Ascends to Mount Meru
Prices depend on group size and standard of trekking.
Combination Mount Meru & Kilimanjaro:
15. - 28. January 2017
6. - 19. February 2017
19. February - 4. March 2017
2. - 15. July 2017
16. - 30. July 2017
5. - 18. August 2017
20. August - 2. September 2017
17. - 30. September 2017
31. December 2017 - 14. January 2018
Mt Meru (4,566m) is only 50 km from Kilimanjaro away and with superb trekking and immense natural beauty. The excellent potential for acclimatization on this volcano is often overlooked. Higher up there is thrilling trekking around the crater rim with stunning views across to Kilimanjaro or back to the plains and volcanoes of the Great Rift Valley.
Eastern Ascend DAY 1: After breakfast leave Arusha at 8.00 a.m. and drive to the Momella Gate where you meet your guide and crew. Your climb starts at around 10.00 a.m. and goes through the natural forest finally getting you to the moorland for an overnight at the Maria Kamba hut. On your way you will encounter giraffes, zebras and buffaloes or if you are lucky as well the black and white Colobus monkeys. The walk takes 3-4 hours with a cold lunch on the way.
DAY 2: Today's hike takes you through the moorland to the Saddle Hut at 3566 m. In the afternoon you can ascend for 1 hour to little Mt. Meru (3820 m) from where you enjoy a nice view over the Momella lakes and towards the main summit.
DAY 3: The short night ends at 2.00 a.m. for the final ascend of Mt. Meru peak (4556 m). At about 6.00 a.m. you can enjoy a magnificent view from the summit of the snow capped Mt. Kilimanjaro peaks and the vast plains hosting the Arusha National Park. You then descend to Saddle Hut for late breakfast before proceeding to Maria Kamba Hut for overnight.
DAY 4: Descend to Momella gate. On the way you may find elephants and buffaloes amongst zebras and giraffes. Your walk ends at the former Hardy Krueger Farm, now Momella Lodge, where you will have lunch before you drive to Arusha for dinner and overnight at a hotel in Arusha.
The Western ascend starts from Oldonyo Sambu, from where a 2 hours drive on a rough road takes you to the 1st overnight place. Overnight in tents.
DAY 2: You hike through forest and moorland. Overnight in tents.
DAY 3: Ascend to Mt. Meru peak as in program above. Maria Kamba hut.
DAY 4: Descend to Momella gate as in program above. Overnight in a hotel in Arusha.
If you like to enjoy the unique nature of this volcano for longer you can add days to any itinerary.