Hiking Adventure in Mount Elgon National Park

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Mount Elgon Trekking Circuit (Sasa Trail)
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. Sasa trail is the fastest way to the main peak, however on the first day is particularly tough with rugged climb of over 1600m.


Day 1 – From Budadiri to Sasa Camp (2.900m)
In the morning you reach Budadiri (1250 m), nearby Mbale town, at the gate of the Mount Elgon National Park. After arranging the guide and porters, with food and camping gear, you start walking to Sasa River Camp (2.900 m) for the dinner and overnight. The distance is about 8 km. and takes average 7 to 8 hours walk.  Altitude in a day: 1.700m.

Day 2 – From Sasa camp to Mude Camp (3.500m)
After breakfast at the camping site, proceed through the forest to Mude Cave Campsite for dinner and overnight. It will take you 4 to 5 hours walk to reach the campsite. Altitude of the day: 600m.

Day 3 – From Mude Camp to Wagagayi 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. The distance is 8 to 9 hours walk Altitude of the day: 820m.

Day 4 – From Mude Camp back to Budadiri
After breakfast descend to Budadiri and back to Mbale.

Day 5: Return Trip to Kampala
Transfer from Mbale to Kampala

End of the Mount Elgon Trekking Tour