Central Circuit Rwenzori Mountians Trekking

Duration: 8 days
Trails: T3 trails
Distance: 10 - 15 km per day
Ascent per day: 500 - 1000 m ascent per day

> Maximimal summit success
> Amazing views
> One of the remote routes

8 Days Climbing Rwenzori Mountain via the central circuit is an adventure of a lifetime, due to its amazing views and remoteness. This route maximizes the chances for summit success rate by many hikers. In this 8 day Rwenzori Mountains climb via the central circuit route, you will profit from a large extent of acclimatization on the mountain by walking long stretches on the mountain and slighter altitude gains. The Rwenzori Central Circuit Trail is one of the most remote routes that you don't want to miss out!



Transfer to Ruboni Community Camp

You will be welcomed by an experienced and professional tour guide of Rwenzori Mountaineering Service from Kampala and start the journey with a drive to Kasese town which is the next biggest town to Rwenzori Mountains national park, lunch will be en route as it will be advised by the safari guide. The journey is likely to take you around 7-8 hours and Dinner and overnight are planned to be at Ruboni Community Camp.

Ruboni Community Camp

Ruboni Community Camp

Ruboni Community Camp – Nyabitaba

Duration: 03:20 h
Distance: 6.5 km
Ascent: 930 m
Descent: 20 m
You will have early morning breakfast and head to the briefing point for Rwenzori mountain hiking tour from the experienced Rwenzori national park rangers and Rwenzori Mountaineering services Team ( R M S) and later start the hike at around 8 am through the bamboo, high elephant grass, and dense bushes. You will climb some rocks and bluff, crossing river Mahoma then to Nyabitaba hut where you will spend the night. You will expect to see some animals like white colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, three-horned chameleon and the Rwenzori turaco along this route. The journey will take you 4-5 hours.

Nyabitaba Hut

Nyabitaba Hut

Nyabitaba to John Matte

Duration: 03:30 h
Distance: 7 km
Ascent: 830 m
Descent: 60 m
You will move through the forest about half an hour to the Kurt Shafer bridge, the confluence of Mubuku and Bujuku rivers. Then through the bamboo forest. Slippery moss-covered rocks for a couple of hours. Proceed to Nyamulenge rock shelter where you will have a view of mount Stanley. Then you will reach John Matte hut where you will spend the night. This place will offer you a beautiful view of mount Stanley and Margherita glacier.

John Matte hut

John Matte hut
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  • Transfers

    All necessary transfers (bus, taxi, private transport, etc.) as described in the itinerary are included.

  • Accommodation in refuges

    During your trek, you stay in refuges. These are simple in nature but fully equipped. Do not expect too much luxury.

  • Meals

    This trek includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Professional guide

    During your trek, you will at all times be accompanied by an English speaking guide.

  • Permits

    The cost of permits to enter the national park during your trek is included in the price.

  • Porters

    Porters will be there to assist with carrying all camping and other necessary equipment during your trek.


  • Traveling to and from

    This trip does not include costs for transportation (flights, bus travel, etc.) to your destination.

  • Sleeping bag

    You must bring your own sleeping bag with you. You can rent a sleeping bag from your trekking company.

  • Tipping

    Gratuities for the guide are not covered by the trek's price. The amount to tip is at your discretion, yet if you've received excellent service from your guide, considering a generous tip is appreciated.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Accommodation before and after the trek

    Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.

  • Personal expenses

    Personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks at the bar and other similar expenses are your own responsibility.


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