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6 Days Mount Meru Trek

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6 Days
Availability : Jan 01’ - Dec 31’
Tour start from Moshi / Arusha
Tour will end Moshi / Arusha
Min Age : 16+
Max People : 200
Tour Details - Trekking and Climbing Mount Meru

Located to the east of Arusha town, about 20 kilometers drive from Arusha; Mount Meru is the second-highest mountain in Tanzania. The mountain stands at an altitude of 4566 meters above sea level inside the Arusha National Park.

Meru has one route to the top and can be attempted for three days but we highly recommend doing it for four days for acclimatization. Most alpines use Meru for acclimatization before the Kilimanjaro climb. The mountain has less snow formed at the volcano eruption.

Unlike Kilimanjaro when you are climbing Mount Meru you have to be escorted by an armed ranger(s) as you pass through the Arusha National Park. It is at this time when you will enjoy the walking safari as you pass the groups of African buffaloes, Zebras, Black and white colobus monkeys just a little wildlife to mention.

The Momela and Ngurdoto Lakes are rich in birdlife as you trek to the mountain; birds like Pelicans and Flamingo are closely seen.

Prices are per person and a maximum of 8 people per group.

The number of people in the group:

1 – 4

5 – 8

Price per person

$1170

$1120

Note: All prices are in US Dollars

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1Kilimanjaro Airport - Transfer to Arusha

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be met by our representative. Who will assist you with your luggage and drive to your hotel in Arusha, brief you on your itinerary and help you with your check-in at your hotel.

Overnight at accommodation in Arusha.
Meal Plan: Breakfast.

Day 2Momela Gate - Miriakamba Huts : 13.8Km/ 8.6 M

Elevation:1597m/5240ft to 2503m/8212ft
Altitude gained: 906m

After breakfast depart Moshi about 8:30 a.m drive to Momella gate. Make payment and start the climb with a picnic lunch to the first hut called Miriakamba hut. Dinner and overnight – Miriakamba hut (3 ½ hrs).

Day 3Miriakamba Huts – Saddle Huts: 6.1Km/ 3.8Mi | 2.5 Hrs

Elevation: 2503m/8212ft to 3560m/11,680ft
Altitude gained: 1057m

After breakfast, we proceed with a climb to the second hut called Saddle. This is too steep part compared to the first part (2 ½). During the afternoon, the client can decide to attempt climbing the little Meru peak and back. Dinner and overnight – Saddle hut.

Day 4Saddle Hut - Summit : 5.5Km/ 3.4Mi :Descend To Saddle Hut

Elevation: 3560m/11,680ft to 4566m/14980ft
Altitude gained: 1006m
Descent to 3560m/11680ft
Altitude lost: 1006m

Wake up in the middle-night and have a cup of tea before starting to attempt a big Meru peak. Proceed to summit crossing rocky path and back to Saddle hut for full breakfast. The day will be spent resting. Lunch, dinner, and overnight at Saddle hut.

Day 5Saddle Hut – Momella Gate : 6.5Km/4Mi

Elevation:3560m/11,680ft to 1597m/5240ft
Altitude lost:1963m

Leave Saddle hut and descend down to Momella gate via first hut (Miriakamba) where you will be transferred back to Arusha.

Day 6Transfer to Airport back home / Start Safari or fly to Zanzibar

Overnight at Arusha at the hotel, before being transferred to your journey home, safari, or a relaxing trip to Zanzibar.

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