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Mount Rwenzori National Park

5 Days Rwenzori Climb To Mutinda Peak Safari

Join our 5 days Rwenzori Climb to Mutinda peak, for scenic views of the mountains of the moon, the snow caped peak and Kasese Town.

Tour Highlights

  • Day 1:  Starting Point- Sine Camp- Kalalama Camp.
  • Day 2: Bambo-Mimulopsis Zone – Mutanda Camp.
  • Day 2 Continued;
  • Day 3: Kiharo Camp – Hunwick\s pass- WaterFall.
  • Day 4: Nyamwamba Valley- Back to Start Point.
  • Day 5: Kampala to Departure.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1:  Starting Point- Sine Camp- Kalalama Camp. 

Early morning from our starting point, we will walk up the valley floor through the forest trees of the Afro Montane Forest. During this climb you will have a chance to see blue monkeys and a variety of birds . Occasionally, you may see the black and white colobus monkeys the forest tree canopy. With a variety of flora this trail is worth the time, just do not rush through. You can opt to visit Enock falls which is  are just 150m from Sine Hut 2,596m for pictures.

At Sine Camp we have wooden huts set between tall forest trees on a narrow ridge.  Enjoy the beauty of the Afro Montane forest while you look down at the beautiful waterfall crashing over the rocks below. Overnight will be at Sine Camp or for those who are fit and want to proceed to Kalama Camp at 3,134m may do so and spend the night and dinner at Kalalama Camp

Day 2: Bambo-Mimulopsis Zone – Mutanda Camp. 

After a good breakfast at your camp, start trekking by 8.30am and you enter the Bamboo-Mimulopsis Zone which is steep with high steps. During the wet season the bamboo zone is rather muddy and slippery making the going slow. The atmosphere and the forest is beautiful as you climb up 551m altitude.  The distance of 1.8km to Kalalama Camp at 3,147m which is in the Heather-Rapanea Zone where you can take a rest and a quick cup of tea or coffee before heading on to Mutinda Camp.

This trail meanders up and over several small knolls along a ridge top. Then drops down the side of the valley before climbing again. In doing so you will cross several small streams and pass close to moss covered waterfalls. You then climb steadily along the side of a beautiful mossy river which tumbles down over the rocks under the Giant Heather trees whose trunks are covered in green moss with old man beards (Usnea lichen) hanging from the branches.

Day 2 Continued;

The trail twists and turns as you trek up the deep valley, which has an enormous variety of plants and flowers. The valley has many unique Giant Heather trees creating a beautiful atmosphere often shrouded in mist. Mutinda Camp which is set near a small river and waterfall offers a chance to wash, refresh and relax. In the afternoon you may wish to climb up to the top of the Mutinda Lookout and the view is amazingly beautiful as you stand on moss covered rocks at 3,925m with views across the Rwenzori Mountains and down to Kasese town and Lake George. For those clients who are climbing to Margherita or any of the main peaks climbing Mutinda to 3,975m is also an excellent way to acclimatise and reduce the risk of high altitude sickness. Overnight at the Camp

Day 2: Kiharo Camp – Hunwick\s pass- WaterFall. 

Start the day by climbing up a Rocky River bed then across a long stretch of bogs before climbing up to the top of a high waterfall. We have constructed boardwalks at the upper area and will be extending more as soon as we can. Turn right and climb a little before descending down through Hunwick’s Pass which is a new trail. This trail pass through two high peaks called Twin Peaks. Hence offering a chance  to spot a Hyrax or Red Diker. For bird lovers this is a perfect place to spot various species of hawks and eagles nesting on cliffs . At the bottom you walk through a trail which passes through heather trees and many huge moss covered rocks to Kiharo Camp. About 200 meters from the camp is a high waterfall cascading down moss covered rocks which is worth a visit. Overnight at Kiharo Camp.

5 days Rwenzori Climb TO Mutinda Peak Look out

Day 4: Nyamwamba Valley- Back to Start Point. 

The trail down the Nyamwamba Valley is mostly downhill and absolutely stunning with beautiful views. The moss covered rocks along the river, cascading waterfalls, deep valleys and forests are possibly the best in the Rwenzori Mountains. A few kilometers from Kiharo Camp, the path turns off to the right to pass along the river. In the clear areas you may catch a glimpse of a Duiker quietly feeding in small clearings as you pass along the river. If you wish you may prefer to walk down the river itself hopping across the rocks as you pass down.

A few kilometres down the river it becomes very steep with multitudes of waterfalls. Therefore, we have to move away from the river and follow a narrow ridge to bypass steep sections. At the bottom we again meet the river where there is a huge rock shelter and a place to rest. After crossing a small stream you climb up a gentle slope before turning back down to the river to avoid another set of waterfalls which are impassable. The forest along this section is magnificent and full of life with many birds, primates, duikers and hyrax. Trek back to your starting point for dinner and overnight

Day 5: Kampala to Departure. 

Depart Kasese and transfer back to Kampala. The drive will take 6 hours arriving in the afternoon. Proceed to the airport to catch  your onward flight.

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