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4 Days Mount Meru Trekking

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Mount Meru is Tanzania’s second tallest mountain and Africa’s fifth highest peak. Meru is East Africa’s lone remarkable restricted stratovolcano that is still active. A massive ejection 7,800 years ago shattered Meru’s higher inclines and created an oval crater that may be seen to the east. The basic climax is on the caldera’s western rim, roosted over a spectacular and still active Ash Cone within the caldera. There are no glacial masses or snowfields on Meru’s slants because it is simply beneath the long-lasting snowline. Because of the significant height gain, it is best to allow four days for ascending Meru.

Departure & Return Location

kilimanjaro International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Transfer
  • 3 Nights Accommodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • Trekking Equipments

Price Excludes

  • international Flights
  • Visas
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Tips

Complementaries

  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect

Even just hiking and camping on the slopes or visiting the ash cone in the much lower crater are walking safaris that I can warmly recommend. You will be amazed by the amount of wildlife you can find on this mountain, the vegetation is stunning all the way, and Meru simply isn’t as overrun as Kilimanjaro is.

(For people who are doing walking safaris on the lower slopes or in other areas of Arusha National Park there are several campgrounds. And for those wanting to do a safari in style there are a couple of very comfortable lodges just outside Arusha National Park.)

Itinerary

Day 0Arrival Day

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA). Our mountain guide will meet you at the airport and transport you to an inn in Arusha for your overnight stay and instructions.

Day 1Momalla Gate

Check in with park staff and begin your journey by strolling under the Momella Gate in the late morning. You’ll soon pass through some broad plains, where bison, warthogs, and elephants can be seen. Then you continue on a steady ascent into the backwoods of the montane. You can have lunch at the well-known Fig Tree. After lunch, you’ll go into less dense forest, where you’ll encounter a variety of birds and monkeys, including the striking Colobus. By mid-afternoon, you’ve had a better view of Meru’s towering bluffs and Ash Cone.

Day 2Miriakamba Huts to Saddle Huts on

It is usually clear in the early part of the day, so if you require a view of Kilimanjaro, get up and out early. You climb steeply from the Miriakamba Huts to the cavity edge, which is now known as Elephant Ridge. Then, close to the seat between Little Meru and Meru, you finish a perilous way enticing open lush Montane Forest to get at the goliath heather in the Moorland. When you arrive at the Saddle Huts, a nice meal will be waiting for you. You have the remainder of the evening to relax and take in the sights.

Day 3Summit Day! From the Seat Huts to the Summit of Mount Meru and the Miriakamba Huts

Begin at 2 a.m. and ascend hard for an hour to Phino Point (3,800 meters/12,467 feet). It may be difficult to push past Rhino Point in cold weather or with strong winds, but the sunrise is just as spectacular from here as it is from Cobra Point. If the weather permits, drop a little and proceed with or close to an uncomfortable undulating edge of garbage and rock to arrive at Cobra Point around sunrise. The bluffs of the crater edge, the Ash Cone ascending from the cavity floor, Kilimanjaro drifting in the early mists, and the Rift Valley are among the breathtaking views.

Day 4Momella Gate to Arusha via Miriakamba Huts

Make a rapid drop through open meadow and integrated woodland, with fantastic opportunities to witness natural life, on a relatively unique route. This walk offers stunning views back toward the cavity and across the public park’s fields. By late morning, you’ll be reaching Momella Gate. Because you’ll be leaving them here, make sure to tip your aides and doormen. A van will transport you back to the hotel in Arusha, where you will undoubtedly have a fantastic time.

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Rayyan

Couple Traveller

Trekking at mount meru was perfect adventures for me

August 4, 2021