Mount Meru (4 Days Trek)

MOUNT MERU 4 DAYS 3 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 4 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.

Mt. Meru Park Gate – Miriakamba:
Drive from Moshi or Arusha to Arusha National Park gate and then to Mt. Meru gate where you will be met by our Guide, Cook and Porters whereby the Park will provide a Game Ranger with gun because of wild animals which can be seen on the way up. The climb takes at least 3 hours to Miriakamba Hut at 8,500 ft. From here you may wish to take an evening walk on the slopes to view wildlife at one of the watering holes in the crater. Dinner and overnight rest at MiriakambaHut.

Miriakamba – Saddle Hut: 3 – 4 hours:
After breakfast hike up to 11,500 ft to arrive at Saddle Hut. If time permits you can climb a little further on Mount Meru for a scenic view of the ‘Roof of Africa’, Mount Kilimanjaro. This will also be part of more acclimatization. Early dinner and early sleep for final climb, overnight at Saddle Hut

Saddle Hut – Summit: 4- 6 hours.
After early tea and snacks you will start for your climb to the summit – Socialist Peak at 4,565m. At the summit you will be given enough time being at the top for taking some photographs and admiring the beautiful views, and not forgetting signing a special book kept at the top of the mountain for visitors. From the summit, descend back Saddle hut for breathtaking, breakfast and lunch. After a short rest proceed to Maria Kamba for dinner and overnight.

From Miriakamba Hut it is a 3 hours descent through the forest to Momella Gate (depending on individual fitness) to collect certificates and meet Crews for a word and meet the Driver for a vehicle to ferry you to Moshi or Arusha for a day leisure, overnight or evening transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

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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