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Mount Meru Climb

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Overview

Mount Meru Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival to Tanzania

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where our representative will meet you and transfer to the hotel.The hotel provides all the essentials for a comfortable stay, such as: cozy rooms, Internet access, hot water, a swimming pool, and a helpful staff. In the evening, an orientation session with our tour coordinators will ensure that you are ready to begin the spectacular Meru climb.

Day 2 From Momella Gate to Miriakamba Hut

Early in the morning you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the Momella Gate in Arusha National Park. At this time, the porters will organize and pack the belongings for the hike while you and your guide register with the Tanzania National Park (TANAPA). The first day of hiking is similar to a walking safari; you should expect to see giraffes, zebras, antelope, buffalo, and potentially elephants near the trail. Due to the high possibility of spotting wildlife, an armed ranger, hired through the National Park, is required to hike with our team for the duration of the hike. As you continue hiking, you will pass the Ngarenanyuki River and a beautiful waterfall at the base of Mt. Meru. Upon arriving at Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m), your chef will prepare a hot dinner and warm water for you.

This will be your first day at this altitude, so it is strongly recommended you heed the following instructions from this point on:

  • Abstain from consuming alcohol and caffeine
  • Drink over 4 liters of bottled water daily (little by little, frequently)
  • Take a Diamox pill to help alleviate symptoms of altitude sickness. Most mountain climbers take Diamox in the
  • morning, before they start their ascent, in order to reduce discomfort associated with altitude sickness. We
  • recommend you consult your doctor prior to the trip in case of potential allergies.

At night you may experience discomfort associated with acclimatization to the high altitude: because of a reduction in your waking breathing pattern, your body gets less oxygen than during the day. Taking altitude into account, you may therefore start feeling sick and have a headache. Pay attention to your own body and tell your guide if you start feeling any symptoms of altitude sickness.

Day 3 From Miriakamba Hut to Saddle Hut

After breakfast, you will start ascending the steep trail along the ridge of the saddle. You may see various wildlife along the way! The trail has amazing views of Meru Crater and the Ash Cone. When you arrive at camp, you have the option of hiking Little Meru (3,820 m) with your guide to further acclimate. You will be served an early dinner, so you can receive ample rest before your midnight summit attempt.

Day 4 From Saddle Hut to Meru Peak and descent to Momella Gate

Summiting has an early start at around 00:00. There is a 1-hour steep climb to Rhino Point (3,800 m), then the path continues along a ridge of ash and rock to reach Cobra Point (4,350 m). The summit of Meru Peak (4,562 m) is an hour further on a steep path with magnificent views of Kilimanjaro. Depending on your speed, you can enjoy sunrise at Cobra Point or the summit. The views are stunning: the cliffs of the Crater rim, the Ash Cone rising from the crater floor, Kilimanjaro floating on the morning clouds, and the Rift Valley. The route back to Rhino Point in the morning light along a narrow ridge between the sloping outer wall of the crater and the cliffs of the inner wall is one of the most dramatic and exhilarating walks in Africa. Brunch and a brief rest is taken at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to Momella Gate. After your descent the whole group will gather to congratulate you, and then you will be transferred to Arusha town.

Price includes
Price Excludes
  • Arrival and departure transfers from, to Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Accommodation during trekking
  • Meals during and 3-times, Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Private portable toilet
  • Professional First Aider trained guide
  • All parks fees, mountain rescue fees, government taxes
  • Crew team, Porters and cooker
  • Tent highest quality tent Eureka or Mountain hardware
  • Transport to and from mountain
  • Emergency oxygen cylinder
  • Mattress
  • Sleeping bag
  • Items of personal nature such as passport, visa, travelers, etc.
  • Tips for the crew [recommended [10$-15$ for a porter/day, 15$-20$ for cooker/day and 20$-25$ for a guide}
  • Medical equipment as hyperbaric chamber
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