Mount Meru Itinerary

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Note: altitudes and distances are approximations. Different sources will give you different numbers.

Itinerary
Meriakamba Hut (Full board)
Highlights:
We drive to Arusha to Momela Gate, and after stopping for a short time to register, our walk will begin, being escorted by a fully armed ranger. Along the way we will see elephants, zebras, giraffe, monkeys, and antelopes. We will enjoy dinner and overnight at Miriakamba Hut.
Elevation: 1,387 m (4550 ft) to 1,500 m (4921.26 ft)
Distance: 10 km
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest.
Saddle Hut (Full board)
Highlights:
The walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep climb. The walk will take us slowly along the ridge for a spectacular view of the Meru Crater and the impressive Ash Cone. After a hot lunch at Saddle Hut we can make a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (3,820 m) for superb views just before sunset.
Dinner and overnight at Saddle Hut
Elevation: 2,514 m (8,250 ft) to 3,570 m (11,712 ft)
Distance: 8 km
Hiking Time: 3-5 hours
Habitat: Forest and Moorland.
Summit Day (Half Board)
Highlights:
We start early at around 1:30 am for a steep climb at Rhino Point (3,800 m) and on to Cobra Point (4,350 m). We will reach the summit (4,566 m) for sunrise and there is a possibility to see Kilimanjaro above the clouds. The final part of the climb is along a spectacular narrow ridgeline between the sheer inner cliffs and the sloping outer wall of the crater. We take a short rest and brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to the Momella gate. The returning transfer will be waiting at Momella Gate to pick you to your hotel in Arusha/Moshi.
Elevation: 3,570 m (14,977 ft) to 4,565 m (11, 712 ft) to 2,514 m (8,250) ft
Distance: 5 km up 13 km down
Hiking Time: 12–14 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert, Moorland, and Montane Forest.
+ Day 1
Meriakamba Hut (Full board)
Highlights:
We drive to Arusha to Momela Gate, and after stopping for a short time to register, our walk will begin, being escorted by a fully armed ranger. Along the way we will see elephants, zebras, giraffe, monkeys, and antelopes. We will enjoy dinner and overnight at Miriakamba Hut.
Elevation: 1,387 m (4550 ft) to 1,500 m (4921.26 ft)
Distance: 10 km
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest.
+ Day 2
Saddle Hut (Full board)
Highlights:
The walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep climb. The walk will take us slowly along the ridge for a spectacular view of the Meru Crater and the impressive Ash Cone. After a hot lunch at Saddle Hut we can make a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (3,820 m) for superb views just before sunset.
Dinner and overnight at Saddle Hut
Elevation: 2,514 m (8,250 ft) to 3,570 m (11,712 ft)
Distance: 8 km
Hiking Time: 3-5 hours
Habitat: Forest and Moorland.
+ Day 3
Summit Day (Half Board)
Highlights:
We start early at around 1:30 am for a steep climb at Rhino Point (3,800 m) and on to Cobra Point (4,350 m). We will reach the summit (4,566 m) for sunrise and there is a possibility to see Kilimanjaro above the clouds. The final part of the climb is along a spectacular narrow ridgeline between the sheer inner cliffs and the sloping outer wall of the crater. We take a short rest and brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to the Momella gate. The returning transfer will be waiting at Momella Gate to pick you to your hotel in Arusha/Moshi.
Elevation: 3,570 m (14,977 ft) to 4,565 m (11, 712 ft) to 2,514 m (8,250) ft
Distance: 5 km up 13 km down
Hiking Time: 12–14 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert, Moorland, and Montane Forest.