MT. MERU4 DAY 3 NIGHT TREK
The mountain Located to the east of Arusha town, about 20 kilometers drive from Arusha; Mount Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania. The mountain stands at an altitude of 4566 meters above sea level inside the Arusha National Park.
Meru has one route to the top and can be attempted for three days but we highly recommend doing for four days for acclimatization. Most alpines uses Meru for acclimatization before the Kilimanjaro climb. The mountain has less snow formed at the volcano eruption.
Unlike Kilimanjaro when you are climbing the Mount Meru you have to be escorted by an armed ranger(s) as you pass through the Arusha National Park. It is at this time when you will enjoy the walking safari as you pass the groups of African buffaloes, Zebras, Black and white colobus monkey just little wildlife to mention.
The Momela and Ngurdoto Lakes are rich in birdlife as you trek to the mountain; birds like Pelicans and Flamingo are closely seen. Upon arrival to Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met with Alpine chat adventure representative and transferred for overnight accommodation at HOTEL IN MOSHI B&B. Your head guide will meet you for your briefing, gear check and arrange for you to hire any equipment you may need.
Itenerary (Day by Day)
Day 1: MOMELA GATE -MIRIAKAMBA HUTS: 13.8km/ 8.6 mi |
Elevation: 1597m/5240ft to 2503m/8212ft
Altitude gained: 906m
After breakfast depart Moshi about 8:30 a.m. drive to Momella gate. Make payment and start the climb with picnic lunch to the first hut called Miriakamba hut. Dinner and overnight – Miriakamba hut (3 ½ hrs).
Day 2: MIRIAKAMBA HUTS - SADDLE HUTS: 6.1km/ 3.8mi | 2.5 hrs|
Elevation: 2503m/8212ft to 3560m/11,680ft
Altitude gained: 1057m
After breakfast we proceed with a climb to second hut called Saddle. This is too steep part compared to the first part (2 ½). During the afternoon, client can decide to attempt climbing little Meru peak and back. Dinner and overnight – Saddle hut.
Day 3: SADDLE HUT- SUMMIT: 5.5km/ 3.4Mi: DESCEND TO SADDLE HUT:
Elevation: 3560m/11,680ft to 4566m/14980ft
Altitude gained: 1006m
Descent to 3560m/11680ft
Altitude lost: 1006m
Wake up at middle-night and have a cup of tea before starting attempt big Meru peak. Proceed to summit crossing rocky path and back to Saddle hut for full breakfast. The day will be spent resting. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Saddle hut.
Day 4: SADDLE HUT – MOMELLA GATE: 6.5km/4mi
Elevation: 3560m/11,680ft to 1597m/5240ft
Altitude lost: 1963m
Leave Saddle hut and descend down to Momella gate via first hut (Miriakamba) where you will be transferred to Arusha/Moshi.
Overnight HOTEL IN MOSHI B&B. before being transferred to your journey home, safari or relaxing trip to Zanzibar.
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Accommodation at either, Park view hotel, Chanya lodge or Bristol cottage.
Mount Meru 4 day 3 nights $ 1070 per person.
Single supplement charge $ 180
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All quotations are based on the current rates of national park fees, value added tax (VAT), other government taxes and current exchange rates.
In the event that any of these are increased or a new tax introduced, these increases will be added to the cost of your trip even if your trip has been paid for already.
All quotations are based on double occupancy for the pre- and post-trek accommodation and double occupancy on the trek itself. A single supplement fees applies for a client in group who wishes to have pre- and post-trek accommodation in a single room and his/her own tent during the trek.
INCLUDED IN TREKKING PACKAGE:
FOOD & DRINK
HEALTH & SAFETY
PREPARATION & FEES
ACCOMMODATION & TRANSFERS
EXCLUDED FROM TREKKING PACKAGE:
RECOMMENDED TIPPING GUIDE
Tipping is customary on Mount Kilimanjaro for all members of your mountain crew. Although they receive a fair wage, they rely on tips for a total fair compensation Tips for the team (guide, assistant guide, cook and porters) Industry recommendations are $20 a day to the Guide, $15 a day to your Assistance guide and Cook and 8$ a day to each of your porters divided by everyone in trip.
TO ENSURE FAIR AND TRANSPARENT TIPPING FOR EACH CREW MEMBER, THERE WILL BE A TIPPING CEREMONY AT THE ALPINE CHAT ADVENTURE OFFICE FOLLOWING YOUR DESCENT FROM THE MOUNTAIN. ENVELOPES WILL BE PROVIDED TO DIVIDE YOUR TIPS FOR EACH MEMBER OF THE CREW.