3 DAYS MOUNT MERU TREKKING
3 Days Mount Meru Trekking
Mount Meru may be a dormant stratovolcano inside Tanzania.It is that the fifth highest mountain in Africa. Mount Meru is that the topographic centerpiece of Arusha national park . Its fertile slopes rise above the encircling savanna and support a forest that hosts diverse wildlife.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
All around the year
Arrive in Tanzania
Upon arrival at the airport, your driver shall pick you up and drive to your hotel in Arusha. Have a rest and prepare for your safari in the next morning.
Accommodation at appointed Hotel
Arrival in Tanzania
Day 1: Arusha – Momella Gate – Miriakamba Hut
Day 2: Miriakamba Hut – Saddle Hut
Day 3:Saddle Hut – Meru Summit Socialist Peak – Miriakamba
- 2 Nights’ accommodation in Arusha
- 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
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- International flights
- Additional accommodation
- Services not mentioned in the program
- Travel insurance
- Items of a personal nature
Arrive in Tanzania
Upon arrival at the airport, your driver shall pick you up and drive you to your hotel in Arusha. Have a rest and prepare for your Trekking.
Day 1: ARUSHA-MOMELLA GATE-MIRIAKAMBA HUT
The tour starts after breakfast in your lodge where you drive to Ngongongare gate via Usa river town. At the gate your guide will do all paper work before driving along Arusha National Park with some stops for wildlife spotting, reach Momella gate for final checkup of porters & luggage.
Afterward 3 days Mt meru trekking will start with polepole pace, the first day is more or less similar to a walking safari, on the way you may spot some animal species like reticulated Giraffes, Zebras, Waterbuck and Buffaloes. Since the hiking is inside the park an armed TANAPA ranger will be escorting you all the way to the camp.
Day 2: MIRIAKAMBA HUT – SADDLE HUT
After breakfast start your 3 days Mt Meru trekking along the steep path on the forest zone, see various birds and animal along the way. On the way you will view Mount Meru Crater & the Ash Tray. Reach Saddle Hut situated at the alpine desert zone for hot lunch (but this will depend on your pace).
After Lunch and some rest, you have an option of acclimatization hike at Little Meru (3,820 m), this is a good hike with some great view of great Meru & the area around & it makes you ready for a night attempt on summit the main Meru Mountain. Early dinner will be served on this day so that you can have enough rest before your midnight summit attempt.
Overnignt at Saddle Huts
Day 3: SADDLE HUT – MERU SUMMIT SOCIALIST PEAK – MIRIAKAMBA HUT
Wake up at 01:30 after midnight for tea and biscuit before you start your final push to the summit at 01:30 hrs. This final day of your 3 days Mt Meru trekking you will start by trading on the steep grade path up to Rhino point at (3800 m) then reach Cobra point at (4,350 m).
From there the trekking will be on rocky ridge in between the Crater and the inner cliffs of Meru Mountain. Reach the summit during the first rays of sun from the East (4,566 m). During clear days, morning can be the best time to view his Majesty Kilimanjaro Mountain, the total cliffs of the crater drops intensely at almost 1000 feet or more.
Spending sometimes at the summit for pictures before return back to Saddle Hut for some rest & afterward continue down to Miriakamba Hut & to Mommella gate for check out.
Overnight at Karama Lodge