4 Days Mount Meru climb + 2 night hotel stay - 6 Days

Standing at 4566 meters above sea level, Mount Meru’s impressive peak is third in Africa and second in Tanzania after giant Mount Kilimanjaro. Mount Meru is within Arusha Park which is one of the only National Parks in Tanzania that allows canoeing safaris and affordable guided walks across buffalo filled plains. Mount Meru summit is a great opportunity to capture the sunrise at the Mount Kilimanjaro side. This 4 days of extremely scenic trekking up through rain forest filled with birds and even at Mariakamba hut areas you can come across elephant and buffalo will blow your mind away.

Overview

Standing at 4566 meters above sea-level, Mount Meru’s impressive peak is third in Africa and second in Tanzania after giant Mount Kilimanjaro. Mount Meru is within Arusha Park which is one of the only National Parks in Tanzania that allows canoeing safaris and affordable guided walks across buffalo filled plains. Mount Meru summit is a great opportunity to capture the sunrise at the Mount Kilimanjaro side. This 4 days of extremely scenic trekking up through rain forest filled with birds and even at Mariakamba hut areas you can come across elephant and buffalo will blow your mind away.

All our climbs are lead by highly trained Kilimanjaro guides, professional and experienced cook as well as extremely friendly porters. As with Kilimanjaro climbs most hikers will climb Meru at night (not a must on Meru) but it does give you the chance of catching an amazing sunrise over a blanket of low cloud as the sun begins to climb with Kili as a back drop.

 

Itinerary summary

Day 1: Arrive to Tanzania and transfer to Vijiji center lodge – Arusha

Day 2: Vijiji Center lodge to the entry gate to the Meriakamba huts

Day 3: Meriakamba Hut – Saddle Hut

Day 4: Saddle Hut – Summit Day – Mariakamba huts

Day 5: Mariakamba huts to Arusha

Day 6: International flight or Safari

Day 1
Arrival

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). We will meet you and drive you to Vijiji Center Lodge Arusha, where you will meet your guide for pre-climb briefing and an equipment check.

Day 2
Vijiji Center Lodge, Park entry to Meriakamba Hut

Hiking time: 5 to 7 hrs

Distance: 10 km

Habitat: Montane Forest

We drive from Arusha to Momela Gate. After the office registration at the gate, we will drive to the starting point where we will be given an armed ranger to escort us. Make sure your camera is ready to capture beatful moments! Animals we can see along the way the includes elephants, zebras, and giraffe , monkeys, antelope (just to mention few). Dinner and overnight night at Miriakamba Hut.

Day 3
Meriakamba Hut - Saddle Hut

Hiking time: 4 to 5 hrs

Distance: 8 km

Habitat: Forest to Moorland

The walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep climb. The walk will take us slowly along the ridge for a spectacular view of the Meru Crater and the impressive Ash Cone.

After hot lunch at Saddle Hut we can make a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (3,820m) for superb views just before sunset.

Day 4
Saddle Hut - Summit Day – Mariakamba huts

Total ascending and descending time: 13 hrs

Distances: Going up 5 km, going down 13 km

Habitat: Alpine desert, moorland and Mountane forest

We start early at around 1:30 a.m. to climb steeply to Rhino Point (3,800 m.) and on to Cobra Point (4350m). We reach the summit (4,566 m) on time for sunrise there is a possibility to see Kilimanjaro Peak above the clouds. The final part of the climb is along a spectacular narrow ridge line between the sheer inner cliffs and the sloping outer wall of the crater. We return back and after some brunch at Saddle Hut, we continue down to Miriakamba hut for dinner.

Day 5
Mariakamba huts to Arusha

After breakfast we continue to walk down to the Momella gates for 3 to 4 hrs where we will meet our drive and drive us back to Vijiji Center Arusha for fresh hot shower, dinner and sleep.

Day 6
International flight or Safari

This day left for your next fly back home. Our driver will be ready to take you to the airport so remember to take all of your belongs. If your next move is safari, then you will be in the safari Land cruiser at 9:30 AM ready for departure.

Included in the price:

  • Meeting at Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Transfer to our partner lodge Honey Badger - Moshi, Ameg lodge – Moshi or Vijiji Center - Arusha
  • Accommodation prior to the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room)
  • Transfer to the trail head gate on hiking start day
  • Highly trained mountain guides. Our guides have “Wilderness First Responder” and “Wilderness First Aid” certificates because safety is of our priority.
  • Friendly and really helpful porters. Each participant will be provided with a porter. Kindly note that the maximum weight porter can carry is 10kgs per person.
  • Arusha Park and Mount Meru permits;
  • Hut fees;
  • 3 square meals daily. The menu includes different soups, garnishes, several types of fish and meat, fresh fruit and vegetables; vegetarian options are available upon request
  • Modern quality tents
  • Regular check of your body oxygen level while on the mountain
  • First aid kit
  • Pick up from the gate to the lodge.
  • Accommodation after the climb (including breakfast; sharing a twin room)
  • Air evacuation if booking made three months before tour start date
  • Return transfer to Kilimanjaro airport.

Not included in price:

  • Airline tickets
  • Visa fee
  • Lunch and dinner at the hotel (before and after the ascent)
  • Personal gear rentals
  • Tips for the mountain crew (200–250 USD per participant)
  • Insurance

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Price From USD $ 1,600/person
Group Discount Available
Group Discount Guide
Cost Per Adult Traveler:
$ 1600 USD
1600
Total $ 1,600 USD

Trip Facts

  • Min 2 - Max 10
  • Mount Meru - Arusha Park
  • challenging
  • Huts
  • 4566 meters
  • Vijiji Center Lodge - Arusha