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Meru Mountain Climb
At a height of 4,566 meters (14,980 ft), Mount Meru is a dormant stratovolcano located in Arusha National Park, 70 Kilometres, west of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Climbing this mountain to the summit will take a professional climber for 2 days but a regular person, it will take 3 to 4 days.
This Mountain is ideal for visitors who want to test their trekking abilities as it gives you a short time to acclimatize compared to its cousin Kilimanjaro Mountain.
During your trek to Meru Mountain, you will be escorted by a Mountain armed Ranger to guide you in case there will be some dangerous animals on the way.
Keep your eyes open and you will be rewarded with a sighting of baboons, giraffes, zebra, colobus monkeys, and a variety of birds.
The accommodation system in Meru is that of Huts rather than tents, so you will spend your nights in cozy yet spacious abodes you can find at these altitudes.
Day to Day Itinerary
Upon arrival,you will be picked up from the Airport whether is Arusha Airport or Kilimanjaro International Airport by our guide and you will be transferred to your arranged Hotel for overnight
Accommodation: Hotel of your choice.
After breakfast we will collect you from your hotel and drive to Arusha National Park to check in at the Park Headquarters, Thendrive to Momella Park Gate where we will start our trek. It is mandatory on this route that an armed Park Ranger accompanies us to ensure that we are safe against any wild animal attack. The trail leads us through montane forest, past waterfalls and oddly formed trees until we reach Miriakamba Hut.
Hiking time: 3 – 4 hours
Meal: B / L/ D
Todaywe will climb higher up Mount Meru you will feel the air begin to cool and get slightly thinner, we will ascend over 1000 meters up to Saddle Hut at 3550m, in Afternoon we will go for an acclimatization hike a further 300 meters up to Little Meru at 3820m.
Hiking time: 3 – 4 hours
Altitude: 3550 meters
Meals: B/ L / D
We set off early around 2 a.m. following the path through scrubland to Rhino Point at 3820 metres. From here the route gets more demanding as we follow the narrow crater ridge until we reach the summit after approximately 4-5 hours. From Socialist Peak we will watch the sunrise over Kilimanjaro and have time to explore Meru’s crater and ash cone. We then descend by retracing our steps back down to Saddle Hut and onwards to Miriakamba Hut and finally Momella Gate. Drive to your hotel End of tour or other safari or beach extensions.
Hiking time: 10 – 12 hours
Ascent: 1016 meters
Descent: 2966 meters
Altitude: 4566 meters
Meals: B / L
Includes the following:
- Your hotel stay for the nights before and after the climb
- Transfer to and from the mountain
- Airport transfers
- National Park entry, huts, climbing and rescue fees
- A fully supported climb, accompanied by an armed ranger
- All meals and drinking water on the mountain
- Comfortable foam sleeping mattress
- Access to emergency oxygen and first aid kit
- A certificate documenting your summit ascent
Excludes the following:
- Airfares and visas
- Tips for your guides and crew
- Personal items
- Travel insurance (you must be insured, and specifically
- Personal trekking gear
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