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3 Days Mount Meru trekking

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Naick Abswai

Kilisa Tours & Safaris

We are local owned company specialize for Mount kilimanjaro trekking and Safaris in East Africa

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3 Days Mount Meru trekking

Mt. Meru is located in the heart of Arusha National Park and it is 50 miles west of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Mt. 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. This trek is also geared towards hikers that prefer fewer crowds and a challenging ascent. Because Mt. Meru is located in Arusha National Park, hikers must climb with an armed ranger due to the wide range of wildlife living on the mountain. On the lower slopes of the mountain, hikers are more likely to see elephants, giraffes, and buffalo! As hikers continue their ascents, the trail follows the north rim of the volcano’s crater along a dramatic ridge line. Throughout the climb, hikers sleep in designated huts along the trail. Hikers reach the summit as the sun is rising and they will have spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and of the Mt. Meru Crater.

DAY 1

Moshi/Arusha-Miriakamba Hut

Duration: 5-7 hours of 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. Read more

mirakamba hut
DAY 2

Miriakamba Hut to Sanddle Hu

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! Read more

sanddle hut
DAY 3

Sanddle Hut- Summit attempt-

Duration: 12-14 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 Read more

Moshi

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Marakamba Hut
Hotel Hut
Day 2
Location Sanddle Hut
Hotel Hut
Day 3
Location Moshi
Hotel Hotel

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • 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
  • Camping fees
  • 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
  • Government tax
  • Portable oxygen tank and ox meter
  • Emergence first aid kit

Package excludes

  • Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after the trekking
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights

REVIEWS

4 Reviews

Julie, United States

Much thanks to Kilisa Tours & Safaris team for being helpful to us every thing was perfect, pick up and drop off from Moshi, We most have fantastic time in Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater and I can recommend them

Davis, United States

Me and my two Colleagues have recently returned from Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing via Lemosho route 8 Days arranged by KILISA TOURS & SAFARIS. It was really hard but manageable what required is to be papered and well equipped that you can make it to the top. The food was superb prepared by our cook Peter in every camp site, Our Guides and Porter they are really supportive and like a family through the 8 Days and do a great job to make sure we reach to the summit and make us feel like we exceed our expectation All in all it was a memorable experience and I highly recommend KILISA TOURS & SAFARIS. Thanks Read more

Pat Pollard, United States

The Kilisa team was excellent and very happy to us, Jackson who was a chief guide and his assistant Andrew reminded us to drink water every time also our cooker prepared fresh and delicious meals every day and the porter who used to carry our luggage they were very happy too. Generally this team is very professional and I can recommend Kilisa Tours & Safaris for anyone who plan for Kilimanjaro Trekking Read more

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THE TEAM

Endrew Mshuza

Mountain Guide

Hillary Chrispine

Safari Guide.

Patrick

Mountain Guide

Ridhiwani Mohamedi

Assistant Director

We are local owned company specialize for Mount kilimanjaro trekking and Safaris in East Africa

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