Day 0: Arrive in Arusha
Distance: 50 Km
Time: 1 Hr
On arrival, you will meet our representatives in Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and transferred to Arusha for dinner and overnight.
Day 1 Momella Gate ─ Miriakamba Hut (1000m / 3281ft)
We drive from the hotel in Arusha to Momela Gate (1500m / 4921ft).
After a short registration at the Gate, our walk will begin with full armed ranger escorting us, simply we can see along the way the wild animals including elephants, zebras, and giraffe, monkeys, antelope, and often elephants along the route. 5-6 hours walking.
Dinner and overnight night at Miriakamba Hut (2500m / 8202ft).
Day 2: Miriakamba Hut ─ Saddle Hut (1000m / 3281ft)
The walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep climb.
The walk will take us slowly along the ridge for a spectacular view of the Meru Crater and the impressive Ash Cone. 3-5 hours walking.
After hot lunch at Saddle Hut, we can make a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (3820m /12533ft) for superb views just before sunset.
Dinner and overnight at Saddle Hut (3500m / 11483ft).
Day 3: Saddle Hut ─ Summit ─ Miriakamba Hut (1066m / 3497ft, 2066m / 6778ft)We start early at around 1:30 a.m. to climb steeply to Rhino Point 3800m (12467ft) We reach the summit 4566m (14980ft) on time for sunrise there is a possibility to see Kilimanjaro Peak above the clouds. The final part of the climb is along a spectacular narrow ridgeline between the sheer inner cliffs and the sloping outer wall of the crater.
We take a short rest and brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to the Miriakamba Hut.
Saddle Hut to the summit to Miriakamba Hut: 10-12 hours walking.
Day 4: Miriakamba Hut – Momella Gate – Arusha (1000m / 3281ft)
We take a short and fast descent way through open grassland and mixed forest, with the possibility of seeing wildlife before reaching Momella Gate in the late morning.
The returning transfer from Kileo tours will be waiting at Momella Gate to Arusha.
Miriakamba Hut Momella Gate: 2-3 hours walking.