Mount Meru 3 Days
Mount Meru 3 Days, Mt. Meru is in Arusha Nationala Park and this mountain require climbers to be accompanied by armed ranger, Apart from our mountain guide the ranger is employed by a Tanzania National Park, A trek can take from three days round trip but you may also book a 4 Days Mount Meru Climb to get one extra day for acclimatize on the mountain to wide a summit success rate.
Day One: Arusha to Momela Gate
Starting from Momela Gate, the track passes through open grassland with Cape buffalo and warthogs. With luck, you may also see giraffe and elephants. Continue a steady climb through montane forest. You can have your lunch at the famous Big tree. After lunch, the trek continues through less dense forest, where there are lots of birds and monkeys including the black and white colobus. By mid-afternoon, you will have your first close views of the towering cliffs and the Ash Cone. Miriakampa Hut, situated in idyllic grassy glade, is reached in time to enjoy the afternoon sun and beautiful views over the surrounding plains towards Kilimanjaro.
Day Two: Miriakampa Hut to Saddle Hut
The walk from Miriakampa Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a steep sustained climb all the way. Starting through beautiful and lush montane forest, the path continues beyond the halfway point of Elephant Back Ridge and carries on uphill through the giant heather and other moorland vegetation to reach Saddle Hut for lunch. In the afternoon, you can make the short climb to the nearby summit of Little Meru for superb views. It takes about 1 hour to walk up and 30 minutes to walk down.
Day Three: Summit Day to Arusha
There is a one hour steep climb to Rhino Point, and then the path continues along a ridge of ash and rock to reach Cobra Point. The summit of Socialist Peak (4,566 m) is an hour further on a steep path with magnificent views of Kilimanjaro. Depending on your speed, you can enjoy sunrise at Cobra Point or the summit. 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 the Rift Valley. The route back to Rhino Point in the sharp morning light along a narrow ridge between the sloping outer wall of the crater and the sheer cliffs of the inner wall is one of the most dramatic and exhilarating walks in Africa. Brunch and a brief rest are taken at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to Miriakamba Hut.
This Tour Inclusive:
All meals on the mountain
All tours per itinerary
All transportation and transfers
National Park gate fees
Transport from Arusha and back
Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides
National Park ranger
All meals on the mountain
Cooking equipment and eating utensils
This Tour Exclusive:
International and domestic flights
Meals not listed
Tips for guides, ranger, and porters
Sleeping bag and personal items
Services in Arusha.