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Mount Meru is the fifth highest in Africa at 4,566 MASL metres (14,990 feet) - that dominates the park’s horizon. Its peaks and eastern foot slopes protected within the Arusha national park, Meru

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Mount Meru is the fifth highest in Africa at 4,566 MASL metres (14,990 feet) - that dominates the park’s horizon. Its peaks and eastern foot slopes protected within the Arusha national park, Meru offers unparalleled views of its famous neighbour, while also forming a rewarding hiking destination in its own right.

Passing first through wooded savannah where buffalos and giraffes are frequently encountered, the ascent of Meru leads into forests aflame with red – hot pokers and dripping with Spanish moss, before reaching high open health spiked with giant lobelias. Everlasting flowers cling to the alpine desert, as delicately-hoofed klipspringers mark the hike’s progress. Astride the craggy summit, Kilimanjaro stands unveiled, blushing in the sunrise.

Day 1:
JRO Aiport – Arusha Town
Meet and greet by our excellent guide at Kilimanjaro International Aiport and private transfer to Arusha town. Its takes you 45 minutes drives depend on traffic jam. You will spend you overnight at Hotel where you will get briefing on what to do in the next day by our guide.

Day 2:
Arusha – Mt Meru
After breakfast, drive to Momella Gate at Arusha National Park where you will make registration and then start your ascent of Mt Meru. (5 hours walking). Picnic lunch on the way. Diner and overnight at Miriakamba Hut (2500m)

Day 3:
Miriakamba – Saddle Hut
After breakfast we continue our ascent of Mount Meru to Saddle Hut (6 hours walking). Picnic lunch on the way. Diner and overnight at Saddle Hut (3750 m).

Day 4:
Saddle hut – Summit – Arusha
Around 1h00 departure by night to reach the summit of Mount Meru (4566 m) where you will enjoy wonderful views of Mount Kilimanjaro and active volcano Ol Doinyo Lengai and take some memories photos. There after you will walk back to Momella Gate passing by Miriakamba Hut (10 hours walking). Transfer to Arusha town for overnight at Hotel.

Day 5:
After breakfast transfer to Kilimanjaro International Aiport to connect with your flight back home or continue with other destinations in Tanzania.

Cost Info

Included:

  • Destinations transfer
  • All meals during trekking (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Drinking water
  • Accommodations as mentioned
  • Knowledgeable guide, assistant guide, cook, porters and rescue
  • Entrance fee

Excluded:

  • International flight
  • Insurance
  • Visa for Tanzania
  • Beverages
  • Personal things like sleeping bags, rucksack, footwear and other things like clothing
  • Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communications.

Stay Safe

  • Altitude Sickness: The main and common risk while trekking above about 2500m is Altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. The available amount of oxygen to sustain mental and physical alertness decreases with altitude. Available oxygen drops as the air density itself, the number of molecules (of both oxygen and nitrogen) per given volume, drops as altitude increases. So don’t ignore, if you have any symptoms then descending to a lower altitude is the only option.
  • Water: Have some means to purify water, iodine or a fine ceramic filter are the best options. The streams should be considered polluted and whilst bottled water is often available, the disposal of plastic bottles is a problem.

Electricity in Nepal

Nepal is a developing country, Outside of major cities area electricity on trekking can be scares. You should have to pay 100-800 NRs per hour to charge goods on many lodges and also many tea-house treks, including in Annapurna base camp trek, Everest Base camp trek and many others treks also. Chargers often won't work on low power solar systems you find right up in the mountains so u can buy alternative bayonet light to electricity power plug converter, which will only works in low voltage is high\low. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle chargers.

Nepal Climate information

Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.

Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:
January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual.
April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.
June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds.
October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.

Nepal Visas information

Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

Visa Facility         Duration       Fee
Multiple entry       15 days          US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       30 days          US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       90 days          US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Respect to Local Peoples

In Nepal, “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is said to an older or high-status person with palms together, figure up. It is used to greet a person in place of goodbye or hello. There is no limitation how many times you say “Namaste” but, it is better if you say once per person, per day. If You want to say “Thank You” then you can say “Dhanyabaad /'ðɅnjɅbɑ:d/ (Dhan-ya-baad)” 

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