Mount Meru Climbing Tour 2 Days 1 Night Hike

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Mount Meru Climbing Tour 2 Days 1 Night Hike is a short trekking holiday on Tanzania second highest mountain, without reaching the summit. Mt. Meru is located in the heart of Arusha National Park and it is 50 miles west of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Mount Meru is a massive volcano reaching 14,980 feet (4,565 meters). This trek serves as an ideal warm up for Mt. Kilimanjaro due to its altitude acclimatization and hiking distances.

Momella Gate is home to Arusha National Park Headquarters. It is also the starting point for Mt. Meru hikes and walking safaris in the park.

The trek begins from Momella Gate (1500 metres/ 4200 Feet) where you meet your armed ranger. The hike starts at around 1000 hours and along the way you are likely to see buffalo, bushbucks, biraffes, warthogs, and zebras. Porters are not mandatory and one can carry as much of your own gear as you want.

There are two routes to get from Momella to Miriakamba Hut. The northern route is the most direct one, taking an estimated 2-3 hours to reach Miriakamba. It begins by crossing an open plain, where you can often see buffalo, giraffes and warthogs.

Then it continues steadily up the mountainside, through grassland and forest, until you reach Miriakamba Hut at 2514m. The southern route is longer, taking between 4 to 6 hours. This route goes towards the crater floor through the forest, and eventually climbing steeply up to Miriakamba Hut.

The forest is a good place to see some animals, and the path also passes under the Fig Tree Arch. Chances are that your armed ranger will recommend you to take the northern route, which is shortest (and less work for both of you).

However, the most interesting route is probably the southern one, and if you want to walk that route just discuss it with your ranger. A possible option is to agree on taking to southern route when coming down. Each sleeping lodge has 8 rooms that take 4 people each. The rooms have two bunkbeds with some reasonably comfortable mattresses and pillows, and a ceiling light that runs on batteries charged by solar energy. On a clear day, both the summit of Mt. Meru and the Ash Cone can be seen from the camp.  At Miriakamba it's possible to walk to the Meru Crater Floor and back if you feel like another 2 to 3 hour hike. This walk leads to the Njeku viewpoint, which offers stunning views of the Meru Crater. 

Mount Meru Climbing Tour 2 Days 1 Night Hike Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha – Transfer to Momella Gate (4,920 Ft. / 1,500 M) – Hike to Miriakamba Hut (8,250 Ft/ 2,514 M)

Morning transfer from Arusha into Arusha National Park, to the Momella Gate (about 1.5 hours). After completion of administrative formalities and meeting with the guide, porters and ranger, you will begin the 4 to 5 hour trek to Miriakamba Hut, through the crater floor.

The gentle uphill trek will take you through thick woodland, past the giant fig tree arch up to the Itikoni clearing where there are likely to buffalo grazing. Then you’ll then cross a large stream just above the Maio waterfalls, and take a steep path up the crater rim wall to Miriakamba.

You may encounter elephant along the way, and an armed ranger will escort you at every step. Have dinner then retire for the night at Miriakamba Hut.

Elevation (metres): (1,387 metres to (1,500 metres)
Elevation (feet): 4,921 feet) to 3,000 feet )
Distance: 10 km
Hiking Time: 4 to 6 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest.

Day 2:  Miriakamba Hut (2,514 m) – Momella Gate (1,500 m)

Hike a little further with your guide, the hike will take you though a mix of trees and pleasant glades up to Mgongo wa Tembo (elephant ridge), where you will have a clear view of Meru crater and the cliffs below the summit.

On this 2 to 3 hour trek you will once again have the chance to see giraffes, buffaloes elephants as well as the black and white colobus monkeys.

Arriving at the gate you will say farewell to your hiking crew and be taken back to Arusha.

Mount Meru Climbing Tour 2 Days 1 Night Hike Prices

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2nd Jan 201831st Mar 2018520 US Dollars
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