Day 1. Arusha to Miriakamba Hut
After sunrise and breakfast you will depart from the hotel heading towards Mount Meru which is located northen part of Arusha via Arusha National Park (45 minutes drive). After completing registration at Momela gate, your hike will start. From Momela gate to Mikaranda Hut takes only 4 to 5 hours, 10 km (lunch included). During hiking you will have a chance to spot wildlife animals such as buffalo, waterbucks, giraffes, warthogs, zebras and gazelles.
Dinner and Overnight at Miriakamba Hut
Day 2. Miriakamba Hut to Saddle Hut
After breakfast you will proceed with trekking for 4 to 5 hours (10 km) up to Saddle Hut. Today hike you will pass through different points such as Tope la Mbogo (Buffalo Swamp) and Mgongo Wa Tembo (Elephant Ridge). At the top of Mgongo Wa Tembo there are great views down into the crater and up to the main cliffs below the summit. After 5 hours you will be at Saddle Hut (3570m), whereby From Saddle Hut 3HRS to the summit of Little Meru (3820m) takes about an hour and gives impressive views of Meru’s summit.
Dinner and Overnight at Saddle Hut
Day 3. Saddle Hut to Meru Summit and return
We will begin the final leg of our journey to the peak of Mount Meru around midnight after hot cup of tea. Your headlamp will assist you in the early hours of the hike. It is difficult to reach the summit of mount meru due to the fact that the trail is exceedingly steep. It takes only 3 hours, 5 km (816 m) where after reaching the summit you will return back to saddle Hut where you will have lunch, relaxing and waiting for dinner and Overnight at Saddle Hut
Day 4. Saddle Hut to Momella gate (5km, three to five hours, 2250m descent)
From Saddle Hut to Momella Gate, it takes only five hours (5 km). After breakfast the descending safari will begin where we will return to Miriakamba. Hut proceeding down to Momella Gate . The hike requires us to travel amid Meru’s cloud forest – which resembles an enchanted forest in a whimsical novel. After reaching Momella gate we will take you back to the Hotel for relax for dinner and overnight