THRONE OF THE GOD
"KARIBU MLIMANI" - MOUNT MERU
MOUNT MERU TOUR (6 days / 5 nights)
Mount Meru is a dormant stratovolcano located 70 kilometers west of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. With a height of 4,562.13 meters. Visible from Mount Kilimanjaro on a clear day, it is the fifth highest mountain in Africa by definition. Mount Meru is located north of the city of Arusha in Tanzania and is the second highest mountain in Tanzania after Kilimanjaro. The Momella Route - which starts at Momella Gate, in the eastern part of the mountain, is used to climb the Mout Meru.
Details and Prices on request
Day 1: Meriakamba Hut (2500m)
Hiking time: 4-6 hours
Vegetation: mountain forest
We drive from Arusha to the Momella Gate. After a short registration at the gate, our hike begins with fully armed rangers accompanying us. We can see wildlife along the way including zebras, giraffes, monkeys, antelopes and often elephants along the route up to the fig trees. When we arrive at the campsite, there is tea / coffee / chocolate drink served with popcorn and peanuts. Then you can rest until 7 p.m. and then enjoy dinner.
Day 2: Saddle Hut (3500m above sea level)
Hiking time: 3-5 hours
Distance: About 8 kilometers
Vegetation: forest and moorland
The hike from the Miriakaba hut to the Saddle hut below the small Meru is a short day and a steep ascent is ahead. The hike takes us slowly along the ridge and offers a spectacular view of the impressive ash cone of the Meru crater. After a warm lunch in the Sattle Hut, we can make a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (3,820m) for a fantastic view before sunset.
Day 3: Summit day (4566m)
Hiking time: 10-12 hours
Vegetation: Alpine desert - moorland
We start early at 1:30 a.m. to climb steeply to Rhino Point (3,850m.) And then on to Cobra Point (4,350m.) We reach the summit in time for sunrise and there is the possibility to climb Kilimanjaro summit above the clouds see. We take a short rest and brunch at the Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to the Meriakamba Hut.
Day 4: Meriakamba to Momella Gate in Arusha (half board)
Hiking time: 2-4 hours
Distance: About 10 kilometers
Vegetation: mountain forest
We take a short and quick descent through open grassland and mixed forest. You will be able to enjoy the beautiful waterfalls in between (bathing suits for swimming can be taken with you). There is also the possibility to see many wild animals before we reach Momella Gate in the late morning.
The return transfer will wait for you at Momella Gate and bring you back to your accommodation.
You should bring this with you:
Sleeping bag and warm clothes
Rain jacket and rain pants
Robust hiking boots
Reusable water bottle (to top up the water).
First aid kit and the necessary medicine
Sunglasses and sun hat
Bitte verwende wiederverwendbare Wasserflaschen, um die Umwelt zu schonen.
Included in the price:
Transfer from and to the hostel
English speaking guide
All parking fees
Tips for the tour guide and carrier are not included in the price.