Mount Meru trekking

4 Days Mount Meru Trekking

Including 2 Night Before & After Climb

Trip Overview:

Mount Meru is spectacular volcano located in the center of Arusha National Park. At 14,980 feet high, Meru serves as a great warm up to Mount Kilimanjaro or a complete standalone hike in it of itself. The crowds that can plague Kilimanjaro are non-existent here, allowing for a solitary, peaceful trek. Accommodations are in wood huts.

Mount Meru is ideal for altitude acclimatization and you may elect to climb Mount Kilimanjaro with a lower number of days after climbing Meru. Many people who climb both mountains have a quiet preference for the humble Mount Meru. Although about 4,000 feet lower than Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru is still a very tall mountain.


Trip Itinerary:

Arrival: Kilimanjaro International airport:

Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and be welcomed by Office representative who'll transfer you to the hotel. Spend time relaxing with a drink in front of the fireplace or beside the swimming pool, or take a walk along the rows of emerald-green coffee plants.

Day 1: Momella Gate to Miriakamba Huts
Elevation: 4,921 ft to 8,250 ft
Distance: 10 km 
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest

We depart Moshi or Arusha for Momella Gate in Arusha National Park for the necessary formalities before beginning our trek. The hiking trail begins in open grassland with an armed ranger as the possibility of seeing wildlife – giraffe, zebras, antelope, elephant and buffalo – is high. We climb steadily through the rain forest until the reach Miriakamba Huts, situated in a grassy glade.

Day 2: Miriakamba Huts to Saddle Huts
Elevation: 8,250 ft to 11,712 ft
Distance: 8 km
Hiking Time: 3-5 hours
Habitat: Heath

We continue climbing through the rain forest until we enter the heath zone accompanied by giant heather and other moorland vegetation. Along the ridge of the saddle, we have views of Mount Meru Crater and the Ash Tray. After arriving at Saddle Huts, there is an option to hike to the top of Little Mount Meru for superb views and to further aid acclimatization.

Day 3: Saddle Huts to Summit
Elevation: 11,712 ft to 14,977 ft
Distance: 5 km
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert

Summit to Miriakamba Huts
Elevation: 14,977 ft to 8,250 ft
Distance: 13 km
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Heath

Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our climb to the summit. The trail is steep to Rhino Point and then Cobra Point. The path continues along the ridge of ash and rock to the summit - Socialist Peak. Here we enjoy magnificent views of Kilimanjaro and the sunrise before returning to Miriakamba Huts.

Day 4: Miriakamba Huts to Momella Gate
Elevation: 11,712 ft to 4,921 ft
Distance: 10 km
Hiking Time: 2-4 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest

On our last day, we descend quickly through the tropical rainforest to Momella Gate. At the base of the mountain, our vehicle will meet us and drive us back to the hotel in Arusha or Moshi or waiting for the agreed time or date to transfer you to airport.

 

 Price per Person (USD):


  Luxury Accommodation: 

Solo climber:      $. 1,200   Book Now >

For 2 - 4 person:   $. 900   Book Now >

For 5 - 8 person:  $.  850    Book Now >

For 9+   person:  $.   800    Book Now >

 

√  Best Price Guaranteed.

√  Your will be contacted instantly or within 24hours.

 

What Includes on This Tour


1 Nights’ shared, budget accommodation at the Leopard Hotel in Moshi (B&B).

 Return transfers between the hotel to the start / finish point of a climb.

 All Arusha National Park gate fees, camping / hut fees and climbing permits.

 Mount Meru rescue fees (Kilimanjaro Rescue Team).

 Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid).

 Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only).

  All national park fees and Entry Fees.

  Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari.

 Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters and cook.

 Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain.

 Hut Fees.

Water for washing up daily.

√ Porter to carry your duffel bag, with maximum weight of 15kg / 32 lbs, from one camp to the next camp.

 Airport Transfers.

What Excludes on the tour


× International and airport taxes.

× Travel Insurance.

× Passport and travel visa requirements (Tanzania visa is required).

× Compulsory tips for crew/day (average tip is anything from USD $20/guide | USD $15/assistance guide | USD $10/Chef | USD $5/@porter.

× Single room surcharge.

× Holiday supplement: Applicable on 24, 25, 31 December on accommodations: $25/person.

× Alcoholic and soft drinks.

× Accommodation after Trekking (available on request).

× Visa fees.

× Optional but highly recommended travel and medical insurance.

× Personal hiking/trekking gear – you could rent some of the gear in Tanzania.

× Optional but highly recommended travel and medical insurance.

× Optional but highly recommended travel and medical insurance.

Mount Meru trekking
Mount Meru trekking

Tanzania popular active safari


 Tour Offered By: MAMA AFRICA SAFARI LTD.

Our Offices:

Tanzania popular active safariTanzania

Tanzania popular active safariKenya

Tanzania popular active safariUganda

Founded In: 2010

Employees: 20 - 30

Copyright©2018 Mama Africa Safari.All Rights Reserved.
          Sakina Kwa iddi Block 1745 - Arusha