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3 Days Tanzania Mount Meru Route

3 Days Tanzania Mount Meru Route

3 Days Tanzania Mount Meru Route
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3 Days Tanzania Mount Meru
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Embark on a thrilling 3-day private hike with us to conquer Mount Meru, Tanzania's second tallest summit nestled within the breathtaking Arusha National Park. Let our experienced guides lead you to the summit for an unforgettable adventure. Join Tanzania Horizon Safaris for an exhilarating 3-day Mount Meru expedition.

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, our team will be there to greet you and provide a smooth transfer to your hotel in Moshi town. Here, you'll meet your knowledgeable guide who will offer a detailed briefing about your upcoming trek. An equipment check will also be conducted to ensure you have all the necessary gear for your journey. Should any items be missing, worry not as they can be conveniently rented on this day.

- Distance: 55 km

- Duration: Approximately 1 hour

- Accommodation: Bed and Breakfast at the hotel

Day 2: Momella Gate to Miriakamba Huts

Embark on a journey from Moshi Town to Momella Gate in the picturesque Arusha National Park of Tanzania. Here, amidst the lush greenery, you'll undergo the necessary formalities before commencing your trek. As you tread along the trail, traversing open grasslands, keep your eyes peeled for the diverse wildlife that roams freely, including giraffes, zebras, antelopes, elephants, and buffaloes. With an armed ranger accompanying you, immerse yourself in the beauty of the rainforest as you steadily ascend towards Miriakamba Huts. Nestled in a serene grassy glade, these huts provide a tranquil haven amidst nature's embrace.

Trek Details:

- Elevation: From 4,921 ft to 8,250 ft

- Distance: 10 km

- Hiking Time: 4-6 hours

- Habitat: Rainforest

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 3: Miriakamba Huts to Saddle Huts

Embark on a continued ascent from Miriakamba Huts to Saddle Huts, a journey that unfolds amidst breathtaking landscapes and diverse vegetation.

Trek Details:

- Elevation: From 8,250 ft to 11,712 ft

- Distance: 8 km

- Hiking Time: 3-5 hours

- Habitat: Heath

As we press forward, the trail leads us through the verdant rainforest, gradually transitioning into the heath zone adorned with towering giant heathers and characteristic moorland vegetation. Along the ridge of the saddle, we are treated to panoramic vistas, including glimpses of the Mount Meru Crater and the Ash Pit, adding to the allure of the journey. Upon reaching Saddle Huts, you have the option to embark on a hike to the summit of Little Mount Meru, offering unparalleled views and aiding further in acclimatization.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 4: Summit Ascent - Descent to Momella Gate

Saddle Huts to Summit:

- Elevation: From 11,712 ft to 14,977 ft

- Distance: 5 km

- Hiking Time: 4-6 hours

- Habitat: Alpine Desert

Summit to Miriakamba Huts:

- Elevation: From 14,977 ft to 8,250 ft

- Distance: 13 km

- Hiking Time: 4-6 hours

- Habitat: Heath

Miriakamba Huts to Momella Gate:

- Elevation: From 8,250 ft to 4,921 ft

- Distance: 10 km

- Hiking Time: 2-3 hours

- Habitat: Rain Forest

We commence our ascent in the early hours, around 1:30 a.m., embarking on a steep climb towards Rhino Point (3,800 m) and subsequently to Cobra Point (4,350 m). As dawn breaks, we reach the summit (4,566 m), offering a chance to witness the breathtaking sunrise, with the possibility of glimpsing the majestic Kilimanjaro Peak emerging above the clouds. The final stretch entails traversing a remarkable narrow ridge line nestled between the sheer inner cliffs and the sloping outer wall of the crater.

After a brief rest and brunch at Saddle Hut, we begin our descent towards Miriakamba Hut, and subsequently to Momela Gate.

Upon arrival at Momella Gate, your return transfer awaits to transport you back to Moshi or Arusha, reaching your accommodation.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch Included

Day 5: Departure from Tanzania

Today offers a chance to unwind following your trek before your return flight home. With some free time on hand, consider exploring the charming town of Moshi and perhaps picking up souvenirs to commemorate your journey before heading to the airport.

If you're interested in extending your Tanzanian adventure, we offer additional options such as safaris, excursions to Zanzibar, and more.

Meals: Breakfast Included

PRICE OVERVIEW:

 3 Days Mount Meru Group Pricing

- Group Size

  - 1 person: USD 1090/person

  - 2-3 people: USD 990/person

  - 4-5 people: USD 940/person

  - 6-7 people: USD 890/person

  - 8-9 people: USD 845/person

  - 10-12 people: USD 790/person

Price includes

 • Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Arusha / Moshi 

• 2 nights of accommodation at Hotel 

• Transportation to & from the Meru gate 

• Park entry fees, 

• Accommodation in wooden cabins on the mountain 

• Team Meru Rescue fees 

• 18% VAT on tour fees & services 

• 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 

• Government taxes 

• Emergency first-aid kit

Price excludes:

- Lunches, dinners, and drinks at your hotel before and after the climb.

- Travel insurance.

- Flights.

- Laundry (Available at the hotel).

- Personal items and toiletries.

- Tips for guides, porters, and cook.

Tipping

 Tipping on Mt. Meru from the trekking group (not per climber): 

• Main Guide: $20/day/guide

 • Assistant Guide: $15/day/guide

 • Cook: $12/day

 • Porter: $8/day/porter

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