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Mount Meru Climb 4 Days



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    Mount Meru is Tanzania’s second highest mountain (4,566m).The free standing active volcano that offers incredible views of wildlife, such as monkeys, warthogs, buffaloes and a wide array of birds and, if you’re lucky, elephants and giraffes! The crater rim walk is a spectacular hike and the 360 degree views from the summit of Meru are not to be missed, especially as you can see Kilimanjaro!

    Dormant stratovolcano located 70 kilometers (43 mi) west of Mount Kilimanjaro in the country of Tanzania. At a height of 4,562.13 meters (14,968 ftS it is visible from Mount Kilimanjaro on a clear day it’s called acclimatisation and as a result you will be much better prepared for you Kilimanjaro climb. That altitude acclimatisation is the main reason why people climb Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro together.

    Climb Mount Meru, Unlike Kilimanjaro, there is only one official route to the summit of Meru – the MomellaRoute.

    Day 1: Momella Gate to Miriakamba Hut

    • Elevation: 1500m to 2500m
    • Hiking Time: 3 – 4 hours
    • Habitat:Montane Forest.

    Early in the morning after breakfast will drive from your hotel to Momela Gate/Arusha National Park. Here we will do registration and will take a few minutes and then trek will begin, armed ranger escorting us for safety just because along the way we can see wild animals such as elephants, zebras, and giraffe, monkeys, antelope, and often elephants along the route.

    Day 2: Miriakamba Hut to Sadlle Hut

    • Elevation: 2500m to 3550m.
    • Hiking Time: 3 – 4 hours.
    • Habitant: Moorland

    On this day you will wake up in the morning and have your breakfast then start ascend over a 1000m to Saddle Hut at 3,550m. The trek take you from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep climb with a spectacular view of the Meru Crater and the impressive Ash Cone. After hot lunch at Saddle Hut we can make a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (3,820m) for superb views just before sunset.

    Day 3: Saddle Hut to Socialist Peak to Miriakamba Hut

    • Elevation: 3550m to 4256m to 2500m,
    • Hiking Time: 8 – 10 hours.
    • Habitat: Semi Desert, Alpine Desert, Montane Forest.

    The summit ascent begins in the middle of the night. The final part of the climb is along a spectacular narrow ridgeline between the sheer inner cliffs and the sloping outer wall of the crater, towards the top, you will traverse the excitingand very narrow crater rim path and rich the summit just before sunrise.

    Day 4: Miriakamba Hut to Momella Gate

    • Elevation: 2500m to 1500m.
    • Hiking Time: 2 – 3 hours
    • Habitat: Montane Forest

    After your breakfast in this final day, you walk few hours down through the montane forest area where you will once again see wildlife and beautiful habitat. At the Gate you will be presented with your certificate for Meru Peak. It is customary to tip your trekking crew before being transported back to your hotel in Moshi or Arusha.

    It is time for celebration! Congratulations! You’ve made it!

    Price Includes

    • Transfers from/to Kilimanjaro airport (JRO)
    • Transfers to/from Momela gate
    • All national park gate fees
    • Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides
    • Porters and Cook salaries
    • Rescue fees (required by national park)
    • All meals on the mountain
    • Hut fees
    • Filtered water throughout the trek
    • Cooking equipment and eating utensils
    • All government tax

    Price Excludes

    • International flights
    • Travel insurance
    • Visa fee
    • Tips to mountain crew
    • Laundry Services
    • All items of a personal nature

    Important to know


    Visitors are advised to take precautionary measures to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. You may use insect repellent, wear long sleeved shirts and trousers in evenings and utilize mosquito nets. Hospitals provide good medical care in cities and in the remote areas or on safari. Flying Doctors facilities are also available. However, it is also advised to carry medical kits for emergencies.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov), the following vaccinations are recommended for Tanzania:

    • Hepatitis A + B – Rabies – Typhoid
    • Boosters for Tetanus, Diphtheria and Measles
    • An International Certificate for vaccination for yellow fever is required to enter Zanzibar.

    Please contact your personal Doctor at home for detailed information!!!

    Visitors are required to have valid passports and entry visa. Visas can be obtained from Tanzania Embassies, High Commissions and Consulate as well as at major entry points in the country such as Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar International Airports, Namanga, Sirari, Horohoro and Taveta.

    The Tanzanian shilling (Tsh.) is divided into 100cents. Notes are in denomination of 200, 500, 1000, and 10,000 shillings. Coins are in order of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 shillings. Money can be changed in banks, bureaux de change and other accredited points such as hotels. Credit cards (Access, Master Card, Visa, American Express, Euro Card and Diners) are accepted by large hotels around the country. Travellers’ cheques in US dollars and Pound Sterling are recommended, although Euros are also accepted. Banking hours in major towns are from Monday to Friday (08.30 – 16.00 hrs), Saturday from 08.30 hrs – 13.30 hrs. These may vary in smaller towns. ATM and 24 hour cash machines are available in branches of major banks and accept international VISA cards. Please note that banks are closed on Sundays.

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