5-Day Climb Mount Meru

$1200/ Per Person

Duration

6 Days

Min Age

12+

Tour Type

Mid Range

Location

Arusha

Posted 73 Days ago

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Head on this 4-day hike starting off the trail with a walking safari spotting buffaloes, giraffes, baboons, Before getting soaked up with this beautiful but strenuous trail enjoying the best views of the Kilimanjaro. Unlike the 3 days, you will have more time to rest your legs & acclimatize you will also overnight in huts this hike is mostly done to pre acclimatize.

Why you will love this trip?

  • Wildlife viewing
  • on the lower slopes of the mountain which is amazing
  • Chances to get stunning view of the Arusha region and Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Relatively cheaper and less challenging option to the Kilimanjaro

Day 1 : Pick up from the airport

 Mt Meru

On this day you will be picked up from the airport either the Kilimanjaro or Arusha airport, will then drive to Tulia spa & boutique hotel once you arrive & settled in, your guide will arrive briefly after to brief you on the hike, what to expect day by day as well as checking if you have all necessary gears for the hike.

  Accommodation:

  • ✓  Name: Tulia boutique & spa
  • ✓  Type: Hotel
  • ✓  Level: Mid-range

Day 2 : Arusha to the Ngongongare gate, then Trek to Miriakamba Huts

 Mt Meru

You will be picked up from your accommodation and transferred to the main gate of Arusha national park, Ngongongare. After completing the paperwork, you will start your hike with a walking safari escorted by a park ranger on the way to Momela gate where your treks begin on the way to the first hut through Momela gate.

  • Momella Gate to Miriakamba Huts.
  • Elevation: 4,921 ft to 8,250 ft.
  • Distance: 10 km.
  • Hiking Time: 4-6 hours.
  • Habitat: Rain Forest.

  Accommodation:

  • ✓  Name: Miriakamba Huts.
  • ✓  Type: Bush Camp
  • ✓  Level: Budget

Day 3 : Trek to Saddle Huts

 Mt Meru

Soon after your breakfast, the steepness of the landscape continues as you get higher, and the vegetation pattern and weather also change dramatically. And at this point, you will be able to see the pick of Kilimanjaro on the eastern side.
The trail will take you to a saddle hut near the summit, where you stay overnight.

  • Miriakamba Huts to Saddle Huts.
  • Elevation: 8,250 ft to 11,712 ft.
  • Distance: 8 km.
  • Hiking Time: 3-5 hours.
  • Habitat: Heath.

  Accommodation:

  • ✓  Name: Saddle Huts
  • ✓  Type: Bush Camp
  • ✓  Level: Budget

Day 4 : Summit attempt, Later descend back to the Hut

 Mt Meru

Today will be dedicated to the summiting attempt at the peak of Mount Meru. the trail will pass through the steep ridge uphill where you will be required to trek slowly until the peak is reached. Reach the top, enjoy the sunrise, take more photos, and celebrate. Later descend again to the mariakamba hut overnight.

  • 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.

  Accommodation:

  • ✓  Name: Miriakamba Huts.
  • ✓  Type: Bush Camp
  • ✓  Level: Budget

Day 5 : Descend to the main gate and drive back to Arusha/Mosh

 Mt Meru

This will be the final day in Mount Merur, 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. A certificate will be rewarded to those who attempt the summit.

  • Elevation: 11,712 ft to 4,921 ft
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 2-4 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Fores
  • Our drivers will be waiting at the gate to pick you up back to yatr hotel in Arusha or Moshi.

  Accommodation:

  • ✓  Name: details to be confirmed!
  • ✓  Type: details to be confirmed!
  • ✓  Level: details to be confirmed!

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