MT MERU EXPEDITION
December 10 @ 8:00 am - December 14 @ 5:00 pm
Standing tall at 4566m high (14,980ft), this extinct volcano boasts a collapsed crater of eerie beauty. The floor is encircled by lush forests populated with an amazing array of wildlife. Dominating the crater is ash cone almost 1500 meters high serving as a reminder of the fury that once erupted from this now tranquil environment. Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania after Mt Kilimanjaro, located inside of Arusha National Park. The Momella Route is the only route on the mountain.
GROUP EXPEDITION HIKE – DECEMBER 10th TO 14th 2019
DAY 1: TUESDAY 10th December 2019
Depart from Nairobi to Arusha via Namanga border.
The team shall depart at 11:00am and the pick-up point will be Kencom Nairobi. After clearance at the Kenya- Tanzania border, we drive to Arusha town for pure body rest and preparation for Mt Meru hike.
Day 2: WEDNESDAY 11th December 2019
Arusha (1400m) – Miriakamba Hut (2500m)
Duration: 5-7 hours of hiking
After an early morning breakfast in Arusha (1400m), we drive to Momella Gate in Arusha National Park. At this time, the porters will organize and pack the belongings for the hike while while we finalize registration with the Tanzania National Park (TANAPA) and begin ascent in Arusha National Park.
The first day of hiking is similar to a walking safari; 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), have early dinner as we enjoy the beautiful sunset and overnight.
Day 3: THURSDAY 12th2019
Miriakamba Hut (2500m) – Saddle Hut (3500m)
Duration: 3-5 hours of 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!
Day 4: FRIDAY 13th 2019
Saddle Hut (3500m) – Summit Attempt (4566m) – Arusha (1400m)
Duration: 12-14 hours of hiking
We will wake up at 00:30 for tea and biscuits, then begin 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 we will scramble on a rocky ridge between the crater and inner cliffs of Meru. We intend to reach the summit at sunrise with spectacular views of Mt. Meru Ash Tray and Mt. Kilimanjaro. Enjoy your views then descend to Momella Gate and return to Arusha for pure body rest
Day: SATURDAY 14th 2019
Depart to Nairobi from Arusha
After breakfast the team begin journey back to Nairobi via Arusha Namanga road.
Package 45000/ (Citizens)
- Transport to/from Arusha National Park
- Accommodation in Arusha
- Overnight stays in mountain huts
- Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
- All Park fees
- Rescue fees
- All meals while on the Mountain
- Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fee
- Emergence first aid kit
Package excludes :
- Tanzania Visa
- Yellow fever card
- Personal Expenses
- Meals not listed above
Physical fitness is very important for this expedition , ensure you train both in the gym and outdoor . Incase you need assist kindly contact us.
Lipa pole pole twende Mt Meru !!!!!!!
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