Moshi to Momella Gate (1,387 m to 1,500 m over 10km, 4hrs)
Transfer from your hotel to Arusha National Park, pay fees etc. and drive to the Momella Gate to begin your trek. You will trek with an armed ranger as you can see buffalo, warthogs, and elephants.
The climb continues through sub-montane forest and you will pass a huge Strangler Fig tree which cars can drive through! After lunch you continue through the less dense montane forest. Great views of Meru, towering cliffs and Ash Cone. The Miriakamba Huts are found in a pleasant glade which you will reach in time to enjoy the superb views of the plains between Meru and Kilimanjaro.