Mount Meru Climbing

Description

Climb the amazing peak of mount meru the fifth highest mountain in Africa, the second mountain in Tanzania after Kilimanjaro. Located in Arusha just 27 km from arusha town, at its 4566 m offers spectacular view of Kilimanjaro when the day is clear. The trail begins at Momella gate and takes you to explore the plants and animals on the way to Miriakamba Hut 2500m. the following day will ascend to Saddle hut to prepare to summit at midnight then back to Miriakamba for overnight before walking back to Momella gate and driven back to Arusha.

                                                                                                                                                                             

Mount Meru Climbing 4 days itinerary.

Day 0.  Arrive at Airport.

Picked then transfer to Arusha town for overnight at the hotel meals b/b                                                                                                                                   

Day1 Airport  Momella gate to Miriakamba Hut.  After breakfast in the Morning transfer to Arusha park at Momella gate, after registration the first day hiking will start accompany by licensed guides, 1 arm park ranger, cooker and porters, this day hiking it is similar like walking safaris several animal on the way, you will pass through ngarenanyki river, waterfall at the base of mount meru, arrive at Miriakamba hut (2500m) enjoy the beautifull sunset at late evening before dinner and overnight.                                                                                                        Walking duration: 5-7 hours

Day2. Miriakamba Hut to Saddle Hut (3500m). After breakfast you will start ascending to the steep trail along the ridge of the saddle, you might also spot various wild animals on the way. The view of mount meru and the ash tray is amazing, after arrive at the camp you will have an option of hiking to the little meru (3820m) with your guides for more acclimatization, after an early dinner you will have an ample rest before attempt ascending to the summit at midnight.                                                                                                                                        Walking duration: 3-5 hours

Day3. Saddle Hut to Summit (4566m). Starting at just midnight at 00:30, you will have tea and biscuits with you and then begin hiking to the summit attempt at 1:30am the trail starts off on a steep grade to rhino point (3800m) to cobra point (4350m), the last hour of the hiking will be on a rocky ridge between the crater and inner cliff of meru mountain, reach at the summit at (4566m) at sunrise with spectacular views of meru ash tray and Kilimanjaro mountain, after enjoy the view you will descend to Miriakamba hut for dinner and overnight.                                                                                                                                                              Walking Duration: 10-12 hours

Day4. Miriakamba hut to Arusha town/airport for departure. 

Today you will return back to Arusha town, then transfer to airport for departure or you may have an overnight in Arusha.