Day 1: Arusha Stop At:
Mount Meru, Arusha National Park, Arusha Region Leave Arusha Budget Inn after breakfast Drive 40Minutes for Momella Gate and Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m) Depart from your hotel in the morning for Momella Gate of Arusha National Park (1,500 m.) The trail continues as a steady climb through montage forest. We take lunch near a giant Fig Tree arch (known as Long Route option it can be used in the beginning of the tour or at the end on the last descent). After lunch, the route continues through less dense forest, where there are an abundance of birds and black and white Columbus monkeys. By mid-afternoon, we can see towering cliffs and the Ash Cone. We reach Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m.), situated in an idyllic grassy glade, in time to enjoy the last of the afternoon sun and beautiful views over the surrounding plains towards Kilimanjaro. (3-4 hours walking) dinner overnight. Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Miriakamba Hut
Day 2: MOUNT MERU
Stop At: Mount Meru, Arusha National Park, Arusha Region Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m) to Saddle Hut (3,500 m). The walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below little Meru is a short day but a steep climb. We slowly ascend through lush montange forest to reach the halfway point of Elephant Ridge. From here we enjoy excellent views of the summit ridge and across the crater floor. The path continues through giant heather and other fascinating moorland vegetation to reach Saddle Hut (3,500 m), lunch enroute. The afternoon is free to relax and to enjoy the views. The more energetic can make the short climb to the nearby summit of little Meru (3,810 m) for superb views just before sunset. (4-5 hours walking). Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: SADDLE HUT
Day 3: MOUNT MERU Stop At:
Mount Meru, Arusha National Park, Arusha Region Saddle Hut (3,500 m) to Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m) We start early at around 2 a.m. to climb steeply to Rhino Point (3,800 m.), continuing along an undulating ridge of ash and rock to reach Cobra Point (4,350 m) at sunrise. The views are stunning: the cliffs of the Crater rim, the Ash Cone rising from the Crater floor, Kilimanjaro floating on the morning clouds and west towards the Rift Valley if the weather is clear. The summit of Socialist Peak (4,566 m.) is an hour further on a good but steep path. The route back to Rhino Point in the morning light. You enjoy a rest and brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m, 7-9 hours walking) for your last night on the mountain. Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: MARIAKAMBA HUT
Day 4: MOUNT MERU Stop At:
Mount Meru, Arusha National Park, Arusha Region Miriakamba Hut (2,500m) or Saddle Hut(3500Mt) if you are trekking for 3 days 2 night on trekking after hot lunch Miriakamba Hut, you take the direct route down through open grassland and mixed forest, with good chances of seeing Wildlife,, This trail has excellent views back towards the crater and over the plains of the National Park. We should reach Momella Gate by late noon (2-3 hours walking) if you are trekking for 4 days 3 night you will spend your last night at Miriakamba Hut. Once you reach the Gate end of the climb transferred back to Arusha Duration: 12 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch No accommodation included on this day.
Departure Point Natron hotel Departure Time 7:30 AM Duration 4 days
3x Breakfast 3x Dinner 4x Lunch Accommodation included: 3 nights Accommodation as per
3 nights accommodation Breakfast Lunch Dinner Bottled water Coffee and/or Tea Entry/Admission – Mount Meru
Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking Not wheelchair accessible This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
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