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3 days hiking adventure on Mount Meru

3 days hiking adventure on Mount Meru
3 days hiking adventure on Mount Meru

This is a low budget hiking adventure, it is a great alternative to the kilimanjaro hike which is 70 kilometres west & the highest Mountain in Africa. this tour is easier & takes a shorter time. also taking you through the arusha national park so you can see wild animals on the way

Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha to mariakamba hut

Stop At: Mount Meru, Arusha National Park 00255 Tanzania
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 Mariakamba 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: 16 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: overnight at Meriakamba hut

Day 2: mariakamba hut to saddle hut

Stop At: Mount Meru, Arusha National Park 00255 Tanzania
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: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: overnight at saddle hut

Day 3: summit day

Stop At: Mount Meru, Arusha National Park 00255 Tanzania
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: 16 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.



Duration:3 days
Commences in:Arusha, Tanzania
Country:Tanzania
City:Arusha Region

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