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6 Day Rwenzori Mountains Weismann Trek

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

Looking to adventure Weismann Peak in Rwenzori Mountains National Park? Rwenzori Expeditions has tailored the 6 days Rwenzori Mountaineering tour to climb up to Weismann on your Uganda Safari Tour.

Itinerary

Day 1Nyakalengija to Nyabitaba Hut (2,651 meters)

Your trek departs from Nyakalengija at approximately 9:00-9:30 am, meet with your hiker guide, porters for your 6 days Rwenzori trek to Weismann peak, before setting off on foot to Rwenzori Mountains National Park’s Main gate, to begin with your central circuit trekking adventure.

Today’s walk is approximately 8km, which may take about 5-7 hours to reach the first hut of Nyabitaba at 2,651m.

Day 2 Naybitaba to John Matte Hut

After an early morning breakfast, you will follow the trail from Nyabitabba to John Matte, Cross over Kurt Schuffer, lying between Bujuku and Mubuku river, after which you will continue trekking over slippery moss covered and steep rocks a longside bamboo mixed with montane forest.

The forest contains various bird species that you may spot as you trek through the forest, continuing up to Nyamileju rock shelter, where you will have your lunch break. Enjoy remarkable views of mount Stanley and Speke (only on a clear day). Proceed to John Matte hut through the alpine forest, arriving at the at the hut in the afternoon for dinner, next day’s briefing and an overnight stay.

Day 3John Matte to Kitandara Hut

On this this day, you will have a long day trek passed Bujuku hut to Kitandara hut, which may take about 9-12 hour’s trek to Kitandara hut.

You will start with the 6km hike to Bujuku at 3962m, by crossing the Bujuku river and then slope down to the Bigo bog, where you will be amazed by the remarkable views of peaks including Mount Stanley to the west, Mount baker to the south and Speke to the North. Proceed with your trek via Lake Bujuku where the attractive Alpine savannah vegetation begins. Arrive at Bujuku Hut for a lunch break, after which you will proceed to Kitandara hut.

Hike via the upper bigo bog, and continue through the steep slopes of Lake Bujuku to the West as you ascend to the 4372m Scott-Elliot pass.

Proceed  through various swamps as well as the beautiful ground gully. Walk through the steep sections above the gully by using a metal ladder reaching a junction with two divided trails, whereby the right trail heads to the Elena Hut, while you will follow the left trail to the Scott-Eliiot pass as you descend to Kitandara  hut.

Arrive at Kitandara hut in the evening for dinner and an overnight sleep.

Day 4Kitanadara to Weismann peak to Kitandara

Since the trail the Weisman’s Peak trail is far, far more challenging than any of the other major East African treks – especially when it rains, you will set off at 4:00am following muddy and steep rocky trails to the summit, though there is a lot of scrambling.

You will be allowed to have your lunch break as you enjoy the spectacular views of the Peaks surrounding. You will then slope back to kitandara hut for reaching in the evening for dinner and an overnight sleep.

Day 5Kitandara to Guy Yeoman

After an early morning breakfast, spend your entire 6-8 hours’ trekking along the base of mount baker which is quite slippery. Ascend steeply up the head wall, that spreads from the base of Mount baker, as you proceed towards the southern side of Mountain Rwenzori to the Fresh field pass. Continue with the long stretch of the muddy trail, trekking through the Kabamba, Akhendahi and rock shelters of Bujongolo-the base camp for the historic expeditions by Duke of Abruzzi in 1906.

Proceed with your trek along the Kabamba trail and later arrive at Guy Yeoman, which is established at the banks of river  Mubuku. Dinner and overnight at the hut.

Day 6Guy Yeoman to Nyabitaba to Nyakalengija - End of the Tour

On this last day of your 6 days Rwenzori hike, you will descend to Nyabitaba hut, after your early morning breakfast passing through the Bamboo forest.

You enjoy great sightings of beautiful flowers and plants, bamboo forests and Kinchuchu and Mubuku Rivers, not forgetting the Kabamba falls. Arrive at Nyabitabba hut after a 4 hours’ trek, after which you will briefly spend 40 minutes visiting Lake mahoma.

Return to the hut after after Lake Mahoma exploration and embark on your trek to Nyakalengijja where you will meet your guide to transfer you back to your hotel.

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