Mountains of the Moon

Uganda
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An incredible trek up Africa's third highest peak

Availability

From 02/06/2024 to 09/01/2026

Departure dates & prices

Dates Availability Price
  • Jun Sun 02 2024 to Jun Fri 14 2024
    Available
    From
    $6,180*
  • Jun Sun 30 2024 to Jul Fri 12 2024
    Available
    From
    $6,180*
  • Jul Sun 28 2024 to Aug Fri 09 2024
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    From
    $6,180*
  • Aug Sun 25 2024 to Sep Fri 06 2024
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    From
    $6,180*
  • Dec Sun 01 2024 to Dec Fri 13 2024
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    From
    $6,180*
  • Dec Sun 29 2024 to Jan Fri 10 2025
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    From
    $6,180*
  • Jan Sun 26 2025 to Feb Fri 07 2025
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    From
    $6,490*

What's included

Marvel at views from the summit of Margherita Peak (5109m).
Trek in the UNESCO World Heritage listed Rwenzori Mountains, a source of the River Nile.
Discover remote alpine valleys and glacial landscapes.
Experience pristine tropical rainforests.
Trek through Giant Lobelia forests along the remote Kilembe Trail.
Delight in the diverse flora of the region.
12 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 10 dinnersairport transfers (day 1 and 13 only)3 nights in good quality hotels on a twinshare basis9 nights fully supported camping in permanent camps on a multishare basis with camp bed and mattressgroup camping equipment (sleeping bag not included)group climbing gear (includes ropes, crampons, harness and ice axe)English speaking local guide *Rwenzori Mountain Guide and park rangerexperienced local guides, cook and camp crewporters to carry personal and group equipmentRwenzori trekking permits and mountain rescue fees valued at US$350private transportWe stay in permanent camps whilst on trek, with camps comprising of hut-like structures.
Each one has capacity for 6-8 people, sleeping in individual camp beds (sleeping bags NOT included).
Group Size: 2 - 8.
Mountaineering.
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Itinerary

  • The Rwenzori Mountains, or the Mountains of the Moon, are easily Africa's best kept secret. Rarely visited and isolated, they contain much of Africa's permanent ice and the most varied mountain scenery as we climb from tropical rainforest, through alpine valleys to the glaciers. Our trek in the Rwenzori includes a challenging ascent on Margherita (5109m), Africa's 3rd highest mountain. This is a demanding ascent with muddy conditions and variable weather almost guaranteed. The real beauty of the trip is the ascent up the Kilembe route where the diverse flora in the forests and valleys includes giant heather, lobelia, groundsels and exuberant ferns. Under the watchful eye of our experienced mountain guides, we attempt the final ascent up to the summit of Margherita, which will require us to rope up and use crampons. However scaling the actual peak is more of a hard scramble than a climb and the exhilaration of reaching the top is enormous, as you look across Albert Peak to the Congo then east across the chain of the Rwenzori Mountains.
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