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Mt Meru Climb

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Duration

6 Days

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Unlimited

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Overview

Discover and inspire the adventure in you by climbing the second-highest mountain in Tanzania after Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895 m), Mount Meru (4,562 m) trailing through the famous Momella route.

Mt Meru, located in the heart of Arusha National Park and 43 miles west of Mount Kilimanjaro in the country of Tanzania, is considered as the best for acclimatization before Mount Kilimanjaro climbing. It’s an incredible vantage volcano point that offers the beautiful view of Kilimanjaro and wildlife unparalleled in Tanzania.

Unlike Kilimanjaro having seven official trekking routes, there is only one standard route to the peak of Meru, the Momella route. The climb to the summit doesn’t require a high level of mountaineering skills but don’t be mistaken; it is a challenging climb as it is indeed high enough to cause altitude sickness.

Throughout the journey from the beginning to the end, we are rewarded with the serene beauty of Arusha National Park. On the lower slopes of the climb, you can witness the wide range of wildlife. As you gradually ascent through the Momella route, you cross through the north rim of the volcano’s crater along a dramatic ridgeline.

As a saying ‘The best view comes after the hardest climb,’ once you reach the summit, you get the spectacular view of the sunrise over Mount Kilimanjaro and the scenic beauty of the wildlife.

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Itinerary

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Day 1 : Transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Moshi

Transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Moshi (time and flight details to be confirmed). Pre-climb briefing on trek and overnight Moshi [D]

Day 2 : Drive from Mountain in to Meru Gate

Drive from Mountain in to Meru Gate. Start climb to Miriakamba which takes about 4 hour. This will be a gradual climb through the rain forest. Overnight at Miriakamba Hut. (2470m)

Day 3 : Trek to Saddle Hut

Trek to Saddle Hut, Continue through the forest, steeply climbing than the previous day and the path winds up through the rainforest. If it has been raining, some of the steeper sections may be muddy and care must be taken. A clearing in the trees on Elephant Ridge offers great views to the summit and down into the crater. We continue upwards through grassy clearings to reach Saddle Hut (3570m), on a wide col between the slopes of Meru and Little Meru. The short walk to the summit of Little Meru is rewarding for the views across to Meru’s summit, Overnight at Saddle Hut. (3570m

Day 4 : Sunrise at Mt Meru-Mirikamba Hut

Sunrise at Mt Meru , After a quick breakfast at about 2 Am, we start the walk to the summit by the light of Our head torches, with the aim of watching the sunrise over the africa’s highest mountain Kilimanjaro and the African plains from the top. After about an hour we reach Rhino Point, from where there are great views across to Kili and down to the base of the ash cone. From Rhino Point there is a short scramble across rocks on to the crater rim. Summit about 7 am. After signing the summit register, under the Tanzanian flag, we take some time out to enjoy the sunshine on the summit and then begin the long descent to Miriakamba Hut. A long day, but excellent preparation for the bigger climb to come Return to Mirikamba Hut (2470m)

Day 5 : Meru Gate-Moshi

Breakfast head down to the Meru Gate where we collect the Certificate then drive to Aurisa National park for Game drive. Evening arrive at the Moshi.

Day 6 : Departure

Breakfast. End of our services, We will drop you to the airport and final departure.

Included/Excluded

  • 3 nights’ accommodation on full board basis
  • Mt Meru conservation fees (entry fees)
  • Trained and certified English speaking guide/s
  • Trained and certified porters (1 porter per person for personal mountain luggage of 15kg max.)
  • Trained and certified cook / chef, utensils, cutlery, crockery etc.
  • All meals on the mountain on full board basis
  • Camping chairs, tables, dining tent
  • light dome tent per two passengers sharing
  • Four or three season light dome single tent for tour leader
  • 1 Transfer from Moshi to park gates per group
  • 1 Transfer from park gates to Moshi per group
  • Safe and luggage storage at Mountain Inn while on trek
  • Boiled drinking water on trek
  • Basic first aid kit per group
  • 1 x JRO – Moshi transfer
  • Tips / gratuities
  • International Flight In and out
  • Additional transfers from park gates to Moshi
  • Extra nights’ accommodation
  • Beverages such as soft drinks, alcohol etc.
  • Metal water bottles, water bladders etc. (please note: no soft plastics are permitted on the mountain)
  • Items of personal nature

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