National Park gate then access the park ready to hit the Central Circuit trail navigating through the elephant grass and bushes. From Nyakalengija to Nyabitaba Hut, it takes 4 to 5 hours, approximately 8kms.
Day 2: Leave Nyabitaba Hut for John Maate Hut (3505m)
After a hefty breakfast, leave Nyabitaba Hut for John Maate Hut (3505m). Navigate via dense shrubs and forest, half an hour to Kurt Shafer-confluence of Mubuku and Bujuku River. Trek up-to Nyamulejju Rock Shelter for a lunch break. Enjoy the great views of Mount Stanley and Speke. Proceed via alpine forest to John Maate Hut to have a relaxed dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Trek from John Matte to Bujuku (390m)
Enjoy your leisurely breakfast and after, start your walk across River Bujuku and forest then to the Bigo bog-a swampy area within a valley. After navigating through the boggy area, get to a steep trek on a ride then climb up-to the upper Bigo bog. Get to Bujuku Hut early and enjoy mesmerizing view of Lake Bujuku, Mount Baker, Mount Stanley, Mount Speke and other surrounding areas.
Day 4: From Bujuku hike to Elena Hut (4541m)
After an early morning breakfast, leave Bujuku Hut for Elena Hut at 4541m. This is 5-7 hours’ trek and there are 2 trails to take-the left trail that takes you up-to Scott Elliot where you will descend to Kitandara Lake. The right trail takes you to Elena Hut which is the rocky side of Mount Stanley. At Elena Hut, expect amazing views of Mount Speke and Baker.
Day 5: From Elena hike to Margherita Peak (5109m) descend to Kitandara Hut (4023m)
Wake up early and have breakfast. Later, leave Elena Hut for Margherita Peak (5109m) on Mount Stanley. At Margherita Peak, enjoy breathtaking views of this magnificent peak plus those of Mount Speke and Ireen Lake. Descend for lunch break at Elena Hut and then continue to Kitandara for overnight stay via Scott Elliot path.
Day 6: From Kitandara Hut-Guy Yeom
After a leisurely breakfast, hike to base of Mount Baker-this is known for being slippery and you have to be keen. Ascend via steep side then get to the Southern part of the Rwenzori Mountain ranges. Get to Fresh Field pass. The whole trek here takes 5-7 hours to get to Guy Yeoman Hut.
Day 7: From Guy Yeoman descend to Nyabitaba then to Nyakalengija
Wake up early to enjoy your hefty breakfast. Leave Guy Yeoman Hut then descend to Nyabitaba via the bamboo forest. Navigate via the slippery path and steep rock about 5 hours to Nyabitaba Hut. Lunch break at Nyabitaba Hut then take 3 hours to Nyakalengija to meet your driver guide for drop off to your hotel/lodge in Kasese or drive back to Kampala if time allows.
End of the mountaineering safari
The 7 Days Rwenzori Mountaineering Safari tour includes
- Mountaineering adventure fees
- 6 nights and meals
- Park entry fees
- Service of an English-speaking guide
- Travel in 4×4 car
- All activities except the optional ones
The 7 Days Rwenzori Mountaineering Safari tour excludes
- Personal insurance
- The optional expenses
- Shopping bills
- Telephone calls