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8 Days Rwenzori Central Circuit Camping Trip

This tour gives you the best way to trek Rwenzori with the local tribes. they will be showing you their culture and heritage during the trek. visit the secret trails, view points and natural sites on the mountains.

per adult from

$3,139

AUD

Duration

10 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • 7x Dinner
    • 8x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 9 nights
    • Private transportation
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Rwenzori Mountains
    What's excluded :
    • Technical climbing equipment (can be hired at the base camp0
    • Main meals in Kampala Hotel
    • visa, air tickets and tips

  • Day 1: Kampala - Rwenzori basecamp

    Stop At: Kampala, Kampala, Central Region
    Travel from Kampala to Rwenzori base camp. the drive takes through Mubende fort portal road. lunch at fort portal and then head to Ruboni community camp
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: at garden restaurant, fort portal
    • Dinner: at Ruboni community camp
    Accommodation included: overnight at Ruboni community camp

    Day 2: Nyakalengijo base camp - Nyabitiba hut

    Stop At: Nyakalengija, Nyakalengija, Western Region
    great view of the portal peaks as you trek through the grassland and tropical forests on the lower Rwenzori slopes
    Duration: 5 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Nyabitaba - John Mathe camp

    Stop At: Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Western Region
    On the second trekking day, Leave Nyabitaba and take the central circuit loop anticlockwise. The trail leads to the crossing point of rivers Mubuku and Bujuku. After a slippery and difficult path you will reach Nyamuleju hut at 3000 meters a simple shelter among rocks. It’s better to hike for other 3 hours and reach John Matte hut at 3414 meters and spend the night.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: John Mathe hut

    Day 4: John Mathe to Bujuku

    Stop At: Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Western Region
    The third trekking day will lead you to Bujuku hut after 5 hours of hiking passing through the Bigo bog where there is an old shelter. Bujuku hut is located at 3962 meters near the Bujuku Lake in a valley among 3 mountains: Mt Stanley, Mt Baker and Mt Speke.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Accommodation at Bujuku hut

    Day 5: Bujuku - Elena Hut

    Stop At: Rwenzori Mountains, Opposite New Tax Park, Kasese Uganda
    From Bujuku Hut climb through moss draped groundsel vegetation, to Scott Elliot Pass, 4.372 m., between Mt. Baker and Stanley. Here you divert to Elena Hut, 4.540 m. for spending the night before climbing Mt. Stanley.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Elena Hut

    Day 6: Elena Hut - Margarita - Kitandara

    Stop At: Rwenzori Mountains, Opposite New Tax Park, Kasese Uganda
    From Elena Hut you ascend the last tract of rock and ice which leads to Margherita Peak on Mt. Stanley, 5.109 m. Time to complete the climbing about 3 hours. The peak was first climbed by the Duke of Abruzzi at 9.30am on 18th June 1.906. After you descend to Upper Kitandara Lake and through thick mud to Lower Kitandara Lake where Kitandara Hut is located, 4.023 m. Time to complete the hike about 3 hours more. From Kitandara Hut you can proceed for climbing Mount Baker or Mount Luigi di Savoia and the peak Vittorio Sella. Enjoy the view of Mt. Luigi di Savoia.
    Duration: 7 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Kitandara hut

    Day 7: Kitandara - Guyeoman hut

    Stop At: Rwenzori Mountains, Opposite New Tax Park, Kasese Uganda
    Some people consider the fifth trekking day as hard as the second! After crossing Fresh Field pass head for the new Guy Yeoman hut at 3261 meters. In case of fog or bad weather it could be hard to follow the trail and remember that the last part is full of bogs. Before Guy Yeoman hut there are other two shelters: Bujongolo and Kaijongo. Bujongolo is well known for having been the base camp of Luigi di Savoia, Duke of Abruzzi who conquered and fully explored the Rwenzori in 1906.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guyeoman Hut

    Day 8: Guyeoman - Nyabitaba hut

    Stop At: Rwenzori Mountains, Opposite New Tax Park, Kasese Uganda
    The sixth trekking day is dedicated to descend to the camp of Nyabitaba. On the descent there are some tricky points since the terrain is often slippery and boggy. After Kichunchu rock the trail will become easier passing through bamboo forests interesting to many birdwatchers.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Nyabitaba Hut

    Day 9: Nyabitaba - Base camp

    Stop At: Rwenzori Mountains, Opposite New Tax Park, Kasese Uganda
    The seventh trekking day return to the Rwenzori National Park headquarters Ruboni community. After a well-earned rest with the entire trekking group, porters and guides, you go to Ruboni community camp for dinner and a night.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Ruboni Community Camp

    Day 10: Base camp - Kampala

    Stop At: Kampala, Kampala, Central Region
    After breakfast, we head to Kampala for dinner and overnight at forest cottages. Optional, connection to the airport for your flight.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Forest cottages
  • Departure Point :
    Ruboni Community Camp, Before the Park Gate, on your left before the Equator Snow lodge, Uganda
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Our driver guide will report to the Hotel reception and call to meet you from thereAirports
    • Entebbe Airport, Entebbe Uganda
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • High alpine insurance is recommended
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by Uganda Trip

Activity ID: V-182815P1

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