6 Days Rwenzori Trekking to the Top of Weismann Peak
6 Days Rwenzori Trekking to the Top of Weismann Peak takes Mountain Trekking along Rwenzori Mountain in Uganda located in the Western Part of Uganda. Weismann Peak is a sub-5,000m trekking peak accessible via the Kilembe Trail. We offer it as a moderate trek in contrast to the demanding peaks of Mt Stanley and Baker.
There is no glacier on Weismann and no need for ropes or technical equipment, except in very poor conditions. On a clear day, the view from the top of Weismann to the Kachope Lakes below and to Mts Stanley and Baker in the distance is marvelous. The route to Weismann Peak from Kilembe and back takes 6 days. See our Weismann Peak climb itinerary. Weismann Peak can be climbed en route to Margherita/Baker – allow an extra day. Though more approachable than Margherita Peak and Mt Baker, the challenging nature of the Rwenzoris and the high levels of rainfalls mean that many will still find Weismann to be a very demanding trek, both during summit night and during the walk-in.
Itinerary highlights of the 6 Days Rwenzori Trekking to the Top of Weismann Peak
Detailed Itinerary 6 Days Rwenzori Trekking – Weismann Peak
Day 1: Nyakalengija 1648m to Nyabitaba camp 2651m
Begin the day by approaching the Rwenzori mountaineering services head offices early for a briefing if and arranging for guides, chefs, and porters. At once hiking starts from the park gates 1646m to Nyabitaba a distance of 10km takes 5-6 hours Walk and an ascent of 1200 m. The trail at the beginning goes through homes and gardens fields progressing through high elephant grasses and dense bushes. Certain animals may be spotted such as the white colobus, blue monkeys, three-horned chameleon, and the Rwenzori Turaco birds.
Dinner and overnight at Nyabitaba Hut.
Day 2: Nyabitaba camp to Guyeoman camp 3505m
6 Days Rwenzori Trekking to the Top of Weismann Peak From Nyabitaba camp the trail takes you to the junction that connects the ant-clockwise to the clockwise. From here you take the clockwise through the bamboo Forest zone up to the Kichuchu bridge. After crossing the bridge it’s a gentle walk up to Kichuchu Rock shelter for trail packed lunch. After the short rest, the trail ascends you steeply up to Guyeoman camp 3505m. Takes 5km to Guyeoman camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Guyeoman camp to lake Kitandara lakes camp 4023m
From Guyeoman the trail takes you through the boggy areas of the Heather/Rupenia zone up to Bujongolo rock shelter for lunch. After lunch, it was a gentle steep climb up the fresh field past a nice view of the margarita glaciers and Weismann Peak. Then it descends you down to Kitandara lakes camp.it takes 6-7 hours from Guyeoman camp to Kitandara lakes camp.
Dinner and overnight at Kitandara Hut
Day 4: Kitandara lakes camp to Weismann Peak 4650m
6 Days Rwenzori Trekking to the Top of Weismann Peak Wake up early in the morning for a hectic walk jumping from tussock to tussock seeing some animals like the red mountain duikers and rock hyraxes. This takes you up to the top of Weisman’s Peak 4650m. From the peak descend slowly down to Kitandara lakes camp for Dinner and an overnight 4th night.
Day 5: Kitandara lakes camp to Guyeoman Camp
Duration: 5 hours
Early in the morning, start the journey sloping down to Guyeoman Camp. It will take Approx. 5 hours depending on the group.
Dinner and Overnight at Guyeoman
Day 6: Guyeoman camp to Nyakalengija
In the morning, slope down to Nyabitaba camp for lunch and continue down to Nyakalengija for pick up by the tour driver.
Duration: 8 hours