Mount Meru Trekking
Day 1- ARUSHA / MIRIAKAMBA In the morning drive from the hotel to the Arusha National park. You will register at the Momella gate and here we pay the Park entrance fees. We will be accompanied with an armed Ranger with Guide Cook and crew from Woodland Trek & Safaris. Today you will hike around 10 kilometers through the forest to the crater floor ascend up to Miriakamba Hut an elevation of 2514m Lunch en route dinner/ overnight Miriakamba Hut.
Day 2- MIRIAKAMBA / SADDLE Today you will have a short hike of around 4 km to the Saddle Hut located at an elevation of 3570 m. From the Miriakamba Hut the trail will climb up through glades between the trees to the Toela Mbogo and Mgongo Wa Tembo (Elephant Ridge). From here there are good views into the crater. You will also see the cliffs below the summit. Your hike today will only last about 3-4 hours. Lunch en route This will leave you ample time to enjoy the views and take some side trips to Little Meru (3820 m) for acclimatization dinner/overnight Saddle Hut.
Day 3- SADDLE / SUMMIT / SADDLE From the Saddle Hut early in the morning after breakfast at 2.00 am you will start up steeply through some bushes and coming out into an area of bare rock and ash. Proceed to Rhino Point where the trail drops then rises steeply where you go through patches of bare rock and scree to reach the summit (Socialist Peak) 4566 m (14979ft). It generally takes 5-6 hours up and 2-3 hours to return to the Saddle Hut. Hot Lunch at Saddle. Dinner/overnight Saddle Hut.
Day 4- MIRIAKAMBA / MOMELA Today you will descend from the Saddle Hut to the Momella Gate passing through the Miriakamba Hut area on the way down hot lunch at Miriakamba. Return to your Hotel via Momella gate where we will collect your certificate followed by shower and relaxing evening.