Mount Meru is the best climbing mountain if you don’t have time to climb kili but it is the best Climbing for acclimatization prior to Mount Kilimanjaro climbing; The Mountain is the third highest peak in Africa and is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,568m. The mountain is located within Arusha National Park, Tanzania’s gem. This prime location gives trekkers the chance to spot some of wildlife that inhabits the area. The ascend is quite steep, the route to the summit passes over streams, through parkland, montane forest, a giant heather zone and moorland. The summit is reached by a narrow, barren ridge, which provides stunning views of the Ash Cone lying several thousand feet below in the crater.

Day 1:

Arrive in Arusha Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). We will arrange a private transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to outpost Lodge, where the rest of the day is at leisure. We stay at outpost Lodge, and is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure. We will gather in the hotel for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.

Day 2: Meriakamba Hut (2500m) (Full board)

We drive from outpost Lodge in Arusha to Momela Gate. After a short registration at the Gate our walk will begin with full armed ranger escorting us, simply we can see along the way the wild animals including elephants, zebras, and giraffe , monkeys, antelope, and often elephants along the route (5-7 hours). Dinner and overnight at Miriakamba Hut.

Day 3: Saddle Hut (Full board)

The walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep climb. The walk will take us slowly along the ridge for a spectacular view of the Meru Crater and the impressive Ash Cone. After hot lunch at Saddle Hut we can make a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (3,820m) for superb views just before sunset. Dinner and overnight at Saddle Hut (3500 m.): 3-5 hours walking.

Day 4: Saddle Hut to the summit to Miriakamba Hut (Full board)

We start early at around 1:30 a.m. to climb steeply to Rhino Point (3,800 m.) and on to Cobra Point (4350m). We reach the summit (4,566 m) on time for sunrise there is a possibility to see Kilimanjaro Peak above the clouds. The final part of the climb is along a spectacular narrow ridge line between the sheer inner cliffs and the sloping outer wall of the crater. We take a short rest and brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to the Momella gate.

The returning transfer will be waiting at Momella Gate to pick you to Arusha. Saddle Hut to the summit to Momella Gate: 12-14 hours walking.

 

personal/sharing
Items included Items excluded
˖ Mount Meru trekking according to the itinerary˖ Professional English speaking guide˖ Mountain crew (cook & porters)

˖ Meals according to the itinerary

˖ Drinking water

˖ Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, table)

˖ All mentioned transfers

˖ One night accomodation before the climb

˖ Flights˖ Optional activities˖ Alcoholic and soft drinks

˖ Visa fees

˖ Tips

˖ Personal spending money for souvenirs

˖ Travel Insurance

Day 1: Arrive in Arusha

Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). We will arrange a private transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to arusha, where the rest of the day is at leisure. You will stay at the outpost lodge for the rest of the day, and is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure.
We will brief you at the hotel for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check.

 

Day 2: Meriakamba Hut (Full board)

We drive from outpost Lodge in Arusha to Momela Gate. After a short registration at the Gate our walk will begin with full armed ranger escorting, simply we can see along the way the wild animals including elephants, zebras, and giraffe , monkeys, antelope, and often elephants along the route. The hiking is 5-7 hours. Dinner and overnight night at Miriakamba Hut.

 

Day 3: Saddle Hut (Full board)

The walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep climb.
The walk will take us slowly along the ridge for a spectacular view of the Meru Crater and the impressive Ash Cone. After hot lunch at Saddle Hut we can make a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (3,820m) for superb views just before sunset. The hiking is 3-5 hours. Dinner and overnight night at Saddle Hut.

 

Day 4: Saddle Hut to the summit to Miriakamba Hut (Full board)

We start early at around 1:30 a.m. to climb steeply to Rhino Point (3,800 m.) and on to Cobra Point (4350m). We reach the summit (4,566 m) on time for sunrise there is a possibility to see Kilimanjaro Peak above the clouds. The final part of the climb is along a spectacular narrow ridge line between the sheer inner cliffs and the sloping outer wall of the crater. We take a short rest and brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to the Meriakamba Hut, the hiking is 10-12 hours.

 

Day 5: Meriakamba Hut to Momella Gate to Arusha (Full board)

We take a short and fast descent way through open grassland and mixed forest, with possibility of seeing wildlife before reaching Momella Gate in the late morning. the hiking distance is 2-3 hours
The returning transfer will be waiting at Momella Gate to pick you to Arusha or to the airport.

personal/sharing
Items included Items excluded
˖ Mount Meru trekking according to the itinerary˖ Professional English speaking guide

˖ Mountain crew (cook & porters)

˖ Meals according to the itinerary

˖ Drinking water

˖ Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, table)

˖ All mentioned transfers

˖ One night accomodation before the climb

˖ Flights˖ Optional activities

˖ Alcoholic and soft drinks

˖ Visa fees

˖ Tips

˖ Personal spending money for souvenirs

˖ Travel Insurance