Best Time To Visit (Climb) Rwenzori Mountains National Park
You can visit the Rwenzori Mountains any time of the year and have a fantastic experience. If you wish to go trekking, however, you might like to consider the drier seasons.
The park’s mountain trails can be muddy and slippery at the best of times. The drier and therefore optimal hiking months in the Rwenzoris are July and August and December to February. Luckily for those of us who don’t like crowds, the Rwenzori Mountains are never very busy. You can’t even really speak of a ‘peak season’. So feel free to book a trek in one of the drier seasons without worrying about overly busy trails.
The park’s mountain trails can be muddy and slippery at the best of times. The drier and therefore optimal hiking months in the Rwenzoris are July and August and December to February. The Mountain uninterruptedly receives rains even during dryer months with about 2500m clouds persevering for several days with an annual rainfall over the foothills, otherwise, it can be visited during the year. For mountaineers the climbing timing that ranges from June to August is the best times to attempt an ascension to Margherita Peak of Mountain Rwenzori.
The dry months may sound like the ideal time to visit the Rwenzori Mountains. The small window of opportunity opens up for mountaineers, eager to glimpse Mountain Rwenzori at its best, yet it is a season during which the mountains can receive less amounts of rainfall.
Throughout the dry months, the Rwenzori Mountains national Park is, more visited than the colder months from March to May and from September to November, shrouded in mist. These are also the peak time for climbers, with many more climbers seeking to reach the Margherita. Nonetheless, it is very cool in this season in Rwenzori mountains national Park, where climbers/trekkers can enjoy fine weather in the region.
From December to February, after the cold months from September to November, the weather tends to be relatively stable with mild to warm days and cold nights. The small window of hiking/climbing Rwenzori Mountains National Park opens up chances to mountaineers enthusiastic to glimpse the Rwenzori Mountains at its best.
On the other hand, the cold months from March to May and from September to November are typically low seasons because of the heavy rains, muddy trails and slippery rocks in the Rwenzori Mountains. During these months, Rwenzori Mountains National Park is very empty, and serene, which makes it suitable for solo mountaineers, who would want to climb the Rwenzori Mountains by self-sufficiently, at their own time timetable and suitability.
Therefore a visit to the Rwenzori Mountains national Park does not necessitate a permit however before booking should be done through a trusted and reliable tour operators in Uganda. At this time we can customize your safari, according to the number of days, additional activities, as part of a package tour that includes hiring a vehicle, a driver and a tour guide.
Finally, the rains are unpredictable and may fall early or spread beyond their typical months. It is therefore possible to experience dry weather conditions during the rainy season, just as it is possible to experience rain during the dry season.