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3 DAYS MOUNT MERU CLIMBING
OVERVIEW

“Climbing Mount Meru”– is on the bucket of most adventure enthusiasts. Climbing Meru gives a truly unique wilderness experience as you ascend to the peak of the mountain. The hike along the gradually ascending slopes of Mount Meru offers the chance to marvel its views and unique vegetation away from the hustle and bustle of civilization.

FULL ITINERARY

DAY 01:

ARUSHA TO MIRIAKAMBA HUT

We drive from Arusha to Momela 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 02:

MIRIAKAMBA HUT TO SADDLE HUT

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 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 03:

SUMMIT DAY

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) 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 Momella gate. The returning transfer will be waiting at Momella Gate to pick you to your hotel in Arusha

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: 12 – 14 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert Moorland and Montane forest.

Inclusions

  •   Ranger fees

  •   Park fees

  •   All meals and mineral water

  •   Salary for the crew

  •   Transport

Exclusions

  •   Tip for the crew

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