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Mt. Meru Trek 4 days

Mt. Meru Trek 4 days

Day 1 Arrival
Arriving at Kilimanjaro international airport you will be picked then transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight, briefing will be done after arrived at hotel.
 
Day 2 Miriakamba Hut
after breakfast you will be picked at 8: 00 am and proceed on to the office for equipment check-up, all the luggage which won't be needed for the trek will be stored in our office / Hotel  At 9.15am we will depart for Momella gate. Approximately 2hrs
Momella gate is located near shamba la mbogo natural glade in Mt meru reserve, it is situated at 1,500m above sea level .Tow routs are available from Momella gate. The first route goes through the forest towards the crater floor and then through the grassland direct to Miriakamba Hut.
After all formalities, we begin trekking accompanied by armed ranger. We will ascend up to miriakamba Hut suited at 2,500m above sea level .The trekking takes approximately 3 hours .we will be walking amidst the montane forest where various species of flora and fauna can be found on this part of the mountain. There are beautifully views of Arusha national park's various landscapes that can be seen from this trek and, weather -permitting, spectacular views of Mt Kilimanjaro can be seen.
 
DAY 3 Saddle Hut
From Miriakamba Hut the path is steep compared to other mountains in the region .We continue our ascend on a narrow winding trail through a thick montane forest, where various species of vegetation can be seen. There are water streams that we cross beforeapproaching the moorland zone. A good view of little Meru can be seen on a clear day , just as you approach saddle Hut.Buffalo footprints can be seen .some bird species ,and plenty of Africana Masaica ,a shrub plant that stings can also be seen on both sides of the trail .The ascend takes approximately 4 hours .After our arrival at saddle Hut (3.500m) you have the option to embark on 45 minute walk to little Meru( 3,820m)it has a meandering trail which is aided with good grass cover to give you good grip . One can see the Kenyan border from the peak of litter Meru, Ngara Nanyuki -a town that lies after the Arusha National park, as well as gorgeous views of west Mt,Kilimanjaro and Longido.

Day 4 Saddle to the summit
Our ascent to big Meru , the summit of Mt, Meru (4.566) begins at around midnight and takes us from the moorland zone to alpine desert zone .The trek will take approximately 6-7 hours .Along we will pass Rhino point as we walk around the rim of Meru crater . Conditions are cold and windy and during the rainy season ice and snow can occur in this section of the route. From the summit we return to saddle Hut breakfast and then proceed to miriakamba hut for lunch dinner and overnight (2500m)  

Day 5 Miriakamba Hut Momella gate
After breakfast proceed with your morning trekking to Momella gate with lunch en route you have two routes as option .
Route one is a straight descend to Momella gate same way as you went up -3hrs
Route two is a scenic route through the Meru crater down the montage forest ending up at Momella gate -4hrs.
 
Day 6 Arusha
After having your lunch at your hotel in Arusha we will drive you back to Kilimanjaro International airport (JRO) ready for the evening flight and back home.

 
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