Rwenzori Mountains Trekking Cost/Price

How Much Is A Rwenzori Trek? The Cost of Rwenzori Mountains trekking is determined by the number of trekking Days, number of people, Rwenzori trekking routes/trails, and number of peaks/Mountains, in Rwenzori Mountains National Park. Rwenzori trekking tours, range between 2-15 days, which begin from the foothills to any peak in Rwenzori Mountains National Park. Rwenzori Mountains is composed of 5 Mountains including: Mount Stanley (5,109 metres (16,762 ft)), Mount Speke (4,890 metres (16,040 ft)), Mount Baker (4,843 metres (15,889 ft)), Mount Emin (4,798 metres (15,741 ft)), Mount Gessi (4,715 metres (15,469 ft)) and Mount Luigi di Savoia (4,627 metres (15,180 ft)).

Cost Of Climbing Rwenzori Mountains along Central Circuit Trail.

The cost of Climbing Rwenzori Mountains along the central circuit route runs from $135 for a 1 day Rwenzori trek at the foothills to about $2000 per person for 12 days Rwenzori trek for 4 peaks. This cost of Rwenzori Mountains Trekking along the Central circuit trail includes $35 USD park entrance, guides, porters, cooks, accommodations on the mountains, clients food, gas/fuel for cooking, government taxes, VAT and excludes  individual trekking gear such as gloves, crampons, ice axe, sleeping bags, among other climbing equipment’s. The cost of Rwenzori Mountains trek, can reduce gradually when you have a group of 3+ adventure travelers.

 

Other Rwenzori Central circuit climbing cost include:

For 7 days trek Central circuit with 1 Peak to Margherita Peak, Albert  peak or Alexander Peak

Foreign Non Residents at $1350 USD per Person, Foreign Residents at $1100 (USD) per person, Ugandans & Other East African Citizens (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan) at $550 (USD).

8 Days Rwenzori Central Circuit Trek 1 peak (Margherita Peak, Albert  peak or Alexander Peak)

Foreign Non Residents at $1350 USD per Person, Foreign Residents at $1100 (USD) per person, Ugandans & Other East African Citizens (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan) at $550 (USD).

8 days Rwenzori trekking (3 peaks to Speke, Stanley, Baker)

Foreign Non Residents at $1800 USD per Person, Foreign Residents at $—- (USD) per person, Ugandans & Other East African Citizens (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan) at $—- (USD).

9 days Rwenzori trekking (3 peaks to Speke, Stanley, Baker)

Foreign Non Residents at $1950 USD per Person, Foreign Residents at $—- (USD) per person, Ugandans & Other East African Citizens (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan) at $—- (USD).

6 Days Central Circuit Without any peak

Foreign Non-Residents at $1250 USD per Person, Foreign Residents at $900 (USD) per person, Ugandans & Other East African Citizens (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan) at $400 (USD).

7 Days Central Circuit Without any peak

Foreign Non-Residents at $1300 USD per Person, Foreign Residents at $1100 (USD) per person, Ugandans & Other East African Citizens (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan) at $550 (USD).

5 Days Central Circuit With Margherita peak

Foreign Non-Residents at $1350 USD per Person, Foreign Residents at $1100 (USD) per person, Ugandans & Other East African Citizens (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan) at $550 (USD).

5 Days Central Circuit With other peaks(Speke,Baker,Luigi de savior)

Foreign Non-Residents at $1250 USD per Person, Foreign Residents at $1100 (USD) per person, Ugandans & Other East African Citizens (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan) at $550 (USD).

5 days Bujuku camp(3900m)

Foreign Non-Residents at $750 USD per Person, Foreign Residents at $650 (USD) per person, Ugandans & Other East African Citizens (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan) at $300 (USD).

4-5 days trek to Mount Speke, Baker or Luigi di Savoia

Foreign Non-Residents at $1250 USD per Person, Foreign Residents at $1100 (USD) per person, Ugandans & Other East African Citizens (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan) at $550 (USD).

6-7 days trek to mount  Gessi or Emin

Foreign Non Residents at $1250 USD per Person, Foreign Residents at $1200 (USD) per person, Ugandans & Other East African Citizens (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan) at $550 (USD).

4-5 days trek to Bujuku Camp at 3977m

Foreign Non Residents at $750 USD per Person, Foreign Residents at $650 (USD) per person, Ugandans & Other East African Citizens (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan) at $400 (USD).

2 Days trek to Nyabitaba Camp

Foreign Non Residents at $400 USD per Person, Foreign Residents at $80 (USD) per person, Ugandans & Other East African Citizens (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan) at $20 (USD).

3-4 days trek Mahoma Loop

Foreign Non Residents at $750 USD per Person, Foreign Residents at $700 (USD) per person, Ugandans & Other East African Citizens (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan) at $250 (USD).

2 days trek to Nyabitaba Camp

Foreign Non Residents at $250 USD per Person, Foreign Residents at $220 (USD) per person, Ugandans & Other East African Citizens (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan) at $100 (USD).

1 day trek

Foreign Non Residents at $200 USD per Person, Foreign Residents at $150 (USD) per person, Ugandans & Other East African Citizens (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan) at $50 (USD).

Cost Of Trekking Rwenzori Mountains Along the Kilembe Trail Route

While the cost of trekking Rwenzori via the Kilembe trail route costs from $45 per person for a 1 day Rwenzori Forest trek, up to $2000 per person for an 8 day Rwenzori Mountains Trekking to Margherita Peak.

The Basic cost of Rwenzori trekking along the Kilembe trail, covers the technical climb guide, porters, meals, accommodation and equipment whilst on the mountain. The kilembe trail cost of trekking Rwenzori excludes transfers &  accommodation before and after  the climb,  Rwenzori Park Entrance fees ($35 per day-paid individually at the gate), and trekking gear.

As below:

No Of Days Details 1 Person 2 and Above UWA Gate Entrance
8 Days  Trek To Mrgherita Peak $1820 $1650 $35/Day/Person
6 Days Trek to Hunwick’s Camp $1320 $1200 $35/Day/Person
7 Days Trek to Mt. Baker & Weismann’s $1620 $1500 $35/Day/Person
5 Days Trek to Weismann’s Peak $1080 $990 $35/Day/Person
4 Days  Trek to Mutinda Lookout at 3975m $830 $760 $35/day/Person
4 Days Trek around the Waterfalls Circuit(at 3300m) $685 $620 $35/day/Person
3 days Day trek to Samalira Falls(at 3140m) $520 $475 $35/day/Person
 2 days Spectacular Forest Trek $290 $250 $35/day/Person
1 day Forest Walk $50 $45 $35/day/Person

 

Transport Costs From Entebbe/Kampala To Kasese(Base Of Mt. Rwenzori)

Departures from Kampala/Entebbe  by road with a 4×4 jeep to Kasese & returns, costs about $500 per vehicle (carrying up to six) for a 7- 9 hours drive. Yet for solo travelers, it is easier, cheaper & convenient to fly directly from  Kajjansi Airstrip or Entebbe International Airport to Kasese Airstrip, then transfer by a vehicle hire to your booked accommodation in Kilembe or Nyakalengijja of Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Accommodation Costs In Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Accommodation  are also available at a price range between $50 -$500. One can easily book directly or through reliable tour operators before and after the trek.

Note that: One can also combine Rwenzori trekking trips with other excursion in the country or cross borders, that is, with Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, wildlife(Big 5) experience in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Masai Mara’s wildebeests, Mount Kenya treks, Kilimanjaro treks, birding safaris & White Water rafting on the Nile River in Jinja.