Please note that Luxury and medium accommodation are based in Kampala the capital city where you will have your first and last night. And Kasese is where you will have a night before you starting point. But while in the Mountains you will have to stay in the huts in the mountains.
Ground transportation with Safari Minibus,
Fuel for the whole safari,
An English speaking guide/driver,
Accommodation as per itinerary,
Guides and porters fees,
Lunch and water en route.
Excluded: Personal expenses, visa fees, airport taxes, laundry services, tips etc
Day 1: Arrival - Journey to Rwenzori Mountains
Arrive in Entebbe then take the journey to Rwenzori Mountains passes through Kasese through the captivating attractions like the royal drum makers, the Equator giving you chance of being in both hemispheres at once. This beautiful journey goes through roadside markets aerated with fruit and vegetables. Continuing to the escarpment overlooking the Great Rift Valley before getting to your hotel and the Rwenzori Mountains acting as a majestic backdrop is worthy. Dinner and overnight at Equator Snow Lodge for Luxury, Magherita Hotel for medium accommodation.
Day2: Nyakalengija trailhead (1600m) to Nyabitaba (2650m)
Adventurous hiking to Rwenzori Mountains starts from Nyakalengija trailhead (1600m). Through the banana shambas on the side of the steep foothills and also the homesteads at the foothills then following the trail along the Mubuku River is great. The hiking of Rwenzori Mountains continues by crossing the Mahoma River then climb through slopes and Podocarpus forest. Dinner and Overnight at Nyabitaba Hut.
Day 3: Heading to John Matte (3350m)
From the Nyabitaba hut, passing through a small trail slopping down through the forest to the Kurt Shafer Bridge below the convergence of the Bujuku and Mubuku Rivers is another stage in Rwenzori Mountains. Hiking out of the forest in Rwenzori into a bamboo zone by a long stretch of slippery moss-covered ground is adventurous. Through the zone of lobelia, the giant heather and groundsel, to Nyamileju rock shelter then pass across a laborious bog to your hut. Dinner and Overnight at John Matte Hut.
Day 4: To Elena (4541m)
From Bujuku hut, the adventurous trail heads to the slopes west of the lake through the paranormal Groundsel Gully then ascend to Scott-Elliot Pass (4372m). Passing over an extremely steep section up to Elena Hut and Mt Stanley over a steep rocky trail, while the left leads to Scott-Elliot Pass and down to Kitandara Lakes. Dinner and overnight at Elena Hut (4541m) at the base of the Stanley Glacier.
Day 5:Elena Hut (4541m) to the peak (5109m)
Continue to the Margherita peak (5109m) will have three hours up and later down to John Matte. Climb on to the glacier moving on to the Stanley Plateau to the Margherita summit, the highest point of the Rwenzori Mountain. Back through Scott-Elliot view the magical Bujuku Lake and Mt Speke at a distance then down to the John Matte. Dinner and overnight at John Matte Hut.
Day 6: Descent to Nyabitaba (2650m) – Kasese - Kampala
Trail down to Nyabitaba then drive through Ibanda kasese to Kampala for an overnight at Kampala Serena Hotel for luxury accommodation, Cassia Lodge for medium accommodation. BB
You will drive to Entebbe airport to catch your flight back home