4 Days Mount Meru Trekking

MOUNT MERU

-Elevation: 4,565m/15,000 feet (steep-slope)
-Located within Arusha National Park
-Acclimatization during evening times at saddle camp, little Meru.
-Guided with armed Ranger.
-Accommodation at Mountain cabin (comfort)
-Climate: Rain forest & moorland and Savannah.
-Trail pass through forest and moorland, within National park, crossing several streams, offers you a clear watch of wild animals on the low land. Animals to be seen Zebra, Water buck, Bush buck, and black and white colubus monkey, blue monkey, Buffalos, Warthog, and Duiker.
-Clear view of Small and big Momella Lakes.
-Clear view of Ngurudoto Crater.
-Clear view of sunrise from Mount Kilimanjaro.
-You can have an additional game drive while driving, on final day before exiting the park.

4-DAYS ITINERARY:

DAY 01: Drive from Moshi/Arusha to Momella gate—Miriakamba Hut.

Distance: 10km
Habitat: Forest Zone
Hiking time: 5-6 hours

Two hours’ drive from Moshi, entering Arusha National Park, Momella gate one where registration and payment process will be done. After completed, drive will continue to Momella gate two where porters will be seen sorting and weigh the luggage. You will be moving around for sightseeing while ranger is prepared himself with a gun, ready to escort you.
Once all process has been completed, you will start hiking for 5 hours to reach the first camp Mariakamba Hut. On the way you will enjoy seeing wild animals like Buffalos, Zebra and Pumba.
At the camp you will have a rest, dinner and overnight.

DAY 02: Hike from Mariakamba Hut to Saddle hut, acclimatization on little Meru.

Distance: 5km
Hiking time: 4 hours
Relief: Steep slope
Habitat: Forest and moorland zone.

The hike is a little bit steep, and the trail passes through beautiful and lush mountain forest, before approaching moorland zone, crossing Elephant Back Ridge to the second point Saddle hut. At the camp you will have dinner, and rest and later you will hike little Meru (3820m/12,533ft) for acclimatization. You will be back at the camp for dinner and overnight.

SUMMIT NIGHT.
Around 1:00am you will start an attempt to summit Meru peak, 5km from Saddle hut, passing through Rhino point (3800m/12,467ft), to Cobra point (4,350m/14,272ft) to Meru Socialist Peak (4,566m).

DAY 03: From summit to Saddle hut to Meriakamba hut.

Distance: 5km
Hiking time: 2hours
The dawn of the third day you will be at Meru socialist peak, taking the beautiful photo of your lifetime adventure while enjoying sunrise view from the side of Mount Kilimanjaro. Slowly hike down to Saddle hut for breakfast and short rest, before assembling your stuffs, ready to hike down to Meriakamba hut, for rest, lunch, dinner and overnight.

DAY 04: From Meriakamba hut to Momella gate for exit.
You can opt to have a short game drive while on the way to exit the park.

PRICE: $1000 per single person
: $750 per 2person sharing
: $600 per person on a group of 3+

PRICE INCLUSIONS:
-Private transport from hotel to Mount Meru, starting point
-Park entrance fee
-Park accommodation fee
-Guide, cook and crew
-Food- 3 meals a day
-Non personal hiking equipment
-Armed ranger escort
-Salary to guide, cook and the whole crew.

PRICE EXCLUSIONS:

-Personal expense
-Tipping
-Personal hiking equipment and gears.

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