Mount Meru, the fifth-highest peak in Africa,measure 4556 m above sea level. As it comprise of National park and the mountain, it provides the best the opportunities for wildlife spotting, Momela lake and Mt. Kilimanjaro If they sky is clear. Trekking to Mt. meru is much prefered as the best activity for acclimatization for Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Day 0: Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha
You will meet our driver(s) at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO), and transfer you to the hotel or lodge in Arusha.
Day 1: Momela Gate to Miriakamba Hut
After breakfast, your guides and driver will meet you and transfer to Momela Gate where registration formalities will be completed. After the registration, your walk will begin with full armed ranger escort. On the way, you will enjoy game viewings such as Elephants, Zebras, Giraffe, Monkeys, and Antelopes. Dinner and overnight night at Miriakamba Hut 2500m.
Day 2: Miriakamba Hut to Saddle Hut
The walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep climb.
You will continue hiking slowly along the ridge for a spectacular view of the Meru Crater and the impressive Ash Cone. After lunch at Saddle Hut, you will take a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (3,820m) for superb views just before sunset. In the evening time, you will enjoy an early dinner to prepare for the summit night.
Day 3: Saddle Hut to the summit to Miriakamba Hut
After light breakfast, at 12:00 am you will start hiking slowly to Rhino Point 3800m. You might reach the summit of Meru 4,566m during the sunrise. There is a possibility to see Kilimanjaro Peak above the clouds. After photographs descend back to Saddle Hut for short rest, lunch then descends to Miriakamba for overnight.
Day 4: Miriakamba Hut to Momela Gate to Arusha.
After the last breakfast on the mountain, you will descend about 4 to 5 hours to Momella Gate to collect your certificates. Our drivers will be waiting for you at Momela Gate to take you back to the hotel or lodge in Arusha