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Mount meru Hiking 3 days itinerary Cost
Day 1: Drive from Arusha Momela Gate, hike to Miriakampa Hut
Starting from Momela Gate the track passes through open grassland with cape buffalo and warthogs. With luck you may also see giraffe and elephants. Continue a steady climb through montane forest. You can have your lunch at the famous “Fig tree”. After lunch the trek continues through less dense forest where there are lots of birds and monkeys including the black and white colobus. By mid-afternoon you will have your first close views of the towering cliffs and the Ash Cone.

Day 2 : Hike Miriakampa Hut to Saddle Hut, afternoon hike up Little Meru
The walk from Miriakampa Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a steep sustained climb all the way. Starting through beautiful and lush montane forest, the path continues beyond the halfway point of Elephant Back Ridge and carries on uphill through the giant heather and other moorland vegetation to reach Saddle Hut for lunch. In the afternoon, you can make the short climb to the nearby summit of Little Meru for superb views. It takes about 1 hour to walk up and 30 minutes to walk down.

Day 3: Hike to Summit then down to trail head, return to Arusha
Summit day has an early start at around 12:00AM. There is a 1-hour steep climb to Rhino Point then the path continues along a ridge of ash and rock to reach Cobra Point. The summit of Socialist Peak (4,566 m) is an hour further on a steep path with magnificent views of Kilimanjaro. Depending on your speed, you can enjoy sunrise at Cobra Point or the summit. The views are stunning: the cliffs of the Crater rim, the Ash Cone rising from the crater floor, Kilimanjaro floating on the morning clouds, and the Rift Valley. The route back to Rhino Point in the sharp morning light along a narrow ridge between the sloping outer wall of the crater and the sheer cliffs of the inner wall is one of the most dramatic and exhilarating walks in Africa.

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