Hikemaniak Mt. Meru Socialist Peak Trek 2018
Because we cant really get enough of this mountain, The Socialist Peak (4566M), Mt. Meru highest point. The second highest mountain in Tanzania 4th in Africa.. she stands tall in magical beauty.. come trek with us to one of the finest places in Africa.. breathtaking views of Kilimanjaro and beyond!!!.. check out the Itinerary
Moshi To Miriakamba Hut
1500m / 4900 ft to 2500m / 8200 ft
4 hours hiking
Starting from Momela Gate, the track passes through open grassland with cape buffalo and warthogs. With luck, we 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, there are the first close views of the towering cliffs and the Ash Cone. Miriakamba Hut, situated in an idyllic grassy glade, is reached in time to enjoy the afternoon sun and beautiful views of the surrounding plains towards Kilimanjaro.
To Saddle Hut
2500m / 8200 ft to 3500m / 11,700 ft
4 hours hiking
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 and lunch. In the afternoon, we can make the short climb to the nearby summit of Little Meru(3820 m / 12,533 ft) for superb views. It takes about 1 hour to walk up and 30 minutes to walk down. The ascent is 1056 m / 3465 ft.
Summit and down to Miriakamba Hut
3500m / 11,700 ft to 4566m / 14,980 ft
Down to 2500m / 8200 ft
5+ hours hiking up 3+ hours hiking down to Saddle Hut and 2+ hours to Miriakampa Hut
Summit day has an early start at around 12:00AM. There is a 1 hour of a steep climb to Rhino Point (3800m / 12,467ft), then the path continues along a ridge of ash and rock to reach Cobra Point (4350m / 14,272ft). The summit of Socialist Peak (4566 m) is an hour more on a steep path with magnificent views of Kilimanjaro. Depending on our speed, we can enjoy sunrise at Cobra Point or the summit. The views are stunning: the cliffs of the Crater rim, the Ash Cone rising from the crater floor, Kilimanjaro floating on the morning clouds, and the Rift Valley. The route back to Rhino Point in the sharp morning light along a narrow ridge between the sloping outer wall of the crater and the sheer cliffs of the inner wall is one of the most dramatic and exhilarating walks in Africa. Brunch and a brief rest is taken at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to Miriakamba Hut.
2500m / 8200 ft to 1500m / 4900 ft
2+ hours hiking
There are two ways down from here. But we descend with a new route to walk down the jeep road, which descends to the lower crater floor. We pass through the well-known Fig Tree Arch and can visit an impressive waterfall hidden in a ravine not far from the road. A fast descent through open grassland and mixed forest, with good chances of seeing wildlife. This trail has excellent views back towards the crater and over the plains of the National Park. Momela Gate is reached by late morning. We then head to an overnight at our hotel in Arusha for a well-deserved shower and hot meals.
Kes. 39,500/- For Kenyans
• Transport to and from Arusha and transfers to Momela Gate and back
• Park Entry fee
• Guide, cook and Porters Fee
• Three meals a day while on the mountain
• Hotel accommodation in Arusha (Bed and Breakfast)
• Emergency rescue mission on the mountain
Training cost and purchase of mountain gear.
Mandatory Amref Evacuation cover Kes. 4,500/-
Book your space by sending a non-refundable booking fee of KES. 20,000/- via Lipa na Mpesa Till no. 751447 by 15th October 2018 and the balance by 25th November 2018.
If you cancel more than 2 weeks before your scheduled trip departure, a 50% of the fee will be charged.
If you cancel within 48 hours of your scheduled trip departure, no refund fees will be provided.
No shows are responsible for 100% of trip fees.
For More information, please contact us on aGlrZSB8IGhpa2VtYW5pYWsgISBjbyAhIGtl tel. Gitonga 0721 51 00 57 or Martin 0737174366
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