11 Days Magical Hike To Rwenzori Mountain Ranges: Trekking up the highest point in the Rwenzoris which is Margherita peak is tough and challenging due the melting ice on top and exposed slippery rocks mainly at the final summit day
11 Days Magical Hike To Rwenzori Mountain Ranges: Trekking up the highest point in the Rwenzoris which is Margherita peak is tough and challenging due the melting ice on top and exposed slippery rocks mainly at the final summit day. (the climate change has definitely affected the mountains as well), climbing the Peak is now technical due to the ever-increasing number of crevasses and exposed slippery rocks making the summiting more difficult than what it was before. However; the final ascent to the actual peak is more of a hard scramble than a climb and snowing makes it harder as it is thin ice.
Though with all that said, the rewards and exhilaration of reaching the top peaks is next to none and our trained competent guides will be happy to guide you safely to Margherita peak.
Day 1: Arrival: Meet and greet our company representative and drive to your booked hotel for briefing and overnight at Fair way hotel
Day 2: Transfer to Rwenzori national park for hiking experiences with a stopover at Fort portal for lunch and later proceed to the park. Dinner and overnight at Trekkers hostel
Day 3: Transfer to the briefing point at Trekkers hostel kilembe at 1450 meters and later start the trek to sleep at Sine Camp 2596 meters following a height gain of 1146 meters
Day 4: Hike to Mutinda camp at 3588 meters, giving you a height gain of 1092 metres. in the afternoon at Mutinda one may wish to climb up Mutinda look out at 3975 metres of which apart from offering breathtaking views and it gives you good acclimatization since you would be continuing higher to the summit at 4620 metres.
Day 5: Hike to Bugata camp at 4062 meters, with a height gain of 474 meters through the valley of amazingly unique beautiful plant species, streams and waterfalls while we head to Bugata camp at 4062 meters. the trek gets tougher and exhausting with the steep ridges,mud and boggy sections, high steps but the rewards are enormously beautiful.
Day 6: Hike to Hunwick’s camp at 3974 meters, via Bamwanjara pass at 4450meters having excellent views of the main peaks whilst the trek.
Day 7: Hike to Margherita camp at 4485 meters, passing down and across the valley floor to Lake Kitandara which is very stunning with deep water and beautiful vegetation, climbing through Scoot Elliot pass to Margherita camp.
Day 8: Wake up at 2:00am and have an early breakfast and set off to climb Mt Stanley going through its glaciers to the summit of Margherita peak at 5109metres. After the summit we will descend down to Hunwicks camp at 3974 meters for the night. This is the longest day.
Day 9: Descend down to Kiharo camp at 3430 meters through Oliver’s pass. overnight at Kiharo camp set in a deep valley with high cliffs and dense vegetation.
Day 10: Descend downhill past the moss-covered rocks along rivers and beautiful forests back to the basecamp in Kilembe. Debrief and refresh. Drive to Fort portal for an overnight at Isunga Safari Lodge
Day 11: Drive to Entebbe international airport through Kampala to catch up with your flight back home with lots of memories to end your Hike To Rwenzori Mountain package
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