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10 Days Rwenzori Climbing: Margherita Peak

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Tackling this 3rd highest peak in African continent is a more challenging climb compared to other mountains in East Africa. In many sections of the trails in forests and moorland zones are filled with bogs and mud. Its recommended to wear rubber boots for this adventure. Approaching the summits requires key gears and a little technical climbing knowledge.
Our guides are experienced and trained and will assist in technical instructions on this challenge. Here a sample of a 10 days itinerary starting from Kampala or Entebe Hotel and back.

Price Includes

  • Return transfers from Entebe Airport to Kampala and Kasese.
  • 2 nights accommodation in a medium hotel in Kasese based on bed and breakfast.
  • 2 nights accommodation in a medium hotel in Kampala based on bed and breakfast.
  • Lunch whilst on transit to Kasese and back.
  • Paying of entrance fees and Government taxes.
  • Accommodation in good mountain huts with sleeping mats.
  • Support of porters, Cooks and Guiding services.
  • 3 meals a day whilst on the mountain.

Price Excludes

  • International or local flights
  • Health and travel Insurance
  • Helicopter rescue
  • Hiring of mountain hiking gears like; Sleeping bags, Hiking boots etc.
  • Personal snacks, Laundry etc.
  • Tips.
  • Anything else not listed above
Itinerary

Day 1:Kampala - Kasese

Leave your hotel on an early morning en-route to Kasese – the base town for starting your climb. Lunch will be served enroute at Mbarara town. Check in your hotel for overnight.

Day 2:Kasese Hotel - Nyakaregia Gate (1,600m) - Nyabitaba Hut (2,652m)

After morning breakfast in your hotel, drive to the Rwenzori mountains start gate. From this point your guide will introduce the rest of your climbing crew ie porters, register all the necessary park formalities and start your hike. Meal plan; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3:Nyabitaba Hut - John Mate Hut (3,414m)

After a morning briefing and breakfast, head out down the valley crossing Mubuku river climbing a steep ridge through bamboo forest. Arrive in camp at an early afternoon. Meal plan, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 4:John Mate Hut - Bujuku Hut (3,900m)

Start your trekking by crossing the Bujuku river and on the famous Rwenzori bogs along the valley. On arriving Bujuku lake, the trails are much drier till to the Hut. Meal plan, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 5: Bujuku Hut - Elena Hut (4,541m)

On this day, commence your trekking along high altitude moorlands vegetation passing between Mt Baker and Mt Stanley diverting to Elena Hut. Meal plan, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 6:Elena Hut - Margherita Peak (5,109m) - Kitandara Hut Hut (4,027m)

For strong and fit climbers wake up at 0200 hours, have a simple breakfast and will start the summiting task while the less fit, or unwell climbers will descend to Kitandara Hut later in the morning. This is the toughest part of the climb as it involves ice and glacial climbing not forgetting the high altitude gain. Campons, ice axe and safety gears is a must have. After 3 to 4 hours in the music, you are now on the 3rd highest peak in African continent- Margherita peak. After taking some pictures, start your descent to Kitandara Hut for Breakfast and overnight.

Day 7:Kitandara Hut- Guy Yoeman Hut (3,260m)

Leave the hut straight after your breakfast on a steep hill passing some caves to rocky shelters. The trails are boggy and muddy reaching to your camp. Meal plan; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 8: Guy Yoeman Hut - Nyabitaba Hut

On an early morning, leave your camp starting with a steep gradient crossing Mobuku river. Arrive in your last camp on late afternoon for overnight. Meal plan; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 9:Nyabitaba Hut - Rwenzori Nyakalengija gate - Kasese

On this final descent, leave your camp trekking down to the gate. Check out of the park, make a little cerebration together with your team for a well-earned climb. Board your awaiting vehicle taking you back to Kasese town for overnight.

Day 10: Kasese - Kampala

Leave on an early morning driving across beautiful rolling hills and banana plantations arriving in Kampala hotel for overnight.

END OF RWENZORI TRIP.

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