Trekking

Trekking

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The trek takes you to Mountain Rwenzori (Mountains of the moon), a World Heritage Site. The 120 kilometer Rwenzori chain, the legendary snow covered Mountains which Ptolemy described in AD150 as the “mountains of the Moon”. The rugged peak covered with mist and the distinctive ice covered peaks noticeable miles away, offer breathtaking backgrounds to this stunning mountain and rewards your eyes with the beauty you will never forget. Taking a safari up the Rwenzoris is a very exhilarating and satisfying experience that you will not easily enjoy elsewhere across Africa.

The eastern side of Mountain Rwenzori receives large amounts of rainfall that have resulted into the thriving of a luxuriant mountain vegetation to that grows to bizarre proportions, with huge lobelia, and groundsel that grow up to 10 meters. This has drawn in a wide variety of birds and animals that can survive in this flourishing vegetation.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and Welcome

Arrive at Entebbe airport where you will be welcomed by our staff members and transferred to your hotel for the night.

Day 2: Transfer to the Rwenzori Mountain Base

You will be picked up in the morning and driven to Kasese Town. We will stop on the way to shop for all snacks needed up in the mountain. Register with RMS offices. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Magherita or Rwenzori Base Mountain Camp.

Day 3: Transfer from Nyakalenjiga to Nyabitaba

After breakfast, we drive to Ibanda, the park headquarters and the Rwenzori Mountaineering services (RMS) at Nyakalenjiga (5400ft/1646m) Our company representative will exchange formalities with the Rwenzori officials, rent equipment and select guides and porters. Start hiking from this point up to Nyabitaba Hut (8700ft/2652m). Trekking time: 5-7 hours Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 4: Trek from Nyabitaba to John Matte

Follow the beautiful but challenging 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. Trekking time: 7 hours Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 5: Trek from John Matte to River Bujuku

From John Matte in the morning we will cross to River Bujuku and enter the Bigo bog. Cross the drier ground up to Lake Bujuku overlooking Mt. Baker and Speke to the north. Thereafter we shall embark on a journey back to John Matte. Meal Plan: Full Board Trekking Time: 6–7 hours, varies

Day 6: Trek from John Matte to Nyakalenjiga

We start our climb back to Nyakalenjiga from John Matte in the morning. This trek will take a full day and we will stop over at Nyabitaba for lunch and then later continue to Nyakalenjiga for Overnight and Dinner.

Day 7: Transfer from Nyakalenjiga to Entebbe

After breakfast you will be picked up and driven to Entebbe for the night. Journey time: 8-9 Hours

Day 8: Departure

You will be picked up from the hotel and driven to the Entebbe Airport.

Location

 

Adventure includes:

  • Accommodation
  • All transfers in Uganda
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Hiking fees, porters, guides and cook.
  • Park entry fees
  • English speaking driver/guide

Doesn't include

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Travel/Medical insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for guides

Bookings

Making a booking

The deposit for this trip is £198

Your full balance is due 3 months before your trip starts. If you book within 3 months of departure then the full balance is due at the time of booking. If you have any questions please contact our team at info@inspiredescapes.com or call +44 (0) 203 394 0050.

Dates

Price

Sunday 8th Apr 2018 - Sunday 15th Apr 2018 £999
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