8 Days Rwenzori Trekking Uganda

Day1: Depart for kasese via Queen Elizabeth
Depart for kasese, via queen Elizabeth National park. St off on the southbound road at 10am. On the way see the royal drum makers, stand on the Equator and bargain at the roadside markets. Descend to the Queen Elizabeth National park, keeping and eye out for game. Over night at Margherita Hotel, (FB).

Day 2: Climb- to Nyabitaba through Bakonjo homestead
Nyabitaba Hut for over night (FB).

Day 3: The trail from
Nyabitaba drops down through the forest to the Kurt Shafer Bridge, just below the confluence of the bujuku and Mubuku Rivers. A steep ascent through bamboo forest, traversing a long and exhausting stretch of slipper moss-covered rock. From Nyamileju rock shelter, on clear days, Mount Stanley and mount Speke can be glimpsed before passing into the zone of the giant heather, lobelia and groundsel. The final stretch to the hut is across a tiring bog, the first of many for which the mountain is infamous (FB).

Day4: Enter the Lower Bigo Bog
Immediately after John Matte Hut, the trail drops to cross the Bujuku River and enters Lower Bigo Bog, home of giant lobelias. Jumping from tussock to tussock, the bog is finally crossed but rarely without the feet sampling some of the freezing ooze below. The upper Bigo Bog gives way to Bujuku Lake, with views of Mt Baker to the South and Mt Stanley to the west. Bujuku Hut, well located in the shadow of Mount Baker and Mount Speke, is set in a narrow valley below Steinmann pass. A spectacularly setting but it can be very cold, even for the Rwenzoris. (FB).

Day5: Mount Stanley
For those sleeping at the basic Elena Hut prepared for a cold and icy night (FB).

Day 6: Climbing the summit of Margherita.
Elena Hut to Kitandara Hut 4,023.) (FB).

Day 7: Climb Mt Stanley
Descend and sleep at Mga

Day 8: Morning return to Kampala via kasese then transfer to the air port for the departure flight

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