Mt. Meru Overview
The second highest mountain in Tanzania, located just a short distance away from Mt Kilimanjaro, in Arusha National Park. Although it is often used as acclimatization for a Mt Kilimanjaro climb, this climb is a wonderful climb in its own right. A Mt Meru climb is normally done in 3 or 4 days. There is only one route on the mountain and overnights are spent in huts. The packing list for a Meru climb is identical to Mt Kilimanjaro. The mountain sees far fewer visitors compared to its big sister, Kilimanjaro.
4 Days, 3 Nights Trek - Momela Route
Day 1: Moshi to Momela Gate to Miriakamba Hut.
Elevation: 1200m to 1500m to 2514m
Distance: 10 km
Hiking time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Montane forest
After you are picked up at your hotel, driven to Arusha National Park and are properly checked in for the climb at the park gate; we proceed with the trek through game-filled parkland up to Miriakamba Hut, at 2470m. Along the way there are many spectacular views; including Kilimanjaro from Miriakamba Hut. You will as well walk very close to different varieties of wildlife and some lovely glades. The trek on this day is not difficult because the terrain is a gentle slope. Dinner and over nigh at Miriakamba Hut.
Day 2: Miriakamba Hut to Saddle Hut.
Elevation: 2514m to 3570m
Hiking time: 3-4 hours.
Habitat: Forest to moorland and heather
The path passes through fine forests and heather to the Saddle Hut (3570m) 3 hours walking it is a steep day as you will gain 1056m. After reaching to Saddle Hut, an ascent to Little Meru is possible in the afternoon as not only a nice trek but a valuable altitude acclimatization. This day you will be having a very early dinner then half night sleep at Saddle Hut.
Day 3:Saddle hHut to Socialist Peak to Miriakamba Hut.
Elevation: 3570m to 4566m to 2514m
Hiking time: 9-10 hours
Habitat: Moorland and heath, barren rock and forest
A very early start the days trek at 2:00am taking us first to a superb viewpoint called Rhino Point on the crater rim. From there the route follows an airy ridge which leads up to the summit. This portion of the trek will take about 5 hours then we descend back to Saddle Hut for a short rest and lunch. Afterwards the descent continues to Miriakamba Hut where dinner and overnight will take place.
Day 4: Miriakamba Hut to Momela Gate to Moshi
Elevation: 2514m to 1500m to 1200m
Hiking time: 2 hours
We walk back to the park gate, approximately 2 hours. Reaching back to the gate will be presented your certificate. From there our vehicle will return you to your hotel.
> Bed & Breakfast before and after your trek,
> Professional Mountain Guide,
> Assistance Mountain Guide,
> Mountain Potters,
> Mountain Chef,
> Two person Tents,
> Park Entry Fee,
> Huts Fee,
> Rescue Fee.
> Tip to the mountain guides, porters, chef,
> Personal Mountain Gears,
> Sleeping bags and personal requirements.