Day 1: Moshi to Momela Gate to Miriakampa Hut
Starting from Momela Gate, the track passes through open grassland with cape buffalo and warthogs. With luck, you may also see giraffe and elephants.
• Meals: LD
• Budget Lodging: Miriakampa Hut
Day 2: Miriakampa Hut to Saddle Hut
The walk from Miriakampa Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a steep sustained climb all the way. The ascent is 1,056 m / 3,465 ft.
• Meals: BLD
• Budget Lodging: Saddle Hut
Day 3: Summit and down to Miriakampa Hut
Summit day has an early start at around 12:00AM. There is a 1-hour steep climb to Rhino Point (3,800m / 12,467ft), then the path continues along a ridge of ash and rock to reach Cobra Point (4,350m / 14,272ft). The summit of Socialist Peak (4,566 m) is an hour further on a steep path with magnificent views of Kilimanjaro.
Day 4: Hike to trail head, return to Moshi or Arusha
There are two ways down from here. You can descend the route you came up or walk down the jeep road, which descends to the lower crater floor. You pass through the well-known Fig Tree Arch and can visit an impressive waterfall hidden in a ravine not far from the road.
• Mount Meru, Arusha National Park 00255 Tanzania