Rwenzori - mountains of the moon

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Rwenzori Mountains are located on the border between Uganda and the DRC (Congo) in the heart of Africa. The Rwenzori Mountains , also known as Ruwenzori range and named "mountains of the moon" since ancient times, reach heights up to 5,109 metres (16,762 ft) . The highest peaks are permanently snow-capped. UNESCO declared the area a World Heritage Site in 1994. The Ruwenzori range is the third highest in Africa after the ranges of Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya. Deep mountain valleys, the largest glaciers in Africa and diverse flora with gigantic Seneci, Giant Groundsels and Lobelia form one of the last hidden areas of this earth. For more than 15 years we have been traveling the Rwenzori and are your experienced experts to explore the Rwenzori range, for unique expeditions as well as standard treks and climbs..

Trek, Climb, Explore - Summit Climb:

Rwenzori - mountains

The Rwenzori mountain range is about 120 kilometres (75 mi) long and 65 kilometres (40 mi) wide. It's highest mountain is Mount Stanley, which highest peak is Margherita Peak reaches 5,109 m (16,762 ft) height above sea level. It is connected to the second highest peak named Alexandra Peak (5,091 m / 16,7027 ft) by a ridge that demarks  the border between the DR Congo and Uganda. Many peaks of the mountain range, most of which are in Uganda, have  summits above the snow line.
Trekkers as mountaineers, adventure travelers as explorers, are welcome to join us to the Rwenzori: 
  • Fascinating mountain range
  •  Unique afro-alpine vegetation
  • Mount Stanley (5109m): the fifth highest mountain in Africa
  • The world's densest senecia and lobelia vegetation
  • Breathtaking landscapes, the largest glaciers in Africa
  • Glacier tours and demanding alpine tours
  • Treks with adventure character
  • Gorilla tracking on arrival or departure (optional)

We are happy to accomondate you on your travel to the Rwenzori mountain range. 

I. Ruwenzori Trek - Uganda

Rwenzori Trek, mountains of the moon, ranger on the Kurt-Schafer-bridge.
RMS ranger overlooking the bridge traverse on the Ugandan circuit

Our trek starts with traveling through Uganda to the Rwenzori, where we follow the central circular trail, the most popular route to explore the mountain range. Additionally, we organize your gorilla tracking in the Bwindi National Park (+2 days) or/and classical safari touring national parks in Uganda or East Africa.

II. Mount Stanley Climb - Uganda

Rwenzori Ascent, roped group on the glacier between Alexandra and Mag. Peak - Mount Stanley Summit Climb.
Climbers on the way to the highest Rwenzori peak.

The ascent of Mount Stanley (5109m), the highest mountain of the Ruwenzori, is a challenging glacier tour that would be an interesting goal of any mountaineering expedition. Three full days for mountaineering are generously planed in our itinerary and with some luck more beautiful "moon mountains" like Mount Speke or Mount Baker can be climbed.

III. Ruwenzori Expedition - DRC/Uganda

Mountaineer Robert Schulze topping out on the traverse from Congo (DRC) to Uganda. Summit Climb Rwenzori.
Sunrise with view over the Congo.
100% Adventure: From the DRC (Congo) to Uganda, this west-east crossing of the Rwenzori has pioneering spirit and has only been dne twice in the last 30 years! Therefore this tour is listed as an expedition. If you are interested, ask us informally: As soon as the situation calms down we are back in the DRC to climb Mount Stanley's westface for the traverse into Uganda.

SummitClimb - Rwenzori

Since Felix Berg lived in East Africa in 2002/03, he has continuously built our team for climbs in Africa. In Uganda we can rely on a well-rehearsed and experienced team. We have carried out the unique expedition from Congo to Uganda twice. For trekking and mountaineering in Uganda you are at the right address: SummitClimb is the Ruwenzori tour operator in Uganda and Congo, second to none in mountaineering experience, and a solid Safari operator too.

Ruwenzori - Guides / Leadership

For tours in Uganda with 2 to 7 participants, we use an experienced and certified local guide from the Summit Climb Team in East Africa, who will accompany and guide the group from Entebbe / Kampala. For groups bigger 8 we send and international guide / expedition leader from our team.

Felix Berg am Ruwenzori, expert and guide for high mountains and Africa.Two members on Margherita Peak, the highest point of the Rwenzori mountains.

Guide Felix Berg showing the way, two members on the top of Mount Stanley.

Trekking & mountaineering

We combine the trip as "Trek and Climb" for hikers and mountaineers. For families, friends with different level and interest the Ruwenzori trip to Uganda can be combined wonderfully.