4-Day Mount Meru Summit Climbing

Price: From $870 to $960 pp (USD)

Duration: 4 Days

Travelers: 2 +

Destinations: 4-Day Mount Meru Summit Climbing

Overview

You will be picked up from your hotel and drive to Momella Gate in Arusha National Park. The first day of hiking is similar to a walking safari; you should expect to see giraffes, zebras, antelope, buffalo, and potentially elephants near the trail. Due to the high possibility of spotting wildlife, an armed ranger is required to hike with our team. As you continue hiking. Upon arriving to Miriakamba Hut (2500m), your chef will prepare a hot dinner and washing water for you. Enjoy the overnight.

Getting there
  • This tour starts and ends in Arusha
  • This operator can help select your international flights, but you’ll have to book them yourself help

  • Fly to/from Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO – Check price) near Arusha. Or fly to/from Arusha Airport (ARK – Check price) via Dar es Salaam or Nairobi (Kenya)

  • A transfer from and back to the airport is included

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost

Itinerary

Arrival

  • You’ll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.


Day 1: Arusha (1400m) – Miriakamba Hut (2500m)

You will be picked up from your hotel and drive to Momella Gate in Arusha National Park. The first day of hiking is similar to a walking safari and you will use 5 to 7 hours, you should expect to see giraffes, zebras, antelope, buffalo, and potentially elephants near the trail. Due to the high possibility of spotting wildlife, an armed ranger is required to hike with our team. As you continue hiking. Upon arriving to Miriakamba Hut (2500m), your Chef will prepare a hot dinner and washing water for you. Enjoy the overnight.

Main Destination: Mount Meru (Mountain)
Accommodation: Budget camping
  • In or near Mt Meru
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included) 


Day 2: Miriakamba Hut (2500m) – Saddle Hut (3500m)

Miriakamba Hut (2500m) – Saddle Hut (3500m)

Duration: 3-5 hours of hiking

After breakfast, you will start ascending up the steep trail along the ridge of the saddle. You may see various wildlife along the way! The trail has views of Mt. Meru Crater and the Ash Tray. When you arrive at camp, you have the option of hiking Little Mt. Meru (3820m) with your guide to further acclimate. You will be served an early dinner, so you can receive ample rest before your midnight summit attempt. Get to sleep by 1900.

Main Destination: Mount Meru (Mountain)
Accommodation: Budget camping
  • In or near Mt Meru
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)


Day 3: Saddle Hut – Summit – Miriakamba Hut

Duration: 10-12 hours of hiking
Your guide will wake you at 00:30 for tea and biscuits. You will then begin your summit attempt at 1:30am. The trail starts off on a steep grade to Rhino Point (3800m) to Cobra Point (4350m). The last hour of the hike you will scamble on a rocky ridge between the crater and inner cliffs of Meru. You will reach the summit of Meru (4565m) at sunrise with spectacular views of Mt. Meru Ash Tray and Mt. Kilimanjaro. Enjoy your views then descend to Saddle Hut for a short break. You will then continue descending to Miriakamba Hut (2500m) for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:Mount Meru (Mountain)
Accommodation:Budget camping
  • In or near Mt Meru
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)


Day 4 : Miriakamba Hut (2500m) – Arusha (1400m)

Duration: 2-3 hours of hiking
After a long rest and breakfast, we will begin our final descent to Momella gate. We will hike through forest and meadows where it is likely to spot wildlife. At the base of Mt. Meru, you will be greeted by our driver who will take you back to Arusha.

Main Destination: Arusha (City)
Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Included
  • Porterage
  • Rescue fee
  • Climbing gear
  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • Camping equipment
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (On all days)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Bath towels
Excluded
  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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