Mount Meru Climb 3 Dyas
It offers rustic hut style accommodation as well as impressive views and diverse vegetation from dense mountain rainforest, healthy moorlands to alpine desert and you will have the opportunity to witness wildlife such as giraffe, buffalo, elephants, antelopes and the colobus money. In addition to your trekking team including your Guide, Chef and Porters you will be accompanied by an armed Park Ranger.
Mount Meru can be trekked in 3 or 4 days and it is important to take into consideration your level of fitness and mountain climbing experience in high altitudes when deciding on your itinerary. Unless you are experienced in high altitude mountain treks we recommend a 4 day trek as this allows more time for your body to acclimatise which will you a greater chance of reaching the summit. We are proud to have a current summit rate of 100% on Mount Meru and we look forward to challenging you and taking you on the trek of a lifetime
Day 1: Mount Meru (L, D)
After breakfast you will travel to the Arusha National Park, located a short drive from Arusha and home to Mount Meru. With your Guide, Assistant Guide, Chef and Porters you will sign in at the Momella Gate where your trek will begin. In addition to the above team, you will also be joined by an armed ranger as you can expect to encounter buffalo, giraffe, zebra, colobus monkeys, antelope and elephants along the way.
You have two possible routes with both options ending the day at Miriakamba Hut. The first route travels through the forest towards the crater floor before a steeply climb while the second route climbs gradually through the grassland direct to the camp. Today’s trek will take 4-6 hours and you will have time to learn about the various species of flora and fauna. There are beautiful views of Arusha National Park and weather permitting, spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Your Chef and team of Porters will have arrived at the camp ahead of you and prepared hot water for washing. Upon your arrival you can watch the sun set, relish in a delicious dinner and enjoy some well-deserved rest.
Overnight – Full Service Camping, Miriakamba Hut at 2,500m
Day 2: Mount Meru (B, L, D)
Today the path is steep and you will continue your ascent on a narrow and winding trail through the thick montane forest. There are streams of water to cross before you approach the moorland. Today’s trek will take 3-5 hours and on a clear day you will have good views of Little Meru as you reach Saddle Hut.
You will reach Saddle Hut in time for lunch and in the afternoon embark on a short walk to Little Meru. From here you can see the Kenyan border and the town of Ngara Nanyuki as well as Longido and gorgeous views of Mount Kilimanjaro.
After an early dinner you will retire to your tent before waking up before midnight for tea or coffee and a light snack. With your Guide, Assistant Guide and Porters you will begin your trek into the night.
Overnight – Full Service Camping, Saddle Hut at 3,500m
Day 3: Mount Meru (B, L)
You will climb during the night and the early hours of the morning on a steep grade to Rhino Point (3,000m) and on to Cobra Point (4,350m). The final hour of the climb will see you trek on a rocky ridge between the crater and inner cliffs of Meru. You will reach the summit in time to witness the sun rise offering spectacular views of the Ash Tray and Mount Kilimanjaro.
After plenty of time to enjoy the view you will descend to Saddle Hut where you will have a short rest before continuing to the Momella Gate. Here you will meet your vehicle and return to Arusha where the remainder of the day is at leisure.