In Climbing Mountain Meru an armed ranger will accompany your party on the first stage to protect against any wildlife threats. The trail follows the north rim of the crater, along a dramatic ridgeline. Once at the summit, the views of Mount Kilimanjaro and down into Meru crater are unforgettable. We offer Mount Meru as a four day private climb. However, clients from different parties and operators are often combined to walk with the armed ranger on the lower slopes. Mount Meru is ideal for altitude acclimatization and you may elect to climb Mount Kilimanjaro with a lower number of days after climbing Meru. Many people who climb both mountains have a quiet preference for the humble Mount Meru. Although about 4,000 feet lower than
Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru is still a very tall mountain. Do not underestimate Mount Meru. Altitude acclimatization is still the key to a successful summit Meru.
- Mount Meru is an often overlooked, but spectacular volcano located in the center of Arusha National Park.
- At 14,980 feet high, Meru serves as a great warm up to Mount Kilimanjaro or a complete standalone hike in it of itself.
- The crowds that can plague Kilimanjaro are non-existent here,allowing for a solitary, peaceful trek.
- Accommodations are in wood huts.
- On the lower slopes of the mountain and inside the park, there is a good chance of spotting animals.
What to expect ?
- Customer should expect to Climb 4,562.13 metres (14,968 ft) Mountain Meru which it will take 4 days plus 2 nights at Hotel(1 night before climb and 1 night after climb).
- Customer should have travel insurance inclusive of 6000 meter above the sea level MEDIVAC coverage.
- Customer should have personal hiking gear like Sleeping bags.
- Customer should request if you will like to rents some gear in Tanzania
- The tour will start at Kilimanjaro Airport whereby we will pick a customer and take to the hotel.
- Transfers to and from the route gate(s) (2 transfers).
- 3 full fresh meals daily. We provide fresh food on the mountain in plentiful and well prepared by skilled professional cooker (we also consider your choice of food that you would prefer -Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian). Menu especially designed for climbers.
- 2 ways transfer from/to Kilimanjaro Airport
- Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees.
- 2 nights in a hotel in Moshi on a Bed & Breakfast basis and Double Occupancy (1 before trekking & 1 after trekking).
- Porter to carry your duffel bag, with maximum weight of 15kg / 32 lbs, from one camp to the next camp
- An armed ranger will accompany your during trek
- Hotel accommodation includes storage facilities for excess luggage during hikes.
- Arusha National Park rescue fees (Rescue Team)
- Chief guide carries a Pulse Ox meter, used to take blood-oxygen level readings of clients twice a day.
- Arusha National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt
- Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid)
- Hot drinks on the mountain and Hot water for washing will be provided everyday on the mountain.
- 3-4 liters of mineral (per Climber) provided daily during the climb.
- Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only).
- Salaries for mountain support crew, as per required MINISTRY OF TOURISM and KPAP
- Adequate and appropriate number of guides, porters, and cooks for your group.
- Government taxes
- All park fees, camping fees, rescue fees and team fees.
- Tips for guides, porters and cook
- Entry visa for Tanzania (US $50 per passport holder for most nationalities / US $100 per visa for USA passport holders).
- Items of a personal nature.
- Flights and airport taxes.
- We are highly recommended travel and medical insurance.
- Snacks, personal medicine and water purifying tablets.
- Health requirements (Yellow Fever – only compulsory if you travel to Tanzania via a Yellow Fever infected country, Meningitis & Hepatitis A remains optional, but comes recommended).
- Personal hiking/trekking gear – you could rent some of the gear in Tanzania
- Meals and drinks not specified
- We are doing ethical climbs and responsible Trekking; we believe the tourism industry has an obligation and a great opportunity to protect the world’s natural habitats, cultural heritage sites and communities.
- We actively promote environmental sustainability and social responsibility.
- We are not doing cheap Climb, cheap climb means we are doing tourism while exploiting our Porters who are the ones who make trek possible for the vast majority of climbers, and who do all the heavy lifting.
- Fair and ethical treatment of our porters (crew) is one of the important priorities when we climb Mountain.