3 Days karismbi Trek – Mountaineering Tours – Rwanda Car Rental.
Looking for a Budget Mountaineering tour to volcanoes National Park? Book 3 days karismbi trek with Rwanda Car Rental to enjoy hiking one of the 8 volcanoes that make up Volcanoes Mountains.
Day 1: Transfer to Musanze / Ruhengeri
Following your arrival, you will be picked up from the airport in Kigali and transfer to Musanze where you may embark on an optional community tour or rest at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at Muhabura Hotel
Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes national park for Karisimi hike Early morning you will be taken or drive to Volcanoes national park for the Karisimbi hike starts at 8: AM with a briefing at the Kinigi volcanoes national park headquarters. After the briefing, drive to the hiking head trail where you begin your hike to the white-capped summit Mt Karisimbi, the fifth-highest snow-capped mountain of Africa. You will have dinner and overnight, halfway Mt Karisimbi. During the trek, some lucky hikes may encounter the KARISIMBI GORILLA FAMILY.
Day 2: hike and reach the summit- Descend the Mountain and Transfer back to Kigali Morning after breakfast, you will ascend to the summit then climb down. Our safari guide will be waiting for you at the foot of the mount. You will have lunch and then drive back to Kigali to your Hotel.
Facts About Mountain karismbi
At 4,507m above sea level, Mt Karisimbi is the highest peak in the Virunga Mountains and the 11th highest mountain in Africa. This two-day hike is a real adventure – trekking through a tropical forest, camp on the slopes of an active volcano, and climbing to the summit for sunrise.
Mount Karisimbi is a dormant volcano in the Virunga Mountains on the border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. At 4,507 meters (14,787 ft), Karisimbi is the highest of the eight major mountains of the mountain range, which is a part of the East African Rift Valley. Karisimbi is flanked by Mikeno to the north, Bisoke to the east, and Nyiragongo to the west, on the other side of the Rift Valley.
The name Karisimbi probably came from a word in the local language, Kinyarwanda, which means “little white shell”. This is an allusion to the white snow cap that can sometimes be found on the top of the volcano.
Between Karisimbi and Bisoke is the Karisoke Research Center, which was founded by Dian Fossey in order to observe the mountain gorillas living in this area
The west side of Karisimbi volcano is situated in the Rubavu district and can be linked with other tourist attractions like gorilla trekking in Rwanda.
The best time to Trek Mountain Karismbi
Dry seasons – December, January to March, and June to October are the driest months to go Karisimbi Hiking. You can also hike the rest of the months as Rwanda has a tropical climate and it can rain any time of the day!
Packing List for Mountaineering.
You can hire hiking gear from w if you are traveling on your own while if you are planning your tour with a local tour company, they take care of everything.
Pack sturdy hiking boots, rain gear, comfortable hiking pants, warm clothes, the layer of socks, gloves, hat, scarf, a headlamp for the night, snacks and energy food and snack, enough water, long underwear and sweater for the night it gets freezing cold in the night.