9 DAYS MOUNT RWENZORI CENTRAL CIRCUIT
DAY 1:KAMPALA – KASESE – NYAKALENGIJA
Depart Kampala early in the morning and head to Kasese with a lunch break enroute. On arrival, report at the Rwenzori Mountaineering services for equipment hire and to finalize with all arrangements for the next few day’s trek on mountain Rwenzori.
DAY 2:NYAKALENGIJA – NYABITABA HUT, 2.652 m.
Transfer from your accommodation unit to the park headquarters at Nyakalengija in the early morning from where you will select porters prior to receiving briefing from the guides. The hike begins by leaving the park headquarters at an altitude of 1,646m up to Nyabitaba Hut, 2,652 m., which is the arrival point for the day. Have dinner and overnight.
DAY 3:NYABITABA – JOHN MATTE HUT, 3,414 m.
Leave Nyabitaba Hut on the trail leading westwards for half kilometers then drop north steeply to KurfShaferBridge. Proceed to John Matte for dinner and overnight.
DAY 4:JOHN MATTE – BUJUKU HUT, 3,962 m.
Leave John Matte and cross the BujukuRiver from where you will enter the lower two Bigo- Bogs. Proceed to Bujuku Hut (3, 962m) for dinner and overnight. This day’s hike can take up to 5 hours.
DAY 5:BUJUKU – ELENA
To continue the circuit you leave directly west of Bujuku Hut on newer trails heading to Elena Hut (4,372m). Dinner and Overnight stay.
DAY 6: ELENA – KITANDARA HUT, 4,023 m.
Do not delay your descent towards Kitandara lakes below. Pass by upper KitandaraLake through bad mud to the lower lake and Kitandara Hut where you will have dinner and overnight.
DAY 7:KITANDARA – GUY YEOMAN HUT, 3,261 m.
Advisable to start early to avoid overheating on the steep- long trail from the lake to fresh field pass (4,282m. May overnight at Bujongolo and Kabamba rock shelters but it is better to push on to Guy – Yeomen Hut (3,261m) which can take up to 6 hours.
DAY 8:GUY YEOMAN – NYAKALENGIJA – RWENZORI BASE.
In order to make it to the park Headquarters begin your trek very early in the morning. The path from Guy Yeomen is very dangerous a spot. Proceed to Nyakalengija park headquarters from where you will transfer to Rwenzori Base for a warm shower and comfortable bed.
DAY 9:KASESE – KAMPALA.
After late breakfast, depart for Kampala with a lunch stop on the way. Make a brief stop at any crafts display centre along the road in case you need to buy souvenirs. Arrive Kampala early evening where you will be dropped.
Meals while on the Mountain
Accommodation in Mountain huts,
Porter and Guide fees on the mountain,
Chef for the Mountain trek
Gas cooker for the Mountain trek
4 x4 WD Vehicle
Fuel for the entire journey agreed upon
Park Entrance fees
Bottled mineral water in the vehicle before and after the hike.
An English speaking Driver/Guide
Personal Travel Insurance (Highly recommended and cab be arranged upon request)
Airport transfers (arranged on request)
Pre and post safari accommodation in Kampala (arranged on request)
Personal clothing for the Mountain trek
And any other items of personal nature.