Nature Within Touching Distance

4

DAYS

3

NIGHTS

Meru Climb

Arrival Day

Kilimanjaro International Airport

We will pick you up at Kilimanjaro International Airport – Time to be advised, meet and assist from Norbert Safaris & Adventures.

You will be welcomed with a cup of coffee, tea, and served with some delicious snacks, with a glass of champagne at your disposal.

The driver will help you with luggage in your comfortable transfer van and safely start to drive for 1 hour to your hotel in Arusha town.

You will be assisted to check in at the hotel, and later you will be provided with a proper briefing with our managers, who will also make sure you have all the necessary gears and ready to trek on the Mount Meru for 4 days.

Day 1

Momella Gate (1,500m/4,920ft) — Miriakamba Hut (2,515m/8,250ft)

From the hotel transfer to Arusha National Park, reaches the climb registration gate

At approximately 10:30 am to begin your climb, At the Momella gate Having registered with the park ranger in the reception, Have a hot Lunch in the well-dressed tourist shelter before trekking.

The Mountain Trail Passes through several different ecosystems during the three to five hours mountain trail hike. The hike begins along a seasonal stream through the open forest where grazing cape buffalo, giraffes, and warthogs reside.

Continue climbing through the woodland before Reaching Miriakamba Hut in the late afternoon, Miriakamba Hut offers beautiful views of the U-shaped Meru crater, the ash cone, and the towering cliffs that make up Meru’s crater walls.

Day 2

Miriakamba (2,515m/8,250ft) — Saddle Hut (3,570m, 11,710ft)

After breakfast, leave Miriakamba and walk along with flat land before entering the montane forest. Continue hiking until you reach a brief opening in the woods called Elephant Ridge. The normal cloud cover of Arusha National Park burns off at about 3,200 meters. Saddle Hut lies at 3,570 meters.

The more energetic can summit Little Meru (3,820m) in the afternoon for breathtaking views of Meru and Kilimanjaro. The hike takes one to two hours round-trip. It does get cold on top of Little Meru so bring a jacket, gloves, and a hat.

Saddle Hut is very similar to Miriakamba Hut, and is well-maintained, with separate facilities for mountain staff and tourists.

Day 3

Saddle Hut (3,570m, 11,710ft) —Socialist Peak (4,566m/14,980ft) — Miriakamba 2,515m/8,250ft

After a light breakfast, begin the hike to Mount Meru’s summit, Socialist Peak.

Begin the morning with a steep climb up to Rhino Point (3,800m). Descend to cross a small rock bridge, and then continue going up and down over the mix of the rocky and sandy trail.

The trail involves rock scrambling and there are steep drops to either side of the trail in some places. Be sure to follow the green trail markers and your guide! Reach the crater rim around dawn and continue to Meru’s peak.

The views are spectacular all the way to the summit, offering close looks at the crater’s sheer walls, the ash cone, cloud formations, and the surrounding park. The hike to the summit is slow-going due to the sandy trail conditions, high winds, and altitude. Bring energy food to snack on during the hike. After taking photos, descend to Saddle for brunch and then to Miriakamba.

Day 4

Miriakamba (2,515m/8,250ft) — Momella Gate and Arusha (1,500m/4,920ft)

Descend to Momella Gate from Miriakamba Hut. The descent is fast unless it has rained

On the trail. First, pass through scrubland, then descend into the montane forest and Finally into the open grassland. If the trail is wet, we recommend using the road to Descend.

After reaching the gate, receive certificates for reaching the summits of Mount Meru and Little Meru. Thank your national park guide and mountain staff for the last time and  return to Arusha for dinner and overnight at your destination

Departure Day

Kilimanjaro International Airport

Leisure breakfast at the hotel, later you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport to catch your international flight going back home or to the next destination.

OPTIONAL — You can combine this Mount Meru package short safari experience or doing a day tour excursions such as Materuni Waterfalls, Chemka Hotspring or go for Arusha Town tour.

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