4 Days Mt Meru trekking
4 Days Mt Meru trekking & tours via momella route is one of the best hiking in Tanzania as it includes wildlife spotting along Arusha national park. Mt Meru is the second highest Mt in Tanzania & the fifth in African landmass. Climbing Mount Meru in 4 days is a great hike & can be combined with Zanzibar beach holidays or short Tanzania safaris
Day 1: Arusha – Momella Gate – Miriakamba Hut
After leisurely breakfast at your lodge/hotel in Arusha you will drive to Arusha National park first gate for registration then you will proceed to Momella Gate the starting point. When you and your guide are finishing other park formalities at Tanzania National Park (TANAPA) office, porters & cook will be organizing, packing & weighing all that needed for this hike. You will possibly have your packed lunch at the gate before starting
Afterward you will start climbing Mt Meru, the first day is more or less similar to a walking safari, on the way you should anticipate to spot some giraffes, zebras, antelopes and buffaloes. Since there is high possibility of spotting wildlife, you will be escorted by an armed ranger hired through TANAPA.
On the way you will pass the Ngarenanyuki River and if taking the short cut you will pass by a beautiful waterfall at the foot of Mt. Meru. Late afternoon you will arrive at Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m), your chef will prepare some coffee/tea and then hot water to wash, then will enjoy the beautiful sunset while waiting for dinner.
Dinner and overnight at Miriakamba Hut
Day 2: Miriakamba Hut – Saddle Hut
After breakfast you will start your Mt Meru climbing on a steep path along the forest zone, various wildlife can be seen along the way. This trial offer views of Mt. Meru Crater as well as the Ash Tray. Arrive at Saddle Hut, the alpine desert zone during lunch time.
After Lunch and some rest, if you wish you can climb Little Meru (3,820 m) with your guide for spectacular view of the area around Mount Meru and for further acclimatization. You will be served an early dinner so that you can have enough rest before your midnight summit attempt. Sleep around 19:00 hrs.
Overnight at Saddle Hut
Day 3: Saddle Hut – Meru Summit Socialist Peak – Miriakamba
Wake up call will be at 00:30 hours tea and biscuit will be served before beginning your summit attempt at around 01:30 hrs. Climbing Mt Meru on this day start by trading on the steep grade trial up to Rhino point (3,800 m) then to Cobra point (4,350 m).
From there you will walk on rocky ridge in between the Crater and the inner cliffs of Mt Meru. In early morning you will get to the summit (4,566 m) and witness the sun rise from the East. Normally at this early Kilimanjaro is clearly seen, the complete cliffs of the Crater drops intensely at nearly 1000 feet or more.
After spending sometimes at the summit return back to Saddle Hut for some leisurely brunch and afterward continue downward to Miriakamba Hut for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Miriakamba – Momella gate – Arusha
Your Climbing to Mt Meru is now getting to the end, after some rest and leisurely breakfast, begin you way down to Momella gate, the hiking is through the forest where it is most likely to see some animals. If you took the long router on your first day then your descending will be via tululunsi water falls. At the gate you will meet your driver who is already there waiting for you. After say a farewell & tipping to you crew, you will drive back to Arusha.
Climbing Mt Meru can be combine with our Tanzania wildlife safari or beach holiday in Zanzibar. Please let us know you wishes and desire.
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After breakfast, finish the trek with a hike through Momela Gate. The trail may be slippery following rain. Our vehicles will meet you at Momela Gate to take you back to Arusha.
INCLUDED IN TREKKING PACKAGE:
- Mount Meru trekking according to the itinerary
- Professional, English-speaking
- Pre and Post accommodations (2 nights Bed and Breakfast)
- Airport Transfers
- Meals according to the itinerary
- Drinking water and Full Board Meals
- All National Park & Hut Fees
- Gate Transfers
EXCLUDED FROM TREKKING PACKAGE:
- Visa fees
- Travel or Medical Insurance is required and you should ask for Recommendation
- Gamow Bag
- Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
- Personal hire gear such as trekking poles, sleeping bags, etc.