Duration: 5-7 hours of hikingAfter an early morning breakfast in Arusha (1400m), you will be picked up from your hotel and brought 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). You will then begin your ascent in Arusha National Park. 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 to Miriakamba Hut (2500m), your chef will prepare a hot dinner and washing water for you. Enjoy the beautiful sunset and overnight.
Duration: 3-5 hours of hikingAfter breakfast, you will start ascending up the steep trail along the ridge of the saddle. You may see various wildlife along the way! The trail has views of Mt. Meru Crater and the Ash Tray. When you arrive at camp, you have the option of hiking Little Mt. Meru (3820m) with your guide to further acclimate. You will be served an early dinner, so you can receive ample rest before your midnight summit attempt. Get to sleep by 1900!
Duration: 10-12 hours of hikingYour guide will wake you at 00:30 for tea and biscuits. You will then begin your summit attempt at 1:30am. The trail starts off on a steep grade to Rhino Point (3800m) to Cobra Point (4350m). The last hour of the hike you will scamble on a rocky ridge between the crater and inner cliffs of Meru. You will reach the summit of Meru (4565m) at sunrise with spectacular views of Mt. Meru Ash Tray and Mt. Kilimanjaro. Enjoy your views then descend to Saddle Hut for a short break. You will then continue descending to Miriakamba Hut (2500m) for dinner and overnight.
Duration: 2-3 hours of hikingAfter a long rest and breakfast, we will begin our final descent to Momella gate. We will hike through forest and meadows where it is likely to spot wildlife. At the base of Mt. Meru, you will be greeted by our driver who will take you back to Arusha.
- 2 transfers from Moshi to Momella gate – return.
- 3 meals a day while trekking – vegetarian/non vegetarian.
- 3 days Mount Meru trek.
- 2 nights accommodation in huts while trekking Meru Route.
- 2 nights hotel accommodation bed and breakfast in Moshi/Arusha before and after climb.
- All park entrance fees and government Levies.
- English speaking mountain guide and assistant.
- Porters – Minimum 2 per client.
- First Aid Kit including Oxygen Kit.
Park accommodation facilities
Public campsites: Nos. 1,2 and 3, Special campsites: Ltikoni, Ngongongare Spring and Nasula. Rest House: Three self-contained rooms with two beds each. Kitchen and cooking utensils are available. Mountain accommodation centers: (Miriakamba 96 beds and saddle 72 beds) Clean flush toilets and showers are available at both centers.
Private accommodation facilities
Momella Wildlife Lodge: 150 beds (self contained rooms) and one suite. Hatari Lodge: 8 beds (self contained rooms). These are several other hotels and lodges outside the park including the famous Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge.