5 days Mount Meru
5 days Mount Meru is the best for the acclimatization prior to Mt. Kilimanjaro climbing; The Mountain is the Third highest peak in Africa and the Second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,568m.
The mountain is located within Arusha National Park, Tanzania’s gem. This prime location gives trekkers the chance to spot some of wildlife that inhabits the area. The ascent is quite steep, the route to the summit passes over streams, through parkland, montane forest, a giant heather zone and moorland. The summit is reached by a narrow, barren ridge, which provides stunning views of the Ash Cone lying several thousand feet below in the crater.
Day 1: Arrive in Moshi
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). We will arrange a private transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to Moshi at your arranged hotel, where you will meet your guide for pre-climb briefing and an equipment check
Day 2: Moshi – Meriakamba Hut (Full board)
We drive from Moshi to Momela Gate. After a short registration at the Gate our walk will begin with full armed ranger escorting us, simply we can see along the way the wild animals including elephants, zebras, and giraffe , monkeys, antelope, and often elephants along the route. Dinner and overnight night at Miriakamba Hut.
Elevation 1,387 m to 1,500 m, Distance: 10 km, Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest.
Day 3: Meriakamba Hut – Saddle Hut (Full board)
The walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep climb.
The walk will take us slowly along the ridge for a spectacular view of the Meru Crater and the impressive Ash Cone.
After hot lunch at Saddle Hut we can make a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (3,820m) for superb views just before sunset.
Elevation 2,514 m to 3,570 m, Distance: 8 km, Hiking Time: 3-5 hours Habitat: Forest and Moorland.
Day 4: Saddle Hut – Summit Day – Back to Moshi
We start early at around 1:30 a.m. to climb steeply to Rhino Point (3,800 m.) and on to Cobra Point (4350m). We reach the summit (4,566 m) on time for sunrise there is a possibility to see Kilimanjaro Peak above the clouds. The final part of the climb is along a spectacular narrow ridge line between the sheer inner cliffs and the sloping outer wall of the crater.
We take a short rest and brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to the Momella gate. The returning transfer will be waiting at Momella Gate to pick you to Moshi at your hotel.
Elevation 3,570 m to 4,565m, Distance: 5 km up 13 km down, Hiking Time: 12 – 14 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert Moorland and Montane forest.
Day 5: Depart Moshi to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) Private departure transfer is included.
transfers to Nairobi
All food while on the Mountain.
Accommodation in mountain huts/ camping where applicable.
All guiding services
All Park fees.
Items of personal nature
All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.)
Drinks and any other item not specified above.