Mount Meru 4 Days climbing Itinerary

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 Mount Meru gate

Mt Meru tree  Mt Meru waterfall

 

Mount Meru 4 Days Climbing Itinerary is the best for acclimatization prior to Mt Kilimanjaro climbing. 
The Mountain is the third highest peak in Tanzania and is one of the highest mountains in Africa at 4566m (14980ft)
The mountain is located within Arusha National Park, Tanzania’s gem. This prime location gives trekkers the chance to spot some of wildlife that inhabits the area. The ascent is quite steep, the route to the summit passes over streams, through parkland, montane forest, a giant heather zone and moorland. The summit is reached by a narrow, barren ridge, which provides stunning views of the Ash Cone lying several thousand feet below in the crater.
 
 
Mt Meru Crater
 
 
Day 0
Arrive in Arusha
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). You will meet with a driver from Kileo tours holding the sign with your names ready to take you to the lodge where the rest of the day is at leisure. 
We will gather in the hotel for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check.
 
 
Day 1
Momella Gate ─ Miriakamba Hut                                              ↑ 1000m / 3281ft
We drive from the hotel in Arusha to Momela Gate (1500m / 4921ft). 
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. 5-6 hours walking.
Dinner and overnight night at Miriakamba Hut (2500m / 8202ft).
 

Mt Meru monkey  Mt Meru giraffe

 
 

Day 2
Miriakamba Hut ─ Saddle Hut                           ↑ 1000m / 3281ft
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. 3-5 hours walking.
After hot lunch at Saddle Hut we can make a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (3820m /12533ft) for superb views just before sunset.
Dinner and overnight at Saddle Hut (3500m / 11483ft).

 

Mirakamba hut  Mt Meru flowers

 

 
Day 3
Saddle Hut ─ Summit ─ Miriakamba Hut                    ↑ 1066m / 3497ft, ↓ 2066m / 6778ft
We start early at around 1:30 a.m. to climb steeply to Rhino Point 3800m(12467ft) We reach the summit 4566m (14980ft) on time for sunrise there is a possibility to see Kilimanjaro Peak above the clouds.
 
Mt Meru sunset
 

The final part of the climb is along a spectacular narrow ridge line 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 Miriakamba Hut.
Saddle Hut to the summit to Miriakamba Hut: 10-12 hours walking.

Mt Meru topMt Meru summit 

 

 
Day 4
Miriakamba Hut - Momella Gate – Arusha                              ↓ 1000m / 3281ft
We take a short and fast descent way through open grassland and mixed forest, with possibility of seeing wildlife before reaching Momella Gate in the late morning.
The returning transfer from Kileo tours will be waiting at Momella Gate to Arusha.
Miriakamba Hut Momella Gate: 2-3 hours walking.
 
Mt Meru buffelo  Mt Meru waterfall
 
 

The package will include: 

  • Transfer from Arusha and three meals a day while on the Mountain
  • Professional mountain guides
  • All Park fees
  • Hut fees
  • Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries

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