The park is positioned on Mountain Rwenzori Mountain. Rwenzori is the highest mountain in Uganda. The central hike circuit takes six nights or seven days and reaches an altitude of 14,000ft (4,267m) above the sea level. The conditions on the mountain are a challenge to even an experienced hiker. The first foreigner to climb it was an Italian, a hundred years back. It was in 1906 when Luigi Amadeodi Savoy duke of the Abruzzi climbed to the top of the mountain and last year 2006 the Ugandans and Italians celebrated the hundred years since the first foreigner reached on top of Mt. Rwenzori. A trip into the Rwenzori is an exhilarating and rewarding experience but it has to be well planned.