4 Days Mount Meru Itinerary

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August 29, 2018
10 Days Northern Crater Route
August 27, 2018

DAY 1

  • Momella Gate to Miriakamba Huts
  • Elevation: 4,921 ft to 8,250 ft
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest

We depart Moshi or Arusha for Momella Gate in Arusha National Park for the necessary formalities before beginning our trek. The hiking trail begins in open grassland with an armed ranger as the possibility of seeing wildlife – giraffe, zebras, antelope, elephant and buffalo – is high. We climb steadily through the rain forest until the reach Miriakamba Huts, situated in a grassy glade.

DAY 2

  • Miriakamba Huts to Saddle Huts
  • Elevation: 8,250 ft to 11,712 ft
  • Distance: 8 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-5 hours
  • Habitat: Heath

We continue climbing through the rain forest until we enter the heath zone accompanied by giant heather and other moorland vegetation. Along the ridge of the saddle, we have views of Mount Meru Crater and the Ash Tray. After arriving at Saddle Huts, there is an option to hike to the top of Little Mount Meru for superb views and to further aid acclimatization.

DAY 3

  • Saddle Huts to Summit
  • Elevation: 11,712 ft to 14,977 ft
  • Distance: 5 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert

  • Summit to Miriakamba Huts
  • Elevation: 14,977 ft to 8,250 ft
  • Distance: 13 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
  • Habitat: Heath

Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our climb to the summit. The trail is steep to Rhino Point and then Cobra Point. The path continues along the ridge of ash and rock to the summit – Socialist Peak. Here we enjoy magnificent views of Kilimanjaro and the sunrise before returning to Miriakamba Huts.

DAY 4

  • Miriakamba Huts to Momella Gate
  • Elevation: 11,712 ft to 4,921 ft
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 2-4 hours
  • Habitat: Rain Forest

On our last day, we descend quickly through the tropical rainforest to Momella Gate. At the base of the mountain, our vehicle will meet us and drive us back to the hotel in Arusha or Moshi.

Prices

1-2 People

$1,000

3-5 People

$942

6+ People

$885

BOOK THIS TOUR

Price Includes:

  • 2 Airport Transfers, from JRO Kilimanjaro Airport to Moshi when you arrive, then transfer back to the Airport for your flight home.
  • 2 nights Hotel Lodging on Bed and Breakfast basis, Double or Triple Occupancy (3 star hotel you will need to pay extra if you want to have a 4 or 5 star hotel)
  • 3 Delicious meals a days plud snacks if applicable, boiled and filtered drinking water while on the mountain.
  • Warm water for washing to be provided every morning and evening.
  • Oxygen Cylinder – only for emergency
  • English Speaking Guides (Wilderness First Responder certified), cook and porters
  • Staff salaries and fees.
  • All huts and camping fee
  • Transport to/from national park gates.
  • Emergency telephone between the guides and our office in Moshi town.
  • 3 litres of bottled drinking water to be provided on the first day your hike, on the mountain porters will fetch water from the streams to be boiled and filtered for you
  • Portable oxygen for emergencies (returnable on completion of climb)
  • Certificate of successful completion
  • Tanzania government taxes.

Price Excludes:

  • Prices do not include sleeping bags
  • Gratuities (tips for guides and porters)
  • Soda/alcohol unless otherwise noted (plenty of water will be provided for hydration)
  • Health insurance
  • International airfare
  • Laundry
  • All Meals and drinks in Moshi town
  • Round-trip airfare to and from Kilimanjaro (JRO airport)
  • Travel and visa documents
  • Optional travel insurance
  • Additional equipment rental (walking sticks, sleeping pads, etc.)
  • Personal items

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellation before 1 month: full refund of advance paid
  • Before 15 days: 75% refund
  • Before 7 days: 50% refund
  • Less than 7 days: no refund