3 Days | 2 nights Climbing Mt. Meru
Airport transfer to overnight your hotel in Arusha L'Oasis Lodge. (DINNER)
L'OASIS LODGE/ARUSHA TO MIRIAKAMBA HUT
Transfer from L'Oasis lodge or your hotel in Arusha to the National park Gate in Momella. After the park formalities the hiking starts through the lush forest. Beginning at Momella gate, the path is not especially steep, and meanders though a plesant landscape.
In the lower regions we will see elephant, giraffes and herds of cape buffaloes.
The path becomes increasingly steeper, and above 2,000m it enters dense rain forest.
We cross the Ngare-Nanyuki river. Than we reach Miriakamba hut.
Dinner and overnight at Miriakamba Hut (8,400 ft) ( BREAKFAST + LUNCH + DINNER ).
MIRIAKAMBA HUT TO SADDLE HUT
Leaving Miriakamba hut the path becomes steeper and the landscape more varied. Just before Saddle hut the rain forest gives way to a moorland/bush vegitation. The fauna is more varied and interesting.
The path continues to ascend steeply through the pleasant forest Glades and giant heather up to Saddle Hut.
A pleasant hiking trail leads us from the gap to Little Meru (3,800m). The view is said to be as beautiful as that from big Mt Meru.
Dinner and overnight at Saddle Hut (11,500 ft) ( BREAKFAST + LUNCH + DINNER ).
SADDLE HUT TO THE PARK GATE
To ascend the main peak we start out very early.
From Saddle hut a steep ascent in short loops, leads us to the gap between Little and Big Mt Meru, from there we continue to rhino point.
Passing through rock and rubble we reach the main peak (no climbing and easy going).
When the weather is fine we have a fantastic view of Mt Kilimanjaro and of Arusha National park.
The same route leads us back to Miriakamba hut and then to the Momella Gate.
Transfer back to Arusha for overnight L'Oasis Lodge (Arusha) ( BREAKFAST + LUNCH + DINNER ).
Departure Day: Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for those returning home. For those taking one of our Zanzibar or Mount Kilimanjaro / Mount Meru extensions, collection/transfer as described in tour description. (BREAKFAST)