Please let us know if you will need your package to include accommodation & transfers in Arusha at (extra cost). On this day our Kilimanjaro manager & your guide will come to your lodge for detailed briefing & gear checking before living you to enjoy the rest of the day at your lodge.
Day 1: Arusha – Momella Gate 1500 m – Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m)
After leisurely breakfast at your lodge/hotel in Arusha you will drive to Arusha National park first gate for registration then you will proceed to Momella Gate the starting point. When you and your guide are finishing other park formalities at Tanzania National Park (TANAPA) office, porters & cook will be organizing, packing & weighing all that needed for this hike. You will possibly have your packed lunch at the gate before starting
Afterward you will start climbing Mt Meru, the first day is more or less similar to a walking safari, on the way you should anticipate to spot some giraffes, zebras, antelopes and buffaloes. Since there is high possibility of spotting wildlife, you will be escorted by an armed ranger hired through TANAPA.
On the way you will pass the Ngarenanyuki River and if taking the short cut you will pass by a beautiful waterfall at the foot of Mt. Meru. Late afternoon you will arrive at Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m), your chef will prepare some coffee/tea and then hot water to wash, then will enjoy the beautiful sunset while waiting for dinner. Dinner and overnight at Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m).
Day 2: Miriakamba Hut 2,500 m – Saddle Hut 3,500m
After breakfast you will start your Mt Meru climbing on a steep path along the forest zone, various wildlife can be seen along the way. This trial offer views of Mt. Meru Crater as well as the Ash Tray. Arrive at Saddle Hut, the alpine desert zone during lunch time.
After Lunch and some rest, if you wish you can climb Little Meru (3,820 m) with your guide for spectacular view of the area around Mount Meru and for further acclimatization. You will be served an early dinner so that you can have enough rest before your midnight summit attempt. Sleep around 19:00 hrs.
Overnight at Saddle Hut at (3, 500 m)
Day 3: Saddle Hut (3,500 m) -Meru Summit Socialist Peak (4,566 m) – Miriakamba (2,500 m)
Wake up call will be at 00:30 hours tea and biscuit will be served before beginning your summit attempt at around 01:30 hrs. Climbing Mt Meru on this day start by trading on the steep grade trial up to Rhino point (3,800 m) then to Cobra point (4,350 m).
From there you will walk on rocky ridge in between the Crater and the inner cliffs of Mt Meru. In early morning you will get to the summit (4,566 m) and witness the sun rise from the East. Normally at this early Kilimanjaro is clearly seen, the complete cliffs of the Crater drops intensely at nearly 1000 feet or more.
After spending sometimes at the summit return back to Saddle Hut for some leisurely brunch and afterward continue downward to Miriakamba Hut for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Miriakamba – Momella gate – Arusha
.Your Climbing to Mt Meru is now getting to the end, after some rest and leisurely breakfast, begin you way down to Momella gate, the hiking is through the forest where it is most likely to see some animals. If you took the long router on your first day then your descending will be via tululunsi water falls. At the gate you will meet your driver who is already there waiting for you. After say a farewell & tipping to you crew, you will drive back to Arusha.
INCLUDED IN THE TREKKING PACKAGE
• Kilimanjaro trekking according to the itinerary
• Professional, English-speaking Wilderness First Responder & CPR certified Guide
• Proper Ration of Mountain crew (Cook & Porters)
• Pre and Post accommodations in Arusha (2 night’s Bed and Breakfast)
• All Airport Transfers
• Meals according to the itinerary
• Drinking water and Full Board Meals
• All National Park & Hut Fees, Crew Permits, and VAT
• Fair and Sustainable Salary Crew Wages
• Gate Transfers
• Complimentary Oxygen Cylinder
EXCLUDED IN THE TREKKING PACKAGE
• International Flights
• Visa fees
• Travel or Medical Insurance is required and you should ask for a Recommendation
• Tips for porters and mountain crew (20% Industry Standard Recommended)
• Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
• Energy food & beverages, alcoholic and soft drinks
• Personal hire gear such as trekking poles, sleeping bags, etc.
• Additional lodge nights if early descent from the mountain