Mount Meru 4 Days climbing Itinerary
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.
We will gather in the hotel for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check.
We drive from the hotel in Arusha to Momela Gate (1500m / 4921ft).
Dinner and overnight night at Miriakamba Hut (2500m / 8202ft).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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