Mount Meru is a dormant stratovolcano positioned 70 kilometres (43 mi) west of Mt Kilimanjaro inside Tanzania. At a height of 4,562.13 metres (14,968 ft) and is the fifth highest mountain in Africa. Mount Meru is that the topographic centerpiece of Arusha park . Its fertile slopes rise above the encompassing savanna and support a forest that hosts diverse wildlife, including nearly 400 species of birds.

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Details Tour :3 days mount meru trekking

Day 1: Momella Gate

Start from Momella Gate {1’500 m.} in late morning, the track soon passes some open grassland, and have some game viewing. You can see Buffalo, Warthog, Elephants, etc. and then continue as a gentle climb through montane forest. You can get your lunch at the well-known “Fig tree”. After lunch the trek continues through less dense forest, where there are tons of birds and monkeys including the black and white Colobus. By mid afternoon, there are the primary closer views of the towering cliffs and therefore the Ash Cone. miriakamba hut (2’514 m.), situated in idyllic grassy glade, is reached in time to enjoy the last of the afternoon sun and delightful views over the encompassing plains towards Kilimanjaro. It takes about 4 to 6 hours walking. Ascent is 1’014 m.

Day 2: Miriakamba hut

The walk from miriakamba hut to the saddle below very little meru could be a short day however a steep sustained rise all the means. beginning through enticing, open and plush natural elevation forest, the trail continues on the far side the halfway purpose of Elephant ridge and carries on uphill through the large heather and different champaign vegetation to succeed in saddle hut and lunch. The afternoon is absolve to rest and luxuriate in the views. For energetic ones, will build the short climb to the close summit of very little meru for excellent views simply before sunset. It takes concerning threefive hours walking. The ascent is 1’056 m. saddle hut is comparable to miriakamba however water is collected from a stream concerning ten minutes away. the trail could be a very little exposed because it traverses the rocky ridge, with fine views across into African nation and therefore the Maasai Hills. The summit is reached once 5–6 hours. The descent follows the high (it is tempting to travel down the opposite ridge to form a traverse; however this can be strictly forbidden)

Day 3: Rhino point

An early start at around 0200 hrs to climb steeply to rhino point
{3’800 m} the trail continues along an undulating ridge of ash and rock to succeed in Cobra Point {4’350 m.} at around 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 therefore the valley if the weather is clear. The summit of Socialist Pak {4’566 m} is an hour more on a superb but often steep path. The route back to Rhino Point within the sharp morning light along a narrow ridge between the sloping outer wall of the crater and therefore the sheer cliffs of the inner wall is one among the foremost dramatic and exhilarating walks in Africa.
A fast descent 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 park . Momella Gate is reached by late morning. It takes about 2 to 3 hours walking. Descent 1’014 m.

Price per person is : 740 USD

Included

  • Porterage
  • Rescue fee
  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • Camping equipment (sleeping bag excluded)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)

Excluded

  • Climbing gear
  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Sleeping bag
  • Bath towels
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Drinks

Climbing Includes:

  • 2 Nights accommodation in Arusha and three meals  a day while on the Mountain.
  • Private professional mountain guides
  • All Park fees
  • Rescue fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Pulse Oximeters
  • Walking Poles
  • First aid supplies
  • Flying Doctor Service.

Climbing Excludes:

  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature.
3 days mount meru trekking

3 days mount meru trekking

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