Best Ultimate Mount Meru Climb | East Africa Travel Company
Mount Meru Climb is a dormant stratovolcano situated 70 kilometers (43 mi) west of Kilimanjaro throughout the nation of Tanzania. Mount Meru Climb at a top of four,562.13 meters (14,968 ft), it is seen from Kilimanjaro on a clear day and is the fifth-highest mountain in Africa, hooked to the definition. Contact us
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Mount Meru Climb
FOR 4 DAYS MOUNT MERU
Located to the east of Arusha town, about 20 kilometers drive from Arusha; Mount Meru is the second-highest mountain in Tanzania. The mountain stands at an altitude of 4566 meters above sea level inside the Arusha National Park.
Meru has one route to the top and can be attempted for three days but we highly recommend doing it for four days for acclimatization. Most alpines use Meru for acclimatization before the Kilimanjaro climb. The mountain has less snow formed at the volcano eruption.
Unlike Kilimanjaro when you are climbing Mount Meru you have to be escorted by an armed ranger(s) as you pass through the Arusha National Park. It is at this time when you will enjoy the walking safari as you pass the groups of African buffaloes, Zebras, Black and white colobus monkeys just a little wildlife mention.
The Momela and Ngurdoto Lakes are rich in birdlife as you trek to the mountain; birds like Pelicans and flamingos are closely seen.
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met and transferred for overnight accommodation at Kilimanjaro Crane Hotel 4 stars B&B. Your head guide will meet you for your briefing, and gear check, and arrange for you to hire any equipment you may need.
DAY 1:MOMELA GATE -MIRIAKAMBA HUTS : 13.8KM/ 8.6 M
Elevation:1597m/5240ft to 2503m/8212ft
Altitude gained: 906m
After breakfast depart Moshi at about 8:30 a.m and drive to Momella gate. Make payment and start the climb with a picnic lunch to the first hut called Miriakamba hut. Dinner and overnight – Miriakamba hut (3 ½ hrs).
DAY 2: MIRIAKAMBA HUTS – SADDLE HUTS: 6.1KM/ 3.8MI | 2.5 HRS
Elevation: 2503m/8212ft to 3560m/11,680ft
Altitude gained: 1057m
After breakfast, we proceed with a climb to the second hut called Saddle. This is too steep part compared to the first part (2 ½). During the afternoon, the client can decide to attempt climbing the little Meru peak and back. Dinner and overnight – Saddle hut.
DAY 3: SADDLE HUT- SUMMIT: 5.5KM/ 3.4MI: DESCEND TO SADDLE HUT
Elevation: 3560m/11,680ft to 4566m/14980ft
Altitude gained: 1006m
Descent to 3560m/11680ft
Altitude lost: 1006m
Wake up in the middle night and have a cup of tea before starting to attempt a big Meru peak. Proceed to summit crossing rocky path and back to Saddle hut for full breakfast. The day will be spent resting. Lunch, dinner, and overnight at Saddle hut.
DAY 4: SADDLE HUT – MOMELLA GATE: 6.5KM/4MI
Elevation:3560m/11,680ft to 1597m/5240ft
Leave Saddle hut and descend down to Momella gate via the first hut (Miriakamba) where you will be transferred to Arusha/Moshi.
Overnight Kilimanjaro Crane Hotel 4 stars B&B. before being transferred to your journey home, safari, or a relaxing trip to Zanzibar.
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