Arrival day: Arrival - Arusha
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) or Arusha Airport at any time. We will organize a private transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to an Arusha safari lodge where you may spend the remainder of the day as you like.
You stay at Ilboru Safari Safari Lodge/Ahadi Lodge/Meru Game Lodge/Mount Meru Hotel or the Hotel of Your Choice, which is Beautifully Located on the Slope of Mt. Meru and is the Perfect Place to Prepare for Your Adventure.
A pre-climb briefing and equipment check will take place when we all meet up at the hotel. We’ll also make sure you have the necessary mandatory medical supplies and equipment.
Day 1: Meriakamba Hut
At a hotel in Arusha, we travel by car to Momela Gate. A fully armed ranger will accompany us on our walk after a brief registration process at the gate. We have a ranger with us for our protection because we might run into zebras, giraffes, monkeys, antelope, and occasionally elephants and buffalo along the road.
At Miriakamba Hut, you can have dinner and spend the night.
Height: (1,387 m to (1,500 m)
Elevation(ft): (4,921 ft to 3,000 ft ) (4,921 ft to 3,000 ft )
Time Required: 4-6 hours
Day 2: Saddle Hut
A short but steep day’s hike leads from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru. We’ll carefully make our way along the slope to get a breathtaking glimpse of the Meru Crater and the towering Ash Cone.
We can quickly go to Little Meru’s peak (3,820m) after lunch at Saddle Hut for breathtaking views shortly before dusk. Saddle Hut is where we had dinner and spent the night.
Elevation ranges from 2,514 m to 3,570 m.
Elevations range from 8,250 feet to 11,712 feet.
Time Required: 3 to 5 hours
Day 3: Summit Day
We set out early in the morning at around 1:30 to ascend to Rhino Point (3,800 m), and then move on to Cobra Point (4350m). Kilimanjaro Peak may be seen above the clouds if we reach the summit (4,566 m) in time for sunrise.
The last ascent is made via a stunning thin ridge line that runs between the crater’s steep inner cliffs and its sloping outside wall. Before continuing the ascent to the Meriakamba Hut, we stop at Saddle Hut for a little break and breakfast.
Height: 3,570 m to 4,565 m to 2,514 m
Elevation (ft): 14,977ft to 11,712ft to 8,250ft Dist. : 5 km up, 13 km down
10–12 hours for a 10-mile hike
Day 4: Meriakamba Hut to Momella Gate to Arusha
Before arriving at Momella Gate in the late morning, we travel a brief and swift descending route through open grassland and mixed forest with the potential to spot wildlife.
You will be picked up by the returning shuttle and driven back to your lodge; it will be waiting at Momella Gate.
Elevation: 2,514 to 1,500 to 1,387 meters
Elevation (ft) ranges from 4,921 to 8,250 feet.
2 to 4 hours for the hike
Day 5: Depart Arusha
Transfers from your hotel in Arusha to the airports in Arusha or Kilimanjaro