Saddle Hut to Meru Summit and Return to Moshi. (5 km, 4-5 hours, 1000 metres ascent, plus 5 hours, 2500 metres descent). A big day! Leave Saddle Hut very early in the morning aiming to reach the summit in time to see the sun rising from behind Kilimanjaro. The walk up to the summit, along a very narrow ridge between the sloping outer wall to the crater and the sheer cliffs of the inner wall, is not for the faint hearted. If the sunrise is your main point of interest, there's no need to go to the top. It's just as impressive from Rhino point (about an hour from Saddle Hut), or ever more so because you also see the main cliffs of the inner wall of the crater slowly being illuminated by the rising sun. Even though it can be below freezing just before dawn, as soon as the sun comes up the going becomes hot and hard. However during the rainy season, ice and snow can occur on this section of the route. From Rhino Point the path drops slightly then rises again to climb steeply round the edge of the rim over ash scree and bare rock patches. Continue for three to four hours to reach the summit (4566 metres). To the west, if it's clear, you can see towards the Rift Valley, and the volcanoes of Kitumbeini and Lengai, while down below you can see the town of Arusha, and the plains of the Maasai Steppe beyond. To descend from the summit, we retrace the route round the rim, back to Saddle Hut (two to three hours) and then drop down to the Momella gate where we are collected and transferred back to Hotel in Moshi. Dinner at Hotel.