6-Day Elgon Loop (Piswa-Sasa Trail)

On this trail, you will cover Elgon Mountain within six days. You will encounter much fun and beautiful landscapes, while hiking well maintained footpaths. The nature of the topography on Piswa Trailhead starts with gentle elevation which reserves energy for the multiple hills leading towards the summit. Whilst on this trail, you shall encounter beautiful flowers, Senecio Plants, Artimesia atimalaria plants, birds and Duikers. There’s much more to spot on the way. During this trek, we shall have midway lunch breaks, water breaks and snack breaks.


Day 1: Arrival, meeting your guide, and transfer to Kapkwata Uganda Wildlife Office for briefing, registering, meet your porters, cook, and ranger guides. Depart for your day one adventure, heading for the next camp: Piswa Patrol camp (2850masl) covering 11km in approx. 4 hours. Here will be your camp for the first night.

Day 2: After your early morning Breakfast, you embark on a 16km hike starting from Piswa Patrol hut to Hunters Cave Camp that is at an elevation of 3870masl. The nature of the footpath is well maintained and the landscape is both slightly gentle and hilly points. All in all, it’s a fine route. This is a whole day hike approximately 6-7 hours hike depending on your paces. At Hunters cave, will be your 2rd night.

Day 3: After an early morning breakfast, we shall start ascending slowly up to Caldera rim leaving behind the route that leads to the hot spring and descend a little down to Mude Camp at an elevation of 3500m asl for your 3rd night.

Day 4: After breakfast, you will head out for the summit covering 800m to Wagagai peak of 4321m asl. On the trail, you will pass by Jackson pool, view Jackson Table, Mt Mubiyi and a great viewing spot as you make your way to the peak. From Mude Camp to the peak is a distance of 9km ascending and 9km descending making a total of 18km. At Mude Camp, you will have your 4th night.

Day 5: After breakfast, you will have a descent to to Sasa River Camp which is in an elevation of 2900m asl for enough time relaxation, storytelling at the campfire, you also get some time to dry your clothes as you prepare for the next day to check out of the forest.

Day 6: Early Breakfast, you will start descending on Sasa Trail towards Wall of life ladders to a community footpath then you approach a small trading center called Bumasola Village. There you will board a boda boda (motorcycle taxi) to Budadiri information point where you will receive your certificate for participating.

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Elgon Trek is a local Ugandan adventure company specialized in organising hiking experiences inside and outside Mount Elgon National Park.


Along Mbale-Kapchorwa Road Sipi, Kapchorwa