Mount Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania, at 14,979ft⁄4566m. and is overshadowed by Kilimanjaro, it´s famous neighbor. Not only is it a rewarding and picturesque trek in its own right, but it is also very good acclimatization for a Kilimanjaro trek. A trek involves hiking through the forest and grassland on the mountain´s lower slopes, followed by a dramatic and exhilarating ridge–walk to the summit.

The following itinerary of groups or individuals can be swiftly arranged:

Tour ref ITTB M5D : 5 days & 4 nights (3 days on trek)

Day 1
Arrive at Base hotel in Arusha in time for an early evening pre-climb briefing on the trek. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2
Drive to the Arusha National Park gate at Momella. For the first section of the climb through the lush forest, crossing the Ngare Nanyuki river to reach Miriakamba Hut at 8,337ft ⁄ 2,541m for overnight taking 4 to 5 hours. Overnight Miriakamba Hut.

Day 3
Continue to ascend steeply through the pleasant forest glades and giant heather to reach Saddle Hut at 11,713ft ⁄ 3,570m. Taking 2 to 3 hours. From here it is possible to take a side trek to reach the summit of Little Meru 12,450ft / 3794m and return to Saddle Hut in about 2 hours, for overnight Saddle Hut.

Day 4
An early start to reach Rhino Point and then on to the summit at 14,981ft ⁄ 4566m to see the sun rise behind Mount Kilimanjaro, before descending to Momella Gate to be met and transferred back to Mountain Inn for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5
Breakfast at Base hotel before we transfer you back to Kilimanjaro int. Airport or ahead with photographic safari.

End of tour.

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