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Mt. Meru Climb - The Momela Route

Many Kilimanjaro climbers use Mount Meru as an acclimatisation trek before trying for its bigger brother.

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Hiking Packages in Tanzania:

Mount Meru is located in Arusha National Park, and the climbers are always accompanied by an armed ranger due to the wildlife population at the slopes of the mountain.

It’s a unique four days trek which includes walking through grassland and forest before ending in a dramatic ridge walk up to the summit with stunning view.

 

Route Facts:

  • Recommended duration: 4 days / 3 nights
  • Length: 38 km
  • Altitude gain: 3066 m
  • Grade: Moderate/Hard
  • Start: Momela Gate
  • End trek: Momela Gate

 

Route map:
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Day by day description:

 

Day 1 - Arusha to Momela Gate to Miriakamba Hut
You will be picked up after breakfast at your accommodation, then transported to the gate for an early starts of your Mount Meru Adventure. Once we reach the park gate we will proceed with a 4 to 5 hours trek through the forest, passing the sacred Fig tree arch and excellent viewpoints that show the open plains and lakes of Arusha National Park.  The altitude at Miriakamba hut is 2514m.

Day 2 - Miriakamba Hut to Saddle Hut
After breakfast you hike towards Saddle hut, a 3 to 4 hours hike of about 4 km.  The path winds up through the forest, passing Buffalo swamp and Elephant Ridge, and due to the short hike this day, you can choose to detour and go for climbing the Little Meru Summit at 3820 m. This will take you another hour, and give you a superb view of the summit and of Mount Kilimanjaro. Dinner and overnight at Saddle Hut 3.570 m above sea level.

Day 3 - Saddle Hut to The summit to Miriakamba Hut
Leaving Saddle hut at 2.00 AM for the 5 km climb to the summit should get you there in time to se the sunrise behind the great Kilimanjaro! You climb up and up along a narrow ridge, with sheer drops and the exposed nature of the path can even make the most experienced hiker a bit shaky. You climb steeply and reach the stunning views of the summit, Socialist Peak at 4.566 m above sea level. You decent the same rout, pass the Saddle Hut to Miriakamba Hut for your last night on the mountain.

Day 4 - Miriakamba Hut to Arusha
You leave the hut in the morning for a 2 to 3 hour hike back down to Momela Gate along the same route as when you came. Transport back to Arusha, or continuing for one of our wildlife safaris.

 

 

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  $650

 

Start – Finish
Arusha

Accommodations
In wooden huts

Price includes
All prices are per person, minimum 4 people. Entrance fees, Rescue fee, Ranger, accommodation, food and water during climb, guide, cook/assistant guide, porters.

Price excludes
Tip for the climbing crew, souvenirs, soda/alcohol, snack, laundry and other personal needs.

Tour leader
Certified guide with long experience.

Transport
Safe vehicle to and from park gate.

Meals included
3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners.

Meal budget
Depend on further program

Recommendations
Wildlife safari to Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park and other Northern parks, and/or Beach holiday to The Lighthouse Beach Resort/Zanzibar.

Price
$ 650 per person, min 4 people.

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