Mt Baker 8 Day Trek

8-day Rwenzori climb itinerary - typically combined with Margherita Peak.

Mt Baker 8 Day Trek

Explore the fascinating Rwenzori massif in this 8 day trek to Mt Baker via the Kilembe Trail. The third highest mountain in the Rwenzori range, Mt Baker is a technical climb suitable for experienced climbers, which can be booked as a standalone climb or in combination with Margherita Peak (Mt Stanley).

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. On arrival, you will be met at the airstrip by the local climb team and transferred to the Sandton Hotel for dinner and overnight.

  3. Day 3: To Sine Hut – 8km – 5 to 6 hours

    After an early breakfast at the Sandton, transfer to the Trekkers Hostel in the nearby village of Kilembe, start point for our treks into the Rwenzoris. Following a final kit check and briefing, set off on foot from the Hostel for the Rwenzori park gates.

  4. Day 4: To Mutinda Camp – 6.8km – 5-7 hours

    Commence walking after a hearty breakfast. Today’s trail climbs steadily to begin with, as you enter the bamboo zone and then continue onto a steep moss-covered ridge about 200m in height.

  5. Day 5: To Bugata Camp – 4.2km – 3 to 4 hours

    Your starting height today is 3,680 metres, climbing to 4,200 metres on the top of the confluence between the Nyamwamba and Namusangi Valleys, before dropping to Bugata Camp at 4,065m.

  6. Day 6: To Hunwick’s Camp – 6km – 5 to 6 hours

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

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

    Depart camp at approx. 6:30am for Mt Baker (4,842 metres). Ascent time from Hunwick’s Camp to the top is approx. five hours and descent three hours. This is a steep climb over rocky scree, with significant exposure – you will need a good head for heights.

  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. From the post, it is a short walk down to the Trekkers Hostel.

  11. Day 11: Departure

    Your itinerary ends this morning in Kasese. We can arrange for your transfer back to Entebbe/Kampala if required.

Price guide

Price based on two climbers and inclusive of fully-supported 8-day climb to Mt Baker, Rwenzori park fees, and accommodation before and after the climb. Please see our Rwenzori rates chart for detailed pricing.

11 days from £1620pp


11 days from £1620pp

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