Rwenzori National Park
The past people called these ranges, the mountains of the Moon. Ihamba lakeside Safari Lodge. Climbing to the highest summit Margherita offers opportunities to marvel at the snow-capped peaks and alpine vegetation.
Rwenzori Mountains National Park
Reaching the top of the meter hill, you will be rewarded with a panoramic view of the Mountains of the Moon and the glorious snow-capped Margherita Peak. Return to your accommodation for dinner and relaxation. Or you may decide to visit the neighboring villages of Ruboni with Ruboni Community Camp or Mihunga with Rwenzori Turaco View for a cultural tour including dance performances and the chance to buy local handcrafts.
The first day involves a long steady climb through montane forest and bamboo to a campsite at Kalalama in the heather zone. The route follows the Kamusoni river to a campsite at the base of the m Mutinda Towers outcrop. Above Mutinda, the trail traverses open moorland to reach a camp at the Lake Kopello viewpoint. 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.
An early start is Rwenzori National Park to climb to Freshfield Pass and Mount Baker before cloud obscures the views. Descend to Lake Kopello or Rwenzori National Park Camp. The climb finishes at Elena Hut m below the snowline of Mount Stanley. Day Five: The Big Day! Start before dawn for the chilly trek through snow and ice to climb to the m Margerita Peak, the roof of the Rwenzori, before the views and the route are obscured by mist.
The descent returns to Scott Elliot Pass and descends the deep Kitandara Gorge to a mountain hut by the twin Kitandara lakes m. Day Six: Begin with a steep climb to Freshfield Pass ma spectacular spot carpeted by bright yellow mosses and offering tremendous view of Mounts Stanley and Baker.
Hikers may overnight here to continue to the trailhead at Ruboni for greater comforts. Close this.
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Some visitors may consider the journey by road to be too long and go for the second option which is by using a chartered flight from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airstrip to Kasese. The route follows the Kamusoni river to a campsite at the base of the m Mutinda Towers outcrop. The overall cost of hiking to the summit of the mountains includes the cost of 2 porters, guides, a cook, rescue mission, accommodation and heating.