4 Days Mount Meru climbing / hiking
Mount Meru is Mount Kilimanjaro’s little sister, standing at 4,566m compared to 5,895m, but is still an impressive freestanding volcano, which makes a superb four day climb to the top. It last erupted in 1910 therefore can be classified as an active volcano. The first Mount Meru ascent was made by Dr. Fritz Jaeger, 1904. The town of Arusha lies at the base of Mount Meru Trekking, loads of trek companies do this trek. Wild animals are frequently found on this mountain therefore an armed ranger usually accompanies the trekkers.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Kilimanjaro Airport, Moshi or Arusha, Tanzania|
|DEPARTURE TIME||A prompt departure at 8:30 AM.|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 2:00PM to 4.00 PM.|
|TREK STYLE||Private accompanied by a ranger|
|WEAR||See our recommendations here…|
Day 0: Arusha Town
This might be your arrival day in Tanzania, our driver will pick you from the airport preferred Kilimanjaro International Airport and drive you 45minutes to the hotel for overnight before starting your Mount Meru climbing the next morning
Day 1: Arusha - Mariakamba hut
After breakfast depart Arusha about 8:30am drive to Momella gate. Make payment and start the climb with picnic lunch to the first hut called Miriakamaba hut. Dinner and overnight – Miriakamba hut (3 ½ hrs)
Day 2: Mariakamba - Saddle hut
After breakfast. Proceed with a climb to second hut called Saddle. This is too steep part compared to the first part (2 ½ ). During the afternoon, client can decide to attempt climbing little Meru peak and back. ( 1 )
Dinner and overnight – Saddle hut.
Day 3: Saddle hut- Summit - Saddle hut
Wake up at middle-night and have a cup of tea before starting attempt 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 - Arusha
Leave Saddle hut and descend down to Momella gate via first hut (Miriakamba) where you will be transferred to the place of your choice, either Moshi, Arusha or Kilimanjaro airport.
End of your 4days Mount Meru climb itinerary!