Mount Meru 4 DaysTrek

The ascension to the volcano Mt. Meru is the perfect preparation for the conquest of Kilimanjaro. You can get used to the heights (around 15.000 feet) and it is possible to test out the equipment so that you will be able to correct and improve it at the rest day that lies between the climbing of Kilimanjaro.
We recommend a four-day tour. You will spend the nights in the so-called “Swiss” huts, which nobody would expect to find in Africa. Even to the top of the volcano animals roam, especially buffalo. At the foot of Mt. Meru you often meet with giraffes, elephants, wild hogs, antelopes, baboons and a great variety of birds.
To ensure your safety the group is accompanied by an armed ranger. On the tour you will cross many different vegetation zones, as there is open grassland, mountain forest, swamp, giant heather and penurious rocks, therefore you have the chance to experience.

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Private transportation
    • Guides & Porters' Salaries
    • Filtered water throughout the trek
    • Hot Water For Wash
    • Entry/Admission - Momella Lakes
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Meru
    What's excluded :
    • Visas, Travel Insurance & Flights
    • Personal Trekking Gears
    • Gratuities
    • Laundry Serices
    • Items of personal nature
    • Alcohol & Non-Alcoholic beverages

  • Day 1: Arusha to Momela-Gate

    Stop At: Momella Lakes, Arusha National Park, Arusha Tanzania
    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
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight night at Miriakamba Hut.

    Day 2: From Makamba Huts to Suddle Huts

    Stop At: Mount Meru, Arusha National Park 00255 Tanzania
    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
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: overnight night at Saddle Hut

    Day 3: Saddle Hut to Summit, then descend to Mariakamba

    Stop At: Mount Meru, Arusha National Park 00255 Tanzania
    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 Meriakamba 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.
    Duration: 11 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Mariakamba

    Day 4: Mariakamba to Arusha/Moshi

    Stop At: Arusha, Arusha, Arusha Region
    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
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Arusha/Moshi
  • Departure Point :
    Arusha, Tanzania
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Kilimanjaro Safari Experience

Activity ID: V-237745P8

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