MOUNT MERU CLIMB- 3 DAYS

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Activity type: Hiking
Activity level: Easy/ Moderate
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12 Feb 2019 - 31 Dec 2020

Duration: 3 Day(s) / Tour with flexible start dates
Price: from $680 / Negotiable

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It offers rustic hut style accommodation as well as impressive views and diverse vegetation from dense mountain rainforest, healthy moorlands to alpine desert and you will have the opportunity to witness wildlife such as giraffe, buffalo, elephants, antelopes and the colobus money. In addition to your trekking team including your Guide, Chef and Porters you will be accompanied by an armed Park Ranger.

Mount Meru can be trekked in 3 or 4 days and it is important to take into consideration your level of fitness and mountain climbing experience in high altitudes when deciding on your itinerary. Unless you are experienced in high altitude mountain treks we recommend a 4 day trek as this allows more time for your body to acclimatise which will you a greater chance of reaching the summit. We are proud to have a current summit rate of 100% on Mount Meru and we look forward to challenging you and taking you on the trek of a lifetime

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Price includes

  • - Private transport from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi. - 2 nights of accommodation at Parkview Inn. - Private transport to and from the hotel to the Kilimanjaro Park Gate - National Park entry fees and hut fees - Kilimanjaro Park rescue team fees - Government taxes - 3 freshly-prepared delicious meals daily on the mountain prepared by professional cooks whom are happy to accommodate your dietary needs - 3-4 liters of mineral/treated water per person per day - Hot drinks on the mountain and hot water for washing - Friendly and highly qualified mountain guides, assistant guides and professional cooks - Enough Porters to carry camping gear and additional baggage - Accommodation in Huts/camping - Portable oxygen tanks, ox meter and emergency first-aid kit - Porter’s Cook’s and Guide’s Salary.

Not included in price

  • - Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel in Moshi before climb and before safari. - Personal items and toiletries - Tips for guides, porters and cook (this is a guide to tipping on the mountain. Tipping on Kilimanjaro from the trekking group (not per climber): • Guides: US$10/day/guide • Cook: US$8/day • Porter: US$5/day/porter N/B: Our Guides, cooks and Porters are always satisfied with your thanks giving (tip) you have and not beyond your ability.

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Levis Manase

 Levis Manase 

33 years, Tanzania

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I began climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in 2011 as a porter and after about two years, I became one of the most beloved and skilled guides in the business. I have an amazing sense and knowledge of the mountain and has led hundreds of clients to its peak. I have also been guiding safaris for three years, using my vast knowledge of Tanzanian nature and wildlife. I studied at the Professional Tour Guide School in Mombasa Kenya, completing My course in 2010. I worked with Popote Africa Adventure and another well-known company before founding SHIKA TOURS AND SAFARIS. I’m energetic, extremely funny, and most importantly, experienced. I will give you a trip your Lifetime

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Tanzania, Arusha Region, Arumeru

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Day 1

Momela gate to Miriakamba Hut
After breakfast you will travel to the Arusha National Park, located a short drive from Arusha and home to Mount Meru. With your Guide, Assistant Guide, Chef and Porters you will sign in at the Momella Gate where your trek will begin. In addition to the above team, you will also be joined by an armed ranger as you can expect to encounter buffalo, giraffe, zebra, colobus monkeys, antelope and elephants along the way.

You have two possible routes with both options ending the day at Miriakamba Hut. The first route travels through the forest towards the crater floor before a steeply climb while the second route climbs gradually through the grassland direct to the camp. Today’s trek will take 4-6 hours and you will have time to learn about the various species of flora and fauna. There are beautiful views of Arusha National Park and weather permitting, spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Your Chef and team of Porters will have arrived at the camp ahead of you and prepared hot water for washing. Upon your arrival you can watch the sun set, relish in a delicious dinner and enjoy some well-deserved rest.

Overnight – Full Service Camping, Miriakamba Hut at 2,500m

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Day 2

Mariakamba to Saddle hut
Today the path is steep and you will continue your ascent on a narrow and winding trail through the thick montane forest. There are streams of water to cross before you approach the moorland. Today’s trek will take 3-5 hours and on a clear day you will have good views of Little Meru as you reach Saddle Hut.

You will reach Saddle Hut in time for lunch and in the afternoon embark on a short walk to Little Meru. From here you can see the Kenyan border and the town of Ngara Nanyuki as well as Longido and gorgeous views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

After an early dinner you will retire to your tent before waking up before midnight for tea or coffee and a light snack. With your Guide, Assistant Guide and Porters you will begin your trek into the night.

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Day 3

Summit and back to momela gate
You will climb during the night and the early hours of the morning on a steep grade to Rhino Point (3,000m) and on to Cobra Point (4,350m). The final hour of the climb will see you trek on a rocky ridge between the crater and inner cliffs of Meru. You will reach the summit in time to witness the sun rise offering spectacular views of the Ash Tray and Mount Kilimanjaro.

After plenty of time to enjoy the view you will descend to Saddle Hut where you will have a short rest before continuing to the Momella Gate. Here you will meet your vehicle and return to Arusha where the remainder of the day is at leisure.

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