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 Mr. Anders Bahr from Norway www.bahr.nu for six weeks, who is a highly experienced instructor in training mountain rescue techniques. This is the first time that such comprehensive training has been undertaken in Uganda We also have an ongoing training in First Aid, physical fitness, rope techniques and rock climbing.

October 2012, fourteen of our guides had the opportunity to climb Margherita Peak with Sherpa Dawa Jamba http://www.khempalung.com who has sucessfully climbed Mt Everast three times and who took them through a refresher course in High Altitude Rescue including rescue from a crevasse on Stanley glacier

Prices are effective 1st December 2013 to 31st December 2014

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 for those who are fit and feel they can climb in eight days. One or 2 persons $1,150 each 3 or more $1050 each plus 18% VAT 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

NINE DAY TREK to Margherita Peak 5,109 metres - Rwenzori Mountains National Park One or 2 persons $1,280 each, 3 or more $1,150 plus 18% VAT 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

-------------------------------

TEN DAY TREK to any two peaks like Margherita Peak plus Mt Baker or Speke, or Weismanns Peak One or 2 persons $1,480 each, 3 or more persons $1,450 each, 3 or more persons $1,350 plus 18% VAT 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 Mt Baker 4,842 metres is a fantastic climb mainly of hard rock and basically non-technical however we do use ropes and harnesses for safety reasons. 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 each, 3 or more $ 1,00 each plus 18% VAT 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

SIX 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 $790 each, 3 or more $710 each plus 18% VATplus 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

------------------------------------

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 18% VAT 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

------------------------------------

TWO DAY TREK staying overnight in Samalira Camp at 3,140 metres then in the morning you have the option of climbing Kyalavula to get even better views of Lake George and Queen Elisabeth National Park before descending.

An optional trek is to 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 view from Kalalama.

A third option is our new birders trail which takes you along the Munyambuli Valley. As this is in a deep valley it has a different atmosphere and vegetation with many fruit bearing trees which attacts a vatiety of birds and primates. At the end of the first day you climb up a steep ridge to sleep in Omusitha Camp at 2,792 metres and which is the lunch spot for those climbing to Samalira Camp.

One or 2 persons $190 each , 3 or more persons $160 each plus 18% VAT 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

------------------------------------

THREE DAY TREK (Kyalavula Loop) The three day trek takes you through the pristine rainforest of the Munyamubuli Valley then climb the heavily forested ridge which is home to many primates, such as black and white colobus monkey, blue monkey and occasionally the L'hoest monkey. At 2,700 metres the forest gives way to thick bamboo up to Samalira Camp at 3,170 metres. Here you will enjoy the magnificent views over the Rwenzori foothills and Kasese town 2,160 metres below. The second day you climb to Kyalavula along a narrow moss covered ridge, once on top you cross a mossy valley with giant lobelia then climb to 3,515 metres through an incredibly beautiful forest of giant heather covered in layers of bright green moss. You then cross to Kalalama Camp 3,134 metres for the night. The third day you descend back to the rangers post and Kilembe. One or 2 persons $330, 3 or more $290 each plus 18% VAT 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

------------------------------------

FOUR DAY TREK There are three different options either climb up via Sine or Kalalama Camps to Mutinda Camp where you may choose to climb Mutinda Lookout 3,975m & then return via Samalira Camp. There are fixed ropes on Mutinda Peak for the more adventurous & fit. Or two, you may climb to Samalira then to Kiharo Camp in a deep valley with cliffs above where you can enjoy the atmosphere or do a spot of rock climbing not far from the camp.

One or 2 persons $470 each, 3 or more $425 each plus 18% VAT plus UWA (Uganda Wildlife Authority) gate entrance fee of $35 per day which is paid separatelyin cash. Price includes all porters, food (meals) and accommodation whilst in the mountain. More information

------------------------------------

FIVE DAY TREK (Mutinda Loop) The five day trek takes you up to either Sine or Kalalama Camps then day two you climb to Mutinda where you have the option of climbing Mutinda Lookout at 3,975m in the afternoon to catch the magnificent views. Day three climb up the Namusangi valley past Lake Nsuranga to Kiharo Camp. The next day you descend to Samalira Camp for the night before descending to Kilembe.

One or 2 persons $610 each, 3 or more $540 each plus 18% VAT 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

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

kiharo

Copyright Rwenzori Trekking Services 2009

snowy

The trail

Snow covered plants

Giant lobelia

trail
lobelia
guidesnow

Looking at the main peaks from Mt Baker

stanleyview

Looking at Mt Stanley from Weismanns Peak

MtBaker

Alexandra & Margherita Peaks

Peaks

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

 
visa
email
Nomadsinsurance
bannerrts
BMCadd
Mutinda
RwenzoriMud

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

Snow
Sine
Kalala
Bugata
Enoc
Training
cravasse

Belay training at 4,100m

Training for crevasse rescue on Stanley glacier

Sine Camp 2,585m

Kalalama Camp 3,147m

Bugata Camp 4,062m

Looking towards Kiharo Camp

In the 2014/15 Budget the Minister of Finance abruptly introduced a 18% VAT taxation on all tours, accommodation and food and brevages sold in Uganda. Which means 18% will have to be added to all tour packages including trekking in the Rwenzori Mountains. The Minister also intoduced an extra 50 Uganda shillings levy on all fuel in the country which will affect fuel prices and thus transport.