Mount Meru is one of the major attractions of Arusha National Park. The full ascent requires at least three days. The route takes climbers through a series of natural environments with a variety of flora and fauna and interesting mixture of nature and culture.
It is recommended that you allow four days on the mountain for the full ascent in order to obtain acclimatization and avoid altitude sickness while enjoying the sunrise on both the summit and Rhino Point. During trekking you will overnight in huts/bandas. Sleeping bag & sleeping mat it’s recommended
Day 1- Arusha-Momela Gate to Miriakamba Hut (2514m).
This tour star from Arusha- trek follows the trails, often well-used game routes, through the forest towards the crater floor, and then climbs steeply up to Miriakamba Hut. Buffalo may be seen just after Momela gate on the wide, open plain. Further on there is an impressive Fig Tree Arch, streams and waterfalls. Overnight at Miriakamba Hut.
Day 2- Miriakamba Hut to Saddle Hut (3570m)
Trek continues up to Elephant Ridge where lunch is taken and there are spectacular views down into the crater and up to the main cliffs below the summit. From Saddle Hut the peak of Little Meru can reached in approximately an hour and offers impressive and imposing views of the summit and the sheer cliffs of the crater’s inner walls. It also recommended for acclimatization. Overnight at Saddle Hut. (4days will allow you to walk up to little meru this will maximize the chance to reach on the summit.)
Day 3- Saddle Hut to the peak (4566m) to Miriakamba.
Depart Saddle Hut around midnight to reach the summit for sunrise over Kilimanjaro. This exhilarating trek follows the narrow ridge between the sloping outer wall of the crater and the sheer cliffs of the inner wall. Take photos on the summit and descend to Saddle hut collect your belongings and proceed to descending.
After taking photos on the summit descend to Saddle hut collect your belongings and continue to Miriakamba Hut for overnight.
Day 4- Miriakamba hut to Momela gate
After breakfast descend from Miriakamba Hut to Momela Gate for lunch or onwards to the hotel in Arusha for shower and hot lunch. Depend with your schedule we may transfer you to the airport or snde a night Arusha and proceed with SAFARIS
Note: trekking to mount meru it well recommended for those who want to be successful on climb Kilimanjaro.
This mean climbing mount meru it an acclimatization for Kilimanjaro trekking, you can combine this tour with Adventures camping safari/Lodge for 4 days to Tarangire Np, Serengeti Np and Ngorongoro Crater, or walking safari for 6days going to Lake Natron or Eyasi to learn different culture and life style of Hanzabe who speak click language, note that being at Lake Eyasi it’s like you are taking the time back to those days of Stone Age.
- Full board accommodation whilst on the trek, Meal plan as descriptions: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner, Accommodations in Arusha town at the hotel on First and Last day,
- Accommodation in huts on the mountain as per the itinerary,
- All park entrance fees to include government taxes,
- Service of professional Mountain guide, porters and skilled cook, and boiled water on the trek.
- Visas to Tanzania,
- sleeping bags,
- drinks and climbing gears,
- Items of a personal nature and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary.