5 days mount meru climb tanzania

5 Days Mount Meru Climb Tanzania

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5 Days Mount Meru Climb Tanzania


Mount Meru Climb is the best for acclimatization prior to Mount Kilimanjaro climbing; The Mountain is the third highest peak in Africa and is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,566 mt.

Detailed trip itinerary

Day 1. Arrival JRO, Transfer Moshi

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport you will be met by our representative and taken to Hotel in Moshi. It is a hotel located on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, with comfortable accommodation, variety of meals, clean swimming pool and friendly services. Located just ten minutes walking distance to Moshi town center, palatable meal and luxurious accommodation. Meal plan is bed and breakfast

Day 2. Momella gate (1,500m/4,920ft) to miriakamba huts (2,515m/8,250ft)

Walking distance: 10km
Walking time: 4-7 hours
Altitude gain: 1,015 meters, 3,330
Having almost caught up on our sleep, we depart the Hotel in Moshi for our first challenge, an ascent of Mount Meru. Although smaller than Kilimanjaro, it is not to be underestimated! Our walk begins after drive to the park gate and we head for Mirikamba Hut. We’ll find ourselves walking through the Arusha National Park with a view across the plains of Africa behind us and, in front, a fantastic view of Mount Meru. Giraffes, buffalo and monkeys are a regular sight here. As you ascend, the forest gets deeper and the track winds through it with interest. The walk takes around 3 hours, leaving time to take in the views and the huts provide dormitory type accommodation. Meal plan is full board.

Day 3. Miriakamba huts (2,515m/8,250ft) to saddle huts (3,570m, 11,710ft)

Walking distance: 8km
Walking time: 3-5 hours
Altitude gain: 1,055m, 3,460ft
After a full breakfast with a great view of Kilimanjaro to the east, it is time to trek up to the Saddle on Mount Meru. The vegetation starts to change as height is gained; we emerge from the forest and eventually arrive at Saddle Hut. It is time for lunch, followed by a short ascending on Little Meru in the afternoon for extra acclimatization. After soaking up the view its back to the Saddle Hut to prepare for our first big day, Meru summit. It is important to get some sleep at this point, which is sometimes easier than to be done during the early hours. Meal plan is full board.

Day 4. Saddle huts (3,570m, 11,710ft) to summit (4,566m/ 14,980ft) and head back to keys hotel for rest.

Walking distance: 18km
Walking time: 10 hours
Altitude gain: 996 meters, 3,270 feet
An exciting day today as we wake at midnight for an early breakfast. Our climb begins under a blanket of stars and we eventually reach our first milestone, Rhino Point .After a short descending and a steady scramble over sloping slabs, it is now uphill all the way to the summit. The route sees us climb the remaining part of the crater wall that surrounds the ash cone in the centre of the volcano. As we get close to the top the sun breaks the horizon and bathes everything in a warm orange glow. The final rocky stretch leads to the summit and we are rewarded with a view of our surroundings, including Kilimanjaro to the east. It takes 8 - 10 hours to reach the summit where the photographing opportunities are not to be missed. It is now time to descend to Momella gate and finally we drive back to the hotel in Moshi for a well- deserved hot shower. Meal plan is bed and breakfast.

Day 5. Departure

Descent and transfer to your town hotel in Moshi.

Tour Inclusions and Exclusions

Tour Inclusions

  • Two nights’ accommodation at hotel in Moshi on bed and breakfast
  • All fees related to Kilimanjaro National Park
  • Food including water on climb
  • Transport to and from the respective gate to the hotel
  • Sleeping tent/mattress/cooking utensils/dining tents, table and chairs/dining crockery and cutleries
  • Wages for all crew
  • Oxygen cylinder

Tour Exclusions

  • Airport transfer
  • Any meal or drink during the stay at hotel
  • Tip for the crew
  • Items of their personal nature
  • All personal hiking equipment

Easter & Christmas Surcharges
A surcharge would be charged per person per night on Good Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Easter Monday and on 24th 25th, 26th, 31st December and 1st January. The Surcharge would be confirmed at the time of booking for clarity purposes.

For optimal enjoyment of your safari, we urge you to carry the following:
All weather firm shoe pair, short and dress to use during the day, trouser for use in the evenings with long sleeved shirt, sweater or jacket, hat, swimming costume, sunglass, camera, binocular, sun protection cream and insect repellent spray or cream.

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