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Mountain Climbing Tours - 9 Days Central Circuit And Peak

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices and Dates: $3106 - $3795
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 8 days
Best months: January - March, June - December
Countries visited Uganda Uganda
Parks visited Not specified
Activity level Extreme - Technical climbing (Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru)
Safari type:
  • Camping
Mountain Climbing Tours - 9 Days Central Circuit And Peak

Day 1 – Kasese Town

Depart from Kampala to Kasese Town, Shopping for food will be done here by your cook with your contribution accordingly. Later you may go for a briefing at the RMS office for the next day’s activities. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Magherita

 

Day 2 - Nyabitaba Hut, 2.652m

After breakfast, drive to Ibanda, the park headquarters and the Rwenzori Mountaineering services (RMS) at Nyakalenjiga (5400ft/1646m) arrange payments, rent equipment and select guides and porters. Start hiking from this point up to Nyabitaba Hut (8700ft/2652m) and overnight. Hiking may take 5-7 hours.

 

Day 3 – John Matte hut , 3.415m

Follow the trail from Nyabitaba hut leading to Kurt Shaffer Bridge crossing Bujuku and Mubuku rivers. From this point it is steep and slippery. Continue the hike up to John Matte hut (11200ft/3415m) and overnight. Day’s hiking may take 7 hours. Slow hikers can consider going back from this point.

 

Day 4 – Bujuku Hut, 3962m

From John Matte you will cross River Bujuku and enter the Bigo bog . cross the drier ground up to Lake Bujuku overlooking Mt. Baker and speke to the north. Follow the trail up to Bujuku Hut (13000 ft 3962m) the Hike may take 3-5 hours.

 

Day 5 – Elena Hut, 4430m

From Bujuku Hut, hike to Scott Elliot leading to Elena Hut (14,700 ft / 4430m). This the end point for the central circuit. At the same time it is the starting point to climb Margherita peak (16763 ft /5109m) or Mt Stanley. (You will need 2 extra days to climb to the peaks) Follow the central circuit through the alpine zone of sparse low vegetation to crater lakes and drop to Lake Kitandara hut and overnight.

 

Day 6 – Margherita Peak 5109m/Mt Stanley Peak 5087m

Climb to either Magherita peak (5109m) or Mt Stanley peak (5087) and later descend back to Lake Kitandara hut (4027m)

 

Day 7 – Guy Yeoman hut (3260m)

Descend from Lake Kitandara hut leaving Megharita peak northwards and Democrat Republic of Congo westwards and on clear days you will see big area of Congo and the famous tropical forests of Congo. Descend up to Guy Yeoman Hut (10700ft/3261m).

 

Day 8 – Nyabitaba Hut

Descend to Nyabitaba Hut. The journey is long and may be difficult of deep mud and

 

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  • Hotel Magherita
  • Lake Kitandara

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