4 Days Climb to Mount Meru
DAY OF ARRIVAL
Upon arrival to Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by an Omura representative who will transfer you to your hotel. There, you will be given time to settle in before a meet and greet with your guides. In this meeting we will brief you on what to expect on Mount Meru and answer any last minute questions you may have. After the briefing we recommend an early night for an early pick up the following day.
Day 1 Camp: Momella Gate to Miriakamba Hut
Elevation: 1,500m (4,921ft) to 2,514m (8,212ft)
Distance: 10km (7 miles)
Trekking Time: 4-6 hours
Meals: Breakfast (Hotel), Lunch & Dinner
After breakfast you will be collected from the hotel and driven to Momella Gate which is about an hour from Arusha City. After the registration process we will start the climb steadily through dense rainforest. During today’s climb we will have spectacular views of wildlife, Ngarenanyuki River and Mayo Falls until we reach Miriakamba Hut where we will be spending the night. During dinner you will be briefed for the following day by your head guide.
Day 2 Camp: Miriakamba Hut to Saddle Hut
Elevation: 2,514m (8,212ft) to 3,560m (11,680ft)
Distance: 8km (4.9 miles)
Trekking Time: 3-5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Today we continue to trek through dense rainforest where volcanic rocks are draped with lichen beards. We continue until we reach Elephant Ridge (3,200m) where the trail becomes steep and occasionally slippery depending on the weather. From here climbers will have clear views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Burst Crater and Momella Lake. Our destination for today is Saddle Hut, once arrive we will have lunch then begin an acclimatization hike to Little Meru (3,820m) where we will have clear views of Arusha National Park and it’s surroundings. Once we return back to Saddle Hut we will have an early dinner where we will be briefed for the following day by the guide. We recommend spending the rest of the day resting and sleeping before being awoken at 2:00am to prepare for the summit climb.
Day 3 (SUMMIT DAY)
Camp: Saddle Hut to Miriakamba Hut
Elevation: 3,560m (11,680ft) to 4,560m (14,968ft) to 2,514m (8,212ft)
Distance: 18km (11 miles)
Trekking Time: 8-10 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
We start the summit climb at 2:00am and walk upwards towards Rhino Point (3,820m). After a short break we continue trekking to Socialist Peak (4,560m) where the path becomes rocky and more challenging. Once at Socialist Peak we will have views of the sun rising behind Mount Kilimanjaro and lighting up the plains of Meru. We begin our descent by returning to Saddle Hut where we will break to have lunch. After a short rest we will continue to descend to Miriakamba Hut for a long well-earned rest.
Day 4: Camp Miriakamba Hut to Momella Gate
Elevation: 2,514m (8,212ft) to 1,500m (5,240ft)
Distance: 10km (6.2 miles)
Trekking Time: 3 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (Hotel)
The final day we continue our decent down the northern route through the rainforest to Momella Gate, where we complete park formalities and present you with a certificate confirming you summited Mount Meru. We are then met by our vehicles and transferred back to your hotel for a well earned rest.
This day left for your next destination. A vehicle will take you back to the Hotel in Arusha, where it is definitely time for celebration. Depart for the airport or other destinations in Tanzania. If you have safari, then might be used to beginning your safari or fly to beaches in Zanzibar so as we can arrange many reasonably priced trips and safaris around Moshi and the Kilimanjaro region. If you fly back home our vehicle will be ready to take you to the airport at your time.
Included in Safari:
- Full board accommodation while on safari in the above mentioned tented camps and lodges
- Private guide
- Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
- Park fees
- Airport Arrival/Departure Meet and Greets at the airport
- On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebook, karibuni welcome packet with useful information for all guests
- Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals
Excluded from Safari:
- Tanzania Visa
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
- Meals not listed above
- Optional Tours
- Items of personal nature