Day-1: Arrival at Entebbe airport, meet and
greet and transfer to hotel in Entebbe . Overnight at Sophie´s Motel.
Day-2: After early breakfast, briefing and
transfer to Kampala . Change money. Depart to Kasese, lunch on route.
Overnight at Hotel Margherita.
Day-3: After breakfast you are transferred
to Nyakalengija – Ibanda to start your hike. Here you meet the mountain
guide and porters. Stop for picnic/packed lunch. You trek for 3 - 4
hours through coffee plantations and crossing the Mahoma River
travelling through forest for overnight at the Nyabitaba Hut (2650mt)
set on a forested ridge with a view of portal peaks and Bujuku Valley .
Day-4: Early breakfast, then start the hike to John Matte Hut
(3550mt), a 6 - 7 hour walk. Our trail descends through forest to cross
to Bujuku River at Kurt Shaffer Bridge and through a Lobelia, Giant
Heath and Grounsel forest you will stop at Nyamileju hut "Place of
Beards", name that refers to the moss and lichen hanging from the trees.
We carry on to John Matte,which is close to the river in a grove of
Giant Heather, for overnight.
Day-5: Trek to Bujuku Hut.(3977mt), a 6 – 7 hour walk. We travel
through the two Bigo Bogs to Bigo Hut, crossing Kibatisi Bog to cooking
pot cave and on to the beautiful set of Lake Bujuku . Here you should be
able to have a wonderful view of Mounts Stanley, Speke and Baker and the
incredible ice cave on Mount Speke should be clearly visible.
Day-6: Trek to Elena Hut (4541mt), a 4-hour walk. You will leave
the valley early through beautiful vegetation consisting of Giant
Grounsels and Lobelia and the views of Savoia and Elena Glaciers.
Further ascent via Scott Eliot Pass (highest point of loop trail 4372mt)
through the snow to Elena Hut for overnight.
Day-7: This day marks a final ascent to the
third highest mountain in Africa , Margherita Peak (5109mt). The ascent
takes about 4 -5 hours. After summit we descend for about 4 – 5 hours to
the beautiful Lake Kitandara for overnight at Kitandara Hut (3900mt).
Day-8: We trek to Guy Yeoman (3480mt), a 6-hour walk. We will
make a steep ascent to the fresh field pass (4282mt) and then descend to
Bujonglo Cave (3720mt) the base used for Duke of Abruzzi's 1906
expedition. We will pass the Kabamba Cave (3450mt) the waterfall and
rock shelter. Overnight at Guy Yeoman Hut set in Giant Heather zone.
Day-9: Descend from Guy Yeoman to Nyabytaba Hut, a 6-hour walk.
Steep descent through the Bamboo Zone via Lake Mahoma . Overnight at
Day-10: We descend for about 2 - 3 hours to
Nyakalengija Ibanda where the trek ends. Our vehicle will be waiting for
you to be transferred to Fort Portal , lunch at the Travellers Inn.
Overnight at Rwenzori View Guesthouse.
Day-11: Breakfast, and departure to
Kampala. Once in Kampala, and time allowing (not included), we can do a
short city tour of Kampala including the Kabaka´s cultural trail -
Kasubi Tombs, the Uganda Museum- to have a view of the socio-cultural
and the economic status of the central part of the country. After you
will be transferred to Entebbe. Overnight at Sophie´s Motel.
Day12: Transfer to Entebbe airport for your