Friday, June 17, 2011 at 7:30PM
Climbing Mount Meru is a 4 day trek, and it is proposed that the trek would take place between Saturday 18th June – Tuesday 21st June 2011 – enabling people to drive to Mount Meru (c4-5 hours from Nairobi) on the Friday 17th afternoon, and to drive back to Nairobi on the Tuesday afternoon.
Day 1 (Saturday) trekking from Momella Gate (1,500m) to Miriakamba (2,500m) – via the Southern route - about a 5 hour trek through forest.
Day 2 (Sunday) trekking from Miriakamba (2,500m) to the Saddle (3,750m) – about 4 hours – with the possibility of additional side treks once we have arrived at the Saddle.
Day 3 (Monday) summiting in the early morning (4,566m) before descending again to Mirikamba (2,500m) – between 5-8 hours.
Day 4 (Tuesday) is a short day descending from Miriakamba to Momella Gate via the Northern route – about 3-4 hours, which with an early rise should mean we are back at Momella Gate for an early lunch. There is then the option to look around the reserve for a couple of hours (as park fees would already have been paid – although transport around the park would incur additional slight cost) before heading back to Nairobi in the afternoon.
Per discussion with the rangers, the following is an estimated total cost per person of the trip – from Nairobi, inclusive of transport, 1 nights stay just outside the park, food, park, ranger, cook and porter fees and accommodation within the park. Full cost for the 4 days is $264 for East African Citizens or $476 for all others. There is likely to be a small amount payable for transport between the starting point within the park and the lodge where we will stay on the Friday night (and where we will leave cars).
Kindly let Christopher know before 10th May if you are interested in climbing.
Itenerary and Costs. Contact Christopher Kelly, email@example.com