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 short 6 Days Rwenzori Mountain Climbing package allows you to explore the scenery, flora and fauna on the slopes of the mountain.
Day 1: Kilembe (1,450m) to Kalalama (3156m).
The first day involves a long steady mountain climb through montane forest and bamboo to a campsite at Kalalama in the heather zone.
Day 2: Kalalama (3156m) to Mutinda (3810m).
The route follows the Kamusoni River to a campsite at the base of the 4200m Mutinda Towers outcrop.
Day 3: Mutinda (3810m) to Lake Kopello Overlook (4185m).
Above Mutinda, the trail traverses open moorland to reach a camp at the Lake Kopello viewpoint.
Day 4: Lake Kopello (4185m) to Mount Baker Base Camp (4160m).
A day of ups and downs skirts the flank of Mt Luigi da Savoia to reach a campsite beside a tributary of the Butawu valley.
Day 5: Mount Baker Base Camp (4160m) to Mount Baker (4842m).
An early start is required to climb to Freshfield Pass and Mount Baker before the cloud obscures the views. Descend to Lake Kopello or Mutinda Camp.
Day 6: Descent from Kopello (a 2350m descent) or Mutinda to Kilembe.
This will mark the end of your 6 Days Rwenzori Mountain Climbing safari.