3 Days Rwenzori Kalama Trek Cost $570
To Kalalama From $570 per person including park Entrance at $570. Rates include park entrance of Uganda Wildlife Authority per day for 2 nights, all porters, all meals, and all accommodations in the mountain.
Itinerary highlight for 3 days Kalalama Rwenzori
Day 1: From Trekkers Hotel to Sine hut
At 1450m, begin trekking through a height gain of 1146m to sine hut at 2596m, where you will sleep, otherwise those with good physical strength can continue up to Kalalama camp at 3134m, where you will see the magnificent views of top cliffs, and those across the lowlands, as well as Kasese town views and beyond Lake Edward in Queen Elizabeth.
The 3 days Kalalama Rwenzori trekking along the Kilembe trail begins by trekking up the valley floor through tall forest trees of the Afro Montane Forest Zone. This is a constant climb for the first six kilometers, thereafter cross the river on a steep climb up Sine Camp. The forest trees are tall with large numbers of birds and expect to see blue monkeys running off through the forest.
Enock’s Falls are 200 meters away from Sine Hut and offer an excellent chance of capturing a incredible photographs for your memories as brightly clouded green lichen grow on the species hanging from the trees with the waterfall as a background.
Sine Camp at 2,596m has wooden huts established between tall forest trees on a thin ridge where you may sit and enjoy the breathtaking forest while watching down at a long collection of rapids and waterfall colliding over the rocks. While other trekkers, would love to sit outside enjoying the warmth of the campfire and learn more from the guides about the mountains, as well as their culture & way of life in the community. Sine is set at bottom edge of the bamboo zone, which is haven to large numbers of bird species. Beyond 150 meters from the camp is Enock falls which is located in livid green vegetation and hanging vine. incredibly beautiful.
In the afternoon, you may wish to slope down to Enocks falls consisting of many swinging vines covered with bright green lichen and mosses. You may decide to continue downwards towards the forest trail about a kilometers to see more of the hanging vines and absorb the spectacular surrounding before returning to Sine Camp for the night.
You can sleep at Sine Camp, or those who are fit and want to proceed to Kalalama Camp at 3,134 metres may do so and apart from the fantastic views
Day 2. Sine Camp to Kalama Camp
Climb steeply through the spectacular but inspiring bamboo forests. While climbing through the upper part of the bamboo zone you will find small patches of mixed forest trees many of which bear fruit and berries as well as attracting many different types of birds. You will hear the calls of the Rwenzori Turaco bird which has bright red or crimson wings and beautiful sights as they fly from tree to tree. While during the drier season the female Malicite Sunbird comes down the mountain to feed on nectar producing flowers before heading back to the high altitudes to mate and rear their young ones.
Reach the heather zone at about 3,000m altitude where the Giant trees reach up to 15 metres in height and are exceptionally beautiful. Arrive at Kalalama camp at 3,147 metres , which is an alternative to sleeping at Sine camp which has whose views are spectacular. It is at this point where you will rest as you enjoy your bites. It is from here; you can climb further up the mountain towards Mutinda Peaks for about 2km. You will see the beautiful Giant Lobelia plants and flowers in a vast peat bog.
Thereafter, you will return back to Kalalama Camp for lunch before crossing to Samalira Camp at 3,170 metres for dinner & a goodnight rest. The trek across Samalira Camp is more or less level as it cuts across the high ridge covered with Giant Heather trees and an ideal atmosphere especially in their fog as you cross beautiful streams which then drop over the edge and away. A beautiful experience indeed!!
At Samalira Camp the dinning hut is built besides the gorge, where you look down on two of the five waterfalls when enjoying your meal or cup of tea. After a lunch break you can trek downwards to the base of the waterfalls and look up to see the water flowing over the falls through the Giant Heather trees.
You can as well engage on a shot trek above the camp, although steep up a narrow ridge where the ground and rocks are sheltered with bright green moss over looking down on the camp.
Day 3. Return to Trekkers hostel
At the break of down, trek downwards through the bamboo forest with impressive views across the lower hills and valleys to Forest View Camp, where you will stop for a lunch break. Or simple snacks before you desecnd down through the Afro Montane Forest Zone with many birds and primates. Beneath the steeper slope, you will arrive at the Nyamwamba Camp where you may rest again before walking out the final 6km to the park gate.