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: 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: Hike 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: Hike 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: Hike to Weismann's Peak
An early start today as you head for the summit at Weismann's Peak (4,620 metres). After the summit hike, descend via a different route which loops back around to the Nyamwamba Valley to Kiharo Camp at 3,430 metres.
Today's hike covers 3.7km from Bugata to Weismann's Peak, and further 9km to Kiharo Camp taking approximately 8-10 hours in total.
Day 5: Return to basecamp
Descend past the moss covered rocks, along the rivers and forests back to the base camp at Kilembe. It's about 15km from Kiharo to base camp, taking 7-9 hours. Debrief at Kilembe and continue with your onward 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