Mt Baker 8 Day Trek

Mt Baker 8 Day Trek

Explore the fascinating Rwenzori massif in this 8 day trek to Mt Baker via the Kilembe Trail

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Entebbe

    Arrive Entebbe. Overnight in a centrally-located hotel.

  2. Day 2: Transfer Entebbe to Kasese. Overnight at local hotel.

    Transfer from Entebbe to Kasese by road or air. Overnight at a local hotel.

  3. Day 3: To Samalira Camp. Approx. 5 to 7 hours

    Your trek departs from the Trekker’s Hostel in Kilembe, 12 kilometres from Kasese and a short drive from Fort Portal. Here your guide will introduce you to the rest of the support team and conduct a thorough kit check.

  4. Day 4: To Kiharo Camp – 6.9km – 4 to 5 hours

    After a hearty breakfast you commence walking. The trail climbs steadily to begin with, with a steep section of about 200m as you ascend a narrow moss covered ridge.

  5. Day 5: To Bugata Camp – 6.8km – 4 to 5 hours

    Your starting height today is 3,518 metres. You climb to 4,200 metres on the top of the confluence between the Nyamwamba and Namusangi Valleys, before dropping to Bugata Camp at 4,065 metres.

  6. Day 6: To Butawu Camp – 6km – 5 to 6 hours

    Today’s route is intended to help you acclimatise. Starting at 4,065m, you climb to the top of Bamwanjara Pass (4,450m), before dropping to Butawu Camp at 3,975m, meaning you rest tonight at a slightly lower altitude.

  7. Day 7: To Mt Baker Summit – 4.3km – 6 to 9 hours

    Set off by 6.30am to climb Mt Baker Peak (4,842 metres). Ascent time from Butawu Camp to the top is four to five hours and descent three hours.

  8. Day 8: To Bugata Camp – 10.1km – 5 to 7 hours

    Starting from Butawu Camp, follow the trail back to Bugata Camp, passing above the Kachope Lakes at 3,985m and then over the Bamwanjara Pass, retracing the steps you took during day 5.

  9. Day 9: To Kalalama Camp – 9.5km – 4 to 6 hours

    Descend via the Namusangi Valley across open moorland and large areas of tussock grass. The valley floor is likely to be wet and boggy, so it's a good idea to have your rubber boots ready for this section of the walk.

  10. Day 10: To Trekkers Hostel – 10.7km – 4 to 6 hours

    Leaving Kalalama Camp you descend through the bamboo forest and down the ridge to the Ranger’s Post, aiming to arrive around noon.

  11. Day 11: Departure

    We can arrange for your morning transfer to Entebbe in time for the evening flight home.

Price guide

Price based on two climbers, and is inclusive of climb costs and Rwenzori park fees only. Internal flights/vehicle transfer to Kilembe and accommodation before and after the climb are additional. Please see Rwenzori rates chart for detailed pricing.

11 days from £1195pp


11 days from £1195pp


The entire trip ran like clockwork and everything exceeded our expectations.

Reggie and Greg


Thank you for arranging such a memorable holiday again, and doing it with efficiency and patience.

Carol from Perth