-Elevation: 4,565m/15,000 feet (steep-slope)
-Located within Arusha National Park
-Hiking duration: 3—4 days
-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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
You can opt to have a short game drive while on the way to exit the park.