MT.MERU 4 DAYS + 2 NIGHTS HOTEL STAY

Arrival Day

Arrival Day

Upon your arrival at Arusha (ARK)/Kilimanjaro (JRO) Airport, you will meet the driver for your transfer to the hotel, which will take less than one hour. 

Day 1: AIRPORT- JRO- ARUSHA- OUTPOST LODGE

You will be picked up from the airport and be transferred to Arusha to stay Overnight at Outpost Lodge; http://www.outpost-lodge.com/ later on our colleague will come for a full Mt. Meru Briefing.

  • Meals plan: Half board

Day 2: ARUSHA – MOMELLA GATE (1,500 M) – MIRIAKAMBA HUT (2,500 M)

In the morning, you will be collected from your hotel in Arusha and after a scenic drive through the Arusha National Park you will reach the Momella gate. Once the formalities have been sorted out you will start from here. An armed park ranger will accompany you and right from the start you might spot giraffes and buffaloes as you walk through open grasslands. After approximately 2 hours you will reach the Maio Falls – the perfect spot to rest and have a picnic. Thereafter you will continue your trek to the well-known “fig tree arch”. After about another two hours your will arrive at the Miriakamba Hut in time for afternoon tea and snacks. The night will be spent at the Miriakamba Hut.

  • Meals plan: All meals are included

Day 3: MIRIAKAMBA HUT (2,500 M) – SADDLE HUT (3,550 M)

In the morning you will follow wooden steps along a steep track. Due to the gain in altitude, it will be noticeably cooler than the previous day and walking may seem easier. The clouds often hang low in the rainforest, creating a moody atmosphere in the lush vegetation. After going uphill for approximately 2 hours, you will reach the vantage point “Mgongo wa Tembo” (elephant back) at a height of 3,200 m, where you will enjoy a well-earned break. The vegetation now changes from rainforest to heather and moorland and you should reach Saddle Hut (3,550 m) at around midday. During the afternoon, you have the option to hike to Little Meru (3,820 m) which should take about 1 to 1½ hours. From here you will enjoy wonderful views of Arusha National Park and Mt Kilimanjaro about 80 km away. Back at Saddle Hut you will have a warm meal before you retire to bed early as your wake-up call with be just after midnight.

  • Meals plan: All meals are included

Day 4: SADDLE HUT (3,550 M) – SOCIALIST PEAK (4,562 M) – MIRIAKAMBA HUT (2,500 M)

After a small snack and some tea, you will leave the camp at night. Lighting the way with headlamps, you will follow the trail through bush land to Rhino Point (3,821 m). From here the path becomes more challenging and occasionally climbing will be necessary. You will walk on volcanic ash, rocks and gravel, following the crater rim. After about 4 to 5 hours you should reach the summit, Socialist Peak. From here, you will experience the sun rising above Mt Kilimanjaro and enjoy the fantastic view of Mt Meru’s crater with its steep sides and the “ash cone” in the middle. The descent follows the same route back to Saddle Hut (3,550 m) where you will take a break and recuperate with hot soup and tea. Once refreshed, you will continue the descent and in the afternoon you reach Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m) – tired but happy.

  • Meals plan: All meals are included

Day 5: MIRIAKAMBA HUT (2,500 M) – MOMELLA GATE (1,500 M) – ARUSHA

After breakfast, you will follow the so-called “northern route” – a 2 to 3 hour trek back to the Momella gate. The descent follows a shorter route than the ascent but there is still a chance to see elephants, buffaloes, giraffes as well as the black and white colobus monkeys. At the gate, you will say farewell to your hiking crew and your driver will take you back to the Outpost Lodge; http://www.outpost-lodge.com/  where you will celebrate your achievement and spend the night.

  • Meals plan: Half board

 

Note: The summit stage contains a few easy but unsecured climbing passages. A good head for heights and surefootedness are absolutely necessary. In adverse weather conditions (heavy rain, icy rocks or thick fog) the park ranger can call off the summit attempt. We do not advise to climb Mount Meru in the rainy season in April and May.

COST

Number of pax

3-7

8-15

Price per person sharing.

$         1,318.77

$         1,231.15

Single supplement: $44

Services included

  • Professionals English speaking guides
  • Mountain crew
  • Allowance to all staffs
  • Overnight stays in Mountain tents and 2 nights Hotel stay in Arusha
  • Camping equipment’s (tents, chairs, tables, etc)
  • Three meals a day while on tour
  • Drinking water while on mountain
  • All national park fees
  • All mentioned transfers
  • Rescue fees

Services excluded

  • Sleeping bag
  • Flights
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visas fees
  • Tips
  • Items of personal nature
  • Travel Insurance

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TANZANIA

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P.O.Box 10076

Moshono - Arusha

GERMANY

+4915784891627

Mainz,

Germany

 

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