5 DAYS MOUNT MERU TREKKING
MOUNT MERU TREKKING is the best for acclimatization prior to Mount
Kilimanjaro climbing; The Mountain is the third highest peak in Africa and is the
second-highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,568m.
The mountain is located within Arusha National Park, Tanzania’s gem. This prime
location gives trekkers the chance to spot some of the wildlife that inhabits the area.
Our trips are for active, flexible-minded people who enjoy the unusual and
For trips that have an emphasis on mountain climbing and wildlife safari, you need to
remember that even the easiest trekking or walking safari involves some exertion, so
you should be reasonably fit and sure that you will enjoy the activity.
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN TANZANIA.
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). We will arrange a private
transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to Arusha, where the rest of the
day is at leisure. We will gather in the hotel for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment
check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage
and travel insurance.
DAY 2: MERIAKAMBA HUT (FULL BOARD)
We drive from Arusha to Momela Gate. After a short registration at the Gate, our
walk will begin with full armed ranger escorting us, simply we can see along the way
the wild animals including elephants, zebras, and giraffe, monkeys, antelope, and
often elephants along the route.
Elevation (m): (1,387 m to (1,500 m)
Elevation (ft): 4,921 ft) to 3,000 ft)
Distance: 10 km
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest.
DAY 3: SADDLE HUT (FULL BOARD)
The walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a
The walk will take us slowly along the ridge for a spectacular view of the Meru Crater
and the impressive Ash Cone.
After hot lunch at Saddle Hut, we can make a short climb to the summit of Little
Meru (3,820m) for superb views just before sunset.
Elevation (m): 2,514 m to 3,570 m
Elevation (ft): 8,250 ft to 11,712 ft
Distance: 8 km
Hiking Time: 3-5 hours
Habitat: Forest and Moorland.
DAY 4: SUMMIT DAY (FULL BOARD)
We start early at around 1:30 a.m. to climb steeply to Rhino Point (3,800 m.) and on
to Cobra Point (4350m). We reach the summit (4,566 m) on time for sunrise there is a
possibility to see Kilimanjaro Peak above the clouds. The final part of the climb is
along a spectacular narrow ridgeline between the sheer inner cliffs and the sloping
outer wall of the crater.
We take a short rest and brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to the
Elevation (m): 3,570 m to 4,565m to 2,514m
Elevation (ft): 14,977ft to 11,712 ft to 8,250ft
Distance: 5 km up 13 km down
Hiking Time: 10 – 12 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert Moorland and Montane forest.
DAY 5: MERIAKAMBA HUT TO MOMELLA GATE TO ARUSHA (FULL
We take a short and fast descent way through open grassland and mixed forest, with
the possibility of seeing wildlife before reaching Momella Gate in the late morning.
The returning transfer will be waiting at Momella Gate to pick up you to Arusha.
Elevation (m): 2,514 m to 1,500 m to 1,387 m
Elevation (ft): 4,921 ft to 8,250 ft to 4,921ft
Distance: 10 km
Hiking time: 2-4 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest
DAY 6: DEPART