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MOUNT MERU TANZANIA

Mount Meru is one of Africa's highest and most beautiful volcanoes, with a route which passes through a wide range of vegetation up into a moorland. The summit of Mt Meru at 4,565m, is reached by walking along a very narrow, barren ridge, affording one views of Ash Cone thousands of feet below in the crater and Kilimanjaro across the vast plains in Moshi. Mt Meru is located in the Arusha National Park about 80km/50 miles west of Kilimanjaro.
This trek is great as either a stand alone trek, or as a warm up for Kilimanjaro due to its altitude acclimatization and hiking distances. This trek is also geared towards hikers that prefer less crowds and a challenging ascent. Because it is located in a national park, Mount Meru Tanzania is home to over 400 species of birds as well as large herds of elephant, buffalo, rhino, giraffe, baboon, warthog, monkey and monkey. Accommodation is in mountain huts. The climb is fully portered and one walks with a guide and armed mountain game guide
Note that on the mountain you have the option of a 3 or 4 trek, plus one day pre and post accommodation

Three day trek (5 day tour) per person sharing for 2-3 people : $795.00

Four day trek (6 day tour) per person sharing for 2-3 people : $1040.00

Itinerary
Day-1: Kilimanjaro International Airport arrival and transfer to hotel..

Day-2: Drive to Arusha National Park and begin the trek.

Elevation: 1,500 m to 2,500 m
Distance: 10 km
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest
We arrive after about a 2 hr drive, at the Momella Gate (1,500 m) where we meet up with our porters and game ranger, and head off through the lush forest, crossing the Ngare Nanyuki river. to reach Miriakamba Hut at 8337ft / 2541m for overnight taking 4 to 5 hours. En route up, we will get views of buffalo grazing in the lush fields below us, and in the far distance, Kilimanjaro. Over night Miriakamba Hut

Day-3 - Little Meru

Elevation: 2,500m to 3,570m
Distance: 8 km
Hiking Time: 3-5 hours
Habitat: Heath Zone
Today we ascend steeply for about 2 to 3 hours, through the lush forests full of bird song, toward Saddle Hut at 3570m. We may be fortunate to see a couple of buffalo grazing nearby as we start out. We take in an afternoon trek to Little Meru, at 3794 and return to Saddle Hut for overnight.

Day-4 - Summit to Base to Hotel

Elevation: 3,570m to 4,565m to 1,500m
Distance: 18 km
Hiking Time: 8-12 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert to Forest
We start out around 02h00 to Rhino Point and then Cobra Point up very steep and slippery sections. The last hour of the trek is something of a scramble on a rocky ridge between the crater and inner cliffs of Meru to the summit of Meru, also known as Socialist Peak at 4565m, just in time to watch the to see the sun rise behind Mount Kilimanjaro. We then descend all the way back to the park Gate to be met and transferred back to our Hotel and overnight.

Day-5: Depart

After breakfast, transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your departure flight home.

End of the services



Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person sharing and are subject to change until paid in full.

Three
day trek (5 day tour) per person sharing for 2-3 people : $795.00

Four day trek (6 day tour) per person sharing for 2-3 people : $1040.00



Price Includes:
  • Return transfers to the hotel

  • Return mountain transfers

  • all park fees

  • the climb

  • Meru Permit fees

  • Hut fees

  • all meals on the mountain

  • 2 nights accommodation twinshare in Moshi bed and breakfast

Price excludes:
  • International air tickets and associated taxes.
  • All departure taxes
  • Visa fees
  • Items of clothing, sleeping bags etc
  • Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry expenses, beverages, bottled water etc.
  • Mandatory medical and travel insurance against theft, loss, illness, cancellation and/or accident etc.
  • Tips, baggage porterage and other extras not specified.

CONDITIONS:

Tour must be paid in full at time of booking

Price applies to a minimum of two people per person sharing and excludes single supplements where they may apply.

Price applies to tours taken between : 1 - 28 February 2019


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