3 Days Mount Meru Climb:
Mount Meru is located in Tanzania and is the fifth highest mountain in Africa. It is a great mountain to climb and offers spectacular scenery, including views of Mount Kilimanjaro. The mountain is unspoiled and less congested as compared to its Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya counterparts.
Day 1: Arusha / Miriakamba Hut
Mt. Meru Park Gate – Miriakamba: 4 -5 hour
Pick up from up from your overnight hotel and drive to the Mt. Meru park gate where you will be met by our game ranger and porters. Hike for the few hours to Miriakamba Hut at 8,500 ft. From here you may wish to take an evening walk on the slopes to view wildlife at one of the watering holes in the crater. Dinner and overnight rest at Miriakamba Hut, L, D
Day 2: Miriakamba Hut / Saddle Hut
Miriakamba – Saddle Hut: 3-4 hours
after breakfast hike to up to 11,500 ft to arrive at Saddle Hut. If time permits you can climb a little further on Mount Meru for a scenic view of the ‘Roof of Africa’, Mount Kilimanjaro. This will also be part of more acclimatization. Dinner and overnight at Saddle Hut, B, L, D
Day 3: Saddle Hut / Summit / Saddle Hut
Saddle Hut – Summit: 5 hours
An early rise to hike all the way to the summit before the afternoon clouds cover the summit. From the summit, descend back to the 11,500 ft Saddle Hut in time for lunch. Spend the rest time relaxing/walking. Hike down to the gate and drive back to Arusha.
Includes: 3 delicious meals a day, Transport, Ranger /guide, Porters, Park fees, Hut fees, Rescue fees, cook, Picnic lunches.
Excludes: International Flights & Regional Flights, Visas, Airport tax (International – pay direct), Travel/medical/baggage insurance, Driver/guide/Porters gratuities, Drinks/laundry (unless specified), Telephone bills, Climbing gear, sleeping bags, any other items of a personal nature
Below is the list of the gears that you should bring with you for trekking.
FOR FEET: Mt. Boots, Socks – at least 4/5 pairs (This must be thin and thick ones) 1 pair of gaiters, Sandal/open shoes,(optional)
FOR BOTTOM: 1 thermal (warm) trousers, 1 thermal (warm) long underwear, 1 wind/water proof trousers.
FOR TOP: 2 or 1 long sleeved thermal shirts, 1 thermal T-shits, 1 thermal jacket or sweater, 1 down jacket, preferable wool attached one.
FOR HANDS: 1 pc of roll foam or air mattress, 1 warm sleeping bag.
OTHER GEARS: 1 head lump and spare batteries, 1 pair or 1 pc of walking sticks, 1 pair of sunglasses or ice goggles, Sun block cream or Lotion, Lipstick cream, First Aid Kit, Camera + films with its spare batteries, passport book, a day pack, a rucksack or safari bag.
FOR DRINKING: Drinking water bottle (NALGEN) or any other brand like SIGG or optional, camel pack