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