Forever Nature

[vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” gap=”10″ bg_type=”image” bg_image_new=”24645″ bg_image_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_override=”full” parallax_content=”off” fadeout_row=”off” enable_overlay=”enable_overlay_value” overlay_color=”rgba(12,13,13,0.4)” overlay_pattern=”transperant” overlay_pattern_opacity=”16″ overlay_pattern_attachment=”scroll” css=”.vc_custom_1651160037045{margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-top: 100px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 100px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column][boc_heading html_element=”h1″ alignment=”center” color=”#ffffff” font_size=”35px” css_classes=”text_transform”]Mt Meru Trekking[/boc_heading][boc_divider divider_width=”100px” divider_position=”center” divider_color=”rgba(255,255,255,0.2)” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”10px”][boc_heading html_element=”h4″ alignment=”center” color=”#c9c9c9″ subheading=”yes” margin_bottom=”30px” font_size=”15px” css_classes=”text_transform”]Mt Meru Trekking – 3 Days[/boc_heading][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1650886293688{padding-top: 80px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1650550900568{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][boc_heading html_element=”h4″ color=”#ab8f63″ font_size=”25px”]Overview[/boc_heading][boc_divider divider_color=”#eeeeee”][vc_column_text]At 4,566 m Mt Meru is the fifth highest mountain on the African continent and the second highest in Tanzania. About 250,000 years ago, a massive volcanic eruption blew away the entire eastern flank of the mountain and left it with the distinctive appearance it has today. The Mt Meru ascent passes through many different vegetation zones. The dry forest of the lower region changes to a dense mountain rainforest, which then turns into scrubland. Closer to the summit, vegetation becomes less and less and gives way to alpine terrain.

As the vegetation changes so does the wildlife. During the ascent, you might come across large game such as giraffes, buffaloes, baboons, colobus monkeys and antelopes. To be safe, it is obligatory to be accompanied by an armed park ranger on your tour

Parts of the climb along the saddle are very steep but the views of Kilimanjaro 80km to the northeast and of the cliff face from the summit down to Meru Crater are spectacular. One does not however need technical equipment for the climb.

Mount Meru is usually scaled in 3 days / 2 nights, but since descending from summit takes about 7 hours, some climbers opt for an extra night at Miriakamba Hut which will make it a 4-day / 3 nights climb. Overnight accommodation is in alpine huts on your way up and down.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1650884614215{padding-top: 30px !important;padding-right: 30px !important;padding-bottom: 30px !important;padding-left: 30px !important;background-color: #efe4c4 !important;}”][boc_heading html_element=”h4″ color=”#ab8f63″ margin_top=”20px” font_size=”20px”]Highlights[/boc_heading][boc_divider divider_color=”#ab8f63″][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-star2″]Travel Style : Active[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-star2″]Service Level : Hut[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-star2″]Physical Rating : 5 – Challenging[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-star2″]Age requirement : 12+
[/boc_list_item][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][boc_heading color=”#ab8f63″ margin_top=”20px” font_size=”25px”]Itinerary[/boc_heading][boc_divider divider_color=”#eeeeee”][boc_accordion_section rounded=”yes” border=”yes”][boc_accordion title=”Day 1: Momella Gate (1,500 m) – Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m)” is_open=”yes”]Morning transfer to Momela Gate (1500m) to start the climb, 3 hours walk gets you to Mariakamba Hut. Afternoon explore the Meru Crater. Overnight at Mariakamba Hut.[/boc_accordion][boc_accordion title=”Day 2: Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m) – Saddle Hut (3,550 m)” is_open=”yes”]Climb to Saddle Hut which will take about three hours along the steep Saddle walls. Explore Little Meru (3820m), a 1 ½ hour climb in the afternoon. Overnight at Saddle Hut

Meals included:

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation included: Saddle Hut

[/boc_accordion][boc_accordion title=”Day 3: Saddle Hut (3,550 m) – Socialist Peak (4,562 m) – Momela Gate (1,500 m)” is_open=”yes”]Early morning ascend to the summit of Mount Meru (4566m) which will take up to 5 hours and then return to Mariakamba Hut for overnight OR descend to Momela Gate (7 hours). Although Mt Meru is usually climbed from the western side at Olkokola, it can be climbed via Little Meru. The best time to climb the mountain is between October and February, although there may be some rain in November.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • No accommodation is included on this day.

[/boc_accordion][/boc_accordion_section][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content_no_spaces”][vc_column][boc_img_carousel items_visible=”4″ arrows_position=”side” autoplay=”yes” loop=”yes” img_link=”lightbox” fixed_size=”yes” image_ids=”24649,24648,24646,24647,24645,24644″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row bg_type=”bg_color” bg_color_value=”#f2ead2″ css=”.vc_custom_1650886258061{padding-top: 30px !important;padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”5/12″ css=”.vc_custom_1650550413428{margin-bottom: 50px !important;border-right-width: 2px !important;border-right-color: #ddbd8b !important;border-radius: 1px !important;}” offset=”vc_col-xs-12″][boc_heading color=”#ab8f63″ margin_top=”20px” font_size=”20px” css_classes=”text_transform”]What’s Included[/boc_heading][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-check-circle”]Transfers to/from Mt Meru route gate[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-check-circle”]Government taxes[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-check-circle”]Double layered Sleeping Mats[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-check-circle”]Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-check-circle”]3 meals daily while on the mountain[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-check-circle”]Filtered water throughout the trek[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-check-circle”]Fair wages for the mountain crew[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-check-circle”]Hot Water For Wash[/boc_list_item][/vc_column][vc_column width=”5/12″][boc_heading color=”#ab8f63″ margin_top=”20px” font_size=”20px” css_classes=”text_transform”]Not Included[/boc_heading][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-times-circle”]International flights[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-times-circle”]Items of a personal nature[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-times-circle”]Tips for the mountain crew[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-times-circle”]Laundry Services[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-times-circle”]Travel insurance[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-times-circle”]Visa fees[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-times-circle”]Personal expenses not included in the itinerary[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-times-circle”]Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic beverages[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-times-circle”]Laundry Service[/boc_list_item][boc_list_item icon=”icon icon-times-circle”]Trekking equipment not included in the itinerary (clothing, footwear, portable toilets and tents, accessories)[/boc_list_item][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][/vc_row]