Mount Meru

Tour Number

Activity Level

17993


Categories

Hiking and Walking

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 1

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Climb the second largest peak in Tanzania


Mount Meru is located within Arusha National Park. It is a non active volcanic mountain composed of both lava flows and pyroclastic materials and is the second highest mountain in Tanzania with less snow.
Most alpines climb this mountain for acclimatization purposes before their Kilimanjaro bid. It takes three days to climb Mount Meru, but one extra day for acclimatization is recommended before climbing.
During climbing Mount Meru, a group of armed rangers accompany climbers as they pass through the Arusha National Park. Arusha National Park is one of the popular walking safaris parks in Tanzania. The beautiful flora and fauna can be viewed on the way top. Animals like buffalos, klipslingers antelopes, zebras, giraffes, warthogs, leopards, and waterbucks, hyenas, including black and white colobus, vervets and blue monkey.

Itinerary

Day 1: Momella Gate to Miriakamba Hut
Start walking through the forest toward the crater floor and then steeply up to Miriakamba Hut with a possible diversion into the Crater floor.
Day 2: Miriakamba Hut to Saddle Hut
Start by following the uphill slightly until out into a path which climbs steeply up through pleasant glades between trees.
Day 3: Summit
This is one of the most dramatic and exhilarating sections of trekking you reach the socialist point at 4565 m after 4-5 hours and an altitude gain of 1000 m in 5 km. The descent to saddle Hut will take approximately 2-3 hours.
Day 4: Saddle Hut to Momella Gate
Start walking by retracing a route to Miriakamba. The direct route goes through forest for some of the way, then through open grassland. You descend in 3-5 hours to Momella Gate.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Meet you at your convenient point in Arusha/Kilimanjaro or any place in Tanzania.Arrangement can be made if you are outside Tanzania

End location: Take you back to your point or advise on what you would like to do after tour with me.

Duration: 4 days

What’s Included

Mountain gears, Porters, Food and drinks, Guides,Cooks, Entry fees,sleeping bags.

Restrictions

I don't drive on my tours. I hire a driver.

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