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Mount Meru Climb is the best for acclimatization prior to Mount Kilimanjaro climbing. The Mountain is the third highest peak in Africa and is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,568m.

The mountain is located within Arusha National Park, Tanzania’s gem. This prime location gives trekkers the chance to spot some of the wildlife that inhabits the area. The ascent is quite steep, the route to the summit passes over streams, through parkland, montane forest, a giant heather zone and moorland. The summit is reached by a narrow, barren ridge, which provides stunning views of the Ash Cone lying several thousand feet below in the crater.

Mount Meru Climb is the best for acclimatization prior to Mount Kilimanjaro climbing. The Mountain is the third highest peak in Africa and is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,568m.

The mountain is located within Arusha National Park, Tanzania’s gem. This prime location gives trekkers the chance to spot some of the wildlife that inhabits the area. The ascent is quite steep, the route to the summit passes over streams, through parkland, montane forest, a giant heather zone and moorland. The summit is reached by a narrow, barren ridge, which provides stunning views of the Ash Cone lying several thousand feet below in the crater.

Itineraries

Day 1

Arusha – Momela Gate – Miriakamba Hut

Depart morning after breakfast from the hotel in Arusha just 30 km drive to Momela Gate in Arusha National Park. After park clearing formalities starts climb accompanied with mountain guide porters and armed park ranger as the climbing trail passes to open grassland occupied with buffalo, giraffes, warthogs and other grazers. Trail continues as a steady climb through montane forest. Take lunch near a giant fig tree arch. After lunch the route continues through less dense forest, where found abundance of birds life with black and white colobus monkey.
At the mid afternoon you may view towering cliffs and the Ash Cone. Reaching Miriakamba Hut (2,514 m.) which situated in idyllic grassy glade, time to enjoy the last of the afternoon sun and beautiful views over the surrounding area.
Dinner and Overnight: Miriakamba Hut
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 2

Miriakamba Hut (2,514 m) – Saddle Hut (3,570 m)

A walk from Miriakamba Hut to Saddle Hut below little meru peak is a short day walk but a steep climb. Slowly ascend through lush forest to reach the halfway point of Elephant Ridge. From here you enjoy excellent views of the summit ridge and across the crater floor. The path continues through giant heather and other fascinating moorland vegetation to reach Saddle Hut (3,570 m) where you will have lunch. In the afternoon is the free time to relax and enjoy the views but if still more energetic can make the short climb to nearby summit of Little Meru (3,820 m) for superb views just before sunset.
Dinner and Overnight: Saddle Hut
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 3

Saddle Hut (3,570 m) – Summit (4,566 m) – Miriakamba Hut (2,514 m)

Starting early morning to hike steeply side to Rhino Point (3,800 m) continue along an undulating ridge of ash and rock to reach Cobra Point (4,350 m) at sunrise. Stunning views in the cliffs of Crater rim and Ash Cone rising from Crater floor of Mount meru. Summit of Socialist Peak (4,566 m.) is an hour further on a good but steep path. Route back to Rhino Point in the morning light on a narrow ridge between the sloping outer wall of the crater and the sheer cliffs of the inner wall, one of the most dramatic and exhilarating walk. Enjoy breakfast short rest and lunch in Saddle Hut before descent to Miriakamba Hut (2,514 m.
Dinner and Overnight: Miriakamba hut
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 4

Miriakamba Hut (2,514 m) – Momela Gate – Arusha

After breakfast descend to Momela gate taking 2-3 hours. The descend trail offers excellent views over the arusha park wildlife and vegetation reaching Momela gate to conclude adventure of 4 days climbing Mount Meru safari. Upon arrival to Momela Gate transfer back to hotel in Arusha for shower and relax or transfer to airport for flight or connect to other activities.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch Included.
  • Airport Transfer
  • ACCOMMODATION IN MOSHI/ARUSHA BED AND BREAKFAST.
  • Return transportation from Moshi to/from the starting/finishing point on the mountain
  • Qualified guides with mountain crew
  • National park fees
  • Tents and sleeping mattresses
  • Cutlery / Crockery / Eating utensils
  • Mess tent (for dining) / Mini camping chairs / Tables / Candles
  • Rescue fees
  • Pulse oximeters
  • First aid kit
  • Guides, porters, cook, waiter salaries
  • Boiled water on the mountain
  • All meals on the mountain (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Guides, porters, waiter, cook accommodation and entry fees on the mountain
  • Armed Ranger Fee.
  • Tips for Guides, Porters, Cook & Waiters
  • Meals and drinks not specified
  • Gear for your climb
  • Items of personal nature
  • Additional nights beyond the two standard hotel nights included
  • Visas

The best time to climb Kilimanjaro is during the dry season, i.e., from June to early November and from December to end of March. However with changing weather patterns, the chances of getting a clear sky during your climb in November and April is rare.

Yes we do have a kit list of all the items you will require for your climb. You can rent sleeping bags, parkas, gaiters, trekking poles, etc. Just e-mail us your list of needs, and we will reserve these items for provide you upon your arrival.

Anybody who are able to run for at least half an hour without feeling shortness of breath. You should also be able to walk for at least 2 hours in hilly terrains without feeling overly exhausted. No one with a sore throat, cold of breathing problems should go beyond 3000m. However, anybody with heart or lung problems should consult his/her physician before attempting to climb Mt Kilimanjaro.

No, you are not required to bring filtering systems or purification tablets, our climbing staff will provide you with plenty of purified drinking water during your trek.

The climb to Kilimanjaro is not a technical climb. No mountaineering equipment is require to summit Kilimanjaro. Anyone in good physical condition can reach the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Yes. The price also contains the salary of a porter, who is assigned to carry the oxygen tanks during your summit attempt.

Our mountain crews are in constant radio communication with us via ICOM radios so if anything goes wrong on your trekking we are informed. Also, the cell reception on the mountain has improved so we can effectively communicate with our teams using mobile phones.

The symptoms of altitude sickness can appear while climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, in all climbers irrespective of their age and/or fitness level. Due to which, most climbers choose to use Diamox (Acetazolamide), a medication that diminishes headache, tiredness, nausea, dizziness, and shortness of breath which occur when climbing to high altitudes. Side effects include a tingling sensation in fingertips and on the face, and frequent urination.

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