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From Arusha: Mount Meru 4-Day Summit Trip1 Reviews
Hike to the summit of the fifth highest mountain in Africa. Mount Meru is a spectacular dormant volcano that offers breathtaking scenery and plenty of wildlife in this challenging and rewarding experience.
- See the rich and varied wildlife that Tanzania is famous for
- Marvel at stunning scenery from a great altitude
- Explore the crater of a dormant volcano
- Enjoy the tranquility that comes with fewer crowds than nearby mountains
- Acclimatize yourself to high altitudes to take on even greater climbs
DescriptionScale the second highest mountain in Tanzania in this thrilling and challenging climb. Mount Meru, a dormant volcano that measures 4566 meters (14,979 feet) tall, is the perfect climb for those wanting a taste of high altitude trekking without going too high. Meru is centred in Arusha National Park, with fertile slopes that rise above the surrounding savannah and are home to a variety of wildlife, including nearly 400 species of birds, buffalos, leopards, giraffes and different species of monkeys. Day 1: Hotel to Momella gate to Miriakamba Hut Drive from Arusha or Moshi town to Momella Gate takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Once at the gate we will finish all the procedures and depart for the trek. The trek takes you through places from where you can catch breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the renowned Momella lakes. Trekkers encounter wildlife like on this day, with an armed Park Ranger to protect against wild animal threats we will continue a short distance until we reach the Miriakamba hut. Elevation: 1500m/4921ft to 2500m/8202ft Distance: 6km/3.5ml Hiking Time: 4-5 hours Day 2: Miriakamba Hut to Saddle Hut Today we trek through the steep path along the ridge of the saddle. On the way, you can witness the stunning Meru crater, the ash cone, and little Meru. There are chances of us encountering wildlife like Cape Buffaloes and the black and white Colobus monkey. We will end the trek up at Saddle hut. Once you have settled at the camp we will set off on a short trek to little Meru (3810m) for acclimatization purpose and return to Saddle hut. Elevation: 2500m/8202ft to 3500m/11483ft Distance: 6km/3.5ml Hiking Time: 4-5 hours Day 3: Saddle Hut to Socialist Peak to Miriakamba Hut We wake up just after midnight and have a light meal to keep our energies high. Once done with the meal we start the final ascent to Socialist Peak. This ascent will be steep and we will be making our way through gravel and rocky cliffs. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. Once at the summit, you will enjoy the magnificent views of the Meru Crater and the Ash cone. There are chances that one might catch a glimpse of wildlife like mountain Reedbucks and Klipspringers over the rocky ridge. From the summit, we begin our descent by continuing straight down to the Miriakamba hut. Elevation: 3500m/11483ft to 4562m/14967ft down to 2500m/8202ft Distance: 19km/12ml Hiking Time: 10-12 hours Day 4: Miriakamba Hut to Momella gate After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Momella Gate, we will change the route and take the southern route down hence the change in distance trekked on this day. We will also pass through the astonishing Fig tree Arch. Our vehicle will be waiting for you at Momella gate to drive you back to your hotel in Arusha (around 1 hour and 30 minutes). Elevation: 2500m/8202ft to 1500m/4921ft Distance: 14km/8.5ml Hiking Time: 4-5 hours Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
IncludesHotel transfer to/from park gate National Park fees Armed ranger Hut accommodation Rescue fees Professional Mountain guide(s) Porters & cook All meals during the trek Boiled water
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