Mar 08, 2015
Our adventure starts the Moment you land at Kilimanjaro international Airport, you will be met by our staff at the airport and transferred to Moshi/Arusha in the peaceful surrounds of our comfortable pre and post trek accommodation from where there are great views of the mountain. You can relax by the pool before your briefing with the Guides, who will provide the essential information for your trek to Mt Meru.
After an early morning breakfast in Arusha (1400m), you will be picked up from your hotel and brought to the Momella Gate in Arusha National Park. At this time, the porters will organize and pack the belongings for the hike while you and your guide register with the Tanzania National Park (TANAPA). You will then begin your ascent in Arusha National Park. The first day of hiking is similar to a walking safari; you should expect to see giraffes, zebras, antelope, buffalo, and potentially 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 hiking, you will pass the Ngarenanyuki River and a beautiful waterfall at the base of Mt. Meru. Upon arriving to Miriakamba Hut (2500m), your chef will prepare a hot dinner and washing water for you. Enjoy the beautiful sunset and overnight.
5-7 hours hiking
After breakfast, you will start ascending up the steep trail along the ridge of the saddle. You may see various wildlife along the way! 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 acclimate. You will be served an early dinner, so you can receive ample rest before your midnight summit attempt. Get to sleep by 1900!
3-5 hours of hiking
Your guide will wake you at 00:30 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 (4565m) at sunrise with spectacular views of Mt. Meru Ash Tray and Mt. Kilimanjaro. Enjoy your views then descend to Momella Gate and return to Moshi.
12-14 hours of hiking
Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro Intenational Airport to your accommodation in Moshi
2 Night of Accommodation in Moshi
Transportation to & from Meru gate
Park entry fee
Accommodation in wooden cabins on the Mountain
Team Meru rescue fees
18% VAT on tour fees and service
3 Season Mountain tent
Double layered sleeping mats
Friendly and professional Mountain Guide, Porters and Cook
3 Hot Meals daily while on the Mountain
Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout trekking
Hot water for washing
Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by KINAPA and KIATO
Portable oxygen tank and ox meter
Emergence first aid kit
Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after the trekking
Laundry (Available at hotel)
Personal items and toiletries
Tips for guides, porters and cook