- Trip Outline
- Trip Includes
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Meet in Moshi, the commencement point for the Mt Kilimanjaro ascent and our Wildlife Safari.
Mt Meru at 4,566m is a wonderful 4-day trekking experience and the perfect choice for anyone with not enough time to complete the Kilimanjaro ascent. Many trekkers chose to complete both summit treks. There are outstanding views from the summit including views of Mt Kilimanjaro.
Meals included as indicated: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner
Day 1Meet in Moshi, the commencement point for both the Mt Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro ascents. This pleasant town to the south of Kilimanjaro is an ideal place to spend time before and after your trek. There’s an abundance of cafes, restaurants, bars, and comfortable accommodation. You’ll find numerous shops to purchase souvenirs and there’s also a couple of places hiring and selling trekking equipment. In Moshi, we stay at the comfortable, Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel.
MOSHI TO MOMELLA GATE TO MIRIAKAMBA HUT (2514M) (BLD)
Day 2Mt. Meru, at 4566m is the 5th highest peak in Africa. Far less visited than Kilimanjaro, it was formed by volcanic activity and features a classic volcanic cone. It is almost extinct and volcanic activity is extremely rare. The trek to the summit involves exhilarating trekking through grassland and lush forest on lower slopes, to a dramatic walk along the narrow edge of the crater. There are excellent views of surrounding countryside and Mt Kilimanjaro. Drive to Momella gate at the foot of Mt Meru. The trek winds through the forest towards the crater floor, and then climbs steeply up to Miriakamba Hut. Buffalo may be seen just after Momella gate on the wide, open plain. Further on there is the impressive Fig Tree Arch, streams, and waterfalls. Overnight at Miriakamba Hut.
MIRIAKAMBA HUT TO SADDLE HUT (3570M) (BLD)
Day 3The trek continues up to Elephant Ridge where lunch is taken and there are spectacular views down into the crater and up to the main cliffs below the summit. From Saddle Hut the peak of Little Meru can be reached in approximately an hour and offers impressive and imposing views.
SADDLE HUT – MERU SUMMIT (4566M) MIRIAKAMBA HUT (2514M) (BLD)
Day 4Depart Saddle Hut around midnight to reach the summit for sunrise over Kilimanjaro. This exhilarating trek follows the narrow ridge between the sloping outer wall of the crater and the sheer cliffs of the inner wall. Descend to Miriakamba Hut for overnight.
MIRIAKAMBA HUT – MOMELLA GATE - MOSHI (BL)
Day 5Trek down to the crater floor and then on to Momella gate where your transport will be waiting to take you back to the Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel in Moshi.
We are delighted to offer the following inclusions:
- Arrival & departure transfer in Moshi on group flight
- Moshi accommodation;
- All park fees and hut fees;
- All ground transportation;
- Services of local crew – cook, porters and guides;
- Services of an armed ranger;
- 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners as shown on the itinerary.
- International flights (we can arrange your international flights; please contact us for the best airfares)
- Any meals not shown on itinerary
- Tips for trekking crew (budget USD$150)
- Alcoholic drinks
- Items of a personal nature
- Sleeping bag
- Visa fees
- Travel insurance
- Personal spending
- Any medical and vaccination costs. Please refer to Booking Terms and Conditions regarding pricing.
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