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Mount Meru is situated in the core of Arusha National Park in Tanzania and is incredible for climbing. It is generally prescribed to trek Mt. Meru as a “Warm-up” before summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro as it is a good plan for elevation acclimatization. Notwithstanding, the trek to Mount Meru in itself is a compensating background. Mount Meru has striking perspectives and assorted vegetation, as well as allows us to observe natural life amid your trek. Likewise, Mount Meru trekking is less swarmed than the Mt. Kilimanjaro course.
Amid your trek you may run over creatures, for example, giraffes, wild oxen, elephants, gazelles, mandrills, colobus monkeys, and fluctuated types of feathered creatures. Along these lines, while trekking you can appreciate strolling safari. The whole edge stroll on Mount Meru is a breathtaking climb and offers 360-degree views from the summit of Meru and furthermore, you can observe Mt. Kilimanjaro from MountMeru’s pinnacle, which is an exciting background.
In contrast to Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru has just a single authority Mount Meru course to the summit – the ‘Momella route’.The ascension to the volcano Mt. Meru is the perfect preparation for the conquest of Kilimanjaro. You can get used to the heights (around 15.000 feet) and it is possible to test out the equipment so that you will be able to correct and improve it on the rest day that lies between the climbing of Kilimanjaro. But the most important thing is to practice ascending at night since it is not very pleasant to do this when it is almost dark and quite cold.
Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
2 Hours Before Flight Time
Sote tours staff will pick you up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred you to your hotel in Arusha city. You will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. The missing gear can be rented
Accommodation at Arusha Crown hotel
After Breakfast around 08:00hrs, the driver will be head to the Momella gate which is the starting point of the trek. The drive to the gate is roughly an hour and a half. After the registration, you will start your trek accompanied by an armed ranger. Along the route, you will catch spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Momella lakes. You will encounter animals such as cape buffaloes, giraffes, warthogs, and bushbucks, to name a few. Your trek will end up at Miriakamba Hut where you will be spending the night.
Elevation: 1,500m to 2,500m
Approx. time taken:4-5 hours
Today’s trek takes you through the steep path along the ridge of the saddle. Amazing views of the Meru crater, the ash cone, and little Meru can be seen along the way. While trekking through the forest keep your eyes peeled for wildlife and attractive wildflowers. Common animals include buffaloes and the black and white Colobus monkey. Your trek will end up at Saddle hut where you will be spending the night. After resting at the camp you will set off on an hour acclimatization trek to little Meru (3810m) then head back down to Saddle hut.
Elevation:2,500m to 3,500m
Distance covered: 6.5km
Approx. time took: 3–4 hours
You will wake up just after midnight for a light meal then start your final ascent to Socialist Peak at the top of big Meru. The trail to the summit is steep and you will be climbing through the gravel and rocky ridges. While at the summit you will enjoy breathtaking views of the Meru crater and ash cone. Occasionally, animals such as Klipspringers and mountain reedbucks can be seen over the rocky terrain. After the summit, you will then descend to Miriakamba Hut where you will be spending the night.
Elevation: 3,500m to 4,562m to 2,500m
Approx. time took: 10-12 hours
After breakfast, you will begin your final descent to Momella gate. You will be using the southern route to descend. During your descent, you will pass through the montane forest where you will pass the amazing Fig Tree Arch. Upon arrival at the Momella gate, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel back in Arusha
Accommodation at Arusha crown hotel
Elevation:2,500m to 1,500m
Distance covered: 14km
Approx. time taken:4-5 hours
The day is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Arusha city and grab some souvenirs before heading to the airport.
Meals: Breakfast Included at Arusha Crown hotel
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