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4 days Elgon Trekking Tour

Tour Overview

Mount Elgon is an extinct volcano with the largest surface area in the world (50 km by 80km) and a caldera which covers over 40km at the top of the mountain. The highest peak is Wagagai, 4.321 m.

It lies at the border with Kenya in Eastern Uganda. There are several trekking trails around Mount Elgon. The full trekking circuit to the peaks takes 4 to 5 days to complete, following Sasa or Sipi Trails. From Kapkway Exploration Centre (UWA quarter) you can take at least three different one - day hikes, the Chebanet Falls, Mountain Bamboo trail and Ridge view trail.

DAY 1 From Kapkway to Tutum Camp (2667m)

In the morning from your Hotel to Mbale town, passing via Sipi falls, you will reach Kapkway Exploration Center, UWA headquarter. After arranging the guide and porters, with food and camping gear, you start walking up to Tutum Cave Camp (2667m) through montane and bamboo forest. Tutum cave is spectacular hidden within the forest. Dinner and overnight. Distance of the day: 11 km. Altitude of the day: 900m.

DAY 2 From Tutum Camp to Kajeri Camp (3383m)

After breakfast proceed the hike to Kajeri Camp (3383m) for dinner overnight. Distance of the day: 17 km. Altitude of the day: 900m.

DAY 3 From Kajery Camp to Mude Camp (3.500m)

After breakfast walk slowly down after Muyembe camp to Mude cave Camp (3.500m), where you join the Sasa Trial. Dinner and overnight. Distance of the day: 25 km. Altitude of the day: 120 m.

DAY 4 From Mude Camp to Wagagay Peak (4321 m) and return to Mude

After breakfast you walk through the moorland zone up to the main peak, Wagagai, and return to the Mude campsite for dinner and overnight. Distance of the day: 18 km. Altitude of the day: 820m.

The trekking ends descending to Budadiri, the gate of the national park nearby Mbale.

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