4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS ON MOUNTAIN ITINERARY
Duration: Approximately 3-4 hours hiking
Meet in Arusha (1,400m), after breakfast departs with lunch box to Momella Gate in Arusha National Park. Porters will organize and pack the belongings for the hike while you and your guide register with the Arusha National Park.
The first day of hiking is similar to a walking safari; trek for approximately 3-4 hours passing through amidst the montane forest enjoying various species of flora and fauna. You should expect to see birds, giraffes, zebras, antelope, buffalo, colobus monkeys and 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 trekking, you will pass the Ngarenanyuki River and a beautiful waterfall at the base of Mount Meru. You will enjoy lunch enroute while viewing various landscapes. If weather allows, you will enjoy the beautiful sunset and views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Stop to Miriakamba Hut (2,500m) for dinner and overnight.
Duration: Approximately 3-5 hours of hiking
After breakfast, you will continue ascent on a narrow winding trail through a thick montane forest, where various species of vegetation can be seen. There are water streams to cross before approaching the moorland zone. A good view of Little Meru can be seen on a clear day, just as you approach Saddle Hut. 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 acclimatization.
It has a meandering trail which is aided with good grass cover to give you good grip. From the peak of Little Meru you can see the Kenyan border, NgaraNanyuki a town that lies after the Arusha National Park, as well as gorgeous views of West Mount, Kilimanjaro.
You will be served an early dinner, so you can receive ample rest before your midnight summit attempt. Get to sleep before 19:00PM.
Duration: Approximately trek 4-5 hours of hiking
Your guide will wake you at 00:30am 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 (4566m) 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 hiking
After a long rest and breakfast, we will begin our final descent to Momella gate. Upon arrival at Momella Gate you will enjoy hot lunch. Then sign out, drive to a hotel in Arusha for certificate, presentation and commemoration.
End of our trips