How much does a Rwenzori trek cost?

The cost of a trek depends on how long you are spending in the mountains, and on how many people you are travelling with. Generally speaking, the Rwenzoris represent exceptional value for money - the range is incredible, routes diverse, challenging, and unique in Central Africa.

Compared to popular treks like Kilimanjaro, the Rwenzoris are a fraction of the price, and - in our opinion - no less impressive. 

If 2 people are travelling together, the price of a trek ranges from ~$315 USD per person for a 3-day trek, to ~$2,000 per person for a 10-day trek. Per person prices decrease slightly when you have a group of 3 or more. 

Rwenzori Mountains Trekking Cost

Traversing the ice and snow where central and eastern Africa meet.

The Ultimate Rwenzori Trek

Perfect for mountaineering enthusiasts

During your 12-day alpine adventure, you will reach the four main peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains: Margherita Peak (5109m), Mt Speke (4890m), Mt Baker (4844m) and Weismann’s Peak (4620m).

The 10-day trek is physically demanding, and you must have a good level of fitness to complete it.

The breath-taking views at Margherita Peak are worth the physical demands of the trek 100 times over.

Cost of the trek

The 12-day trek costs £1,929 per person, based on 2 people travelling together during the low season. Peak season costs can increase by about 20% due to higher demand.

The trek provides great value at just £160.75 per day during the low season. This cost covers the bulk of your expenses:

  • Your airport transfer to/from Entebbe Airport.
  • Your accommodation in hotels and mountain huts.
  • Bed & Breakfast in Entebbe. Full board on the trek.
  • All park fees.
  • Mountain guides & porters.
  • Return road transfer Entebbe to Kasese (using a safari van).
  • Technical summit equipment.
  • VAT for hotels and lodges outside Kampala.

The trip excludes:

  • Your international flights.
  • Your Visa (USD $50, available upon arrival & online).
  • Optional activities.
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned above. Plus, drinks at hotels.
  • Personal items, e.g., souvenirs.
  • Tips.
Rwenzori Mountains Trekking Cost

Highlights of the itinerary

On Day 4, you have the option of climbing to the Mutinda look-out at 3,975m. This spectacular viewpoint offers sweeping views of Rwenzori Mountains National Park.

Gazing across the rugged montane scenery, you will feel as though you have reached the edge of the world.

The final rock scramble to the top of Margherita Peak is undoubtedly the highlight of the trip. You will feel an overwhelming sense of achievement when you reach the summit of Mount Stanley, the third highest mountain in Africa.

Rwenzori Mountains Trekking Cost

Introduction to the Rwenzoris

Perfect for beginners

A 5-day introductory trek which is great for beginner level mountaineers, or anyone who wants to get a taste of the Rwenzoris within a short space of time.

Many adventurers combine the trip with other highlights in southwestern Uganda, including Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

The trip begins and ends at Entebbe, but it's easy to combine this trip with a wider itinerary across Uganda. 

Rwenzori Mountains Trekking Cost

You have to clear the forests to find the ice.

Cost of the trek

The 5-day trek costs £884 per person, based on 2 people travelling together during the low season. Peak season costs increase by about 20% due to higher demand.

The trek costs £176.80 per day during the low season and this figure covers the bulk of your expenses:

  • Your airport transfer to/from Entebbe Airport and Kasese.
  • Your accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary in hotels and mountain huts.
  • Bed & Breakfast in Entebbe. Full board on the trek.
  • All park fees.
  • Mountain guides and porters. 
  • Scheduled internal flights.
  • VAT for hotels and lodges outside Kampala.

The trip excludes:

  • Your international flights.
  • Your visa (USD $50, available upon arrival & online).
  • Optional activities.
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned above. Plus, drinks at hotels.
  • Personal items, e.g., souvenirs.
  • Tips.
Rwenzori Mountains Trekking Cost

Floors covered in ice and steep gradients form part of the Rwenzori trail.

Highlights of the itinerary

Day 3 is the pinnacle of the trip. You will hike to Kalalama camp through the bamboo and heather-Rapanea Zone, following the trail as it meanders over several small knolls along a ridge top before dropping down the side of the valley.

You will cross several small streams and pass close to moss covered waterfalls with unique plant species found above 3000m.

You will see tree heathers whose trunks are covered in green moss with old man beards (Usnea lichen) hanging from the branches.

Rwenzori Mountains Trekking Cost

Entering the Afro-montane forest zone

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