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June 3, 2019

4 Days Mt. Meru Climbing

Written By Naick Msemo

Pre day: Arriving Tanzania

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 Kiliwonders Hotel http://kiliwonders.com/ or Parkview inn Hotel http://www.pvim.com/

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.

 

Day 1: Moshi – Miriakamba Hut (2500m)

Duration: 5-7 hours hiking

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.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Overnight: Miriakamba Hut

 

Day 2:  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!

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Overnight: Saddle Hut

 

Day 3: Saddle Hut (3500m) – Summit Attempt (4566m) – Miriakamba Hut (2500m)

 Duration: 10 – 12 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 Saddle Hut for a short break. You will then continue descending to Miriakamba Hut (2500m) for dinner and overnight

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Overnight: Miriakamba Hut

 

  Day 4: Miriakamba Hut (2500m) – Moshi

Drive back to your hotel in Moshi. Hotel

 

OUR STANDARD PACKAGE PRICE

 $1450 PER PERSON

INCLUDED IN PRICE PACKAGE:-n price package
• Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi.
• 2 nights of accommodation in Moshi.
• Transportation to & from the Kilimanjaro gate
• Park entry fees,
• Camping fees
• Team Kilimanjaro Rescue fees
• 18% VAT on tour fees & services
• 4 Season mountain tents
• Double layered Sleeping Mats
• Friendly and professional mountain guides, cook and porters
• 3 hot meals daily while on the mountain
• Enough treated & filtered drinking water throughout the trek
• Hot water for washing
• Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
• Government taxes
• Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter
• Emergency first-aid kit

EXCLUDED IN PRICE PACKAGE:-cluded
– Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb.
– Travel insurance
– Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is available for extra charges $ 70 for the entire trek.
– Flights
– Laundry (Available at hotel)
– Personal items and toiletries
– Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain http://www.kiliporters.org/tipping_recommendations.phpg on Kilimanjaro from mber):
• Guides: $20/day/guide
• Cook: $15/day
• Porter: $10/day/porter

 

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About Author

Naick Msemo

Naick Msemo

My name is Naick Msemo. I am the owner and founder of Kilisa Tours & Safaris. I am a Tanzanian, born and raised in Kilimanjaro region. I am open-minded, casual, easy-going and most importantly, I believe in nature and adventure and spend most of my time seeking more adventures. My hobbies are Touring, cruising, sightseeing, hiking and different other outdoor activities.

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