Duration: 3/4 days | Best time to travel: June - October
4 days, Mt. Meru climb
MOUNT MERU - OVERVIEW
The rain forest
The Mt.Meru is located at Arusha Region in Tanzania. Which lies 3 degree south, 36 degrees east of the Equator. Geology, mountain type Stratovolcanic. It last eruption was around October to December 1910(minor Eruption).The elevation of Mt.Meru is 4566m/15220ft above sea level. The first ascent to Mt, Meru was Fritz Jäger in 1904 before the last eruption. And it is located 70km west of Mt.Kilimanjaro. You can have spectacular view from each 2 mountains when it clear sky. Also it is ninth or tenth highest Mt, in Africa, died volcano.
The fertile land slopes rise above surrounding Savanna grassland support forest that hosts Wildlife, such as Elephants, Birds, Buffaloes and manks.Now it under Arusha National park.
The Mt.Meru trekking schedule 4 days climb.
Arrive at Kilimanjaro airport/Arusha airport, pick up go to your hotel and overnight, ready to start climbing next day.
Pick up from hotel drive via Moshi - Arusha road about 1hr / 35 km. First gate is Ngongongaro, stop for registration. Drive again in the park, on the way to second gate, you will see lot of animals, such as, elephants, zebras, antelope and warthog. Second gate is Mommela gate, a climb starting point, 1650m/5500ft above sea level.
Two options exist; Long route and short route. The first day start with long route about 12km/7hrs, through the Rainforest of big trees whose common name is east African yellow wood, stoping at fun fig tree, the lunch point. Continue walking for acclimatisation below the ash cone creter 2700m/9000ft, from here descent to Miriakamba hut 2500m/8331ft, for overnight and dinner.
Day 2: Work up for breakfast after you start climbing 4½hrs/5km via rainforest, on the way you will have to see different Flora and Fauna. Arrive to Saddle hut 3500m/11670ft have hot lunch, after you rest, for the little Meru ascent 1½go and back,3801m/12670ft, Back for dinner and have short sleep, midnight work up, have tea with biscuits,. Climbing the top will take 6½hrs/6km to the Summit Socialist peak 4566m/15220ft, to see beautiful sunrise, shining on the top of Mt.Kilimanjaro. Descending will take 2hrs back to Saddle hut.
Day 3: Optionally, within the same second day, after a nap, you have lunch and keep descending down about 3hrs to Miriakamba hut again to overnight and have dinner after long long walk. But descending the day after yields best experience.
Day 4: Work up for breakfast and Cook give you a lunch box, start descending down to the Momela gate, via short route, about 3½hrs/4km.At the gate sign out and have Certificate if you manage to conquest the summit. After you say goodbye to your team who make you dreams come true. Drive back to the hotel for more plan you have.
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- Pick up from airport to the hotel.
- All entries fees in the park.
- Camping or Hut.
- Food 3 meals a day.
- Camping gear tents table, chair,drinking water.
- Chef Guide, Assistance Guide, Cooks and Porters salary.
- 1 night accommodation in hotel at Arusha / Moshi after Climbing or before.
- Extended stay at Hotel
- Tanzania Visa
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
- Meals not listed above
- Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
- Tip for Guides, Cook & Porters