TREKKING MOUNTAIN NYIRAGONGO IN THE VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK
A trek to mount Nyiragongo is a hooray journey to the world`s largest active lava lake. The whole hiking experience of Nyiragongo mountain contains most of the theoretical geography that you have studied. The Nyiragongo trek begins from the bottom of the volcano in Goma. You will have a stopover at the Virunga National Park office to sign-in along with your guide. The trek to the top of Mt Nyiragongo is often done in groups ranging from a couple of people to 12 but it usually depends on the day.
The hike begins at 1,994 meters above, then you will embark on more 1,524 meters of elevation up to the summit which is approximately 3,502meters. The hike is approximately 8km, not so long but you will experience a sharp altitude in such a short distance. Hiking is like a game of footballers, they run for 90minutes with just a break of 15minute! Then you too do not have to worry whether you will manage this steep trek.The trek is not so strenuous as most people say, you just need to get prepared and be passionate. Armed rangers and porters are always at a standby to give you maximum support. Porters will possibly carry for you your luggage to the top and back. Should you fear and chose to stop along the way, talk to you porter and ranger. They will definitely bring you back. But of course, you don’t have to tremble, you can hike. The trek is subdivided into four slices each marked with a stop for you to refresh. The stopover points are well equipped with ecofriendly toilets.
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