The 4 days Rwenzori mountain hiking tour that takes you to explore Rwenzori national park and mountain through Nyakalengija. It further takes you through Nyabitaba and John matte huts. The hike takes you through bamboo, high elephant grass, dense bushes. More so, it involves a lot of rock climbing and crossing of rivers, like the Bujuku and Mubuku rivers. Along the way you will spot plenty of monkeys, and birds including the famous Rwenzori Turaco, making the trek another bird watchers paradise.
The 4 days Rwenzori mountain hiking tour takes you to hike up to about John Matte Hut, which sits at an altitude of 3,505metres. Learn and watch out for plenty of floor and fauna as you hike the Rwenzori Mountains.
- Day 1: Kampala to Rwenzori base.
- Day 2: Transfer to Nyakalengija and trek to Nyabitaba Hut.
- Day 3: Trek to John Matte.
- Day 4: Head back to Nyakalengija.
Day 1: Kampala to Rwenzori base.
At 8am, you will be picked up from your hotel in Kampala to transfer to the Rwenzori bases which is Kasese, that is also close to Queen Elizabeth national park. Relax at your hotel or lodge as you prepare for the trek the next day. Overnight at Equator snow lodge.
Day 2: Transfer to Nyakalengija and trek to Nyabitaba Hut.
After an early morning breakfast you will transfer to the starting point- Nyakalengija. At the starting pint you will be allocated guides and the necessary equipments. Start your trek which will take you through, a bamboo forest, dense bushes all the way to cross river Mahoma. Watch out for blue monkeys, white colobus monkeys, the three horned chameleons and plenty of the Rwenzori traces. The entire journey might take you 4 to 5 hours before retiring at Nyabitaba hut.
Day 3: Trek to John Matte.
Today we start the journey to John matte hut that will take us to cross the rivers of Mubuku and Bujuku. Go through the slippery moss covered rocks to the top of Nyamulengeya rock where you will view Mt Stanley and Speke. Trek to proceed to John matte hut, where you can have a sneek peak at the Glaciers of Magherita peak on Mt Stanly if the weather if clear. Dinner and overnight at John Matte Hut.
Day 4: Head back to Nyakalengija.
Start your day with a hike to go see the Giant lobelias, before starting your descent back to Nyakalengija. Once you are at the starting point, your driver and guide will be waiting for your to start your journey back to Kampala arriving in the evening.
You can also opt to add a 3 days gorilla trekking tour to your 4 Days Rwenzori Mountain trekking tour, making it a 7 days trip.