3 DAYs MOUNT MERU ROUTE 

MOUNT MERU | 3 DAYS MOUNT MERU ROUTE 

OVERVIEW

Mount Meru may be a dormant stratovolcano positioned 70 kilometres (43 mi) west Mt Kilimanjaroinside Tanzania. At a height of 4,562.13 metres (14,968 ft) and is that the fifth highest mountain in Africa. Mount Meru is that the topographic centerpiece of Arusha park . Its fertile slopes rise above the encircling savanna and support a forest that hosts diverse wildlife, including nearly 400 species of birds.

Momella gate – Miriakamba Hut

ELEVATION (FT)

4,593.176 ft to 8,202.1 ft

DISTANCE

10 km

Hiking Time

4-6 hours

Habitat

Montane Forest.

After an early morning breakfast in Arusha (1400m), you will be picked up from your hotel and brought to the Momella Gate in Arusha National Park. At this time, the porters will organize and pack the belongings for the hike while you and your guide register with the Tanzania National Park (TANAPA). You will then begin your ascent in Arusha National Park.

The first day of trekking 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, hired through the National Park, is required to trek with our team for the duration of the trek. As you continue trekking, you will pass the Ngarenanyuki River and a beautiful waterfall at the base of Mt. Meru. Upon arriving at Miriakamba Hut (2500m), your chef will prepare a hot dinner and washing water for you. Enjoy the beautiful sunset and overnight.

Miriakamba Hut – Saddle Hut

ELEVATION (FT)

8,202.1 ft to 11,482.94 ft

DISTANCE

8 km

Hiking Time

Time: 3-5 hours

Habitat

Forest and Moorland.

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 Ashtray. When you arrive at camp, you have the option of trekking 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!

Saddle Hut – Summit Attempt – Momela Gate.

ELEVATION (FT)

11,482.94 ft to 14,980.31 ft to 4,593.176 ft

DISTANCE

5 km up 13 km down

Hiking Time

1o – 12 hours

Habitat

Alpine Desert Moorland and Montane forest.

This is an extra day meant for acclimatisation and can be spent day hiking on Mawenzi Ridge. The unique landscape offers motivating views of Kibo and Mawenzi. After spending a few moments exploring the area we head back to Horombo Hut.

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