4 Day Mt. Meru Climb
At 4,566m, Mount Meru is the fifth highest mountain in Africa and the second highest mountain in Tanzania. Mount Meru ascent passes through many different vegetation zones. The dry forest of the lower region gives way to a dense mountain; the vegetation consists of health and moorland and is then finally replaced by the stunning baron alpine deserts. As the flora changes the wildlife does so too, which is diverse and equally impressive. During the ascent you will regularly come across large game such as elephants and buffalos but you may also come across leopards. Due to this it is obligatory to be accompanied by an armed park ranger on your tour.
Day 1 Arusha – Momela Gate(1500m) – Mariakamba Hut(2514m)
Picked up from your hotel in Arusha after breakfast meet and greet by your guide then drive Arusha national park’s gate 45minutes from Arusha town, after registration we start walking towards Mariakamba hut. Picnic lunch will be provided Overnight: Mariakamba Hut walking duration: 4-6hrs, 10km
Day 2 Mariakamba hut (2514m) – Saddle huts(3570m)
After breakfast you start hiking towards Saddle hut, this part is steeper than the previous. Arrival at the hut for overnight.
-Overnight: Saddle huts walking duration: 3-5hrs, 8km
Day 3 Saddle Hut(3570m) – Summit (4565m) – Saddle Hut (3570m)
Wake up at middle-night and have a cup of tea before starting attempt big Meru peak.
Proceed to summit crossing rocky path and back to Saddle hut for full breakfast. You spend few hours of resting at the hut before walking down to Mariakamba hut for overnight
Overnight: Mariakamba Hut
Walking duration: 8- 12hrs, 18km
Day 4 Mariakamba hut (2541m) – Momela Gate(1500m)
Leave the camp and walk down to Momela gate where you will be picked up by your van and drive back to Arusha where you are dropped off at the place of your choice.
Overnight: Mariakamba Hut walking duration: 4-6hrs, 10km