Mt. Mery Climbing Itinerary

3 Days Mount Meru Climb

Day 1: Arusha – Momella Gate – Mariakamba Hut (4,921ft – 8,250ft, 10 km, 4 – 6 hrs)

After getting our breakfast from our lodge in Arusha we drive to Momela Gate. After a short registration at the Gate our walk will begin with full armed ranger escorting us, simply we can see along the way the wild animals including elephants, zebras, and giraffe , monkeys, antelope, and often elephants along the route, dinner and overnight night at Miriakamba Hut.

Day 2: Mariakamba Hut – Saddle Hut (8,250 ft – 11,712ft, 8 km, 3 – 5 hrs)

After breakfast we walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep climb. The walk will take us slowly along the ridge for a spectacular view of the Meru Crater and the impressive Ash Cone.
After hot lunch at Saddle Hut we can make a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (12,533ft) for superb views just before sunset, dinner and overnight night at Saddle Hut.

Day 3: Saddle Hut – Socialist Peak – Mariakamba Hut  – Arusha (11,712ft – 14,977ft – 8,250ft – 4,921ft, 5 km ascend, 23km descend, 4 – 6 hrs ascend, 6 – 10 hrs descend)

We start early at around 12:00a.m. or 1:30 a.m. to climb steeply to Rhino Point (12,467ft) and on to Cobra Point (14,272 ft). We reach the summit (4,566 m / 14,980ft) on time for sunrise there is a possibility to see Kilimanjaro Peak above the clouds. The final part of the climb is along a spectacular narrow ridge line between the sheer inner cliffs and the sloping outer wall of the crater. We take a short rest and brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to Momella Gate. Our vehicle will be waiting at the Momella Gate to pick us to Arusha for dinner and overnight in our hotel / lodge.

4 Days Mount Meru Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha – Momella Gate – Mariakamba Hut (4,921ft – 8,250ft, 10 km, 4 – 6 hrs)

After getting our breakfast from our lodge in Arusha we drive to Momela Gate. After a short registration at the Gate our walk will begin with full armed ranger escorting us, simply we can see along the way the wild animals including elephants, zebras, and giraffe , monkeys, antelope, and often elephants along the route, dinner and overnight night at Miriakamba Hut.

Day 2: Mariakamba Hut – Saddle Hut (8,250 ft – 11,712ft, 8 km, 3 – 5 hrs)

After breakfast we walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep climb. The walk will take us slowly along the ridge for a spectacular view of the Meru Crater and the impressive Ash Cone. After hot lunch at Saddle Hut we can make a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (12,533ft) for superb views just before sunset, dinner and overnight night at Saddle Hut.

Day 3: Saddle Hut – Summit – Mariakamba Hut (11,712ft – 14,977ft – 8,250ft, 5 km ascend, 13km descend, 4 – 6 hrs ascend, 4 – 6 hrs descend)

We start early at around 12:00 a.m. or 1:30 a.m. to climb steeply to Rhino Point (12,467ft) and on to Cobra Point (14272 ft). We reach the summit (4,566 m / 14,980ft) on time for sunrise there is a possibility to see Kilimanjaro Peak above the clouds. The final part of the climb is along a spectacular narrow ridge line between the sheer inner cliffs and the sloping outer wall of the crater. We take a short rest and brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to the Mariakamba Hut for our final dinner and overnight on the mountain.

Day 4: Mariakamba Hut – Momella Gate – Arusha ( 8,250ft – 4,921ft, 10km, 2 – 4 hrs)

We take a short and fast descent way through open grassland and mixed forest, with possibility of seeing wildlife before reaching Momella Gate in the late morning. Our vehicle will be waiting at the Momella Gate to pick us to Arusha for dinner and overnight in our hotel / lodge.