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Mt Rwenzori Hiking - The ragged Experience

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.

per adult from

$4,291

AUD

Duration

11 days

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  • What's included :
    • Airport transfers
    • Accommodations with meals mentioned
    • Bottled drinking water
    • 4x4 custom built safari vehicle with knowledgeable driver/guide and fuel
    • 8 days Mt Rwenzori Hike to Margherita Peak
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Bottled water
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    What's excluded :
    • International flights
    • Visa for Uganda
    • All optional activities
    • Insurances
    • Meals not mentioned and beverages
    • Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communication
  • Day 1: Entebbe-Kampala

    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) 

    Day 2: Kampala – Rwenzori Mountains

    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) 

    Day 3:  Rwenzori Mountains

    Hike Day 1 :Transfer to the starting point of the hike! Start at 1450m and hike to 2596m . Accommodation: Sine Hut (FB) 2596m

    Day 4: Rwenzori Mountains

    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 

    Day 5: Rwenzori Mountains

    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

    Day 6: Rwenzori Mountains 

    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)  

    Day 7: Rwenzori Mountains

    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

    Day 8: Rwenzori Mountains

    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

    Day 9: Rwenzori Mountains

    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)

    Day 10: Rwenzori Mountains

    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)

    Day 11:  Rwenzori Mountains - Entebbe

    Today we drive to Entebbe airport for your departure flight

     

     
  • Departure Point :
    Pick up at airport
    Departure Time :
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • 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

12

Organised by Wildtroopers

Activity ID: V-110594P4

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