DURATION

3 Days 

Meru Route

AREA TO VISIT

Momella Gate, Mirikamba Hut, Saddle Hut, Socilist Peak 

ACCOMMODATION

Hut

TRIP HIGHLIGHT

• It’s the fifth highest mountain in Africa
• Best acclimatization for climbing higher mountains
• Allows Game watching
• Spectacular view of Mt. Kilimanjaro.


Mount Meru is the fifth highest mount in Africa, and second highest in Tanzania after Kilimanjaro. It has different vegetation zone from Montane forest , the higher you ascent you to a Moorland and as you approach summit into an alpine terrain to ash cone . Climbing mount Meru give a unique wilderness experience given that its located in the heart of Arusha National park you will come across large game such as Buffalo, Giraffes, Antelopes, Baboons, colobus monkeys and hundreds of bird species and for this reason one has to be accompanied by armed park ranger during the trip despite presence of our own guides. Meru is mostly used as an acclimatization and warm up for Kilimanjaro climb though it’s a few days trek its very steep and can be challenging to some climbers. Its accommodation is in an equipped mountain huts comfortable for a night stay.

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    ITINERARY IN FULL

    Day 1: MOMELLA GATE TO MIRIKAMBA HUT

    DISTANCE: 14KM/9MILES

    TIME: 6 -7HRS

    Arrive  at  Momella  gate  for  registration  and  a signed  your  armed  park Ranger  to accompany   you.  As  you  start  the  trek  you will  get  to  have  the  best  view  of  Momela Lakes  and Mt. Kilimanjaro. You   will encounter wildlife such as waterbucks, giraffes, buffalos, Antelopes, monkeys, baboons, warthogs and more. Arrive at Miriakamba hut for meals and overnight.


    Day 2: MIRIKAMBA HUT TO SADDLE HUT

    DISTANCE: 7KM/4.5MILES

    TIME: 3 -4HRS

    Today a trek will take you through a steep path along the ridge of the saddle; here you will have a spectacular view of the Meru crater and the ash cone. On  your   way   you  might  see  Blue monkeys, bushbucks, red  dykes  buffaloes  and  hyena. After  a  rest  at  saddle  hut,  afternoon  hike  to  little  Meru  for spectacular  views  before  sunset . Meals and overnight at Saddle Hut.

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    Day 3: SADDLE HUT TO SOCIALIST PEAK TO MIRIAKAMBA HUT TO MOMELLA GATE

    DISTANCE: 26KM/17MILES

    TIME: 13 -16HRS

    Today we have two parts on our hike. One ascent from Saddle hut to Socialist peak  the highest  point  of  big  Meru  and  another  a descent  from the  peak to  Momella gate. It  will  be  a midnight  wake  up,  served  a light  snacks  and  start  your  trek  through  gravel  and  rocky  ridges  to  the  summit, this will  take  about 5-6 hours  to  the  peak  just  when  the  sunrises. Here you will have a breathtaking   of Meru crater and the ash cone before descend to Miriakamba hut for a short rest then continues to Momella gate.  Arrive  at  the  gate  late  afternoon  where  your  vehicle  will  be  waiting  for  you to  take you  to  a hotel/lodge  in Arusha  or  Moshi.

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