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Climbing Mount Meru (4566 m)

Climbing Mount Meru (4566 m). 5 (6) days

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Our program is designed for people without experience climbing mountain peaks above 4000 meters who want to try their hand at mountaineering.

Attention! For independent groups of 2 people, the tour will take place at any time

Climbing Mount Meru (4566 m)
Article:
308
Country:
Tanzania
Tour type:
Climbing Kilimanjaro
Directions:
Mount Meru
Complexity:
Easy
Number of participants:
From 1 person
Duration:
6 days
Price:
850 USD
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Day 1

Meeting at Kilimanjaro International Airport (included in the price). Transfer and hotel accommodation in Moshi. Acquaintance with the local guide, a brief briefing, preparation for the ascent.

Day 2

Transfer from Moshi (950 m) to the gates of Momella (1514 m), entrance to Arusha National Park (approximately 3.5 hours). Registration. From the gates of Momella, we begin trekking to the first camp - the Mirikamba hut (2515 m). We climb the forest zone, safari, watch the wildlife, admire the scenery. Trekking time: approximately 3-4 hours, distance up to 6 km.

Day 3

A short but very steep walk to the second camp - a hut on Sedlovina (3565 m) overlooking Meru Crater, ash cone, etc. After a hot lunch in the hut, we can make a short climb to the top of Little Meru (3820 m) for magnificent views shortly before sunset. Trekking time: approximately 3-4 hours, distance up to 6.5 km.

Day 4

We get up very early, a steep transition to the Rhino (3800 m), then to Cobra (4350 m) and then climb to the top of the Socialist peak (4566 m). With the dawn, perhaps we are lucky to see Kilimanjaro above the clouds! Then we go down to the hut on Sedlovina, take a short break, and then go down to the Mirikamba hut (2515 m). Trekking time: 12-14 hours, distance 5 km up and 10 km down.

ATTENTION!! 5 Day tour. On this day, according to the group’s condition, it is possible to go down to the gate of Momella and transfer to the hotel in Moshi !!!!

Day 5

After breakfast, we move down to the gates of Momella, where our cars are waiting for us. Before returning to Moshi for the night, a short game drive in the park for our team awaits us at the gate. Transfer to Moshi and accommodation at the hotel.

Day 6

In the morning we have breakfast, get together, check out from the hotel. Transfer to the airport (included in the price). The end of our services.

Day 7 etc.

If you wish, for a fee, you will be additionally offered: climbing Kilimanjaro (5895 m), safari tours from 2 to 10 days, rest in Zanzibar and other programs.

Moshi town - the gate of Momella (1514 m) - the Mirikamba hut (2515 m) - the hut on Sedlovina (3565 m) - Maly Meru (3820 m) - Rhino (3800 m) - Cobra (4350 m) - Socialist peak (4566 m) ) - a hut on Sedlovina (3565 m) - a hut of Mirikamba (2515 m) - the gate of Momella (1514 m) - Moshi

General information on the route:

  • Africa. Tanzania
  • Climbing Meru (4566 m)
  • Maximum height: 4566 m
  • Program Category: Mountaineering
  • The complexity of the program: basic (NOT REQUIRED PRELIMINARY PREPARATION!)
  • Duration: 5 (6) days
  • Season: the best time - September, December - February
  • First ascent: Karl Ulich, 1901

Additional Information:

  • The state of Tanzania (United Republic of Tanzania) is located in the eastern part of central Africa, washed by the Indian Ocean, in which there are a number of islands, including the archipelago of Zanzibar. The capital is Dodoma.
  • On the territory of Tanzania are: 15 National Parks, the highest mountain in Africa - Kilimanjaro (5895 m), the largest freshwater lake in Africa - Lake Victoria.
  • Kilimanjaro International Airport, located between the cities of Arusha and Moshi, approximately 50 km south-west from the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • Mount Meru (4566 m), volcano - the second peak of Tanzania (after Kilimanjaro), is located in Arusha National Park, about 70 km south-west of Mount Kilimanjaro and is the fifth highest peak in Africa (after the Kilimanjaro volcano, the mountains of Kenya, the peak of Margherita and the mountains of Ras Dashen). Currently, the mountain consists of two peaks: the great Meru, which also bears the peak of Socialist  (4566 m) and the small Meru (3820 m).
  • Climbing Mount Meru (4566 m) - good training and acclimatization before climbing Mount Kilimanjaro (5895 m). You will feel the reaction of your body to the height ("Mountain sickness") and determine your readiness to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • Climbing Mount Meru is a good path through a variety of terrain, a small number of tourists, beautiful landscapes that you will not see even on Kilimanjaro, a real walking safari among various animals: giraffes, buffaloes, monkeys, baboons, deer, roes, wild boars, zebras, elephants, etc.

Guides, Rangers
According to the rules of the park, in order to SAFETY, we are ALWAYS accompanied by an armed ranger !!! The team is led by a local certified English / French / German speaking guide.

Since we are in the equatorial climate zone, there are two seasons: wet (the rainy season reigns tentatively in April-May and November) and dry for the rest of the year. Accordingly, the ascents are held from January to mid-March, from mid-June to October and from mid-December to January.

The number of days for climbing, from 5 (normal) to 10 days. It depends on the state of the group, how much you are ready to go, distances from 5 to 12 km every day, time from 5 to 7 hours.

SAMPLE FOOD ON KILIMANJARO (MERU)
The menu on Kilimanjaro (Meru) is designed to ensure your food intake matches your level of exertion. It will provide you with a good balance of protein, carbohydrates, fruit and vegetables. When you are at altitude you could start to feel nauseous and your appetite may be suppressed, so the meals prepared at high altitude usually contain more carbohydrates and less protein to help you to digest your food. Your meals will be prepared by your cooks on Kilimanjaro and the food will be carried by your porters.

A typical day’s menu will include the following:

Breakfast:

  • Porridge
  • Toast
  • Pancakes
  • Eggs
  • Smoked sausages
  • Fresh fruit (pinapple, melon or oranges)
  • Tea / Coffee / hot chocolate

Lunch:

  • Sandwiches
  • Fresh fruit
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Biscuits
  • Fruit juice

Dinner:

  • Soup
  • Pasta / Rice / Potatoes
  • Chicken / Beef
  • Vegetables
  • Salad
  • Fresh fruit
  • Snacks

You may wish to bring your own snacks to provide well deserved treat, or energy boost!  Chocolate is generally the best answer and if it has nuts in then even better, but whatever you choose make sure it is a favourite treat and not a ‘power bar’, or ‘energy gel’. If you are suffering from altitude sickness then your appetite may be suppressed and these snacks may become a good supplement to your meals, so make sure it is something that you enjoy eating!  A powdered energy drink such as lucozade sport is also a good source of energy and will help with the taste of the water if you have been using iodine tablets.

The cost of the full package of services - from 850 $*

  • Price quotations for climbing are given on terms of escorting the group by a local CERTIFIED GUIDE, ENGLISH LANGUAGE. (This is a MANDATORY condition of the National Parks of Tanzania).As a rule, this is not a problem for the participants of the ascent, since the participant has enough knowledge of English at the school level.

Included:

  • Park fees, camping fees & rescue fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • Double layered Sleeping Mats
  • Transportation to & from the mountain gate
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • Filtered water throughout the trek
  • Pre & Post Trek accommodation at the Parkview Inn
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • 2- way private airport transfers

Not Included:

  • Flights
  • Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • A doctor for the group

   

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