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4Days Meru Climbing by Bobby Camping Safaris

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Mount Meru Climb & Hike is the best for acclimatization prior to Mount Kilimanjaro climbing. The Mountain is the third highest peak in Africa and is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,568m. The mountain is located within Arusha National Park, Tanzania’s gem. This prime location gives trekkers the chance to spot some of the wildlife that inhabits the area.

Itinerary Details

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Day 1 Pick up from Airport - Hotel

Stop At: Arusha Region

Arrival at Kilimanjaro airport, picked up by our driver and transferred to Arusha for overnite at Green Mountain Hotel.

Duration: 10 hour

Day 2 Hotel - Arusha National Park (Mount Meru)

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We drive from Arusha to Momela Gate. After a short registration at the Gate our walk will begin with full armed ranger escorting us, simply we can see along the way the wild animals including elephants, zebras, and giraffe, monkeys, antelope, and often elephants along the route. Dinner and overnight night at Miriakamba Hut. Elevation (m): (1,387 m to (1,500 m), Elevation (ft): 4,921 ft) to 3,000 ft ), Distance: 10 km, Hiking Time: 4-6 hours, Habitat: Montane Forest.

Duration: 6 hour

Day 3 Miriakamba - Saddle Hut

Stop At: Mount Meru

The walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep climb. The walk will take us slowly along the ridge for a spectacular view of the Meru Crater and the impressive Ash Cone. After hot lunch at Saddle Hut we can make a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (3,820m) for superb views just before sunset. Dinner and overnight at Saddle Hut, Elevation (m): 2,514 m to 3,570 m, Elevation (ft): 8,250 ft to 11,712 ft, Distance: 8 km, Hiking Time: 3-5 hours, Habitat: Forest and Moorland.

Duration: 6 hour

Day 4 Summit Day (Half Board)

Stop At: Mount Meru

We start early at around 1:30 a.m. to climb steeply to Rhino Point (3,800 m.) and on to Cobra Point (4350m). We reach the summit (4,566 m) for sunrise there is a possibility to see Kilimanjaro Peak above the clouds. The final part of the climb is along a spectacular narrow ridgeline between the sheer inner cliffs and the sloping outer wall of the crater. We take a short rest and brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to the Momella gate. The returning transfer will be waiting at Momella Gate to pick you to your hotel in Arusha/Moshi. Elevation (m): 3,570 m to 4,565m to 2,514m, Elevation (ft): 14,977ft to 11,712 ft to 8,250ft, Distance: 5 km up 13 km down, Hiking Time: 12 – 14 hours, Habitat: Alpine Desert Moorland and Montane forest.

Duration: 14 hour