4 – DAYS MOUNT MERU CLIMBING

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Route Overview:

Mount Meru is a second highest mountain in Tanzania at a height of 4,565 meters (14,977 ft) and is the eighth highest mountain in Africa. It is the topographic centrepiece of Arusha National Park. Its fertile slopes rise above the surrounding savanna and support a forest that hosts diverse wildlife, including nearly 400 species of birds, and also colobus monkey, buffalos, Girrafe.

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DAY 1: Arrive In Tanzania

We depart Moshi for Momella Gate in Arusha National Park for the necessary formalities before beginning our trek. The hiking trail begins in open grassland with an armed ranger as the possibility of seeing wildlife – giraffe, zebras, antelope, elephant and buffalo – is high. We’ll continue on with our climb through the rainforest until we reach the Miriakamba Huts which is situated in a grassy forest glade.

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DAY 2: Saddle Hut (Full Board)

We continue climbing through the rainforest until we enter the heath zone accompanied by giant heather and other moorland vegetation. Along the ridge of the saddle, we have views of Mount Meru Crater and the Ash Tray. After you’ve made it to the Saddle Hut, you have the option to hike to the top of Little Mount Meru which offers superb view from the top and also help your body better acclimatize itself.

  • Miriakamba Huts to Saddle Huts
  • Elevation: 8,250 ft to 11,712 ft
  • Distance: 8 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-5 hours
  • Habitat: Heath
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DAY 3: Summit Day (Full Board)

Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our climb to the summit. The trail is steep to Rhino Point and then Cobra Point. The path continues along the ridge of ash and rock to the summit – Socialist Peak. From here, magnificent views of the Kilimanjaro are on offer and you’ll also be able to witness the sunrise before returning back to Miriakamba Hut.

  • Saddle Huts to Summit
  • Elevation: 11,712 ft to 14,977 ft
  • Distance: 5 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

       Summit to Miriakamba Huts

  • Elevation: 14,977 ft to 8,250 ft
  • Distance: 13 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
  • Habitat: Heath
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DAY 4: Momella Gate

On our last day, we descend quickly through the tropical rainforest to Momella Gate. At the base of the mountain, Youth Adventures vehicle will meet us and drive us back to the hotel in Moshi.

  • Miriakamba Huts to Momella Gate
  • Elevation: 11,712 ft to 4,921 ft
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 2-4 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest
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Inquiry About This Tour

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • 3 Season mountain tents
  • Double layered Sleeping Mats
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Filtered water throughout the trek
  • Pre & Post Trek accommodation at the hotel in moshi
  • 2- way private airport transfers

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • FlightsTips to mountain crew
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • Any service not mentioned above
  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is extra (US$65 per toilet + toilet tent)