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Mount Kadam, 3 Days Summit Trek

$250,00 $180,00 / per person

Join us for the newly developed Mount Kadam 3 Days Summit Trek, starting from Nakapiripirit town. Mount Kadam is the second highest mountain range on the Karamoja plateau in Northeastern Uganda. Click the register button and complete the form. You will receive an email with payment options shortly after.

Prices per person Single Sharing
Non-residents $ 225 $ 200
Residents $ 215 $ 190
Citizens $ 205 $ 180
Kampala group transport $ 85

Mount Kadam, 3 Days Summit Trek

Join us for the newly developed epic Mount Kadam 3 Days Summit Trek, starting from Nakapiripirit town. The trek is a moderate hike with a strenuous climb on the first day, a scenic hike over the ridges and through the forests on the second day and a half day descend on the last day.

Mount Kadam occupies one of the ancient volcanic masses rising from the plains of southern Karamoja at altitudes of approximately from 1,160 to 3,068m above sea level.

The mountain has varied vegetation, classified as dry montane forest and Forest savanna mosaic at high altitudes for 50% of its coverage. The other majority is semi-evergreen thicket. The mountain has a high concentration of edible plants species (vegetables and fruits) and medicinal herbs.

Mount Kadam is surrounded by five ethnic groups: The Pian-clan of the Karamojong-tribe to the north and east, the Pokot to the south-east, the Sebei to the south, the Iteso to the west, and the Tepeth-tribe living with the Kadama together on the mountain.

 


 

March 2021 – Mt Moroto, 3 Days Trek

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Public holiday: Women’s day

  • Arrival: Friday, 5 March
  • Trekking: 6,7,8 (public holiday) March
  • Departure: Tuesday, 9 March
Easter Weekend, April 2021 – Mt Kadam, 2 Days Trek

Public holiday: Easter weekend

This is a 2 Days Trek of intermediate level, though for reaching the ultimate summit it might not be enough all participants due to the long distance to the summit. Though reaching the summit plateau will be possible for all.

  • Arrival: Good Friday, 2 April
  • Trekking: 3-4 April
  • Departure: Monday, 4 April

 


 

The trail journal

The trek ‘out and back’ trail is a total of 29Km with starting point in Nakapiripirit town at 1,450m above sea-level. The total elevation is 1,960m. The summit is located at the end of the trail at15Km distance.

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Day 0

Arrival day at budget hotel in Nakapiripirit town with briefing before dinner. Accommodation, traditional dinner and breakfast is included in the package price.

Day 1

We make the most vertical and horizontal Kilometres on the first day to reach the camp site at 2,450m altitude within the forest down the summit plateau at 11Km distance.

The trail starts from the gardens a the foot of the mountain and quickly enters a lush and green tropical forest for a steep climb under the shady leaves of the ancient forest. The trail is a mix of soft loam soil within the forest, gravel sandy parts close to the soft stone walls, granite hand-foot climbs for 1,000m of elevation.

With well deserved brakes, we will reach the 2,400+ level for a rewarding view down to the starting point. Hereafter we enter the higher altitude forest for a final trail through the shady forest up to the camp site for the day.

Day 2

The mission of the second day is to reach the Nachupai peak (3,050-3,070m) and walk a total distance of 8Km. We leave the basecamp after breakfast and will quickly start climbing a rock face with hand and feet to reach the summit plateau. On top of the plateau you will have a 360 view during the moderate and possibly windy walk up to the summit.

After completing the mission of the morning, we will start walking back in the same direction but will camp out the upper forest that’s closer to Nakapiripirit town at 2,450m altitude.

2 Days Trek Info: During the 2 Days Trek, the second day will be a full descend to back to Nakapiripirit town with an estimated arrival time of 3PM. 

A traditional lunch and a room to take a shower and refresh is included in the price. Accommodation is not included for this day, we recommend to proceed towards Moroto/Kidepo Valley in the North or Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve/Sipi Falls in the South.

Day 3

The final day we take the steep descent back to Nakapiripirit town with an estimated arrival time of 10-11AM.

A traditional lunch and a room to take a shower and refresh is included in the price. Accommodation is not included for this day, we recommend to proceed towards Moroto/Kidepo Valley in the North or Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve/Sipi Falls in the South.

 

Included
  • Experienced guides
  • Porters (only for organisation equipment, not for personal items)
  • Community contribution
  • Camping gear (tent, mat, sleeping bag)
  • During the hike: All (traditional) meals; local snacks and drinks (water, tea, coffee).
  • Budget accommodation the night before the trek with traditional dinner and breakfast.
  • Traditional lunch and room for refreshing on the third day of arrival from the trek.
  • 15min motorbike transfer to and from the mountain.

 

Excluded
  • Accommodation on day 3 of returning to Nakapiripirit town
  • Private porters can be booked additionally

 

Prices per person
  • Non-residents: $200 Sharing / $225 Single
  • Residents: $190 Sharing / $215 Single
  • Citizens: $180 Sharing / $205 Single
  • Shared transport: $85 (when 7 passengers)
  • Private porter: $75 (for personal belongings, excl. backpack)

 

Transport

If there’s enough interest in shared transport, we are able to organise a comfortable 7-passengers van to transport the team from Kampala to Nakapiripirit and back. The price at full occupancy is $85 per person.

What to bring
  • A backpack, 45L recommended
  • 2 x Refillable water bottles 1.5L
  • Reusable lunch box
  • Trouser and foldable shirt for hiking
  • Hiking boots with good grip and ankle support for trail sections with loose stones and steep rock-faces.
  • Suncream, cap and/or scarf

 

What to expect
  • There will be no opportunity for bathing during the trek. Bush-toilets will be created sustainably.
  • Guests carry their own snacks, 3L water and personal belongings for each day during the trek.
  • Daytime temperature rises to 35C and evenings and mornings can be windy and as cold as 8C.
  • Grass is tall in some sections of the trail so wear something that covers body parts.

 

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