4 DAYS MOUNT MERU CLIMBING

Highlight of Mount Meru Climbing

Mount Meru is Tanzania’s second highest mountain standing tall at 4.566m. It is located in Arusha National Park and offers some of the most spectacular scenery and wildlife diversity of any mountain in Tanzania.
Mount Meru is a challenging trek due to its steepness, but is a great way to acclimattize before attempting Mount Kilimanjaro. Climbers are accompanied by an armed ranger due to the abundance of wildlife on the lower slopes.
Mount Meru also has some historical significance to it whereby some have suggested that it was the resting place of Noah’s Ark when it came to rest after the biblical flood receded.
Mount Meru is a great trekking option for those who want to take on a climbing challenge and get the sense of being out in the wild, but are not quite ready to tackle Mount Kilimanjaro.

ITINERARY

Today you will depart the hotel at 8.00am and head to the Momella Gate, the starting point of the trek. The drive to the gate is roughly 90 minutes.
After registration you will start your trek accompanied by an armed ranger.
Along the route you will catch spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the Momella Lakes. You will encounter animals such as cape buffaloes, giraffes, warthogs and bushbucks, to name a few.
Your trek will end up at Miriakamba Hut for overnight.
Distance covered: 6km
Approx. time taken: 4 – 5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

On this day trek takes you through the steep path along the ridge of the saddle. Amazing views of the Meru Crater, the ash cone and little Meru can be seen along the way. While trekking through the forest keep your eyes peeled for wildlife and the attractive wild flowers.
Common animals include buffaloes and the black and white Colobus monkey.
Your trek will end up at Saddle Hut where you will spending the night.
After resting at the camp you will set off on an hour acclimatization trek to little Meru (3810m) then head back down to Saddle Hut.
Distance covered: 6.5km
Approx. time taken: 3 – 4 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Today you will wake up just after midnight for a light meal then start your final ascent to Socialist Peak at the top of big Meru. The trail to the summit is steep and you will climbing through gravel and rocky ridges.
While at the summit you will enjoy breathtaking views of the Meru Crater and ash cone. Congratulations!!!
Occasionally, animals such as Klipspringers and mountain reedbucks can be seen over the rocky terrain.
After the summit, you will then descend to Miriakamba Hut where you will spending the night.
Distance covered: 19km
Approx. time taken: 10 – 12 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch  Dinner Included

Today after breakfast you will begin your final descent to Momella Gate. You will using the southern route to descend. During your descent you will pass through the montane forest where you will pass the amazing Fig Tree Arch.
Upon arrival at the Momella Gate, you will picked up and transferred to Kisanga Homestay in Moshi.

Distance covered: 14km
Approx. time taken: 4 – 5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

PRICE INCLUSION

• Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees
• 18% VAT on tour fees & services
• -15C Extreme Limit Sleeping Bags
• Double layered Sleeping Mats
• Transportation to & from the mountain gate
• Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
• 3 meals daily while on the mountain
• Pre & Post Trek accommodation at Kisanga Homestay in Moshi
• Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
• Tree donation in support of our environmental conservation projects

PRICE EXCLUSION

• Tips
• Laundry services and items of personal nature
• Add-on Tours and activities

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