Hike to the Mutinda Lookout

Climb skyward towards one of the Rwenzoris most beautiful viewpoints: the Mutinda Lookout at 3,975 metres. A great 4-day hike that works great as a standalone trip or as part of a wider itinerary.

4 Days

$714

Hike to the Mutinda Lookout - 4 - $714

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

This trip can work as a standalone adventure, or in combination with other destinations in Uganda. The itinerary below starts and ends in Kilembe - a small town at the foothills of the Rwenzoris - but we can arrange transfers to and from the mountains no matter where you are coming from. 

The itinerary can be customised to suit your fitness levels, time constraints, budget, and preferences. 

Start from Rwenzori Mountains and end at Rwenzori Mountains

Landmarks visited on Hike to the Mutinda Lookout

Itinerary

Day 1: Hike to the Sine Camp

As the adventure begins, complete a briefing with your guides at Kilembe (1,450m), before beginning the trek to Sine Camp at 2,596 metres. You will hike through the forests of the Afro-montane forest zone. This is a steady climb for about 6km before passing through a steep section towards Sine Camp. 

The hike is a great opportunity to see some of the flora and fauna of the Rwenzoris, including Colobus Monkeys. Today you will cover a total distance of approximately 9.5km over 5-6 hours. 


Day 2: Sine Camp to Mutinda Camp

Hike to Mutinda Camp at 3,688 metres, passing through the Bamboo and Heather-Rapanea zones. The trail meanders up over several small knolls along a ridge top before dropping down the side of the valley. You cross several small streams and pass close to the moss covered waterfalls. Once you pass 3,000 metres, you'll see unique plant species like Giant Heather covered in Usnea lichen. 

Mutinda Camp is set near a small river and waterfall. In the afternoon, you summit Mutinda Lookout at 3,975 meres. Today's hike covers approximately 6km over 6-8 hours of walking. 


Day 3: Mutinda Camp to Kiharo Camp

After a good breakfast, hike slighly higher before taking a right turn and descending down through Hunwick's pass to Kiharo Camp at 3,420 metres. The camp is set in a valley with lush vegetation and towering twin peaks. 


Day 4: Return to Base Camp

Descend past the moss covered rocks, along rivers and beautiful forests as you make your way back to the base camp in Kilembe. You'll cover around 15km over 7-9 hours of walking. 

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Prices are per person based on 2 people travelling together. Additional $35/night park fee payable at the Rwenzori park gates. 

Includes

  • Guides
  • Porters
  • Meals
  • Accommodation during the trek
  • All technical equipment

Excludes

  • Accommodation before and after the trek
  • Transport to and from Kilembe
  • Flights or visa fees
  • Anything not mentioned as included

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