Mount Meru Climb: An incredibly elating climbing experience in the ideal wild
Charged by Mt Kilimanjaro, the pilgrims routinely disregard Mount Meru, the second most raised apex of Tanzania. Eclipsing Arusha National Park, Mount Meru offers both an eminent warm-up training for Kilimanjaro, as well just like a stunning traveling experience in the wild by its own right.
Mount Meru venturing is a certifiable encounter. The inclinations of this lazy (however unique – the last political decision was in 1910) wellspring of fluid magma offer fascinating sweeping vistas and clamoring untamed life around. This spring of spouting magma was something like 500,000 years earlier, and its outright first discharge essentially exploded its eastern side, making its, specific appearance. Moreover, Mount Meru has likely the most significant depression – more than 1,500 meters!
Why Climb Mount Meru: –
There are a few motivations to incorporate Mount Meru into your Tanzania undertakings list. Lamentably, this spring of gushing lava is frequently out shadowed by Kilimanjaro – situated in the quick area, it draws in additional global climbers, consequently making it an optional climbing objective or a warm-up work out. Most of explorers, be that as it may, overlook it through and through.
𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝟎: 𝐀𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐨 𝐓𝐚𝐧𝐳𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐚
Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where kiliholidays representative will meet you and transfer to Graceland hotel (http://www.gracelandhotel.co.tz/ ) or similar. The hotel provides all the essentials for a comfortable stay, such as: cozy rooms, Internet access, hot water, a swimming pool, and a helpful staff. In the evening, an orientation session with our tour coordinators will ensure that you are
ready to begin the spectacular Meru climb. 𝐁𝐞𝐝 & 𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭
𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝟏: 𝐅𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐌𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐚 𝐆𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐌𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐤𝐚𝐦𝐛𝐚 𝐇𝐮𝐭𝐬
In the morning you will go to Arusha National Park, and then straight to the trailhead. The ride takes approximately 2.5-3 hours.
At Momella Gate the guides will arrange the entry permit formalities, and you will start trekking to Miriakamba Huts. Wild animals (warthogs, zebras, monkeys, antelopes and, sometimes, elephants) are likely to be seen on the way. Hot lunch will be served upon arrival to Miriakamba Huts. There you may rest or explore the surroundings. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐕𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍: 𝟏,𝟑𝟖𝟕 𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝟐,𝟓𝟏𝟒 𝐦
𝐇𝐈𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐄: 𝟓-𝟔 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬
𝐃𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐂𝐄: 𝟏𝟎 𝐤𝐦
𝐇𝐀𝐁𝐈𝐓𝐀𝐓: 𝐌𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭
𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝟐: 𝐅𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐌𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐤𝐚𝐦𝐛𝐚 𝐇𝐮𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐒𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐥𝐞 𝐇𝐮𝐭𝐬
After the breakfast, the group will start trekking to Saddle Huts. The rainforest zone will end soon, giving place to heath and moorland with large trees. The trail will open amazing panoramic vistas. Upon reaching the saddle huts, those who are willing and energetic enough may reach the Little Meru Peak, further boosting your acclimatization transition. Our team will serve hot lunch and dinner in the camp. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐕𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍: 𝟐,𝟓𝟏𝟒 𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝟑,𝟓𝟕𝟎 𝐦
𝐇𝐈𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐄: 𝟒-𝟓 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬
𝐃𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐂𝐄: 𝟖 𝐤𝐦
𝐇𝐀𝐁𝐈𝐓𝐀𝐓: 𝐌𝐨𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡
𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝟑: 𝐅𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐒𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐥𝐞 𝐇𝐮𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐒𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐏𝐞𝐚𝐤 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐌𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐤𝐚𝐦𝐛𝐚 𝐇𝐮𝐭
Midnight wake-up and the group starts trekking to the Socialist Peak. The hikers should be prepared for a tough and strenuous hike – the legs to Rhino Point and Cobra points are especially precipitous. Be careful! The group will reach Socialist Peak (4,565 m/14,977 m) by sunrise, where you’ll have true visual euphoria – thrilling panoramic sceneries around and mesmerizing sunrise. After the summit time, the group will descend to Miriakamba Huts for a hot lunch, dinner and overnight stay. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
𝟑,𝟓𝟕𝟎 𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝟒,𝟓𝟔𝟓 𝐦
𝟒,𝟓𝟔𝟓 𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝟐,𝟓𝟏𝟒 𝐦
𝐇𝐈𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐄: 𝟖-𝟏𝟐 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬
𝐃𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐂𝐄: 𝟏𝟗 𝐤𝐦
𝐇𝐀𝐁𝐈𝐓𝐀𝐓: 𝐀𝐥𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐞, 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡, 𝐦𝐨𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝
𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝟒: 𝐌𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐤𝐚𝐦𝐛𝐚 𝐇𝐮𝐭 – 𝐌𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐚 𝐆𝐚𝐭𝐞 – 𝐀𝐫𝐮𝐬𝐡𝐚
After breakfast, you will follow the so-called northern route – a 2 to 3 hours trek back to the Momella Gate. The descent follows a shorter route than the ascent but there is still a chance to see elephants, buffaloes, giraffes as well as the black and white colobus monkeys. At the gate, you will say farewell to your hiking crew and your driver will take you back to SG Resort where you will celebrate yourachievement and spend the night at Graceland hotel. Breakfast; Lunch
𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐕𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍: 𝟐,𝟓𝟏𝟒 𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝟏,𝟑𝟖𝟕 𝐦
𝐇𝐈𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐄: 𝟐-𝟒 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬
𝐃𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐂𝐄: 𝟕 𝐤𝐦
Note: The summit stage contains a few easy but unsecured climbing passages. A good head for heights and surefootedness are absolutely necessary. In adverse weather conditions (heavy rain, icy rocks or thick fog) the park ranger can call off the summit attempt. We do not advise to climb Mount Meru in the rainy season in April and May.
𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝟓: 𝐀𝐫𝐮𝐬𝐡𝐚 – 𝐊𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐣𝐚𝐫𝐨 𝐀𝐢𝐫𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport. Alternatively you can extend your trip and go on safari or relax at the white sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean. Breakfast
𝑵𝒐𝒕𝒆: 𝑯𝒐𝒕𝒆𝒍 𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒄𝒌-𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒊𝒔 𝒂𝒕 11:00 𝑨𝑴. 𝑰𝒏 𝒄𝒂𝒔𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅 𝒂 𝒍𝒂𝒕𝒆 𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒄𝒌-𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒃𝒆𝒄𝒂𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒂𝒏 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒇𝒍𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕, 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒐𝒑𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒐 𝒆𝒙𝒕𝒆𝒏𝒅 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒉𝒐𝒕𝒆𝒍 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒚 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒂𝒏 𝒆𝒙𝒕𝒓𝒂 𝒇𝒆𝒆.
The climb cost includes:
- Pick-up and drop-off at Kilimanjaro International Airport;
- Transfer to the trailhead in Arusha National Park;
- Pick-up at the end of the trek.
- All park fees collected by the Kilimanjaro National Park (conservation fees, camping fees, crew fees, vehicle fee, rescue fee and all other fees collected by the Tanzania National Parks Authority).
- One night at 2* hotel (Granceland hotel or Similar) before the expedition and one night after; The hotels have everything for your comfortable stay – caring staff, nice rooms, reliable Wi-Fi,
restaurant and swimming pool);
- Accommodation in huts on the trek.
All hotel accommodation is based on a sharing basis (i.e. you will be sharing with your travel companion a twin/double room. If you travel alone, we will match you with a same-sex adventurer). Single occupancy in a hotel is available upon request and extra chargers apply. Single accommodation is not available in huts while on the trek, because it is the park rangers who assign the trekkers to the huts.
- Breakfast in the hotel before and after the hike
- All meals on the hike. Our Mount Meru diet includes energy-rich and highly nutritious meals prepared by our professional high-altitude cooks. In our menu you will find different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian/gluten-
free/halal options are available at no extra cost;
- All drinks on the hike (coffee, tea, hot chocolate and water).
𝐇𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐚𝐟𝐞𝐭𝐲 𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐩𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭:
- 4-inch (10-cm) thick and comfortable sleeping mats;
- All group equipment;
- Oxygen cylinders and oximeters;
- Complete medical kits.
- Climbing crew:
- Professional guides, licensed by Kilimanjaro National Park. All our guides are the holder of Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid certifications. All our guides have 10+years of successful mountaineering experience;
- Dedicated support crew (assistant guides, camp master, porters, cooks, etc.).
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐛 𝐜𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐞𝐱𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐬:
- Airfares and visas
- Tips for your guides and crew
- Personal items
- Travel insurance (you must be insured, and specifically for treks up to 4500m)
- Your personal trekking gear.
- Your personal medicines or prescriptions
- Snacks on the mountain
- Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the hike);
𝐓𝐨 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚 𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐝𝐞, 𝐊𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐢𝐩𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐨𝐟 $𝟔-𝟏𝟎/𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐫. 𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐝 $𝟐𝟎/𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐬, $𝟏𝟐-𝟏𝟓/𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐤 𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 $𝟏𝟐-𝟏𝟓/𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐬. 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐠𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐩, 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐢𝐳𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫
𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐰 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐛𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐛 𝐨𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐠𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐩𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐰𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐤 𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐞. 𝐀𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐦𝐩 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐚𝐝𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐧𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐰 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐛.