Duration: 3 Days on the Mountain
Category: Mount Meru Trekking
Destinations: 3 days Affordable Mount Meru Trekking
Major Attractions: Vegetation zones, Wildlife, Mt Meru
Mount Meru is a dormant stratovolcano mountain located 70 kilometers (43 miles) west of Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. At a height of 4,568m. meters (14,968 ft) above the sea level and is the fifth-highest mountain in Africa and is the second-highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,568m. Mount Meru is the topographic centerpiece of Arusha National Park. Its fertile slopes rise above the surrounding savanna and support a forest that hosts diverse wildlife, including nearly 400 species of birds.
Day 1:ARRIVAL TO TANZANIA
Arrive anytime you will be picked up by the staff of Kilipeak Adventure from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and driven to your accommodation in Arusha.
Mountain Guide will gather in the hotel for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check.
Dinner and overnight at Ilboru Safari Lodge: Bed and Breakfast
Day 2:MOMELA GATE -MIRIAKAMBA HUTS:
We drive from 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 buffalo, zebras, and giraffe, monkeys, antelope, and often elephants along the route.
Dinner and overnight night at Miriakamba Hut.
Elevation(m): (1,387 m to (1,500 m)
Elevation(ft): 4,921 ft) to 3,000 ft )
Distance: 10 km
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest.
Day 3: MIRIAKAMBA HUTS – SADDLE HUT :
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 a 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.
Elevation (m): 2,514 m to 3,570 m
Elevation(ft): 8,250 ft to 11,712 ft
Distance: 8 km
Hiking Time: 3-5 hours
Habitat: Forest and Moorland.
Day 4: SUMMIT DAY
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 ridgeline 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 at the Ilboru safari lodge.
Elevation (m): 3,570 m to 4,565m to 2,514m
Elevation(ft): 14,977ft to 11,712 ft to 8,250ft
Distance: 5 km up 13 km down
Hiking Time: 12 – 14 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert Moorland and Montane forest.
Dinner and overnight at Ilboru Safari Lodge: Bed and Breakfast.
Day 5: DEPARTURE DAY
Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport, a private departure transfer is included
3 DAYS AFFORDABLE MOUNT MERU TREKKING INCLUDES:
• All Park Fees
• Accommodation before and after the climb,
• Transport from the hotel to the trailhead
• Transport from the trailhead back to the hotel
• All meals and water on the mountain
• Support personnel (guides, cooks, and porters)
• Rescue Fees
• Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
• Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
• Fair and ethical treatment of porters
• Walking Poles
3 DAYS AFFORDABLE MOUNT MERU TREKKING NOT INCLUDES:
• Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
• Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
• Meals not listed above
• Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
• Tips and any items of personal nature.
Success is what we want during our trip. We are prepared for any urgent situation and also have in place a complete evacuation procedure in case of altitude sickness. We carry first aid supplies and Pulse Oximeters).
All customers traveling with Kilipeak Adventure are required to have fully comprehensive travel insurance.
The policy needs to be valid from the date that the initial order is placed so as to provide cover for a cancellation prior to departure.
During travel, the insurance needs to provide comprehensive medical, evacuation, and repatriation cover.