Standing at an elevation of 4507 meter above sea level, Mount Karisimbi is the highest of all the Virunga Volcanoes. It is also the 5th highest on the African continent. Mt. Karisimbi is the hardest to climb among the 8 Virunga Mountains. You need about 2 days to ascend and descend it. This mountain shares the border of Rwanda and Congo on the western side of the East African Rift Valley. Book this 2 Days Mount Karisimbi hiking safari package and adventure this mountain.
2 Days Mount Karisimbi Hike Overview
You cannot climb this mountain in a day. The first day you ascend and spend a night near the summit then climax to the summit and descend the following day. The difficulty of climbing Karisimbi is average BUT still calls for a high level of fitness.
Please see day by day schedule of this 2 days Mount Karisimbi hiking safari below for a more detailed program.
Day 1: Ascend Mount Karisimbi
Early in the morning, out tour guide will transfer you to Volcanoes National Park in Musanze. When you reach, you will head to the park headquarters for a briefing before setting off with your hike. There are several porters around who can help carry your luggage at a small fee of $5 to $10 if interested. If you can carry them yourself then well and good. Please note that you will ascend at the pace of the slowest person in the group so that no one is left behind.
You will spend your night camping at the top of the Volcano and not so far from the summit. About security, you are given a security guard to protect you through out your adventure.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Climbing time: Approximately 6 hours
Day 2: Reach the summit and descend
In the morning you climax your climb to the summit and descend the mountain after. The views at the top are very rewarding. This mountain gives the best views of the other Virunga Volcanoes. The summit is a perfect place to take lifetime photographs from.
Shortly after this milestone, you will descend to the starting point where you will find your tour guide already waiting to transfer you to Kigali for your departure.
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch
Descending Time: Approximately 3.5 hours