3 Days Trekking Meru
3 Days Trekking Meru is idea for those who have enough time and want to explore both trek and wildlife, Mount Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,5685 m.and the fifth highest in Africa. It is best to allow three days for climbing Meru since it involves a 3,500 m altitude trek.
There are two huts available to climbers on the mountain and firewood is supplied. The best time to climb Meru is between October and February. The mountain is usually climbed from Olkokola on the western side of the crater and you need a park ranger as an escort due to the threat of buffalo.
Day 1: Nairobi to Arusha
We can depart Nairobi this morning with the shuttle to Arusha, across the Tanzanian border. You have a comfortable stay at your hotel in the town for the night.
Day 2: Arusha to Miriakamba Hut
After breakfast at your hotel, we can leave Arusha to drive to Arusha National Park. At the gate we will meet our armed Park Ranger who will accompany us on our climb, which begins out in the grasslands of the lower slopes. Here we will likely encounter giraffe, buffalo and warthogs. Once the grasslands lead into lush forest, we can spot bush bucks, Red Duikers and many varieties of birds and monkeys, including the Skye’s and Colubus species until we arrive up to the Miriakamba Huts at 2515 m. We can spend the night here, after our 3 hour beautiful nature walk today.
Day 3: Miriakamba to Saddle Hut
This morning we can head to our camp for the night which is at 3560 m and is about a 3- 4 hour hike away. Along the way, we can stop at the Elephant Ridge Viewpoint for a picnic lunch before arriving at Saddle Huts to set up camp. This afternoon, we can trek to the summit of Little Meru Peak at 3810 m, which promises magnificent views of sheer cliffs, crater walls and Mt. Meru’s summit. Beneath a setting sun, we will catch the magically changing colour hues on Mt. Kilimanjaro’s glaciers behind us– truly sensational!
Day 4: Saddle Hut to Summit (4530 m) Miriakamba hut
mount meru We have a very early morning rise at 2 am today, if we wish to catch the spectacular sight of the rising sun behind Mt. Kilimanjaro. Along the way, we will pass the Rhino point at 2870 m before the narrow ridge of the crater summit. This will take us 5 hours and as long as it’s a clear morning, we will see the active volcano of Mt. Oldoinyo Lengai to the West, and below us the grasslands of the Masai Steppe and the town of Arusha. After soaking in the many soaring views from Mt. Meru summit, we can begin our 3 hour descent to Saddle Huts where we can stop for lunch, before continuing down for a further 2- 3 hours to arrive at Miriamkamba Huts for dinner and to spend the night.
Day 5: Miriakamba hut to Arusha
This morning we have a leisurely descent through lush forest before arriving at Momella Park gate for a picnic lunch (and representation of certificates for your climb) before being transferred back to your Arusha hotel for a hot shower. From here you may choose to go on a Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek, a safari in one of Tanzania’s national parks, or of course transfer to Kenya where your options for adventure are endless.
Transport, Ranger, guide, Porters,
Park fees, Hut fees, Rescue fees,
Cook, Meals, Tea and coffee
Sleeping bags and all items of personal nature