Please Crew Treks team in the Rwenzori mountain range in Uganda and the ascent of Margherita Peak 16,761ft, the third highest mountain in Africa. The scenery is so brethtaking, summiting is just an icing on the cake. Therefore, those interested in just hiking should seriously consider joining this trek. In fact, in the eyes of Asia Sznajderska (Africa head guide) and Marek Wencel (owner of Crew Treks Adventures) this is now primary hiking/trekking destination-remote, seldom visited and full of incredible scenery. Over the course of eight days, you cross countless boardwalks, bridges, streams, wood ladders and muddy swamps. All along basking in ever changing landscape-its like someone would dropp you off in the middle of movie set of Narnia or Lord of The Rings.
Leader: Asia Sznajderska-Africa head guide
Price: $3000 All inclusive (see detail below)
Day 1-Feb 15 2019 Arrival at Entebbe airport, meet and greet and transfer to hotel in Entebbe . Overnight at hotel.
Day 2-Feb 16 2019 After early breakfast, briefing and transfer to Kampala . Change money. Depart to Kasese, lunch on route. Overnight in Kasese
Day 3-Feb 17 2019 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-Feb 18 2019 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-Feb 19 2019 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-Feb 20 2019 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-Feb 21 2019 For those climbing, this day marks a final ascent to the third highest mountain in Africa , Margherita Peak (16,761ft). 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) Trekkers will leisurely descent to Kitandta Hut and explore beautifull landscape around.
Day 8-Feb 22 2019 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-Feb 23 2019 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-Feb 24 2019 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 Kasese.
Day 11-Feb 25 2019 Breakfast, and departure to Entebbe. Along the way, we will make frequent stops to explore local cuisine and culture.
Day 12-Feb 26 2019 Departure day; short taxi ride to the airport
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