Mount Meru (3 Days Trek)

MOUNT MERU 3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS TREK.

Mount Meru 4,565m (14,976 ft) above sea level is a dormant but not extinct volcano. The mountain is among the highest free standing walk-able summit in Africa at 4,565 m. above sea level.
The Momella route is the only route up Meru Mountain. Mount Meru climbing expedition is a great way to prepare you for Kilimanjaro Mountain climbing. Momella route has two large, well-maintained bunkhouses on the main route up the mountain conveniently spaced for a 4 – day trek. You can also camp near the huts in case there is a large group of trekkers on the mountain at the same time as you, the huts may be full and you might have to camp.

Why this itinerary?
Specifically for very fit people. We normally recommend the 4 day version. A beautiful mountain to hike, great for pre Kilimanjaro acclimatization or as part of a trilogy of East Africa’s highest peaks. Also superb pre safari for hikers or the adventurous.

Mountain Highlights:
Signs and possible sightings of wildlife on foot, afromontane forest, less busy than Kilimanjaro, excellent bird life and game drives in Arusha National Park. One of the most under rated hikes in East Africa.

Route Description:
A 3 day hike to the summit of Mt Meru through verdant afromontane forest into high altitude alpine desert with stunning views of a dormant volcano.

Detailed Trekking Itinerary :

You will be greeted on arrival by our friendly AFRICA GREATWALKS team who will transfer you to your hotel in either Moshi or Arusha. After meals or refreshments, mountain climbing briefing and climbing equipment inspection. Overnight at your Hotel on bed and breakfast basis.

In the morning, we are collected from your hotel and transfer to Arusha National Park. At the Momella gate we finish registration formalities before setting off with your guide and armed ranger – there is abundant wildlife in the forests! The forest section is especially scenic with strangler figs and the possibility of seeing buffalo grazing in one of the clearings. In the late afternoon we reach a viewpoint before heading onto Miriakamba hut for dinner. Dinner & overnight Miriakamba Hut.

We set off from Miriakamba initially still in the forest zone but in a few hours as we reach Saddle hut for lunch in the alpine desert zone. In the afternoon a walk to the summit of Little Meru can be taken for stunning views before heading back to Saddle Hut for dinner. Overnight Saddle Hut..

We rise early and our hard work is rewarded at dawn as the sun rises to the East. Kilimanjaro is normally clearly seen from here and the sheer cliffs of the crater fall dramatically 1000 feet or more. We return back and after some brunch at Saddle Hut, we continue down to the gate for late afternoon and transfer back to Arusha.

END OF THE HIKE & TREK – SERVICES.

  • Flights tickets
  • Visa fee
  • Personal gear rental
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry services
  • Tips for the mountain
  • Pick up at International Airport and transfer to the Hotel;
  • Professional mountain crew. Each participant will be provided with a porter (who can carry up to 15 kg of personal baggage);
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Kilimanjaro National Park permits.
  • Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees
  • Camping/hut fees
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain. The menu includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian options are available upon request
  • Modern tents
  • First aid kit
  • Warm and comfortable sleeping pads (2 inches thick)
  • Portable flush toilets can be provided for free upon clients request
  • Group equipment (dining tent, table, chairs, crockery and cutlery)
  • Accommodation after the climb
  • International certificates for a successful ascent
  • Return transfer to Kilimanjaro airport.

The perfect way to end your trekking and hiking in Tanzania is by making an add on tour program to Wildlife National Parks for animal viewing in their natural habitat, Gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trails and cultural visits cannot be missed while visiting our Country. We can arrange transport and accommodation for a broad range of lodges, villas and hotels in the best resorts.
RATES: Budget, Semi-Luxury (Midrange), Luxury and VIP. 

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