Magherita Peak Quest 5109 M

Magherita Peak Quest 5109 M

from $45 / person

Early in the morning our professional  driver guide  picks you from your hotel in fort portal  and drives with you to kasese.Along this transfer you will have a chance to see most of ugandas food produce on road sides that you can test and learn how it is grown and produced.

Arrive in Ibanda village around mountain Rwenzori national park. Upon reaching, check in at ibanda Holiday inn.use the afternoon in preparations of your mountain equipment.Overnight and Dinner at Ibanda Holiday inn.

Price per person:

No. of pax 1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax
cost $ 2,050 $ 1,970 $ 1,950 $ 1,930 $1,910 $1,890

Tour Package Includes:

  • Transport in a 4WD minivan.
  • All fuel
  • English speaking Ugandan mountain Guide;
  • Accommodation as listed in the program;
  • All breakfasts , packed Lunches and dinners included;
  • Park-entrance fees according to the program;
  • All activities described in the itinerary;
  • 2 porters per person each carrying 13 kg of luggage


  • International air fares and entry visa Uganda
  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation;
  • Extra porter
  • Personal (medical/travel) insurance;
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc;All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.).

Day 1
Fort portal to Rwenzori mountains national park

Early in the morning our professional driver guide picks you from your hotel in fort portal and drives with you to kasese.Along this transfer you will have a chance to see most of ugandas food produce on road sides that you can test and learn how it is grown and produced. Arrive in Ibanda village around mountain Rwenzori national park. Upon reaching, check in at ibanda Holiday inn.use the afternoon in preparations of your mountain equipment.Overnight and Dinner at Ibanda Holiday inn Meal Plan: Half Board

Day 2
Nyakalengijja to Nyabitaba hut 1615 m - to (2651m) 6 hours

Breakfast, check gear and food, meet your guides, porters and then drive to Park entry gate (1600m) and begin expedition. walk through the banana, coffee, cassava, groundnuts, gardens on the side of the steep foothills, past the typical Bakonjo homesteads! Follow the trail along the Mubuku River, through landslides prone areas and up and down rocks outcrops., Cross the Mahoma River and climb steeply through break fern slopes and podocarpus forest to Nyabitaba Hut for over night. There chances of spotting the chameleons which is good luck for the natives. over Night in shared Huts. Meal Plan: Full board

Day 3
Nyabitaba to John matte hut 3505m

Descend down from the moraine to cross the Mubuku River, then a phenomenal hike through bamboo and trees coated with moss and ferns to the John Matte Hut at 3500 m. Sections of the trail on this day are extremely rough. From the Nyamileju rock shelter, Mount Stanley and Mount Speke can be seen before passing into the zone of the giant heather, lobelia and groundsel. Dinner and Overnight at John mate Hut.

Day 4
John matte to Bujuku hut 3962 m

From the John Matte hut one crosses the Lower Bigo Bog to the older Bigo hut. Continue through spectacular vegetation past the Upper Bigo Bog and Lake Bujuku to the Bujuku Hut at 4075 meters. This Bujuku Hut serves as the usual base to climb Mt. Speke. Meal Plan: Full board

Day 5
Bujuku to Elena hut 4541 m

Leaving Bujuku, the trail climbs the steep slope west of the lake, passing through the magical Groundsels Gully as it ascends to Scott-Elliot Pass at 4372m. At the head of the gully a metal ladder takes you over a steep section after which the trail splits into two. The right leads up to Elena Hut and Mount Stanley on a steep trail over large boulders. The left path leads to Scott. If you plan to get to magherita you will proceed to Elena hut and the if you plan for a central circuit you use scot Eliot pass .over Night Elena hut. Meal Plan: Full board

Day 6
Elena to Alexandra/Margherita- kitandara Hut 4430 m

Start before dawn for the chilly trek through snow and ice to climb to the 5109m Margerita Peak, the roof of the Rwenzori, before the views and the route are obscured by mist. Celebrate in your own way once on Top! Descend back to the Elena hut then continue to Scott Elliot Pass and descend the deep Kitandara Gorge to a mountain hut by the twin Kitandara lakes (4023m). The twin lakes are a beauty of their own and you will enjoy the scenery with many photo opportunities. Over Night at Kitandara Hut. Meal Plan: Full board

Day 7
kitandara to Guy Yeoman hut 3261 m

Begin with a steep climb to Freshfield Pass (4282m), a spectacular spot carpeted by bright yellow mosses and offering tremendous view of Mounts Stanley and Baker. The trail descends the Upper Mubuku valley to Guy Yeoman Hut (3505m).

Day 8
Guy Yeoman to Nyabitaba hut 1615m

The descend to Nyabitaba is again through breathtaking landscapes of great views of Mt, Baker & Stanley. Nyabitaba to Nyakalengija is about 3 hours. Get to Base and transfer to the nearest Destination OR fort portal.

Where are the Rwenzori Mountains?

The Rwenzori Mountains are in the south-west of Uganda, on the border with the DRC. The range covers a length of 71 miles along the border, and is one of the just 3 places in Africa with permanent glaciers (although these are melting at an alarming pace).

Are the Rwenzori the highest range in Uganda?

Yes, the Rwenzoris are the highest mountain range in Uganda. The highest point within the range is marherita at 5,109 metres on Mount Stanley. There are 3 other notable peaks in the Rwenzori range: Mount Baker (4,842m), Mount Speke (4,890m), and Weismann's Peak (4,620m). Karangura trekking services runs treks north of Rwenzoris. Karangura peak stands at 3012m.

Do treks run in groups or private basis?

We run group treks and solo treks. You can book any date and the number of other people in the group will depend on how many other travelers have booked to be in the mountain for those dates. If no one else has booked for your dates, the trek will run as a private trek. Maximum group size is up to 15 pax.

What is the accommodation like?

All the accommodation during the trek is in tents. The camps are set at designated point to minimize the impact on the environment. You need to carry a sleeping bag for your warmth.

What are the meals like?

The meals are designed to keep you healthy, safe and well-fed during the trek. Our cooks can cater for all the allergies. Pro-tip: bring some of your favorite snacks with you. They are a great motivator during the trek. Below is a list of food served during our treks: Dinner: Irish potatoes,pumpkin,rice,meat,mixed vegetables,chicken,spaghetti,pasta,noodles,cheese,peas,mixed vegetables/mushroom/ onion/tomato soups. Breakfast : eggs, beef sausage,bacon,potato patties,bread,milk,oat/millet/rice porridge,teas,coffee,hot chocolate,pancakes,baked beans on toast. Lunches: Chicken salad sandwich, cheese and tomato sandwich,300ml juice ( apple and mangoe),tuna salad sandwich,eggsandwich,chapatti and jam, vegetable ( tomatoes,onions,French Beans,cabbage,eggplants,green pepper) yellow banana.

What safety precautions are there and what training do the guides have?

The Rwenzori Mountains are on the Uganda DRC border.UWA rangers patrol the park and the mountains, the Uganda- DRC border is heavily guarded by UPDF. The trekking guides have completed regular courses that cover everything from guiding,customer care,nature interpretation,birding,product development, tour planning, tour conducting and first Aid. The team is also constantly in the mountains finding new routes and keeping existing ones when there are no visitors, they are not idle. If the trek is considered unsafe, the guides will call it off.

How long is a typical trekking day?

The typical day hiking in the mountains is 7 to 9 hours depending on the distance between camps

How is drinking water carried in the mountain?

All water is drawn from fresh water streams and purified. You should therefore bring water purifiers that can deal with at least 3 litters a day. We boil water at night for teas and coffee, and you can fill up your water bottle the night before with the same boiled water.

How much experience is required?

We recommend that you have an experience with at least one high- altitude hike.

Are the treks technical?

Most people with decent fitness and some experience hiking at altitude will be fine on the low altitude treks. The Rwenzori routes are long, which in itself enables you to acclimatize as you trek (slowly). However a lot of it comes down to mindset and determination. If you are in good shape and determined, you should be fine on the mountain.

Is there electricity at the camps?

We only use solar lights and torches at our camps. The camping places are not yet built-up with cottages.

How much should I tip?

Tipping in Uganda is not obligatory but many travelers do leave tips – and this extra money really helps boost the income of people working in the tourism industry. For cooks, you can tip 10% for good service,Guides 15% , 10 % for porters and if you want to tip a taxi driver, then you can round up your fare

What is our Address?

KARANGURATREKKING SERVICES Kazingo village, karangura subcounty kabarole district P.O BOX 845 ( fort portal, Uganda) Call: +256 (0) 789181691| +256 (0) 753323699/ + 256 (0) 787325870 E-mail: | Website:

Are ATM cards/Credit Cards/Travel cheques accepted?

Unfortunately, there are only a few banks that accept Visa credit cards and the likes for transactions. Master cards, not widely accepted either and only a small number of banks do accept traveler cheques. Therefore, we advise you to bring cash and have money changed upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport. US dollars, Euro and Pound Starling are easy to change, although for some expenses, like the payment of visa, it is easier with US dollars. NOTE: US dollar bills from the year 2001 and below are NOT accepted!

Are vaccinations required before any Safari?

Different types of vaccinations are recommended and required before entering Uganda. Besides bringing mosquito repellents, we advise you to carry malaria prevention medications. Vaccination against yellow fever is mandatory, just as a cholera stamp in your vaccination passport. Immunizations against DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio) and Hepatitis A are recommended as well. Please consult your local doctor or health department for a detailed and updated advice.

How do I pay for my TREK?

Once you confirm the final itinerary with us, we request you to pay a 30% deposit of the total cost. Note that availability of accommodations and permits is not guaranteed until officially confirmed by us. Reservations will be made as soon as the payment has been received on our account. Our bank offers Electronic bank transfers and our Swift code will be sent to you for the transactions. Please note that all bank charges are at the expense of the client.

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