Rwenzori is a very challenging range to climb and treks as only hundreds of people climb the mountain in a year. Trekking the mystic Rwenzori Mountains National Park in Uganda is a truly fantastic and unique experience, the wonder of the high glaciers, the beauty of the valley of nine lakes, the bearded lichen hanging from giant heathers with a backdrop of rocky cliffs, crags and snow capped peaks. The wide variety of flora and fauna with several biospheres as you ascend through different vegetation zones creates the ultimate experience for trekking. Never before has this unique and beautiful trek been available, totally untouched and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful treks in the world.
The Rwenzori Mountains is a World Heritage Site and offers the opportunity to see nature at its best. The plant life varies from heavy tropical rainforest, bamboo forests, montane cloud forests to alpine vegetation and the scenery is truly spectacular. Above 4,500 metres the snow and glaciers add that special dimension to the wondrous views throughout this pristine mountain range. There are three routes that lead to the high Rwenzori or its peaks. The more sound and established route ascends the Mubuku and Bujuku valleys from Nyakalengeija to the central circuit that reaches the main peaks and this is the grand route known as the central circuit. The other route that was previously closed but now recently reopened for hiking runs through the Nyamwamba valley above Kilembe near Kasese and this is commonly known as the Kilembe trail. The central circuit has a subsidiary route of Lake Mahoma which was opened in the late 2102 as a shorter alternative to the full central circuit.
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We offer a wide range of hikes in Uganda, the Pearl of Africa. There are exciting options for all, from beginners to seasoned trekkers. We have choices for beginners as well as veterans who would like to venture out for the high altitude treks.