TWO PEAKS DESCRIPTION (MOUNT MERU AND MOUNT KILIMANJARO)

Two peaks climb means climbing Mount Meru (4566m) then Mt Kilimanjaro (5895m). The climb of Mt. Meru helps greatly in succeeding in reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro due to the acquired acclimatization.

Besides the acclimatization, the Mount Meru climb is very enjoyable and beautiful, offering a unique landscape, flora and fauna found in the park plus some great views of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

ELEVATION: 1400m to 2470m
DISTANCE: 10 km
CLIMBING TIME: 3-4 hours
HABITAT (ZONE): Montane forest

Meet in Arusha, after breakfast departs with lunch box to Momella gate in Arusha National Park. From there you walk through game-filled park land up to Miriakamba Hut (2470m). Along the way there are many spectacular views; including Mount Kilimanjaro and varieties of wildlife. This day's trek is not difficult because the terrain is very gradual which makes it a pleasant walk. Dinner and over nigh at Miriakamba hut.

ELEVATION: 2514m to 3570m
DISTANCE: 5km
CLIMBING TIME: 3-4 hours
HABITAT (ZONE): Montane Forest to moorland and heather

After breakfast, ascent passes through fine forests and heather to the Saddle Hut (3570m) for hot lunch. It is a steep day as you will gain 1056m of altitude. After rest will ascent to Little Meru for acclimatization session before the summit attempt. Today you will be having a very early dinner then half night sleep at Saddle hut.

ELEVATION: 3570m to 4566m to 2514m
DISTANCE: 15km
CLIMBING AND DESCENDING TIME: 9-10 hours
HABITAT: Moorland and heath, rocky and dust then forest

Around 2:00am you will ascent to a wonderful viewpoint called Rhino Point on the crater rim and then onto an airy ridge which leads up to the summit. The trek will take about 5 hours then return back to Saddle hut for a short rest and lunch. Following this, the descent continues to Miriakamba hut where dinner and overnight will take place.

ELEVATION: 2514m to 1500m
DISTANCE: 10km
CLIMBING TIME: 2 hours
HABITAT (ZONE): Forest

After breakfast, descend to Momella Gates in approximately 2 hours. You will be using the same route that you used to climb the mountain. At the gate you will have a hot lunch and drive to a hotel for presentation, certificates and commemoration. Dinner and overnight at a hotel.

ELEVATION: 1700m to 3000m
DISTANCE: 13 km
CLIMBING TIME: 5-7 hours
HABITAT (ZONE): Montane forest

After breakfast, departs with lunch box to Machame gate. After the registration process, you will start trekking through the rainforest to Machame hut camp. Dinner and overnight will be at Machame hut campsite.

ELEVATION: 3000m to 3800m
DISTANCE: 9km.
CLIMBING TIME: 6-7 hours
HABITAT (ZONE): Moorland.

After breakfast, ascend with lunch box through the glades of rainforest and continues ascending by crossing little valleys and a steep rocky ridge covered with heather to the western side of the mountain where the camp is situated. At this camp you will able to views the spectacular of Mount Meru, Shira plateau, Kibo peak and the sunset. You will settle in for dinner and overnight.

ELEVATION: 3800m to 3950m
DISTANCE: 13km
CLIMBING TIME: 5-7 hours
HABITAT (ZONE): Moorland

This is long and important acclimatization day so you will be having an early breakfast then continue trekking east to a junction leading to Lava Tower rock (4600m) for acclimatization and lunch. Then you will continue down to Barranco hut campsite. The camp location is in the bottom of the valley of Barranco wall. Dinner and overnight at Barranco hut.

ELEVATION: 3950m to 4620m
DISTANCE: 10km
CLIMBING TIME: 8 hours
HABITAT (ZONE): Alpine Desert

Early morning after breakfast, you will start a climb up Barranco Wall, a rapid gain in altitude of 250m. The views of Mount Meru and the plains far down below are magnificent. The route then crosses some valleys and small ridges to Karanga camp where you will stop for hot lunch. After your meal, you will carry on by ascending up through the steep ridge to Barafu camp, where you will stop for an early dinner, then make a last preparation of your equipment; ready for the midnight ascent to the summit. Here you will be camping in between two peaks Kibo and Mwenzi.

ELEVATION: 4620m to 5895m to 3100m
DISTANCE: 15km
CLIMBING AND DESCENDING TIME: 10 - 12 hours
HABITAT ZONE): Desert and ice

Wake at midnight to a light breakfast and then prepare for your summit ascent. Here is where your acclimatization of Mount Meru will payoff. The goal is to climb before dawn so that you can reach Uhuru Peak shortly before or after sunrise. The summit attempt starts shortly after midnight with switchbacks up steep scree or possibly snow, reaching Stella Point on the crater rim (5,861 m/18,640 ft) between 4 and 5 AM. At this point you will be having the views of the fabled crater and its icecaps facing you. Then after 1 hour of hiking along the Kibo crater rim near the celebrated snows takes you to Kilimanjaro true summit, Uhuru Peak. You will spend some times for taking photo’s and the view. After your summit activities, you will descend back to the Barafu campsite, for lunch, rest, collect your gear, and continue down through moorland and heath zone to Mweka campsite. Dinner and overnight at Mweka campsite.

ELEVATION: 3100m to 1700m
DISTANCE: 9km
DESCENDING TIME: 3-4 hours
HABITAT (ZONE): Montane forest

Today is your last day on the mountain. After breakfast, you will descend down to Mweka gate walking across Montane forest approximately 3-4 hours. At the gate, have a hot lunch, sign out and drive to Arusha for the certificate, presentation and commemoration.

End of our trips

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