Day 1: Arusha/Moshi to 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. Miriakampa Hut, situated in idyllic grassy glade, is reached in time to enjoy the afternoon sun and beautiful views over the surrounding plains towards Kilimanjaro.
Budget Lodging: Miriakampa Hut
Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Miriakampa Hut to Saddle Hut
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 (3,820 m / 12,533 ft) for superb views. It takes about 1 hour to walk up and 30 minutes to walk down. The ascent is 1,056 m / 3,465 ft.
Budget Lodging: Saddle Hut
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Hike to Summit then down.
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 (3,820 m / 12,533 ft) for superb views. It takes about 1 hour to walk up and 30 minutes to walk down. The ascent is 1,056 m / 3,465 ft.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Inclusive

Included

General

  • National Park gate fees
  • Transport from Arusha/Moshi to trail head and return
  • Hut fees
  • Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides
  • National Park ranger (required by Arusha National Park)
  • Accommodation

    Through out the trek you will stay in huts and camping sites.

    Food

  • All meals on the mountain
  • Drinking water
  • Other

  • Fair crew salary
  • Tour Guides
  • Cook
  • Porters
  • Not included

  • Tips for guides, ranger, and porters
  • Visa and passport fees
  • Add $250/person/day for an extra day on the mountain
  • Sleeping bag and personal items
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • Insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is extra ($70 per toilet + toilet tent)