You start from Momella gate 4,920 feet ( 1,500 m ) in late morning. (5-6 hours walking) you steadily climb past open grasslands and Motane forest to Fig tree Arch. The route continue through less dense forest to Miriakamba Hut (8,245 feet/2,514 m) situated in a grassy glade.
Hike fro Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below little Meru is steep all the way, 3-6 hours walking. Elephant Ridge, the half-way point, has excellent views of the summit ridge and across most of the crater floor. Continue uphill through giant heather and other moorland vegetation to Saddle Hut ( 11,710 ft./3,570 m), after lunch, some Trekkers summit Little Meru Crater (12,530 ft,/3,820 m ) and return to camp before sunset.
You begin your summit attempt at around 2 am climbing the steep path to Rhino Point (12,650 ft./3,800 m) 10-12 hours walking and then continue along the ridge of ash and rock to reach Cobra Point ( 14,270 ft,/4,350 m ) around sunrise. The views of the cliffs of the crater rim and the Ash Cone rising from the Crater floor, of Mount Kilimanjaro to the east, and the surrounding Rift Valley are spectacular if the weather is clear. Hike another hour or more to the summit of Socialist Peak ( 14,975 ft,/4,566 m ).The route back to Rhino Point is on dramatic, narrow ridge with sheer drops, after a rest, continue to Saddle Hut for brunch before and onward to Miriakamba Hut (2,514 m) For anyone suffering from vertigo, it is not recommended that they climb past Rhino Point.
You hike to Momella gate through grassland and mixed forest with good chances of seeing some wildlife.( 2-3 hours walking )
Drive back to your hotel for dinner and overnight.