Areas to Visit: Momella Gate, Miriakamba Hut, Saddle Hut, Summit

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Day 1: Momela Gate to Miriakamba Huts

Elevation: 4,921 ft to 8,250 ft | Distance: 10 km | Hiking Time: 4 to 6 hours | Habitat: Rain Forest

We depart Moshi or Arusha to Momela Gate in Arusha National Park. The hiking begin in open grassland with an armed ranger as the possibility of seeing wildlife such as giraffes, zebras, antelope, elephants, and buffalo. We climb steadily through the rain forest until the reach Miriakamba Huts.

Dinner and Overnight at Miriakamba Hut.

Day 2: Miriakamba Huts to Saddle Huts

Elevation: 8,250 ft to 11,712 ft| Distance: 8 km | Hiking Time: 3 to 5 hours | Habitat: Heath

We continue ascending along the rain forest until reaching the heath zone surrounded by giant heather and other moorland vegetation. Along the ridge of the saddle, we have views of Mount Meru Crater and the Ash Tray. After arriving at Saddle Huts, there is an option to hike to the top of Little Mount Meru for superb views and mountain acclimatization.

Dinner and Overnight at Saddle Hut

Day 3: Saddle Huts to Summit

Elevation: 11,712 ft to 14,977 ft | Distance: 5 km | Hiking Time: 4 to 6 hours | Habitat: Alpine Desert | Summit to Miriakamba Huts | Elevation: 14,977 ft to 8,250 ft | Distance: 13 km | Hiking Time: 4 to 6 hours | Habitat: Heath

Very early in the morning (around midnight), we commence our climb to the summit. The trail is steep to Rhino Point and then Cobra Point. The path continues along the ridge of ash and rock to the summit Socialist Peak. Here we enjoy magnificent views of Kilimanjaro and the sunrise before returning to Miriakamba Huts.

Dinner and Overnight at Miriakamba Hut.

Day 4

Miriakamba Huts to Momela Gate

Elevation: 11,712 ft to 4,921 ft | Distance: 10 km | Hiking Time: 2-4 hours | Habitat: Rain Forest

On our last day, we descend quickly through the tropical rainforest to Momela Gate. At the base of the mountain, our vehicle will meet us and drive us back to the hotel in Arusha or Moshi.

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  • Full board accommodation on the climbs and BB in Arusha
  • All park entry fees, hut fees, rescue fees, Guide and porter’s fees.
  • Knowledgeable Mountain Guide and porters on climbs for professional trekking.
  • Transport to and from the mountain gates.
  • Cook and all kitchen utensils on the climb
  • Service of an English-speaking mountain guide (Tanzanian)
  • Crew allowances and park entry fees
  • Government taxes


  • Flights
  • Mountain Gears, (available for hire, $10@ item per trip)
  • Visa, Travel Insurance and Intl. flights
  • Extras i.e. drinks, laundry, telephone and internet
  • Tips to the Crew (highly recommended)

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