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Excludes: UWA (Uganda Wildlife Authority) park entrance fees of USD35 per person per day paid separately and climbing equipment which can be hired at our head office
Includes: Guides, porters, meals and accommodation while in the mountains
Day 1: NYAKALENGIJA (1615m asl.) – NYABITABA CAMP (2651m asl.)
The central circuit starts at the Rwenzori Mountaineering Services offices at Nyakalengija. You need to arrive in the morning to allow ample time to rent equipment and meet your guides and porters. The trail begins by passing through farmland to the park boundary beyond which it follows a thick forest along the Mubuku River, crossing its Mahoma River tributary before starting a long, steep climb up onto a massive ridge to reach Nyabitaba hut. During this part of the trip you may hear chimpanzee and see black and white colobus, blue monkey and the brilliantly coloured Rwenzori turraco.
The hike takes an average of 6 -7 hours.
Day 2: NYABITABA – GUY YEOMAN (3261m asl.)
From Nyabitaba follow the trail on mpanga ridge upto river . Passing through the bamboo forest, traverse through a long and exhausting stretch of slippery moss-covered rock. From the Nyamuleju rock shelter, Mount Stanley and Mount Speke can be seen before passing into the zone of the giant heather, lobelia and groundsel. Finally reach John Matte Hut after passing through the tiring bog, for dinner and overnight at the hut.
The hike takes an average of 7 - 8 hours.
Day 3: GUY YEOMAN – FRESH FIELD PASS (m asl.)
Eraly in the morning moving through Mubuku Valley to the rock shelters at Bujongolo and Kandahi, the base camp for the historic expedition by the Duke of Abruzzi in 1906. After you take on a long high steep rocky trail for an overnight at Fresh field pass Camping site.
The hike takes an average of 5 – 6 hours.
Day 4: FRESHFIELD PASS – MT. BAKER – FRESHFIELD PASS – GUY YEOMAN
Early in the morning start the hike through on Mt. baker upto Edward peak.
The ascend to the peak takes 3 – 4 hours.
Prepare to descend back to Fresh field pass and then through steep rocky trails for an overnight at Guy yeoman camp.
The descend takes an average of 5– 6hours.
Day 5: GUY YEOMAN – NYABITABA - NYAKALENGIJA (1615m asl.)
Below Guy Yeoman, the route descends the cliffs of Kichuchu. Beyond Kichuchu the muddy path crosses the Mubuku River twice through a bamboo forest before climbing downwards to Nyabitaba to complete the circuit.
Continue descending Nyabitaba Camp and complete your trek by the evening at Nyakalengija, the base camp.