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3 Days Rwenzori Mountains Johnmaate Camp Trek

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3 Days
Availability : Jan 01' - Dec 31'
Entebbe / Kasese
Rwenzori Mountains N.P.
Min Age : 15
Tour Details

Your safari will see you start the day by approaching the Rwenzori mountaineering reservation officer early in the morning in order to set-up your trekking gears and arrange for guides, chef and porters at once hiking starts from the park gates to Nyabitaba a distance of 7km takes 5-6 hours and an ascent of 1200 meters. 

The Trek shall see you trek Nyakalengija (1650m) to Nyabitaba camp (2650m) on day one, you have dinner a night rest at Nyabitaba Camp. You’ll then hit the trails hiking Nyabitaba (2650m) to Johnmaate camp (3505m). While here you’ll have high chances of catching the nice views of mount Stanley and Margherita glacier.

Itinerary

Day 1Nyakalengija (1,650m) to Nyabitaba camp (2,650m)

Start the day by approaching the Rwenzori mountaineering reservation officer early in the morning in order to setup your trekking gears and arrange for guides, chef and porters at once hiking starts from the park gates to Nyabitaba a distance of 7km takes 5-6 hours and an ascent of 1200 meters.

The trail at the beginning goes through homes and fields progressing through high elephant grasses and dense bush. You will climb over cliffs and bluffs crossing River Mahoma then ascending steeply into Nyabitaba camp. Certain animals can be spotted such as the white and black colobus monkeys, three horned chameleon and the Rwenzori Turaco birds.

Stay an overnight at the Nyabitaba Camp.

Day 2Nyabitaba (2650m) to Johnmaate camp (3505m)

From Nyabitaba you descend to your right follow the trail that drops down through the forest for a half an hour to the Kurt Shafer bridge, just before the confluence of the Mubuku and Bujuku rivers.

The walk is then easy going for a couple of hours passing through the bamboo forest and then becomes more difficult kind of like spelunking, traverse through a long and exhausting stretch of slippery moss-covered rocks. From the Nyamileju rock shelter, mount Stanley and Speke can be seen before passing into the zone of the giant Heather, lobelia and groundsel.

Finally reach Johnmaate camp after passing through the tiring bog. While here ,high chances of catching the nice views of mount Stanley and Margherita glacier.

Dinner and overnight at the Johnmaate Hut.

Day 3Johnmaate Camp (3,505m) to Nyabitaba Camp (2,650m) and back  to Nyakalengija (1,650m)

Johnmaate Camp (3,505m) to Nyabitaba Camp (2,650m) and back  to Nyakalengija (1,650m) by early retracing out route back to the park gates. This 7 km Walk usually takes 2-3 hours . Descending through Mubuku river and through fields to the park entrance gate.

Dinner and overnight at any lodge of your choice.

End of the tour.

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