3 Days Mount Meru climbing

Code: LMJUYH
3 DAYS TOUR

Product Description

The 3 Day Mount Meru Climb & Hike is the best for acclimatization prior to Mount Kilimanjaro climbing; The Mountain is the third highest peak in Africa and is the second highest mountain in 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.

Because Mount Meru is located in Arusha National Park, hikers must climb with an armed ranger due to the wide range of wildlife living on the mountain. On the lower slopes of the mountain, hikers are more likely to see elephants, giraffes, and buffalo! As hikers continue their ascents, the trail follows the north rim of the volcano’s crater along a dramatic ridge line. Throughout the climb, hikers sleep in designated huts along the trail. Hikers reach the summit as the sun is rising and they will have spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and of the Mt. Meru Crater. An easy 40-minute drive from Arusha. Approximately 60 km (35 miles) from Kilimanjaro International Airport. The lakes, forest and Ngurdoto Crater can all be visited in the course of a half-day outing at the beginning or end of an extended northern safari. NOTE: Mountain Climbing Permits duration time is 12 HOURS.

INCLUDED
Entry Park Fees Experienced Professional Tour guide
All taxes Gate transfer
Crew Wages Cook and Porters
4 Breakfast, 5 Lunch and 4 Dinner While on Mountain Sanitizer
NOT INCLUDED
Local and International flights Tips to Guide, Cook and Porters.
Mountain Climbing Gears Medical insurance
Visa, Airport pick-up & Drop up, Hotel Before & after Mountain.

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. Arrival (Arusha / Kilimanjaro airport) – Moshi

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport, your Tanzania Best Safaris guide will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in Moshi/Arusha. Settle into your accommodation, relax and get used to the African atmosphere. Ready to start your 3 Days Mount Meru Hiking the next day.

Accommodation:

Meal: Bed & Breakfast

overnight stay.

Moshi - Kilimanjaro White House Hotel (Recommended)

Arusha- Mrimba Palm Hotel (Recommended)

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DAY 1: Moshi/Arusha - Momela Gate - Miriakamba Hut

We drive from Moshi/Arusha to Momela Gate. After a short registration at the Gate our walk will begin with 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): (1,387 m to (1,500 m)

• Elevation (ft): 4,921 ft) to 3,000 ft )

• Distance: 10 km

• Hiking Time: 4-6 hours

• Habitat: Montane Forest.

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DAY 2: Miriakamba Hut to the Saddle Hut

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 at Saddle Hut.

• Elevation (m): 2,514 m to 3,570 m

• Elevation (ft): 8,250 ft to 11,712 ft

• Distance: 8 km

• Hiking Time: 3-5 hours

• Habitat: Forest and Moorland.

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DAY 3: Saddle Hut - Summit - Momela Gate - Moshi/ Arusha

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

• Elevation (m): 3,570 m to 4,565m to 2,514m

• Elevation (ft): 14,977ft to 11,712 ft to 8,250ft

• Distance: 5 km up 13 km down

• Hiking Time: 12 – 14 hours

• Habitat: Alpine Desert Moorland and Montane forest.

Accommodation:

Meal: Bed & Breakfast

overnight stay.

Moshi - Kilimanjaro White House Hotel (Recommended)

Arusha- Mrimba Palm Hotel (Recommended)

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