Rwenzori Trekking – 8 days

8 Days

participants: 1 – 6

Hike in the Moon Mountains

The Mountain Rwenzori National Park  is located in western Uganda in the East African Rift Valley and also borders the Democratic Republic of Congo and its protected area known as Virunga National Park. The Rwenzori National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stretches over almost 1000 square kilometers and is known for its beautiful flora coupled with waterfalls, glaciers and a host of other unique mountain vegetation. The park has glaciers, snowfields, waterfalls and is known as one of the most attractive alpine areas in the world. Our 8-day Rwenzori trekking tour does not take you to one of the peaks that can only be climbed by experienced mountaineers with the appropriate equipment. We stay at a maximum altitude of 4500 meters and hike through the different vegetation zones.




Guided hike
Unique nature
Private trip
perfect team of supervisors


7 x breakfast
7 x lunch or lunch box
7 x dinner
All transfers according to the itinerary of the tour
All national park and camping fees
Fees for porters, cook and mountain guide
Professional, English-speaking mountain guide
Cook and sponsoring team
Cooking and tent equipment, water filter
Mountain Rescue (Overland)
Bandage Set




A good state of health is essential for the Rwenzori trekking tour. They require a high degree of endurance, stamina, climate compatibility, stamina and altitude tolerance. The tour leads partly on pathless terrain, through rivers, over tree trunks and ankle-deep damp ground, which has preserved the inaccessibility of the Rwenzori Mountains to this day.
Price per person:
2 participants: 1850 Euro
with 4 participants: 1790 Euro
6 participants: 1750 Euro
Trip starts: daily


Day 1: Arrival day – drive to Kasese

Our driver will be waiting for you at Entebbe airport or will pick you up at your hotel in Entebbe or Kampala. The journey continues westwards to Kasese, the small town at the foot of the Ruwenzoris, which is today’s destination, on well-maintained roads through the evergreen landscape via Fort Portal, where you make a stop and have the opportunity to visit the market.

Day 2: Kasese – Rwenzori National Park 1450 m – Sine Hut 2596 m

From the lodge we drive to the Rwenzori National Park entrance in a few minutes. First, the usual formalities are clarified, the porters take over the luggage and the guide will give a short briefing before the ascent begins. The route climbs steadily through the rainforest. The fascinating mountain world of the ‘Mountains of the Moon’ offers a real jungle atmosphere with the cries of wild chimpanzees and colobos. The tall trees are covered in lichen and fungi. You will pass the Enock waterfall just 200 meters before the end of the day’s stage. The Sine hut is located below the bamboo zone, where you can get a first impression of the many different bird species.

Day 3: Sine Hut 2596 m – Kiharo Camp 3518 m

Today we start from the Sine hut on swampy paths and the rubber boots come into play. It goes through a unique heather forest, past huge moss cushions and gnarled branches. Steep ascents and short descents follow, and swampy paths again and again. The view from the ridge and the magnificent flora make up for the effort. We hike through the Nyamwamba Valley and you will be amazed by the flora.

Day 4: Kiharo Camp 3518 m – Bugata Camp 4062 m

After breakfast we continue towards Bugata Camp. The mystical landscape with deep valleys, small streams, waterfalls to the right and left of the path and the first lakes seem like a landscape from another world. This is where the vegetation of the Rwenzori is at its most pristine. We pass Lake Afrika and Lake Kopello and reach Bugata Camp, situated on a rocky plateau above Lake Kopello.

Day 5: Bugata Camp 4062 m – Butawu Camp 3974 m

After a hearty breakfast, we start today over the Bamwanjara Pass with its 4450 m back down to Butawu Camp at 3974 m. The first section runs along the southern shore of Lake Kopello before climbing steeply up to Bamanzara Ridge. The trail runs repeatedly along muddy serpentine paths and through several swamps. On a clear day you can see the peaks of Mt. Baker and Mt. Stanley. In the evening we reach Butawu Camp, situated on the edge of a high valley.

Day 6: Butawu Camp 3974m – Mutinda Camp 3688m

The first stage of the long descent to Mutinda Camp planned for today leads along the familiar path past Lake Kopello to Lake Afrika. There we leave the familiar path and continue through several swamps, along a deep black trail into an overwhelming landscape of water, lush grass, moss and lichen. After crossing the river, we arrive at Mutinda Camp, situated below the Mutinda Rock Shelter.

Day 7: Mutinda Camp 3688m – Kalalama Camp 3134 m

Today is a fairly easy stage. Once again we walk through mud and swamp, past giant senecia and lobelia, over multicolored moss cushions and past erica trees. We cross small rivers and enjoy the view of picturesque water landscapes again and again as we reach Kalalama Camp, it gets noticeably warmer in the evening and there are the first signs of a return to civilization.

Day 8: Kalalama Camp 3134 m – Kilembe

On the last day of our exciting Rwenzori trekking tour, you will once again pass through the bamboo zone and the mountain rainforest. We leave the national park and enter agricultural and inhabited regions. There are still some steep passages before we reach Kilembe in the afternoon. 


Equator Snow Lodge

stay: 1 night

Location: The Rwenzori Massif, as the legendary Moon Mountains are called today, stretches deep into western Uganda, in the border area with the Congo. Here, in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, in the middle of the rainforest and directly on the Mubuku River, lies the Equator Snow Lodge. Amenities and Facilities: The lodge consists of four stone bungalows that are comfortable and colorfully furnished. Each room has a terrace with a view of the greenery and the often cloudy mountains. Wooden furniture gives the décor a natural flair. Running water, shower and toilet are available, but no electricity. In the evening, guests can relax by the warming fireplace or end the day at the bar. Ample parking is available on the premises. The property is an ideal base for hiking in the Rwenzori Mountains and Rwenzori National Park. The Restaurant: The kitchen offers its guests varied, regional dishes prepared with locally grown ingredients and local spices.

Tent overnight stay

stay: 4 nights

Overnight stay in a hut

stay: 2 nights