4 DAYS MOUNT MERU
Mount Meru 4 Days Climbing Itinerary is the best for acclimatization before Mount Kilimanjaro climbing; The Mountain is the third highest peak in Africa and is the second-highest mountain Tanzania at 4,568m. The mountain is located within Arusha National Park, Tanzania’s gem. This prime location gives trekkers the chance to spot some of the wildlife that inhabits the area. The ascend 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.
Day 1: Arrive in Moshi or Arusha
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). We will arrange a private transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). To Arusha or Moshi, where the rest of the day is at leisure. You will stay at the Hotel, which is beautifully located on the slope of Mt. Kilimanjaro and is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure. We will gather in the Hotel for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.
Day 2: Miriakamba Hut (Full board)
We drive from Ilboru Safari Lodge in Arusha to Momela Gate. After a short registration at the Gate, our walk will begin with a full armed ranger escorting us; we can see the wild animals, including elephants, zebras, giraffe, monkeys, antelope, and often elephants, along the route. Dinner and overnight night at Miriakamba Hut.Momela Gate to Miriakamba Hut (2500 m.): 5-7 hours walking.
Day 3: Saddle Hut (Full board)
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. After hot lunch at Saddle Hut, we can do a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (3,820m) for superb views just before sunset. Dinner and overnight night at Saddle Hut.Miriakamba Hut to Saddle Hut (3500 m.): 3-5 hours walking.
Day 4: Saddle Hut to the summit to Miriakamba Hut (Full board)
At around 1:30 a.m, we start early to climb steeply to Rhino Point (3,800 m.) and on to Cobra Point (4350m). We reach the summit (4,566 m) 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 ridgeline 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 Meriakamba Hut. Saddle Hut to the summit to Miriakamba Hut: 10-12 hours walking.
Day 5: Miriakamba Hut to Momella Gate to Arusha (Full board)
We take a short and fast descent way through open grassland and mixed forest, with the possibility of seeing wildlife before reaching Momella Gate in the late morning. The returning transfer will be waiting at Momella Gate to Arusha at Ilboru Safari Lodge. Miriakamba Hut Momella Gate: 2-3 hours walking.
Day 6: Depart Arusha(None)
Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) Private departure transfer is included.
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Trekking on Mount Meru for Charity Challenge?
You can undertake the above climb for your charity or group charity.