Exhilarating Mount Meru expedition in Tanzania, commencing in either Moshi or Arusha. Your journey starts with a private transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to your base, a charming hotel nestled on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. The itinerary offers a pre-climb briefing, equipment check, and verification of mandatory medical and travel insurance. Day 2 takes you to Momela Gate with an armed ranger, where wildlife sightings are possible. On Day 3, trek from Miriakamba Hut to Saddle Hut, reveling in panoramic views. Day 4 promises a triumphant summit of Mount Meru, complete with a stunning sunrise. Your descent to Momella Gate and transfer to Arusha concludes the journey on Day 5. Day 6 sees your departure from Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), ensuring a memorable 4-day Mount Meru climb encompassing breathtaking vistas, adventure, and unforgettable experiences.
Day 1: Arrive in Moshi or Arusha
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) at your convenience. A private transfer will be waiting to take you to Arusha or Moshi, where you’ll have the rest of the day to relax. You’ll stay at the Hotel, situated beautifully on the slope of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the perfect place to prepare for your Mount Meru adventure. In the hotel, we’ll convene for a pre-climb briefing and equipment check, ensuring you have the necessary medical coverage and travel insurance.
Day 2: Miriakamba Hut (Full board)
We begin with a drive from Ilboru Safari Lodge in Arusha to Momela Gate. Following a brief registration at the gate, our trek begins with a fully armed ranger as our escort, providing an opportunity to observe wildlife such as elephants, zebras, giraffes, monkeys, antelopes, and often, elephants along the route. Dinner and an overnight stay await you at Miriakamba Hut. Momela Gate to Miriakamba Hut (2500 m.): 5-7 hours of walking.
Day 3: Saddle Hut (Full board)
The journey from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a shorter day but involves a steep climb. You’ll take a leisurely walk along the ridge, enjoying spectacular views of the Meru Crater and the impressive Ash Cone. After a hot lunch at Saddle Hut, there’s an option for a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (3,820m) to witness superb views shortly before sunset. Dinner and an overnight stay are at Saddle Hut. Miriakamba Hut to Saddle Hut (3500 m.): 3-5 hours of walking.
Day 4: Saddle Hut to the summit to Miriakamba Hut (Full board)
Around 1:30 a.m., we embark on an early climb, ascending steeply to Rhino Point (3,800 m.), then continuing to Cobra Point (4350m). You’ll reach the summit (4,566 m) just in time for sunrise, with a chance to catch a glimpse of Kilimanjaro Peak above the clouds if conditions allow. The final leg of the climb involves navigating a spectacular narrow ridgeline positioned between the sheer inner cliffs and the sloping outer wall of the crater. Following a brief rest and brunch at Saddle Hut, our descent to Meriakamba Hut begins. Saddle Hut to the summit to Miriakamba Hut: 10-12 hours of walking.
Day 5: Miriakamba Hut to Momella Gate to Arusha (Full board)
A short and rapid descent leads through open grassland and mixed forest, offering the possibility of spotting wildlife before reaching Momella Gate in the late morning. At Momella Gate, your return transfer will be waiting to take you to Arusha at Ilboru Safari Lodge. Miriakamba Hut to Momella Gate: 2-3 hours of walking.
Day 6: Depart Arusha (None)
Your journey concludes as you depart from Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), with a private departure transfer arranged for your convenience.
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Trekking on Mount Meru for Charity Challenge?
You can undertake the above climb for your charity or group charity.