MT. MERU


MT.MERU HIKING
MOMELLA ROUTE ITINERARY

PRE DEPARTURE: (ARRIVAL)

Moshi is at 815m
2670ft above sea level.
Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, meet and great then transfer to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha, briefing about your hiking trip by our guide.

TRANSFER: AIRPORT TO HOTEL
MEAL PLAN: BB
ACCOMMODATION: STANDARD HOTEL

DAY 1:
ARUSHA TO MIRIAKAMBA HUT (2,514 M): Depart from your hotel in the morning for Momella Gate of Arusha National Park (1,500 m.). After park entrance formalities, you shall begin your hike, guided by a park ranger. The track passes open grassland, providing an opportunity to see buffalo, warthogs and other grazers. The trail continues as a steady climb through montane forest. You shall take lunch near a giant Fig Tree arch. After lunch, the route continues through less dense forest, where there are an abundance of birds and black and white colobus monkeys. By mid-afternoon, you can see towering cliffs and the Ash Cone. You will reach Miriakamba Hut (2,514 m.), situated in an idyllic grassy glade, in time to enjoy the last of the afternoon sun and beautiful views over the surrounding plains towards Kilimanjaro. (4-6 hours walking). Miriakamba Hut, base camp of Mt. Meru

DAY 2:
MIRIAKAMBA HUT (2,514 M) TO SADDLE HUT (3,570 M): The walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep climb. We slowly ascend through lush montane forest to reach the halfway point of Elephant Ridge. From here we enjoy excellent views of the summit ridge and across the crater floor. The path continues through giant heather and other fascinating moorland vegetation to reach Saddle Hut (3,570 m), where lunch is will be provided. The afternoon is free to relax and to enjoy the views. The more energetic can make the short climb to the nearby summit of Little Meru (3,820 m) for superb views just before sunset. (3-5 hours walking).

DAY 3:
SADDLE HUT (3,570 M) TO MIRIAKAMBA HUT (2,514 M): You will start early at around 2 a.m. to climb steeply to Rhino Point (3,800 m.), continuing along an undulating ridge of ash and rock to reach Cobra Point (4,350 m) at sunrise. The views are stunning: the cliffs of the Crater rim, the Ash Cone rising from the Crater floor, Kilimanjaro floating on the morning clouds and west towards the Rift Valley if the weather is clear. The summit of Socialist Peak (4,566 m.) is an hour further on a good but steep path. The route back to Rhino Point in the morning light, on a narrow ridge between the sloping outer wall of the crater and the sheer cliffs of the inner wall, is one of the most dramatic and exhilarating walks in Africa. We enjoy a rest and brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to Miriakamba Hut (2,514 m, 10-12 hours walking), mount meru peak, and view in the crater. Miriakamba Hut Note: The ridge between the summit and Rhino Point is not suitable for those suffering from vertigo. In icy conditions or in strong winds, it may be impossible for anyone to progress beyond Rhino Point

DAY 4:
MIRIAKAMBA HUT (2,514 M) - HOTEL IN ARUSHA: You will take the direct route down through open grassland and mixed forest, with good chances of seeing wildlife. This trail has excellent views back towards the crater and over the plains of the Mount Meru National Park. We should reach Momella Gate by late morning (2-3 hours walking). Once you reach the end of the climb you will be transferred to your hotel in Arusha or Moshi.
MEAL PLAN: BB

ACCOMODATION: STANDARD HOTEL
Don’t forget to tip your guides and porters. It’s time for celebration

Departure Day:
After breakfast check out from the Hotel then transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport
TRANSFER: HOTEL TO AIRPORT

PRICE: PER PERSON SHARING IN GIVEN PAX IN US $
RATE PER PERSON FOR GIVEN PAX IN USD $
1 pax
2 pax
3 pax
4 pax
5 pax
6 pax +
1,350.00
1,250.00
1,200.00
1,150.00
1,100.00
1,050.00


Price includes:
All park entry fees, All camping/hut fees, Guide and porters fees, Transport to and from the mountain gates, Meals 3 times daily, cook and all kitchen facilities

Prices does not include items
International Flights, Hard and soft drinks and Tips, and all mountain Gears. (We can arrange to hire this)

Note: We recommend that you leave your valuables and your tip money in a safe deposit box at the hotel in Moshi