7 Days Rwenzori Weismann’s Peak

7 Days
  • 4,620meters
  • 18
  • 60


You will hike the Rwenzori mountain to reach the Weismann’s peak.


  • Highest Point: 4,620m


This morning, you will arrive and take the afternoon flight to Kasese Airstrip. You will then get a vehicle transfer to the foot of the mountain for the night.

Through the thick forest trees of the Afro Montane Forest Zone, this climb is primarily steady. You might see groups of 15 to 20 black and white Colobus monkeys or the endangered L'Hoest Monkey as they swing through the treetops along the route. maybe you might detect the distant sound of a wild chimpanzee. From forest trees to bamboo thickets, low shrubs, flowers, mushrooms, and numerous moss and lichen covered vines dangling from the tall trees, the area is home to a broad range of plant species. Only 200 meters away from Sine Hut, Enock's Falls present a wonderful opportunity to create a wonderful screensaver for your memories.

Hike to Mutinda Camp at 3588 meters through the Bambo and Heather-Rapanea Zone, following the trail as it meanders up and over a number of small knolls along a ridge top and drops down the side of the valley, crossing a number of small streams and passing close to moss-covered waterfalls with very special and beautiful plant and flower species found above 3000 meters, such as Giant Heather trees whose trunks are covered in green moss with old One has the option of ascending to the summit of 3975-meter Mutinda Lookout in the afternoon. 6.1 kilometers and 6 to 8 hours of walking later, you arrive at Mutinda camp.

The trail is muddy in this area, especially during the rainy season, as you continue on to bridge the Mutinda and make your way to a hard ascent to the Namusangi Valley (3,840 meters), which finishes abruptly with spectacular waterfalls and breathtaking views of the Mutinda Peaks. The trail climbs steadily to Bugata Camp at 4,062 meters across the vast Namusangi Valley, with numerous ups and downs and bog crossings. There are lots of Red Forest Duikers, a subspecies found solely in the Rwenzori Mountains (Cephalophuc nigrifrons rubidus). Starting at 3,588 meters and rising to 4,100 meters, the 4.9 kilometer

Weismann's Peak climb Weissman's Peak is 3.7 kilometres away at 4,620 meters. 9 km in total, 4 to 6 hours. The hike begins with a walk through a hillside beneath tall cliffs above Bugata Lake, followed by a turn around a ridge to Lake Kopello, where we stroll along the lake's edge where, according to studies, the water's average temperature is 2 C. The four lakes in the valley below may be seen clearly as you ascend. On a clear day, you can see all the major peaks, including Mt. Stanley, Mt. Speke, and Mt. Baker, from the last leg of the climb to the peak, which is steep and on solid rock and can be challenging when it is snowing. Deep moss grows on Weismann's Peak's relatively flat or dome-shaped summit.
From the peak we descend directly to Kiharo Camp 3,460 metres down the Nyamwamba Valley. The valley is home to many Red Forest Duiker (Cephalophuc nigrifrons rubidus)

The majority of the trail leading down the Nyamwamba Valley is downhill and is quite picturesque. Perhaps the nicest features of the Rwenzori Mountains are the moss-covered rocks beside the river, gushing waterfalls, deep valleys, and forests. A few kilometers down the river, the gradient increases and there are numerous waterfalls, so we must leave the river and follow a short ridge to avoid the steep areas. The Riverside Rock Shelter, a sizable rock shelter where you can eat lunch, is where we once more meet the river at the bottom. The jungle along this stretch is incredibly lovely, home to several monkeys, duikers, hyraxes, and birds. A wonderful experience and a fitting finale to an amazing adventure.


Hiking Equipment & Tools

  • Good quality Sleeping bag


  • Soft Bag / Hold all or Rucksack (framed or unframed) – large enough to hold your personal gear (limit 25Kg) on the mountain; this will be carried by a porter.


  • Daysac – minimum capacity 20kg – that you will carry. Big enough for you to carry your daily water (3litres), lunch box, camera, wet weather clothing and fleece jacket.


  • External protective cover for rucksack & daysac (or pack all contents in plastic bags for water-proofing)


  • Polarized snow glasses or goggles – to protect your eyes from sun glare and snow. At the very least good quality sunglasses (models with side-shields are preferable).


  • High factor sun block (minimum factor + 15)


  • Lip salve


  • Head Torch and a set of spare batteries (special batteries are not always available locally)


  • 2nd / Back up torch and spare batteries


  • Water bottle(s) (strong) to hold 3 liters – which you will carry with you, daily)


  • Water treatment tablets / iodine or quality filter (although water gets boiled for you by our staff and served as tea or coffee)


  • Spare plastic bags (to keep things as dry as possible)


  • Wash kit plus a small towel


  • Basic First Aid kit (for personal use) including paracetamol & dehydration sachets


  • A few of your favorite sweets/’chewies’/dried fruit


  • We provide: harnesses, crampons, ropes, caribinas, helmets and ice axes

Clothing Guide

Clothing (essential)

  • Summer shirt/s and shorts – for walking in the heat at the start of the trek
  • Warm long-sleeved shirt – for when it gets cold
  • Warm long walking trousers (not jeans!)
  • Fleece jacket (one or more, and/or a down jacket) – for additional warmth; or a warm anorak/jacket which should not be too heavy
  • Thermal underwear
  • Good quality waterproof and windproof outer shell (Jacket & trousers)
  • Cheap plastic poncho
  • Hat – a warm hat and a sun hat (that has both a peak and shades the back of your neck)
  • Wool Hat/Balaclava
  • Gloves – 2 pairs; one pair of thin liners and another of warmer, waterproof outer gloves are more practical than mittens.


  • Mountain boots – essential (good quality well- worn in)Wa
  • lking Shoes (another pair of lighter weight walking shoes / trainers for the start of the climb)
  • Several pairs of warm, cushioned socks (so you always have a dry pair to change into)
  • have a limited but useful role in preventing scree, snow and mud (at the start of the climb) from getting into your boots. Rubber boots can work out more.

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7 Days Rwenzori Weismann’s Peak
  • 4,620meters
  • 18
  • 60
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