Do you have plans to experience the famous 4 Days Mount Meru Hike?
Mount Meru in Tanzania is one of
Africa's most beautiful volcanoes, and it is the second highest mountain
in Tanzania at 4,5685m, the fifth highest in Africa.
The mountain is located within Arusha National Park, Tanzania's gem. This prime location gives walkers the opportunity to spot some of the birds and wildlife that inhabit the area. The ascend 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.
We drive from Arusha to Momela Gate.
After a short registration at the Gate our walk will begin with full
armed ranger escorting us, simply we can see along the way the wild
animals including elephants, zebras, and giraffe , monkeys, antelope,
and often elephants along the route.
Dinner and overnight night at Miriakamba Hut.
Elevation(m): (1,387 m to (1,500 m)
Elevation(ft): 4,921 ft) to 3,000 ft )
Distance: 10 km
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest.
The walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep climb.
The walk will take us slowly along the ridge for a spectacular view of the Meru Crater and the impressive Ash Cone.
After hot lunch at Saddle Hut we can make a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (3,820m) for superb views just before sunset.
Dinner and overnight night at Saddle Hut
Elevation(m): 2,514 m to 3,570 m
Elevation(ft): 8,250 ft to 11,712 ft
Distance: 8 km
Hiking Time: 3-5 hours
Habitat: Forest and Moorland.
We start early at around 1:30 a.m.
for 4 days Mount Meru hike steeply to Rhino Point (3,800 m.) and on to
Cobra Point (4350m). We reach the summit (4,566 m) on time for sunrise
there is a possibility to see Kilimanjaro Peak above the clouds. The
final part of the climb is along a spectacular narrow ridge line between
the sheer inner cliffs and the sloping outer wall of the crater.
We take a short rest and brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to the Meriakamba Hut.
Elevation(m): 3,570 m to 4,565m to 2,514m
Elevation(ft): 14,977ft to 11,712 ft to 8,250ft
Distance: 5 km up 13 km down
Hiking Time: 10 12 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert Moorland and Montane forest.
We take a short and fast descent way through open grassland and
mixed forest, with possibility of seeing wildlife before reaching
Momella Gate in the late morning.
The returning transfer will be waiting at Momella Gate to pick you to Arusha town.
Elevation(m): 2,514 m to 1,500 m to 1,387 m
Elevation(ft): 4,921 ft to 8,250 ft to 4,921ft
Distance: 10 km
Hiking time: 2-4 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest