Please Join Marek and his Crew Treks team in the Rwenzori mountain range in Uganda and the ascent of Margherita Peak 5109m, the third highest mountain in Africa.
Leader: Marek Wencel - Over 20 year experience in the mountains, previous expeditions to the Andes’, Himalaya and Alaska.
Price: $3000 All inclusive (see detail below)
Day 1- Arrival at Entebbe airport, meet and greet and transfer to hotel in Entebbe . Overnight at hotel.
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 to start your hike. Here you meet the mountain guides and porters, we will also stop for picnic/packed lunch. We will 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 we’ll 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 we will stop at Nyamileju hut "Place of Beards", name that refers to the moss and lichen hanging from the trees. We will carry on to John Matte,Hut 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 will 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. We will leave the valley early through beautiful vegetation consisting of Giant Groundsels 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 Hut (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 Nyabitaba Hut.
Upon Return, Light Lunch and Trek Down to Mweka Camp 10,065 (longest day)
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.
Day 11- Breakfast, and departure to Kampala. Once in Kampala, and time allowing, we can do a short city tour and celebrate the summit; overnighte in Kampala
Day 12- Transfer to Entebbe airport for your departure flight.
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