6 Days Mount Rwenzori Hike

To get the best of mountaineering experience, the 6 day Mount Rwenzori hike remarkably one of the best packages you need to book. This mountain is situated in western Uganda, within the Rwenzori Mountains National Park.  The 6 days Mount Rwenzori hike starts and ends in Kampala.

Day 1: Transfer to Mount Rwenzori

Day 2: Hike to Rwenzori

Day 3: Kalalama Camp

Day 4: Hike to Rocky River

Day 5: Nyamwamba

Day 6: Return to Kampala

Day 1: Drive to Mount Rwenzori
Wake up early in the morning and have breakfast at your hotel in Kampala and after, pick up by our experienced driver guide ready to embark on long journey to western Uganda to Rwenzori Mountains. En-route, have enjoyable scenic view of country side and make a stopover for lunch then proceed to the base of the mountain.

Day 2: Hike 
Start the day with early morning breakfast and then embark on a hike through 1450 meters and have a night stay at Sine Hut. Take a hike through the valley floor and tall forest trees of the afro montane forest zone. While on a trek in this mountain, you have a chance to come across several birds, primates including the black and white colobus monkeys, L’Hoest monkeys among others. There are also many plant species including forest trees, bamboos, low shrubs and others. At Sine Camp that stands at altitude of 2596 meters there are wooden huts set between tall forest trees on a narrow ridge that reward travel endeavors with amazing views over the beautiful area.

Day 3: Kalalama Camp
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Have breakfast early in the morning and after kick start your hike and enter the bamboo Mimulopsis zone that is steep climb with many high steps. During rainy season, the bamboo zone usually becomes muddy and slippery. Hike through stunning forest within elevation of about 551 meters about 2 kilometers to Kalalama Camp at 3147 meters that is within the heather rapanea zone. The trail takes you through spectacular streams and also a chance for you to catch a glimpse at waterfalls.

Day 4: Hike to Rocky River
This day takes you through a hike to Rocky River bed and then across the long stretch of bogs prior climbing to the waterfall. Hike a little prior descending down via Hunwick’s pass that is a new trail that passes via 2 high peaks known as the twin peaks. At the base of this mountain walk through a bog with many lobelia plants and then head off via tall heather trees and huge moss covered rocks to Kiharo camp.

Day 5: Trail via Nyamwamba valley
The trail down the Nyamwamba valley is mostly downhill and it is very spectacular with amazing views. The moss covered rocks along the river, cascading waterfalls, deep valleys and forests can be spotted while on a hike in this magical mountain. It is a few kilometers off from Kiharo Camp then turn to your right to pass along the River. While here, catch a glimpse at the duikers as they feed.

Day 6: Return to Kampala
Get up early in the morning to have breakfast and after, embark on a return journey to Kampala and this will mark the end of your 6 days Mount Rwenzori  hike.

End of tour

Tour includes

  • Mount Rwenzori hike
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Transportation and driver guide
  • Bottled water

Tour excludes

  • Airfares
  • Insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Personal expenses such as tips for staff, guide or any service providers, cigarettes, laundry, accommodation and meals outside travel plan, additional activities.

 

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