MOUNT MERU-4 DAYS CLIMBING-ITINERARY is the best for acclimatization prior to the Kilimanjaro climb. The Mountain is the third highest peak in Africa and is the second-highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,568m
MOUNT MERU-4 DAYS CLIMBING-ITINERARY is the best for acclimatization prior to the Kilimanjaro climb. 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 climbers the chance to spot some of the wildlife.EMAIL US AT ANY TIME TO DISCUSS YOUR TRIP AND GET AN ACCURATE QUOTATION.DAY 1: ARRIVE IN TANZANIA.Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Outstanding Tanzania Safari will arrange a private transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to Arusha Safari Lodge, where the rest of the day is at leisure. We stay at the Arusha Safari Lodge, which is beautifully located on the slope of Mt. Meru and is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure.We will gather in the hotel for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check.We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.Dinner and overnight at Arusha Safari Lodge: Bed, dinner, and Breakfast-included.DAY 2: MERIAKAMBA HUT (FULL BOARD)We drive from 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 giraffes, 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 kmHiking Time: 4-6 hoursHabitat: Montane Forest.DAY 3: SADDLE HUT (FULL BOARD)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 a 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 HutElevation(m): 2,514 m to 3,570 mElevation(ft): 8,250 ft to 11,712 ftDistance: 8 kmHiking Time: 3-5 hoursHabitat: Forest and Moorland.DAY 4: SUMMIT DAY (FULL BOARD)We start early at around 1:30 a.m. To climb steeply to Rhino Point (3,800 m.) and onto 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 Meriakamba Hut.Elevation (m): 3,570 m to 4,565m to 2,514mElevation (ft): 14,977ft to 11,712 ft to 8,250ftDistance: 5 km up 13 km downHiking Time: 10 – 12 hoursHabitat: Alpine Desert Moorland and Montane forest.DAY 5: MERIAKAMBA HUT TO MOMELLA GATE TO ARUSHA (FULL BOARD)We take a short and fast descent way through open grassland and mixed forest, with the possibility of seeing wildlife before reaching the Momella Gate in the late morning.The returning transfer will be waiting at the Momella gate to pick up you to Arusha at Safari Lodge.Elevation(m): 2,514 m to 1,500 m to 1,387 mElevation(ft): 4,921 ft to 8,250 ft to 4,921ftDistance: 10 kmHiking time: 2-4 hoursHabitat: Montane ForestDinner and overnight at Arusha Safari Lodge: Bed, dinner, and Breakfast-included.DAY 6: DEPART ARUSHA (NONE)Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport, private departure transfer is included.MOUNT MERU-4 DAYS CLIMBING-ITINERARY INCLUDES:• 2 Nights accommodation in Arusha or Moshi and three meals a day while on the Mountain.• Private professional mountain guides• All Park fees• Rescue Fees• All meals while on the Mountain• Arrival and Departure transfers• Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees• Pulse Oximeters• Walking Poles• First aid supplies• Flying Doctor ServiceMOUNT MERU-4 DAYS CLIMBING-ITINERARY EXCLUDES:• Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival• Personal Expenses (e.g. Laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)• Meals not listed above• Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc.)• Tips and any items of personal nature.