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Momela Route
Trekking Mount Meru in 4 days / 3 nights


Day 1
Depart from your Arusha hotel by car for Arusha National Park. At the Momela Gate, we will introduce you to your guides, the cook and the porters. Your trek starts through the wooded savannah with abundant wildlife along the way. As you continue hiking, the landscape changes into rain forest while the black and-white Colobus monkeys will be accompanying you. In the late afternoon you will reach the Miriakamba Hut for dinner and overnight there.
Altitude: 2.541m
Hiking time: 4 hours

Day 2
After breakfast you start hiking through a forest up the elephant ridge. On your way, you will enjoy the spectacular views of Momella lakes, Ngurdoto crater and even Mt. Kilimanjaro. After 2-3 hours you will reach the Saddle Hut. After a short break for resting, there is an option of a round trip hike of 1 1/2 hours to the summit of the Little Meru. Dinner and early sleep in the Saddle hut.
Altitude: 3.570m
Hiking time: 5 hours

Summit Day 3
Your guide will wake you up around midnight and after a snack you may start your ascent to the summit. The trail is steep and rocky. After 5-6 hours you will have reached the Ujamaa Peak, the second highest peak in Tanzania at 4.566m. Standing at the crater rim, you will be rewarded by the breathtaking view of the ash cone of the crater and the surrounding view with the beautiful colors of the sunrise all the way to the snow peak of Kilimanjaro. After spending enough time enjoying your achievement, you start descending down to the Saddle hut for brunch and some rest. You will continue walking down to Miriakamba Hut for dinner and overnight there.
Altitude: 4.566m
Hiking time: 8 hours

Day 4
After breakfast, you start for the final descent of the mountain. You continue walking through Arusha National Park admiring the wildlife on the way. Just before noon you reach Momella gate where you will be rewarded with a certificate attesting your success at climbing Mount Meru. Our car will be waiting for you to bring you back to the comforts of the hotel in Arusha.
Hiking time: 3-4 hours


Other routes to Ujamaa Peak:
Trekking Mount Meru in 3 days - 2 nights

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