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Mount Meru Hiking 4 Days

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

Mt. Meru which is Tanzania’s second highest mountain standing tall at 4,566m. It is located in Arusha National Park and offers some of the most spectacular scenery and wildlife diversity of any mountain in Tanzania. Mt. Meru is a challenging trek due to its steepness, but is a great way to acclimatize before attempting Mt. Kilimanjaro. Climbers are accompanied by an armed ranger due to the abundance of wildlife on the lower slopes. Mt. Meru also has some historical significance to it whereby some have suggested that it was the resting place of Noah’s Ark when it came to rest after the biblical flood receded. Mt. Meru is a great trekking option for those who want to take on a climbing challenge and get the sense of being out in the wild, but are not quite ready to tackle Mt. Kilimanjaro.

ITINERARY SUMMARY

ITINERARY SUMMARY

Day 1: Momella Gate (1500m) To Miriakamba Hut (2500m)
Day 2: Miriakamba Hut (2500m) To Saddle Hut (3500m)
Day 3: Saddle Hut (3500m) To Socialist Peak (4562m) To Miriakamba Hut (2500m)
Day 4: Miriakamba Hut (2500m) To Momella Gate (1500m)

Day 1: Momella Gate (1500m) To Miriakamba Hut (2500m)

Day 2: Miriakamba Hut (2500m) To Saddle Hut (3500m)

Day 3: Saddle Hut (3500m) To Socialist Peak (4562m) To Miriakamba Hut (2500m)

Day 4: Miriakamba Hut (2500m) To Momella Gate (1500m)

Group Discount

The price per person for group expeditions are fixed based on a group size. However, we have optional arrangements for individual private and tailor-made preferences best suited for you, your family and friends.

GROUP SIZEPRICE PER PERSON
1 Person$ 1,508
2 - 4 People$ 1,137
5 - 7 People$ 1,111
8 - 10 People$ 1,046
11+ People$ 1,033

FULL ITINERARY

Arrive in Tanzania

Moshi

You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Moshi town, you will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. Gear which is missing can be rented on this day. Overnight at Weru Weru River Lodge (or alternative).

Hotel is Bed & Breakfast basis.

Day 1: Momella Gate (1500m) To Miriakamba Hut (2500m)

You will depart the hotel at 0800hrs and head to the Momella gate which is the starting point of the trek. The drive to the gate is roughly an hour and a half. After the registration you will start your trek accompanied by an armed ranger. Along the route you will catch spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Momella lakes. You will encounter animals such as cape buffaloes, giraffes, warthogs and bushbucks, to name a few. Your trek will end up at Miriakamba Hut where you will be spending the night.

  • Distance covered: 6km / 3.5mi
  • time taken: 4 – 5 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Day 2: Miriakamba Hut (2500m) To Saddle Hut (3500m)

Today’s trek takes you through the steep path along the ridge of the saddle. Amazing views of the Meru crater, the ash cone and little Meru can be seen along the way. While trekking through the forest keep your eyes peeled for wildlife and the attractive wild flowers. Common animals include buffaloes and the black and white Colobus monkey. Your trek will end up at Saddle hut where you will be spending the night. After resting at the camp you will set off on an hour acclimatization trek to little Meru (3810m) then head back down to Saddle hut.

  • Distance covered: 6.5km / 4mi
  • time taken: 3 – 4 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Day 3: Saddle Hut (3500m) To Socialist Peak (4562m) To Miriakamba Hut (2500m)

You will wake up just after midnight for a light meal then start your final ascent to Socialist Peak at the top of big Meru. The trail to the summit is steep and you will be climbing through gravel and rocky ridges. While at the summit you will enjoy breathtaking views of the Meru crater and ash cone. Occasionally, animals such as Klipspringers and mountain reedbucks can be seen over the rocky terrain. After the summit, you will then descend to Miriakamba Hut where you will be spending the night.

  • Distance covered: 19km / 12mi
  • time taken: 10 – 12 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Day 4: Miriakamba Hut (2500m) To Momella Gate (1500m)

After breakfast you will begin your final descent to Momella gate. You will be using the southern route to descend. During your descent you will pass through the montane forest where you will pass the amazing Fig Tree Arch. Upon arrival at the Momella gate, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel back in Moshi/Arusha town.

  • Distance covered: 14km / 8.5mi
  • time taken: 4 – 5 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast
Depart Tanzania

Moshi

This day left for your next destination. If you have safari, then might be used to beginning your safari or fly to Zanzibar or fly back home. Our vehicle will be ready to take you to the airport at your time.

Arrive in Tanzania

Moshi

You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Moshi town, you will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. Gear which is missing can be rented on this day. Overnight at Weru Weru River Lodge (or alternative).

Hotel is Bed & Breakfast basis.

Day 1: Momella Gate (1500m) To Miriakamba Hut (2500m)

You will depart the hotel at 0800hrs and head to the Momella gate which is the starting point of the trek. The drive to the gate is roughly an hour and a half. After the registration you will start your trek accompanied by an armed ranger. Along the route you will catch spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Momella lakes. You will encounter animals such as cape buffaloes, giraffes, warthogs and bushbucks, to name a few. Your trek will end up at Miriakamba Hut where you will be spending the night.

  • Distance covered: 6km / 3.5mi
  • time taken: 4 – 5 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Day 2: Miriakamba Hut (2500m) To Saddle Hut (3500m)

Today’s trek takes you through the steep path along the ridge of the saddle. Amazing views of the Meru crater, the ash cone and little Meru can be seen along the way. While trekking through the forest keep your eyes peeled for wildlife and the attractive wild flowers. Common animals include buffaloes and the black and white Colobus monkey. Your trek will end up at Saddle hut where you will be spending the night. After resting at the camp you will set off on an hour acclimatization trek to little Meru (3810m) then head back down to Saddle hut.

  • Distance covered: 6.5km / 4mi
  • time taken: 3 – 4 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Day 3: Saddle Hut (3500m) To Socialist Peak (4562m) To Miriakamba Hut (2500m)

You will wake up just after midnight for a light meal then start your final ascent to Socialist Peak at the top of big Meru. The trail to the summit is steep and you will be climbing through gravel and rocky ridges. While at the summit you will enjoy breathtaking views of the Meru crater and ash cone. Occasionally, animals such as Klipspringers and mountain reedbucks can be seen over the rocky terrain. After the summit, you will then descend to Miriakamba Hut where you will be spending the night.

  • Distance covered: 19km / 12mi
  • time taken: 10 – 12 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Day 4: Miriakamba Hut (2500m) To Momella Gate (1500m)

After breakfast you will begin your final descent to Momella gate. You will be using the southern route to descend. During your descent you will pass through the montane forest where you will pass the amazing Fig Tree Arch. Upon arrival at the Momella gate, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel back in Moshi/Arusha town.

  • Distance covered: 14km / 8.5mi
  • time taken: 4 – 5 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast
Depart Tanzania

Moshi

This day left for your next destination. If you have safari, then might be used to beginning your safari or fly to Zanzibar or fly back home. Our vehicle will be ready to take you to the airport at your time.

INCLUDES

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation before and after you’re a climb on bed & breakfast basis
  • Transfers to and from the mountain
  • National Park entry, huts and climbing fees
  • Rescue fees
  • A fully supported climb (average ratio of support staff to climbers is 4:1)
  • All meals and drinking water on the mountain
  • Access to first aid kit and emergency oxygen
  • A certificate documenting your summit ascent
  • NB: Depending on the availability, hotels of the same standard can be substituted

EXCLUDES

  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival, USA and CANADA passport holders USD.100
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Hiking Gears
  • Tips and gratuities to your mountain crew.

GETTING VISA IN TANZANIA

 Visa for Tanzania can be obtained via Online Visa Application before arrival or on arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport. All travelers will need a passport which will remain valid for at least 6 months longer than your expected visit. You will also need to present proof that you have a return ticket, and proof that you have sufficient money to support yourself during your stay in Tanzania.

Each traveler is responsible for sorting out their own passport and visa requirements, and we cannot offer much assistance in this matter. If you do not yet have a passport, apply for one early, as they can take some time to arrive. If you already have a passport, double-check when it expires.

While Tanzania is a commonwealth country, UK citizens do need a tourist visa to enter. This is also true for citizens of Australia, New Zealand, India, the United States, Canada, and most EU countries. Citizens of countries not mentioned should contact their nearest embassy or high commission to check visa requirements. Visas usually cost in the neighborhood of $50 (around £40), but some visas from the US can cost $100. Tanzanian visas expire three months after they are issued so be careful not to apply too soon.

Visas can be purchased upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (IATA code: JRO), but you can expect long queues, and for the process to take an extra hour or more. The Tanzanian High Commission has stressed that they have the right to deny visas applied for on arrival. We have never had a report of this happening, but it is a danger best avoided.

For these reasons, we highly recommend that travelers get their visa in advance if at all possible. On the other hand, many US travelers prefer to avoid risking their passports in the mail, and other potential delays, by applying upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport.

It is also now possible to apply for your Tanzania visa online https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/. Please read the Visa Application Guidelines carefully before beginning your application to ensure you apply for the correct type of visa, and that you are planning on entering Tanzania through one of the approved entry points.

Where to obtain a Tanzanian visa
  • In Dar es Salaam: The Office of the Director of Immigration Services
  • In Zanzibar: The Office of the Principal Immigration Officer
  • Abroad: Any Tanzanian Embassy or High Commission or via the Tanzania Immigration Services website
  • Entry points to Tanzania: Any gazette entry point, including international airports, Zanzibar Airport, the port of Kigoma, Horohoro, Sirari, Tunduma, and Nagama

Please be advised that, whilst we make every effort to provide you with accurate and up-to-date information, travel requirements can change quickly and sometimes without notice. We urge you to double-check the visa and passport requirements for your trip, and consult with an embassy or consulate.

OUR BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS

Travel Route Africa terms & conditions – We are registered and Licensed Tanzania Tour Operator under the laws of Tanzania and accepts your bookings under the following terms and conditions.

DEPOSIT & PAYMENT

To secure place, 10% down payment is required to make in advance as per the company policy, the payment will be made via bank transfer or online payment with visa, master card and America express etc.

Deposit and final payments can be made via bank transfer or online payment with your master card or visa card within 30 days’ prior the tour or in cash upon arrival (USD). Please note US dollar notes printed prior to 2001 are not accepted anywhere in Tanzania. Transfer details will be emailed on request.

All bank charges are to be settled by the client respectively. This includes transaction fees charged by our bank. Our bank will not charge a fee for wire transfers but your bank will and there may possibly be a 3rd bank involved. From our experience we see bank fees for wire transfers from $35 – $50. The amount charged for a wire transfer is not dependent on the amount sent.

ONLINE PAYMENT

Payment can be made through our online payment system using credit card at a surcharge of 3.5%.

THE BOOKING

Bookings and ensuing contracts shall be deemed to have been concluded in Moshi, Tanzania and shall be interpreted according to the laws of the United Republic of Tanzania. The Company reserves the right to decline any booking without outlining the reasons for it.

All travelers receive pre-trip information, complete itinerary and on-demand pre-travel advice, via email or directly with our offices for any last minute or personal queries.

In the event of a particular accommodation being unavailable upon booking, accommodation of a similar or higher standard will be substituted.

BOOKING AMENDMENTS

For amendments of existing bookings done by the client/ agent (e.g. departure dates, air tickets, accommodation, number of participants etc) a handling fee of 70 USD per booking applies. The handling fee will be charged in addition to the service provider fees.

CANCELLATIONS

Travel Route Africa entitled to act as an agent or principal with regard to the provision of the services.

Having paid full amount of any trip, you are entitled to incur refund in case if you want to cancel your trip. Still, cancellation charge is invoiced to you. Written notification of your cancellation should be made to cancel any trip. Nevertheless, you are imposed cancellation charge as advised below: –

  • 90 – 60 days or more deposit retained
  • 59 – 45 days before departure 50% of the TOTAL BOOKING COST shall be refunded.
  • 44 – 30 days before departure 75% of the TOTAL BOOKING COST shall be refunded.
  • 29 – 01 days before departure 100% no refund of the TBC shall be made.

If Travel Route Africa cancels your trip due to unforeseen circumstances like weather and Pandemics etc. we would be happy to refer your alternative trip of a similar standard. If this doesn’t fit your personal interest, all monies paid by you to our company will be refunded. But remember, any other expenses incurred by you as a result of this booking are entirely your responsibility.

Price From

$ 2,310 / PER PERSON

All Prices are per person in a party of 2 adults sharing a double room. Choose a scheduled date or contact us to set up private dates or a bespoke itinerary. Read our booking terms and conditions for more details.

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