Climbing Margherita Peak

Mt. Stanley's Margherita Peak, at 5,109 metres, it is the highest point in Uganda and the third highest point in Africa after Mts Kilimanjaro and Kenya. This 10 day trip with 8 days on the mountain takes you to the very top. It is not easy, so you need to be of above average fitness and an experienced trekker, ideally with ice climbing experience.

10 Days


Climbing Margherita Peak - 10 - $2,210

Itinerary Map

Landmarks visited on Climbing Margherita Peak


Day 1: Entebbe

Fly into Entebbe International Airport. Upon arrival, clear Immigration, collect your luggage and leave the airport to meet  a driver for the  transfer to Karibu Guest House. Relax and spend the night preparing for the adventure to come.

Overnight: Karibu Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast

Day 2: Rwenzori Mountains

Transfer back to the airport for the early morning scheduled light aircraft flight from Entebbe to Kasese. Upon landing and collecting your luggage, you will be picked up and transferred to Trekkers Hostel, Kilembe the base camp at 1450 meters. There you will receive your trek briefing from the guides and start the trek to sleep at Sine Camp 2596 meters following a height gain of 1146 meters. 

Overnight: Sine Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Rwenzori Mountains

Hike to Mutinda camp at 3,588 meters, giving you a height gain of 992 metres. in the afternoon at Mutinda one may wish to climb up Mutinda look out at 3,975 metres of which apart from offering breathtaking views it also gives you good acclimatization since you would be continuing higher to the summit of 5,109 metres. 

Overnight: Mutinda Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Rwenzori Mountains

Hike to Bugata camp at 4,062 meters, with a height gain of 412 meters through the valley of amazingly unique beautiful plant species streams and waterfalls, while we head to Bugata camp at 4,062 meters the trek gets tougher and exhausting with the steep ridges,mud and boggy sections, high steps but the rewards are enormously beautiful.

Overnight: Bugata Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Rwenzori Mountains

Hike to Hunwick’s camp at 3974 meters, via Bamwanjara pass at 4450 meters having excellent views of the main peaks whilst the trek.

Overnight: Hunwick's Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Rwenzori Mountains

Hike to Margherita camp at 4,485 meters, passing down and across the valley floor to Lake Kitandara which is very stunning with deep water and beautiful vegetation while climbing through Scoot Elliot pass to Margherita camp. 

Overnight: Margherita Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Rwenzori Mountains

Wake up at 2:00am and have an early breakfast and set off to climb Mt Stanley going through it's glaciers to the summit of Margherita peak at 5109metres. After the summit we will descend  down to Hunwick's camp at 3,974 meters for the night. This is the longest day.

Overnight: Hunwick's Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Rwenzori Mountains

Descend down to Kiharo camp at 3,430 meters through Oliver’s pass . overnight at Kiharo camp set in a deep valley with high cliffs and a dense vegetation. 

Overnight: Kiharo Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Kasese

Descend down hill past the moss covered rocks along rivers and beautiful forests back to the basecamp in Kilembe. Debrief  and transfer to Margherita hotel Kasese refresh and relax.

Overnight: Sandton Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Entebbe

After a relaxing breakfast, Morning transfer to the airstrip after breakfast for the early morning flight to Entebbe arriving at 1125 hrs. Client can connect to their international flight departing Uganda in the afternoon or evening. 

Overnight: Sandton Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

  • Prices are per person based on two people travelling together.
  • Prices shown are based on low season rates. Peak season costs increase by about 20%.


  • Airport transfer to/from Entebbe Airport and Kasese
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary in hotels and mountain huts
  • Bed & Breakfast in Entebbe. Full board on the the trek
  • All park fees
  • Mountain Guides & Porters
  • Scheduled internal flights
  • Technical summit equipment
  • VAT for hotels and lodges outside Kampala


  • International flight
  • Visa (USD $50, available upon arrival & online)
  • Optional activities
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned above. Plus drinks at hotels.
  • Items of personal nature
  • Tips

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