Mountain climbing on Mount Elgon

Mountain climbing is the most popular done activity at the park, it allows trekkers to enjoy most especially those who are physically fit and trekking to the top of Mt. Elgon is taken as the most breathing activity. Special equipment is required for those intending to climb to the peaks, as you go higher up the mountain at 3,500. You will find the highest number of endemic plant species including unique giant fleshy herbs such as lobelias and groundsels that can grow up to 5 above meters in height also see the clusters of peculiar big plants.

Treks which are available for trekking include the Sipi trail (7 days) Sasa trail (4 days), Piswa trail (7 days) and Saum trail. You can ascend and descend from one trail to another depending on your interest