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Mount Meru – 4 Days Trek

" Third highest peak in Africa ”

Mountain Description

The Mountain is the third highest peak in Africa and is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,568m.
The mountain is located within Arusha National Park, Tanzania’s gem. This prime location gives trekkers the chance to spot some of the wildlife that inhabits the area. Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International or similar Airport, pick up and transferred to the Springlands Hotel or similar hotel in Moshi or Arusha for overnight bed and breakfast.

Trekking Itinerary

Arrival Day

Our Driver will Pick you from the Airport (KIA), Drive to the preferred Hotel in Arusha for Briefing, Orientation, Equipment Check, Dinner and Overnight.

Day 1: Marikamba Hut (Full board)

We drive from Arusha to Momella-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 night 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 (Full board)

We start early at around 1:30 a.m. to climb steeply to Rhino Point (3,800 m.) and on to Cobra Point (4350m). We reach the summit (4,566 m) on time 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 Marikamba Hut.

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: 10 – 12 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert Moorland and Montane forest.

Day 4: Meriakamba Hut to Momella Gate to Arusha/Moshi (Half board)

We take a short and fast descent way through open grassland and mixed forest, with a possibility of seeing wildlife before reaching Momella Gate in the late morning. The returning transfer will be waiting at Momella Gate to pick you to your hotel in Arusha/Moshi.

Elevation (m): 2,514 m to 1,500 m to 1,387 m
Elevation (ft): 4,921 ft to 8,250 ft to 4,921ft
Distance: 10 km
Hiking time: 2-4 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest

Departure

This day left for your next destination. A vehicle will take you back to the Hotel in Moshi, where it is definitely time for celebration. Depart for the airport or other destinations in Tanzania. If you have safari, then might be used to beginning your safari or fly to beaches in Zanzibar so as we can arrange many reasonably priced trips and safaris around Moshi and the Kilimanjaro region. If you fly back home our vehicle will be ready to take you to the airport at your time.

THE CLIMB COST INCLUDES:

Pre & Post Trek accommodation
Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
Transportation to & from the mountain gate
Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees
18% VAT on tour fees & services
Double layered Sleeping Mats
3 meals daily while on the mountain
Filtered water throughout the trek
Portable toilets and toilets tents
Hot Water For Washing Purpose
Pick up and drop off at Kilimanjaro international airport.

THE CLIMB COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:

International flights
Tips to mountain crew
Cost of Visas.
Insurance fees
Bank transfer charges & card payments processing fee.
Expenses belong to person nature e.g Drinks not included on the meal plans, personal purchases, Laundry etc.

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