Three days tour
Day 1 : Momella gate – Miriakamba Hut
Elevation: 4,921 ft to 8,250 ft
Habitat: Montane Forest,
Distance: 14 km,
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
Transfer to Momella gate from the hotel and sign up. The climbing should begin soon after registration and the path
cutting through the motane forest full of black and white colobus monkeys shall be opening up occasionally to small
plains where elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, zebras, and other grazers can be seen foraging. A climb at this part
of the mountain is always escorted by an armed ranger. We shall have our lunch break at a wonderful site then
keep on climbing through the forest and to Miriakamba hut. Dinner and overnight at Miriakamba hut.
Day 2: Miriakamba hut – Saddle hut
Elevation: 8,250 ft to 11,712 ft
Habitat: Forest and Moorland,
Distance: 8 km,
Hiking Time: 3-5 hours.
After breakfast at Miriakamba hut, the journey to Saddle hut commence. The path gets stepper as the forest
opens up to give room to the moorlands. Now the volcanic features are vivid and you can see the Meru crater, volcanic
cones and other amazing volcanic features. At least in the afternoon we shall be already at the saddle hut and after a
hot lunch and a good rest, you will have a chance to hike little Meru at 3820masl where the view is breathtaking
plus is a wonderful spot to watch sunset. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Saddle hut – The summit – Momella gate
Elevation: 11,712 ft to 14,977 ft
Habitat: Alpine Desert Moorland and Montane forest.
Distance: 5 km up 13 km down
Hiking Time: 12 – 14 hours
Our journey begins early on a mission to catch sun rise at the summit of Mount Meru. Waking up at 1:30am and getting prepared,
you shall be served a hot cup of tea or coffee with biscuits and after that the journey begins. The path cuts through
the alpine desert and get steeper to Rhino point 3,800masl and Cobra point 4,250masl. At a perfect day when the sky
is clear enough, the beauty of the land can be magnificent as the tropical sun rays a reflected from the volcanic
bodies. Our path back to Momella gate shall be long and enjoyable. We shall have a long lunch break at saddle hut and
proceed the descent to the gate after. After signing out at the gate we shall drive back to the hotel where you shall have
enough time to take a long hot water shower.
Day trips and excursion tours:
- Day trip to chemka hotspring kikuletwa
- Day trip to lake chala
- Day trip to lake duluti
- Arusha city tour
Environment Conservation Projects: