Climbing Mount Stanley

9 Days
Upcoming Trips
Your Own Date

Why take this trip?

  • Stand on the highest point in the Rwenzori mountain range and watch the sunset above the clouds
  • Best in class expedition equipment and safety devices
  • Professional, full-time, highly-trained guides.
  • A mentoring program that provides information on gear rentals, how to pack, and how to train for this incredible experience!

Clients Reviews

Pumpkin soup at camp, crossing the equator, sleeping lion & above all making my way to the summit at night are all memories that are hard to wipe out! My life has been forever changed by this magical travel experience!!

Hala Mohie Eldin

The trip was beyond awesome!!

Noor Ashadawi

This trip really exceeded my expectations! Wild Guanabana offered me a life altering experience that I'll never forget for as long as I live. They had us well prepared & everything was well organized upon our arrival :)

Noha Hesham
Physical Grade
  1. Sightseeing and/or relaxation
  2. Light adventure, no previous experience or training required
  3. A challenge, no previous experience necessary. A moderate level of fitness and preparation are required
  4. Previous experience and intensive training is required
Comfort Level
  1. Basic: lodging in guest houses, small hotels and/or camping. Mix of private and public transportation
  2. Standard: Clean and comfortable accommodation and/or well-maintained campsites. Mostly private transportation with occasional public transport when unavoidable.
  3. Luxury: Hand-picked luxury lodging or pampered campsites. Private and upgraded transportation facilities.

CO2 Footprint

0.117 (tCO2e)
tCO2 = Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent

How we do it
As an ethical and responsible travel company, we reduce our carbon footprint by designing trips that are low carbon impact and carefully calculating the impact with the help of an environmental consultancy. We then buy carbon credit equivalents to offset all emissions that cannot be reduced including those resulting from our day-to-day business operations. Our offsetting is done through an energy efficient stoves project in Kenya. On request, every traveller receives their own PDF offset certificate post-travel. Wild Guanabana is the first carbon-neutral travel company in the Middle East & North Africa. Note: We do not sell or issue flight tickets ourselves so consequently we don't offset those emissions.

What does offsetting mean anyway?
It's a way of reducing your ecological impact by 'neutralizing' the impact of your carbon footprint. Actions associated with travel amount to around a third of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Carbon offsetting offers a solution to reduce the impact of your travel by purchasing carbon credits that are invested in activities that reduce CO2. While this doesn't erase all of the environmental impact, it does serve to help reinvest into the planet and contribute to activities which help its conversation. For more information on Carbon offsetting read more from our partners ERCC Carbon and our Sustainable Travel International.

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Itinerary Details / Price Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Day 1: Kasese (L,D)

    After breakfast at your place of stay in Kampala you will be picked up from your hotel and depart for Kasese, having lunch in Fort portal before heading for Kasese. It is a 7-8 hour drive passing through the impressive rural landscapes of Uganda with lush green cover. Overnight in Hotel.

  • Day 2: Nyabitaba [B, L, D]

    Morning, transfer to Nyakalengija for weighing and porter allocation before starting the climb of about 5 hours to the first hut. Picnic lunches will be served this day before climbing through the moss to the Nyabitaba Hut [2650 m] Overnight Nyabitaba Hut

  • Day 3: Hike from Nyabitaba Hut to John Matte Hut at 3.414 m [B, L, D]

    Start early after breakfast and climb through the Kurt Shafer Bridge that crosses the Mobuku River Confluence. This 5 hour hike takes you through the bamboo, Lobelia and heath finally ending at John Matte Hut [3350 m] Overnight John Matte Hut

  • Day 4: Hike from John Matte Hut to Bujuku Hut at 3.977 m [B, L, D]

    The climb this day gets boggy as you hike through Giant heather, Lobelias and groundsel through the Cooking Pot to the overnight hut at Bujuku [3977 m]. The average hiking time for this section is 4.5 - 5hours. Overnight at Bujuku Hut

  • Day 5: Hike from Bujuku to Elena Hut [B, L, D]

    Breakfast at leisure and proceed on a muddy hike through steep cliffs. This is a section of Giant Groundsels and Lobelias that characterized the higher section of the Mountain. Ascend further to Elena Hut which acts as a base for the final assent of the highest peak of the Rwenzori Mountains “The Margherita”. Meals and overnight at Elena Hut [4541 m] Overnight Elena Hut

  • Day 6: Summit the Margarita Peak and descend to Lake Kitandara hut [B, L, D]

    Starting before sunrise, we walk through the snow to Margherita peak (5109m). This last section requires mountaineering equipment including the ice axe, crampons and rope. If whether conditions are favorable, sunset would find you at the peak where you would take pictures. From here, descend to the Kitandara Lakes [4023 m] Overnight Kitandara Hut

  • Day 7: Hike from Kitandara Hut to Guy Yeoman Hut at 3.261 m [B, L, D]

    The descent gets you through beautiful views of the Congo and the alpine moss. The trail then leads through the Bujongolo and Kabamba rock shelters. This trip takes an average of 6 hours to Guy Yeoman Hut is [3260 m] Overnight at Guy Yeoman Hut.

  • Day 8: Descend from Guy Yeoman Hut back to Nyakalengija. [B, L, D]

    The descent of about 8 hours starts to Nyakalengija trailhead [1600 m] Overnight at hotel in Nyakalengija.

  • Day 9: Kampala/Entebbe [B, L]

    After breakfast, hop on the transfer vehicle and head back to Kampala (around 7-8 hours). Free day and transfer to the airport (try to book flights later in the day.

  • Price includes

    • Consultation on every aspect of preparation inc. physical and mental
    • Accommodation in mountain huts
    • Highly experienced and first aid trained guides
    • Top and highly qualified assistant guides
    • Top and well trained expedition cooks
    • An average of 3:1 Porters to every client to carry personal gear, food and equipment. 
    • Meals as per itinerary
    • Customised food menus that meet all dietary requirements
    • Drinking water on on the mountain
    • All ground transportation in Uganda with an english speaking guide  (to/from mountain)
    • All mountain permits

  • Price excludes
    • International Flights to and from Entebbe International Airport in Uganda
    • Single supplement fee 
    • Any meal or accommodation not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Travel and medical insurance
    • Vaccinations (Yellow fever)
    • Excess baggage charges and airport taxes
    • Bottled beverages 
    • Tips and Gratuity
    • Mountaineering Gear (Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Mountain Boots, Harness) which you can rent from there for an extra USD 150
    • Uganda Visa (USD 50)