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Mount Meru Climb 4 day

Mount Meru Climb 4 day

Program Highlights

Duration:  4 Days
Category:  Trekking
Destinations:  Mount Meru
Major Attractions:

  •  Meru Mountain, Second free standing mountain in Tanzania

Tour Guides Language:

  • English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
  • For other languages please send a special request prior to your safari -additional fee may apply.

Start in: Arusha/Moshi
End in: Arusha
Recommended Packing list: Camera with enough zoom and memory space and extra batteries, binoculars, light clothes, safari boot, mosquito repellents, sunhat, sunglasses with UV radiation filtering etc.

Additional note:

  • Porters will escort and guide you all your climbing along the mountain

Itinerary Description

Day 0: Arrival, Tour Briefing and Resting

  • You will be picked up from the airport in Moshi (Kilimanjaro International Airport) and be transferred to the booked hotel in Arusha
  • Get the safari general briefing from the prepared safari consultant/guide
  • Dinner and overnight at the booked hotel in Arusha

Day 1: Arusha to Miriakamba Hut (2,514 m)

  • Depart from your hotel in the morning for Momella Gate of Arusha National Park (1,500 m.)
  • After park entrance formalities, we begin our hike, guided by a park ranger
  • The track passes open grassland, providing an opportunity to see buffalo, warthogs and other grazers
  • The trail continues as a steady climb through montane forest
  • We take lunch near a giant Fig Tree arch
  • After lunch, the route continues through less dense forest, where there are an abundance of birds and black and white colobus monkeys
  • By mid-afternoon, we can see towering cliffs and the Ash Cone
  • We reach Miriakamba Hut (2,514 m.), situated in an idyllic grassy glade, in time to enjoy the last of the afternoon sun and beautiful views over the surrounding plains towards Kilimanjaro. (4-6 hours walking)
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Miriakamba Hut

Day 2: Miriakamba Hut (2,514 m) to Saddle Hut (3,570 m)

  • The walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep climb
  • We slowly ascend through lush montane forest to reach the halfway point of Elephant Ridge
  • From here we enjoy excellent views of the summit ridge and across the crater floor
  • The path continues through giant heather and other fascinating moorland vegetation to reach Saddle Hut (3,570 m), where lunch will be provided
  • The afternoon is free to relax and to enjoy the views
  • The more energetic can make the short climb to the nearby summit of Little Meru(3,820 m) for superb views just before sunset. (3-5 hours walking)
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Saddle Hut

Day 3: Saddle Hut (3,570 m) to Miriakamba Hut (2,514 m)

  • We start early at around 2 a.m. to climb steeply to Rhino Point (3,800 m.), continuing along an undulating ridge of ash and rock to reach Cobra Point (4,350 m) at sunrise
  • The views are stunning: the cliffs of the Crater rim, the Ash Cone rising from the Crater floor, Kilimanjaro floating on the morning clouds and west towards the Rift Valley if the weather is clear
  • The summit of Socialist Peak (4,566 m.) is an hour further on a good but steep path
  • The route back to Rhino Point in the morning light, on a narrow ridge between the sloping outer wall of the crater and the sheer cliffs of the inner wall, is one of the most dramatic and exhilarating walks in Africa
  • We enjoy a rest and brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to Miriakamba Hut (2,514 m, 10-12 hours walking).
  • Miriakamba Hut Note: The ridge between the summit and Rhino Point is not suitable for those suffering from vertigo
  • In icy conditions or in strong winds, it may be impossible for anyone to progress beyond Rhino Point
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Miriakamba Hut

Day 4: Miriakamba Hut (2,514 m) to hotel in Arusha

  • We take the direct route down through open grassland and mixed forest, with good chances of seeing wildlife
  • This trail has excellent views back towards the crater and over the plains of the National Park
  • We should reach Momella Gate by late morning (2-3 hours walking)
  • Once you reach the end of the climb you will be transferred to your hotel

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Tour Code: NSBS218

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