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Below we have shared a 4 day / 3 nights Meru climb but you can do it in 3 days / 2 nights which we do not recommend due to the long walking distance from Miriakamba Hut to the Socialist Peak and back all the way to Momella Gate.

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Walking Time: 4-6 Hours

Leaving early in the morning from your accommodation in Arusha or Moshi and driving to Momella gate in Arusha National Park. Driving takes about 3 hours from

Moshi and about 1 hr from Arusha. At the gate you will clear your trekking permits, meet up with your porters, guide, cook and game ranger, and start climbing. You will pass open grassland which will give you a good opportunity to see buffaloes, warthogs and other grazers.

You will cross the Ngare Nanyuki River and continue climbing through mountain forest. There you will have the chance to see many different kinds of birds and black and white colobus monkeys. Finally you will reach Miriakamba Hut where you will stay overnight.

Walking Time: 3-5 Hours

Second day of climbing is quite short but demanding. You will start early in the morning and ascend steeply through lush mountain forest full of birds to reach the halfway point of Elephant Ridge. There you can see the crater. After 3 to 5 hours climbing you will reach Saddle Hut where you will have lunch.

In the afternoon you will have another hike to Little Meru (3794 m) for superb views before sunset. Then you will return to Saddle Hut overnight. It is good to go to sleep early so that you get enough rest for the next day’s hiking.

Walking Time: 10-12 Hours

You will start climbing between 1 to 2 at night. The route is very steep towards Rhino Point (3850 m) and from there towards the summit along a very narrow ridge. You will reach the mount meru summit, Socialist Peak, (4566 m) right at the sunrise.

The scenery there is stunning; you will see Mount Kilimanjaro in close distance. After taking photos on the summit you will descend back to Saddle hut.

Note: On icy conditions or strong wind it is not necessarily possible to pass the ridge between Rhino Point and summit. Your guide will decide if the conditions are not good enough to continue.

Walking Time: 2-5 Hours

You will leave at about 8.00 in the morning and descend to Momella gate. You can choose a longer or shorter route down. On the long way down you have very good chances to see wildlife and the ash cone. Once at the gate, it’s time to tip your porters, guide, cook and game ranger. After that your transportation back to Moshi will be waiting for you.

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