Trekking Options

Never before has this part of the park been developed or open to tourists, although it is often described in guide books as the most beautiful section of the park. You now have a chance for the first time to see this fantastic scenery, the amazing plant like and the incredibly beautiful Nyamwamba Valley. Rwenzori Trekking Services offers the following treks

All our peak guides have completed training with various mountain instructors training in how to handle clients, ropes and all the necessary systems plus training mountain rescue techniques. Training is ongoing and in addition guides pratice regularly on a rock face in Kilembe during their free time. We also have an ongoing training in First Aid, physical fitness, rope techniques and rock climbing.

Prices are effective 1st December 2016 to 31st December 2017 and we will try to maintain the same pricing throughout 2018

All guides to the main peaks carry satelite phones for safety and there is a rescue stretcher in every hut in case of any eventuality.

Margherita Peak at 5,109 metres on Mt Stanley in the Rwenzori Mountains is Africa's third highest mountain, however the real beauty is in the climb up the Kilembe route, the forests and valleys, the flora is diverse from giant heather trees and valleys of ferns. Climbing Margherita Peak is now technical due to the ever increasing number of crevasses. However scaling the actual peak is more of a hard scramble than a climb and when it snows it is difficult however the rewards and exhilaration of reaching the top is enormous as you look across Albert Peak to the DRC (Congo) then east across the spectra of the Rwenzori Mountains.

We have found that many people do this trek in eight days as they are able to skip camps on the way down, however you need to be fit

EIGHT DAY TREK to Margherita Peak at 5,109 metres

This is our recommended trek for most people however many people are able to do the trek to Margherita Peak in seven days plus we are constantly improving the trail and making it easier hence the seven day trek below.

One or 2 persons $1,200 each, 3 or more $1,100 each plus UWA (Uganda Wildlife Authority) gate entrance fee of $35 per day which is paid separately in cash. Price includes all porters, food (meals) and accommodation whilst in the mountain

SEVEN DAY TREK to Margherita Peak 5,109 metres - One or 2 persons $1,100 each, 3 or more $990 each plus UWA (Uganda Wildlife Authority) gate entrance fee of $35 per day which is paid separately in cash. Price includes all porters, food (meals) and accommodation whilst in the mountain

 

EIGHT DAY TREK to Margherita Peak 5,109 metres or any two peaks - One or 2 persons $1,280 each, 3 or more $1,160 plus plus UWA (Uganda Wildlife Authority) gate entrance fee of $35 per day which is paid separately in cash. Price includes all porters, food (meals) and accommodation whilst in the mountain .

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TEN DAY TREK to any three peaks like Margherita Peak, Mt Baker and Speke, plus Weismanns Peak on the way back One or 2 persons $1,640, 3 or more persons $1,520 plus UWA (Uganda Wildlife Authority) gate entrance fee of $35 per day which is paid separately in cash. Price includes all porters, food (meals) and accommodation whilst in the mountain

Mt Gessi is not part of standard pricing and attracts additional costs as is tough with very steep terrian and sleeping at the base of Mt Gessi in a rock shelter. Which means porters have to also climb over Mt Speke and across very steep terrian with a lot of moss which is slippery and difficult, All staff get hardship allowance.Tough but gratifying.

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EIGHT DAY TREK to Mt Baker 4,842 metres is a fantastic climb mainly of hard rock and technical in a few parts more tough than Margherita Peak On a clear day you will see breathtaking views of Margherita and Alexandra Peaks and panoramic views of the Rwenzori range. A truly amazing experience. This trek to the top of Mt Baker is relatively easy for anyone with reasonable fitness and a head for heights.

One or 2 persons $1,150, 3 or more $1,050 each plus UWA (Uganda Wildlife Authority) gate entrance fee of $35 per day which is paid separately in cash. Price includes all porters, food (meals) and accommodation whilst in the mountain. More information

FIVE DAY TREK to Weismanns Peak 4,620 metres, this climb is our most popular, it is strenuous walking, steep but nothing really so difficult that requires ropes, non technical. During the months of April, May and September October it is common to experience snowfalls on the peak transforming the landscape into an incredibly beautiful environment with snow covered plants creating a feeling of euphoria and intense excitement as the scenery is absolutely stunning. You may choose to climb Bamwanjara Pass instead of Weismanns as it is a easier climb and at 4,450 metres gives great views of the main peaks.

One or 2 persons $850 each, 3 or more $750 each plus UWA (Uganda Wildlife Authority) gate entrance fee of $35 per day which is paid separately in cash. Price includes all porters, food (meals) and accommodation whilst in the mountain. More information

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The one to five day treks taks you through prestine montane forests, bamboo forests and as you climb above 3,000 metres, high cliffs tower above the valley, giant heathers covered in bearded moss hanging from the trees and the giant lobelia which is a fasanating plant dating back to prehistoric times.

ONE DAY TREK (Forest Walk) The one day trek meanders alongside the Munyamubuli River through one of the most beautiful pristine forests in the world. Magnificent trees tower above the dense undergrowth, our guides will explain to you the intricate dimensions of the many plants and trees and point out the many species of birds. The walk includes an excellent lunch. UWA gate entrance fee is included in the price. Walk starts at Trekkers Hostel Kilembe at 8.30am and returns about 3pm.

One or 2 persons $40 each, 3 or more persons $35 each plus UWA (Uganda Wildlife Authority) gate entrance fee of $35 per day which is paid separately in cash. Price includes all porters, food (meals) and accommodation whilst in the mountain. More information

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TWO DAY TREK Climb to Sine Hut at 2,585 metres via the Forest Walk which has stunning vegetation then return via Musenge Rock Shelter. This is a great walk up a gentle ridge through some magnificent forest with trees covered in evergreen lichen, swinging vines a beautiful waterfalls. If you are feeling energetic in the morning you can climb up through the bamboo forest to Kalalama Camp to experience the wonders of the Giant Heathers and views from Kalalama.

1 or 2 persons $200 each , 3 or more persons $180 each plus UWA (Uganda Wildlife Authority) gate entrance fee of $35 per day which is paid separately in cash. Price includes all porters, food (meals) and accommodation whilst in the mountain. More information

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THREE DAY TREK The three day trek takes you through the pristine rainforest along a steep ridge to sleep at Sine Hut 2,680m which overlooks a beautiful set of rapids tumbling down the valley. The second day you climb up through the bamboo zone to Kalalama Camp, have a short rest before proceeding to climb higher before crossing thorough a thick forest covered in hanging mosses to a small Lobelia garden near Kyalavula Ridge & descend down a mossy ridge to Samalira Camp 3,170m Next morning descend down through the bamboo to a heavily forested ridge which is home to many primates, such as black and white colobus monkey and blue monkey and back to Kilembe One or 2 persons $350 each, 3 or more $320 each plus UWA (Uganda Wildlife Authority) gate entrance fee of $35 per day which is paid separately in cash. Price includes all porters, food (meals) and accommodation whilst in the mountain. More information

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FOUR DAY TREK to Mutinda Lookout at 3,975 metres Climb up to Sine Hut 2,680m where you spend a night. Next morning you continue to Mutinda Camp 3,688m where you may choose to climb Mutinda Lookout at 3,975m ans sleep at Mutinda Camp. Next morning you descend to Samalira Camp for your last night before returning to base camp at Kilembe.

One or 2 persons $480 each, 3 or more $440 which is paid separatelyin cash. Price includes all porters, food (meals) and accommodation whilst in the mountain. More information

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Price excludes UWA Park entrance fees $35 charged per 24 hours which must be paid seperately in cash, Includes guides, one porter per client (maximium 15kg luggage) Until we build our huts, accommodation is in our 6 - 8 person permanent tents, stretchers & mattresses are provided but you need to bring a warm sleeping bag and clothes. All treks include camping and meals however you may desire to bring your personal snacks, sweets or chocolates. Price does not include breakfast on the first day nor dinner on the last day. Additional porters may be hired to carry extra personal luggage (above the 15kg limit) through the company at $12 US per day

Climbing ropes and harnesses with carabinas and crampons are supplied free of charge but you are welcome to bring your own.

Items for hire, Sleeping bag $10 Warm jacket/sweater $10, Rubber boots free, Gloves $5 Prices are per trek regardless of number of days not per day

Terms and conditions apply to all our treks and tours

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Note; All persons climbing above 4,000 metres must ensure that they have a comprehensive adventure/mountaineering insurance policy to cover all medical and rescue costs should rescue or medivac be needed as complex rescue, helicopter rescue, medical evacuation or hospitalization is not covered in our pricing

 
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Mud - the Rwenzori Mountains receive three & half metres of rain annually so mud & rain is part of the experience but the benefit is lush vegetation & beautiful landscapes with the main peaks often covered in snow

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Belay training at 4,100m

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Sine Camp 2,585m

Kalalama Camp 3,147m

Bugata Camp 4,062m

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Alexandra & Margherita Peaks

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Looking at Mt Stanley from Weismanns Peak

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Looking at the main peaks from Mt Baker

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Snow covered plants

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The trail

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