Mount Meru is a suitable place for acclimatizing your body before climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. Apart from challenging your fitness and acclimatizing, the mountain is inspiring from its abundant wildlife and stunning setting for the duration of the hike.
WHEN TO GO – SEASONS
- June to February
DAY BY DAY DETAILED ITINERARY
Accommodation: Mountain Huts
Upon your arrival from the Kilimanjaro International Airport / Arusha Domestic Airport, you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to Arusha hotel for pre-briefing and overnight stay before embark on your timeless adventure.
Day 1: Arusha (1400m) /Arusha National Park (1500m)
Driving distance 30km 45minutes
Duration 5-7hrs of hiking
First day of your lifetime adventure commerce in the morning after an early breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and drive to Momela gate in Arusha national park, after papers work and organizing the belongings, the trek will start past the Ngarenanyuki River and an open plain, famous as a home to Buffalo, warthog, giraffe, baboons and some bird species.
As your walking boots striking towards the foot of the Mt. Meru, your eyes will be catch up by a glorious water-fall, by then the trail will take you through the less dense forest of which make addition of the rare red duiker antelope, bushbuck, blue monkeys, black and white Colobus monkey and abundance bird life.
In the afternoon you will be stopping for a picnic lunch, thereafter the hike will be standing on higher altitude, where will never fail trapping your attention from the supreme views of the towering cliff and ashy cone, before entering the Miriakamba Hut (2514m) overlooking the inspiring plains (1300m) and the pick of the Mt.Kilimanjaro (5695m).
Overnight stay at Miriakamba Hut
Day 2: Miriakamba Hut 2514m – Saddle Hut 3570m
Duration 3-5hrs of hiking
You will setoff after breakfast towards the steep ridge bellow the little Meru, the trail will take you through an outstanding open and lush montane forest to reach the halfway point of elephant ridge, where offer clear views of the summit ridge and beyond the crater floor. Doesn’t matter how high the elevation is, still you might have superb chances for spotting elephant and other animals, the trek will be stretching uphill, through the giant heather and other moorland vegetation to arrive at the Saddle for hot lunch, the rest of the afternoon is free for siesta, the more energetic can make the short trek to the little Meru for acclimatize and inspiring view before sunset, by then return to camp for early dinner, we recommend our guests to take an early sleep so you can receive ample rest before your midnight summit attempt.
Dinner and overstay at Saddle Hut
Day 3: Saddle Hut 3570m - Summit attempt 4566m - Miriakamba Hut, 2514m
Duration 10hrs of hiking
An early start around 1:00am after a cup of coffee, you will attack the summit from the steep grade to Rhino Point 3800m, and then continue along an undulating ridge of ash and rock to reach Cobra Point 4350m, the last hours of the hike will take your walking boots pounds on the rocky ridge between the crater and inner cliffs of the Meru, sunrise will be catching you up at the summit 4566m, a home to marvelous views of the rim of the crater, ash tray, the plains far below and the Kilimanjaro floating on the morning clouds if the weather is clear, thereafter descend to Saddle for a branch meal, before heading to Miriakamba Hut to arrive for overstay.
NB: The ridge between the summit and Rhino point is amazing, but we don’t recommend those suffering from dizzy spells (vertigo) to either climb or take this route.
Overnight stay at Miriakamba Hut2514m
Day 4: Miriakamba Hut (2514m) -Momela Gate (1500m)
Duration 3hours walking
A descent take the direct route down to Momela Gate, through the lash forest and some open grassland, is another morning of enjoying wildlife, you will entering at the gate office by late morning, after a remarkable adventure you will return to your hotel in Arusha for a hot lunch and siesta.
RATES VALID FOR 2022-2023 | Rate includes VAT
|Number of guests||solo||2-3||4-6|
|Rates are in Us Dollars per person per package.||1,946||1,040||934|
> Rescue fees
> An armed ranger
> Government Taxes
> Clean, purified drinking water.
> All National Park entrance fees.
> Overnight stay in the mountain huts
> Fair and ethical treatment of porters.
> Guide, porter, cook salaries and park fees
> Crisis management and safety procedures
> Service of Professional, experienced, mountain guide
> All three meals a day, breakfast, lunch and dinner while on mountain.
> All transfers mentioned above, upon your arrival and departure from Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha domestic airport.
> Accommodation a night upon your arrival in Arusha and after a trek in bed and breakfast (bb) basis,
-All Items of Person Nature and Gratuity
-Excursions and activities not listed in the itinerary,