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Mount Meru Climb 3 Nights 4 Days

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS

Duration: 4 days

Category: Mountain trekking

Destination: Mount Meru

Start in: Arusha

End in: Arusha

Essential items:

hiking boots, long sleeve shirts, fleece jacket, cotton pants, digital camera, warm trekking socks, sun hat, day pack

Tour guide languages:

English, French, Spanish, German, Italian

Major attractions:

Tanzania’s second highest mountainr

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Day 1: Meriakamba Hut (Full board)

We drive from Arusha or Moshi  to Momela-Gate ( 1 and half hour ).  After a short registration at the Gate our walk will begin with full armed ranger escorting us, simply we might  see along the way the wild animals including elephants, zebras, and giraffe, monkeys, antelope 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 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
  • 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 3: 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 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.

  • 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 4: Meriakamba Hut to Momella Gate to Arusha/Moshi (Half board)

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

  • 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

Price & Accommodations options

  • This tour can be arranged based on clients budget plan

Price include

  • Accommodation in huts
  • Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
  • All Park fees
  • Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs:
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food:
  • Clean, purified drinking water:
  • Crisis management and safety procedures:
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters:
  • Emergency Evacuation by Flying Doctor Society of Africa

Price Excludes

  • Tanzania Visa -amount varies depend where you come from
  • 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.
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