10 Days Rwenzori Mountain

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Mountain Rwenzori

Mountain Rwenzori is undoubtedly one of the best hiking destinations in Africa. Standing at an impressive 5,109m, the mountain ranges are the third tallest mountain on the African continent. These mountain massifs are snowcapped throughout the year and they feed the 9 lakes found on the mountain. The waters from the glaciers feed into the Nile. While the lower slopes of the mountain are characterized by moorlands, tropical and bamboo forests, the upper slopes are comprised of giant lobelias, heather, groundsels and spectacular views of glaciers. Primates like chimps, blue monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys are some of the wildlife in the lower slopes of the mountain. On occasion, the rare Rwenzori leopard is spotted on your hike. This 10 Days Rwenzori Mountain hike takes you to Margherita (5,109m) the highest point on Mountain Rwenzori. Enjoy the flora and fauna on your hike.

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, gaining 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 high 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 

10 Days Rwenzori Mountain

Today is a summit hiking 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

Hiking 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 your lodge Lodge for dinner and overnight, before continuing your onwards journey. 

End of 10 Days Rwenzori Mountain tour

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