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The Ruwenzori, also spelled Rwenzori and Rwenjura, are a range of mountains in eastern equatorial Africa, located on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The highest peak of the Ruwenzori reaches 5,109 meters, and the range’s upper regions are permanently snow-capped and glaciated.

Western Uganda

The Rwenzori Mountains National Park covers nearly 100,000 ha in western Uganda and comprises the main part of the Rwenzori mountain chain, which includes Africa’s third highest peak (Mount Margherita: 5,109 m). The region’s glaciers, waterfalls and lakes make it one of Africa’s most beautiful alpine areas.

How long does it take to climb Mount Rwenzori?

Rwenzori Central Circuit Route:

It’s the shortest trek to reach to the peak of the mountain in Rwenzori Mountains. Though there can be some variations on the route, the trail will take typically 6-7 days to reach the peak and descend back.

How much does it cost to climb Rwenzori?

If 2 people are travelling together, the price of a trek ranges from ~$315 USD per person for a 3-day trek, to ~$2,000 per person for a 10-day trek. Per person prices decrease slightly when you have a group of 3 or more. Traversing the ice and snow where central and eastern Africa meet.

How do I get to Rwenzori Mountains?

To get to Rwenzori Mountain National Park, visitors can either use road transport or air transport. From Kampala via Mubende to Fort Portal which is 300km can take visitor about 4hrs. From Kampala via Masaka- Mbarara- Bushenyi to Kasese, which is about 350km can take tourists roughly 6 hours .

Where can I sleep in Rwenzori National Park?

Fortunately, you can choose between several quality lodges, hostels, and camps.

  • Accommodation at a glance. Accommodation on a Rwenzori trek is functional, but comfortable. …
  • Rwenzori Trekkers Hostel.
  • Ruboni Community Camp.
  • Geo-lodge Equator Snow Lodge.

How many peaks are on Mt Rwenzori?

4 Peaks

Take on the 4 peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains over 10 days: Mount Baker (4,842m), Margherita Peak (5,109m), Mount Speke (4,890m), and Weismann’s Peak (4,620m).


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