MOUNT MERU There are two huts available to climbers on the mountain and firewood is supplied. The best time to climb Meru is between October and February. The mountain is usually climbed from Olkokola on the western side of the crater and you need a park ranger as an escort due to the threat of buffalo.
Sample Mount Meru Itinerary:
Momella / Mariakamba / Saddle / Summit / Momella
4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
Day 1 Arusha - Momella gate - Mariakamba Hut Drive 1 Hr, Hike 10 km, 4 - 5 hrs, 1000m ascent, Alt: 2516 Dinner and overnight Mariakamba Hut
Day 2 Mariakamba Hut – Saddle Hut Hike 4km, 2 - 3 hrs, 1050m ascent, Alt: 3566 Dinner and overnight Saddle Hut.
Day 3A Saddle Hut – “Meru Summit” Hike 5km, 4 - 5 hrs, 1000m ascent, Alt 4566
Day 3B “Meru Summit” – Saddle Hut Hike 5km, 2 3 hrs, 1000m descent, Alt 3566 Dinner and overnight Saddle Hut