Mount Meru Climb is the best for acclimatization prior to Mount Kilimanjaro climbing; The Mountain is the third highest peak in Africa and…
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Mount Meru Climb is the best for acclimatization prior to Mount Kilimanjaro climbing; The Mountain is the third highest peak in Africa and is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,568m.
The mountain is located within Arusha National Park, Tanzania’s gem. This prime location gives trekkers the chance to spot some of wildlife that inhabits the area. The ascent is quite steep, the route to the summit passes over streams, through parkland, montane forest, a giant heather zone and moorland. The summit is reached by a narrow, barren ridge, which provides stunning views of the Ash Cone lying several thousand feet below in the crater.
Climbing Mount Meru (4566 m). 5 (6) days
Day 1 : Meeting at Kilimanjaro International Airport (included in price). Transfer and accommodation at the hotel in Moshi. Acquaintance with the local guide, short instruction, preparation for the ascent.
Day 2 : Transfer from Moshi (950 m) to the gate of Momella (1514 m), entrance to Arusha National Park. Check in. From the gate of Momella we start trekking to the first camp - Miriakamba hut (2515 m). We climb through the forest zone, safaris, watching wildlife, admiring the scenery.
Trekking time: approximately 3-4 hours, distance up to 6 km.
Day 3 : A short but very steep hike to the second camp - a hut in the Saddle (3565 m) with a view of the crater of Meru, Ash Cone, etc. After a hot lunch in a hut, we can take a short climb to the top of Little Meru (3820 m) for great views just before sunset.
Trekking time: approximately 3-4 hours, distance to 6.5 km.
Day 4 : We get up very early (around mid-night), steep trek to Rhinoceros (3800 m), then to Cobra (4350 m) and then climb to the top of Socialist peak (4566 m). With the dawn, maybe we are lucky to see Kilimanjaro above the clouds! Then we go down to the hut on the Saddle, take a short break, and then we go down to the hut Mirikamba (2515 m)
Trekking time: 12-14 hours, distance 5 km up and 10 km down.
ATTENTION!! 5 days tour. On this day, according to the general condition of the group, it is possible to descend to the gate of Momella and transfer to the hotel in Moshi !!!!
Day 5 : After breakfast, we move down to the gate of Momella, where our cars are already waiting for us. Before returning to Moshi for the night, a short game drive in the park for our team awaits us at the gate. Transfer to Moshi and hotel accommodation.
Day 6 : In the morning we have breakfast, get together, check out of the hotel. Transfer to the airport (included in the price). The end of our services.
Day 7, etc.
If you wish, for a fee, you will be additionally offered: climbing Kilimanjaro (5895 m), Safari tours from 2 to 10 days, rest on Zanzibar and other programs.
The number of days for climbing - from 5 (normal) to 10 days. It depends on the state of the group, how much you are ready to go, distances from 5 to 12 km every day, time from 5 to 7 hours.
- Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees
- 18% VAT on tour fees & services
- Double layered Sleeping Mats
- Transportation to & from the mountain gate
- Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
- 3 meals daily while on the mountain
- Filtered water throughout the trek
- Pre & Post Trek accommodation at the Parkview Inn
- Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
- 2- way private airport transfers
- Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb
- Tips to mountain crew
- Items of a personal nature
- Laundry Services
- A doctor for the group
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