MT MERU


6 DAYS MOUNT MERU TREK


TOUR OVERVIEW
Is the best for acclimatization prior to Mount Kilimanjaro climbing; The Mountain 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 of the wildlife that inhabits the area.
ITINERARY
DAY 1 : ARRIVE IN TANZANIA

Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). We will arrange a private transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to Merves Hotel, where the rest of the day is at leisure. We stay at Arusha Merves Hotel, which is beautifully located on the slope of Mt. Meru and is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure. We will gather in the hotel for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.

Dinner and overnight at Arusha Safari Lodge: Bed, dinner and Breakfast-included.

DAY 2 : MERIAKAMBA HUT (FULL BOARD)

We drive from Arusha 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.
Elevation (m): (1,387 m to (1,500 m)
Elevation(ft): 4,921 ft) to 3,000 ft )
Distance: 10 km
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours Habitat: Montane Forest.


DAY 3 : 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

Elevation (m): 2,514 m to 3,570 m
Elevation (ft): 8,250 ft to 11,712 ft
Distance: 8 km
Hiking Time: 3-5 hours Habitat: Forest and Moorland.

 
 DAY 4 : SUMMIT DAY (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 ridgeline 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.

Elevation (m): 3,570 m to 4,565m to 2,514m
Elevation (ft): 14,977ft to 11,712 ft to 8,250ft
Distance: 5 km up 13 km down
Hiking Time: 10 – 12 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert Moorland and Montane forest.
 

DAY 5 : MERIAKAMBA HUT TO MOMMELA GATE TO ARUSHA (FULL BOARD)


We take a short and fast descent way through open grassland and mixed forest, with the possibility of seeing wildlife before reaching Momella Gate in the late morning. The returning transfer will be waiting at Momella gate to pick up you to Arusha at Safari Lodge.

Dinner and overnight at Arusha Safari Lodge: Bed, dinner and Breakfast-included.
Elevation (m): 2,514 m to 1,500 m to 1,387 m
Elevation (ft): 4,921 ft to 8,250 ft to 4,921ft
Distance: 10 km Hiking time: 2-4 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest

 
DAY 6 : DEPART ARUSHA (NONE)


Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport, a private departure transfer is included. E-mail us at any time to discuss your trip and get an accurate quotation..
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TOUR INCLUDES
2 Nights’ accommodation in Arusha or Moshi and three meals a day while on the Mountain.
Private professional mountain guides
All Park fees
Rescue Fees All meals while on the Mountain
Arrival and Departure transfers
Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
Pulse Oximeters
Walking Poles First aid supplies
Flying Doctor Service
TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE
Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
Meals not listed above
Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
Tips and any items of personal nature.