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3 DAYS MOUNT MERU CLIMB TOUR

Tanzania
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Duration

3 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

3-day Mount Meru Climb Tour is good training for acclimatization before climbing Kilimanjaro; Mount Meru is the third highest peak in Africa and the second largest peak of Tanzania at an altitude of 4568 m above sea level. The mountain is located in the Arusha National Park. This great location gives tourists a chance to get to know the wild nature in this area.

This tour can be combined with a safari in the Northern Part.

 3-day Mount Meru Climb Tour few details:

Departure & Return Location- Arusha, unless otherwise agreed.

Accommodation: Rest Houses,  Meals provides – as per itinerary

 3-day Mount Meru Climb Tour

Full distance: 47.02 km

Maximum height: 4543 m

Minimum height: 1564 m

Approximate distances/hiking time/elevations:

Arusha -Mariakamba Hut 

Elevation (m): (1,387 m to (2,514 m)

Distance: 10 km /Hiking Time: 4-6 hours.

Mariakamba -Saddle Hut 

Elevation (m): 2,514 m to 3,570 m

Distance: 8 km /Hiking Time: 3-5 hours .

Saddle Hut-Summit  Mount Meru 

Elevation (m): 3,570 m to 4,566m to 2,514m.

Distance: 5 km up 13 km down/Hiking Time: 12 – 14 hours.

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Itinerary

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Day 1 - MOUNT MERU PARK TO MARIAKAMBA HUT

Drive from Arusha to the Mt. Meru stop door where you will be met by our guides.
Hike for a couple of hours to Mariakamba Hut (2,514 m)
You may wish to take a night stroll on the slants to view natural life at one of the watering openings in the crater.
Elevation (m): (1,387 m to (2,514 m)
Distance: 10 km /Hiking Time: 4-6 hours.
Habitat: Montane Forest.
Meals included: • Lunch • Dinner
Dinner and overnight at Mariakamba Hut

Day 2 - MARIAKAMBA TO SADDLE HUT

Hike to Saddle Hut (3.570m).
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 a hot lunch at Saddle Hut. Optional a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (3,820m) for superb views just before sunset, for a picturesque perspective of Kilimanjaro (This will likewise be a piece of more acclimatization).
Elevation (m): 2,514 m to 3,570 m. Distance: 8 km /Hiking Time: 3-5 hours.Habitat: Forest and Moorland.
Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
Dinner and Overnight at Saddle Hut.

Day 3 - SADDLE TO SUMMIT TO Mt.MERU TO ARUSHA

Summit Day. Start early at around 1:30 a.m. to climb steeply to Rhino Point (3,800 m.) and on to Cobra Point (4350m). The summit reach (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. After 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.
Elevation (m): 3,570 m to 4,566m to 2,514m. Distance: 5 km up 13 km down/Hiking Time: 12 – 14 hours.
Habitat: Alpine Desert Moorland and Montane forest.
Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Included/Excluded

  • Guide/Cook /Porterage
  • Rescue fee Park fees
  • Park fees
  • Camping equipment (without sleeping bag)
  • Listed transfers
  • Meals as in the itinerary
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Tips for driver/guide/ staff
  • Drinks (alcohol and non alcoholic)
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Accomodation before/after Safari (book with us)
  • International / Internal flights / Airports taxes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa and arrival fees
  • Climbing gear
  • Sleeping bags /Bath towels
  • Airport transfer

Durations

Multi day

Tour's Location

Tanzania

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