4 Days Mount Meru Climb

Arusha, Tanzania

Price

$175

Duration

4 days

Tour Type

Overview

Mount Meru is the best for acclimatization prior to Mount Kilimanjaro's climb; The Mountain is the third highest peak in Africa and is the second-highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,568m.

Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International or similar Airport, pick up, and transferred to the Spring lands Hotel or similar hotel in Moshi or Arusha for overnight bed and breakfast.

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Included

  • all airport pick up and transfers in private car
  • Transport to and from the gate
  • Services of a professional English speaking mountain guide, cook and porters
  • All entry, hut and rescue fees
  • 03 x 0,5 l mineral water per person / day during trek
  • pre and post climb accommodation in Arusha
  • Value Added Tax by Tanzania Revenue Authority

Excluded

  • International Flights
  • All items of a personal nature
  • ratuities for safari guide and lodge staff ( please tip separately)
  • Travel insurance if needed
  • Visa fee ( 50 US$ /100 US$ for American or Irish Passport holders – to be paid upon arrival)
  • Drinks and beverages in lodges

Tour Plan

Day 1: Miriakamba 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 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 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 ( Half Board )

We start early at around 1:30 a.m. to climb steeply to Rhino Point (3,800 m.) and onto Cobra Point (4350m). We reach the summit (4,566 m) 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 Momella gate. The returning transfer will be waiting at Momella Gate to pick you to your hotel in Arusha/Moshi.

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: 12 – 14 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert Moorland and Montane forest.

Day 4: Hike climbs through the dwindling heathland

Wake to breakfast as usual, but if you wake early you can get some great photos of the sunrise. The first part of the day’s hike climbs through the dwindling heathland that blends into a moonscape as you enter the sweeping saddle connecting Mawenzi and Kibo. When you stop for lunch, and later when you cross this surprisingly large saddle, you can examine the summit climb up Kibo that you will be starting in just a few hours. Be careful to notice any signs of altitude sickness. There is no running water at the Kibo Huts.

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