4 days/3 nights Mount Meru Climb
Why Meru climb ?
Mountain Meru is the third-highest peak in Africa
and is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,568m.
The mountain is located within Arusha National Park, Tanzania’s gem. This prime location
gives trekkers the chance to spot some wildlife that inhabits the area. To ascend is quite
steep, the route to the summit passes over streams, through parkland, montane forest, a giant
heather zone and moorland. The summit is reached by a narrow, barren ridge, which
provides stunning views of the Ash Cone lying several thousand feet below in the crater.
Day 1: Meriakamba Hut (Full board)
Pick up from the hotel drive to Momela Gate. After a short registration at the Gate our walk will begin with full armed ranger escorting us, simply we can see along the way the wild animals including elephants, zebras, and giraffe , monkeys, antelope, and often elephants along the route. Dinner and overnight night at Miriakamba Hut. Momela Gate to Miriakamba Hut (2500 m.): 5-7 hours walking.
Day 3: Saddle Hut to the summit to Miriakamba Hut (Full board)
We start early at around 1:30 a.m. to climb steeply to Rhino Point (3,800 m.) and on to Cobra Point (4350m). We reach the summit (4,566 m) on time for sunrise there is a possibility to see Kilimanjaro Peak above the clouds. The final part of the climb is along a spectacular narrow ridge line between the sheer inner cliffs and the sloping outer wall of the crater. We take a short rest and brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to the Meriakamba Hut. Saddle Hut to the summit to Miriakamba Hut: 10-12 hours walking.
Day 2: Saddle Hut (Full board)
The walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep climb. The walk will take us slowly along the ridge for a spectacular view of the Meru Crater and the impressive Ash Cone. After hot lunch at Saddle Hut we can make a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (3,820m) for superb views just before sunset. Dinner and overnight night at Saddle Hut Miriakamba Hut to Saddle Hut (3500 m.): 3-5 hours walking.
Day 4: Meriakamba Hut to Momella Gate to Arusha (Full board)
We take a short and fast descent way through open grassland and mixed forest, with possibility of seeing wildlife before reaching Momella Gate in the late morning. The returning transfer will be waiting at Momella Gate to pick you and drive back to the hotel. Miriakamba Hut Momella Gate: 2-3 hours walking
Tour price Includes:
Private professional mountain guide
All Park fees
All meals while on the Mountain
Guides, Porters, cook salaries
Pulse Oximeters Walking Poles
First aid supplies
Tips and any items of personal nature.
Personal hiking gears such as boots, sleeping bag, warm clothes etc.