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.
Day 1: The adventure begins!
Briefing from the guides at Trekkers Hostel Kilembe at 1,450 metres. Begin the trek to Sine Camp at 2,596 metres. Today you will ascend 1,146 metres in altitude and cover approximately 9.3km.
Day 2: Sine Camp to Mutina Camp
Hike to Mutinda Camp at 3,688 metres, climbing 1,092 metres. In the afternoon, you can head to the Mutinda look out at 3,975 metres. This is a great acclimatisation hike.
Day 3: Mutinda Camp to Bugata Camp
Hike to Bugata Camp at 4,100 metres, gainin 412 metres in altitude. The route passes through a beautiful valley full of plants, streams, and waterfalls. The hiking gets tougher now, and there are some steep ridges, muddy and boggy sections, and highe steps. The rewards are well worth it with the views from camp.
Day 4: Bugata Camp to Hunwick's Camp
Hike to Hunwick's Camp at 3,974 metres, going via the Bamwanjara pass at 4,450 metres. Today's route offers stunning views of the surrounding peaks.
Day 5: Summit Mount Baker
Today is a summit hike of Mount Baker (4,842m), starting and ending at Hunwick's Camp. Today you will cover a total distance of 8.4km.
Day 6: Hunwick's Camp to Margherita Camp
Hike to Margherita Camp at 4,485 metres, passing down and across the valley floor to Lake Kitandara, a stunning lake surrounded by lush vegetation. You'll then head through Scott Elliott Pass towards Margherita Camp.
Day 7: Summit Margherita Peak
Today is the toughest hike on the route as you head to Uganda's highest point, Margherita Peak at 5,109 metres. Return to base camp at Bujuku Caves.
Day 8: Summit Mount Speke
The third peak to tackle, today you will reach the top of Mount Speke at 4,890 metres. Return to Hunwick's camp for overnight at 3,974 metres.
Day 9: Summit Weismann's Peak
From Hunwick's Camp head to Weismann's Peak at 4,620 metres, before descending to Kiharo Camp at 3,430 metres though Oliver's Pass. Spend the night at Kiharo Camp, a beautiful camp set in a deep valley with high cliffs and dense vegetation.
Day 10: Return to Kilembe
Descend past the moss covered rocks, past the rivers and through the forests back to the basecamp at Kilembe. Debrief and transfer to Ihamba Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight, before continuing your onwards journey.
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.
- Accommodation during the trek
- All technical equipment
- Accommodation before and after the trek
- Transport to and from Kilembe
- Flights or visa fees
- Anything not mentioned as included