Arusha Mount Meru Climbing

Explore Mount Meru the second highest mountain in Tanzania and the fifth highest in Africa. Enjoy the nice and refreshing grassland and forest on the mountain’s lower slopes with animals grazing.

  • Explore the scenery and beauty of Mount Meru
  • Experience the nice view of Arusha National park
  • Enjoy trekking the peek of Arusha

ITINERARY

You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Arusha town; you will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. The missing gear can be rented on this day. ● Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Elevation: 4,921 ft to 8,250 ft

Distance: 10 km

Hiking Time: 4-6 hours

Habitat: Rain Forest

We depart Moshi/Arusha Town at 8:00am  for Momella Gate in Arusha National Park for the necessary formalities before beginning our trek. The hiking trail begins in open grassland with an armed ranger as the possibility of seeing wildlife – giraffe, zebras, antelope, elephant and buffalo – is high. We climb steadily through the rain forest until the reach Miriakamba Huts, situated in a grassy glade.

Elevation: 8,250 ft to 11,712 ft

Distance: 8 km

Hiking Time: 3-5 hours

Habitat: Heath

This day we continue climbing through the rain forest until we enter the heath zone accompanied by giant heather and other moorland vegetation. Along the ridge of the saddle, we have views of Mount Meru Crater and the Ash Pit. After arriving at Saddle Huts, there is an option to hike to the top of Little Mount Meru for superb views and to further aid acclimatization.

Saddle Huts to Summit Elevation: 11,712 ft to 14,977 ft

Distance: 5 km

Hiking Time: 4-6 hours

Habitat: Alpine Desert

Summit to Miriakamba Huts Elevation: 14,977 ft to 8,250 ft

Distance: 13 km

Hiking Time: 4-6 hours

Habitat: Heath

Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our climb to the summit. The trail is steep to Rhino Point and then Cobra Point. The path continues along the ridge of ash and rock to the summit – Socialist Peak. Here we enjoy magnificent views of Kilimanjaro and the sunrise before returning to Miriakamba Huts.

After breakfast you will begin your final descent to Momella gate. You will be using the southern route to descend. During your descent you will pass through the montane forest where you will pass the amazing Fig Tree Arch. Upon arrival at the Momella gate, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel.

Distance covered: 14km / 8.5mi

Approx. time taken: 4 – 5 hours

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

INCLUSION AND EXCLUSIONS

Includes

  • Park entry fees,
  • Accommodation in wooden cabins on the mountain
  • Camping fees
  • Team Meru Rescue fees
  • 18% government tax on tour fees & services
  • Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters
  • 3 hot meals daily while on the mountain
  • Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek
  • Hot water for washing
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew
  • Government taxes
  • Pulse Oximeter
  • Emergency first-aid kit

Excludes

  • Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb.
  • Travel insurance
  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is available for extra charges $ 80 for the entire trek.
  • Flights
  • Laundry (Available at hotel)
  • Personal items and toiletries
  • Tips for guides, porters and cook