4 Days Mount Meru Climbing

Overview

4 Days Mount Meru Climbing is the best for acclimatization prior to Mount Kilimanjaro‘s climb; The mountain is the third-highest peak in Africa and is the second-highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,568m.

Mount Meru is the topographic centerpiece of Arusha National Park. Its fertile slopes rise above the surrounding savanna and support a forest that hosts diverse wildlife, including nearly 400 species of birds, monkeys, and leopards.

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International or a similar airport, be picked up, and be transferred to the hotel in Moshi or Arusha for an overnight bed and breakfast. Book your 4 Days Mount Meru Climbing

We drive from Arusha to Momela-Gate. After a short registration at the Gate, our walk will begin with a 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. Dinner and overnight night at Miriakamba Hut.

Elevation (m): (1,500 m to (2,500 m)
Distance: 10 km
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest.

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 make a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (3,820m) for superb views just before sunset.

Dinner and overnight night at Saddle Hut
Elevation (m): 2,514 m to 3,570 m
Distance: 8 km
Hiking Time: 3-5 hours
Habitat: Forest and Moorland

We start early at around 1:30 a.m. 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 Miriakamba Hut.

Elevation (m): 3,570 m to 4,565m to 2,514m
Distance: 5 km up 13 km down
Hiking Time: 10 – 12 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert Moorland and Montane forest.

We 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. The returning transfer will be waiting at Momella Gate to pick you at your hotel in Arusha/Moshi.

Elevation (m): 2,514 m to 1,500 m to 1,387 m
Distance: 10 km
Hiking time: 2-4 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest.

  • Two Nights
  • Accommodation in Moshi/Arusha Bed And Breakfast.
  • Return transportation from Moshi to/from the starting/finishing point on the mountain
  • Qualified guides with mountain crew
  • National park fees
  • Hut fees
  • Cutlery / Crockery / Eating utensils
  • Rescue fees
  • Pulse oximeters
  • First aid kit
  • Guides, porters, cook, waiter salaries
  • Boiled water on the mountain
  • All meals on the mountain (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Guides, porters, waiter, cook accommodation and entry fees on the mountain
  • Armed Ranger Fee.
  1. Guides, Porters, Cook & Waiters tips
  2. Meals and drinks not specified
  3. Gear for your climb
  4. Items of personal nature
  5. Additional nights beyond the two standard hotel nights included
  6. Visas

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