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The Mountain is the third highest peak in Africa and is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,568m.
The mountain is located within Arusha National Park, Tanzania’s gem. This prime location gives trekkers the chance to spot some of the wildlife that inhabits the area.

Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International or similar Airport, pick up and transferred to the Springlands Hotel or similar hotel in Moshi or Arusha for overnight bed and breakfast.

3 Days Mount Meru Trekking Itinerary:

  • We drive from Arusha to Momela Gate. After a short registration at the Gate our walk will begin with full armed ranger escorting us, simply we can see along the way the wild animals including elephants, zebras, and giraffe, monkeys, antelope, and often elephants along the route. Dinner and overnight night at Miriakamba Hut.

    Elevation (m): (1,387 m to (1,500 m)
    Elevation (ft): 4,921 ft) to 3,000 ft )
    Distance: 10 km
    Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
    Habitat: Montane Forest.

  • 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.

    Dinner and overnight at Saddle Hut
    Elevation (m): 2,514 m to 3,570 m
    Elevation (ft): 8,250 ft to 11,712 ft
    Distance: 8 km
    Hiking Time: 3-5 hours
    Habitat: Forest and Moorland.

  • 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) for sunrise there is a possibility to see Kilimanjaro Peak above the clouds. The final part of the climb is along a spectacular narrow ridgeline between the sheer inner cliffs and the sloping outer wall of the crater. We take a short rest and brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to the Momella gate. The returning transfer will be waiting at Momella Gate to pick you to your hotel in Arusha/Moshi.

    Elevation (m): 3,570 m to 4,565m to 2,514m
    Elevation (ft): 14,977ft to 11,712 ft to 8,250ft
    Distance: 5 km up 13 km down
    Hiking Time: 12 – 14 hours
    Habitat: Alpine Desert Moorland and Montane forest.

4 Days Mount Meru Trekking Itinerary:

  • We drive from Arusha to Momela-Gate. After a short registration at the Gate our walk will begin with full armed ranger escorting us, simply we can see along the way the wild animals including elephants, zebras, and giraffe, monkeys, antelope, and often elephants along the route. Dinner and overnight night at Miriakamba Hut.

    Elevation (m): (1,387 m to (1,500 m)
    Elevation (ft): 4,921 ft) to 3,000 ft )
    Distance: 10 km
    Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
    Habitat: Montane Forest.

  • 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.

    Dinner and overnight night at Saddle Hut
    Elevation (m): 2,514 m to 3,570 m
    Elevation (ft): 8,250 ft to 11,712 ft
    Distance: 8 km
    Hiking Time: 3-5 hours
    Habitat: Forest and Moorland.

  • 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 ridgeline between the sheer inner cliffs and the sloping outer wall of the crater. We take a short rest and brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to the Meriakamba Hut.

    Elevation (m): 3,570 m to 4,565m to 2,514m
    Elevation (ft): 14,977ft to 11,712 ft to 8,250ft
    Distance: 5 km up 13 km down
    Hiking Time: 10 – 12 hours
    Habitat: Alpine Desert Moorland and Montane forest.

  • We take a short and fast descent way through open grassland and mixed forest, with a possibility of seeing wildlife before reaching Momella Gate in the late morning. The returning transfer will be waiting at Momella Gate to pick you to your hotel in Arusha/Moshi.

    Elevation (m): 2,514 m to 1,500 m to 1,387 m
    Elevation (ft): 4,921 ft to 8,250 ft to 4,921ft
    Distance: 10 km
    Hiking time: 2-4 hours
    Habitat: Montane Forest

1 Person = USD 896 PP
2 – 5 People = USD 708 PP
6 People + = USD 644 PP
THE EXTRA DAY ON MT. MERU IS US$ 200 PER PERSON PER DAY.

  • TWO NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION IN MOSHI/ARUSHA BED AND BREAKFAST.

    Return transportation from Moshi to/from the starting/finishing point on the mountain

    Qualified guides with mountain crew

    National park fees

    Tents and sleeping mattresses

    Cutlery / Crockery / Eating utensils

    Mess tent (for dining) / Mini camping chairs / Tables / Candles

    Rescue fees

    Pulse oximeters

    First aid kit

    Guides, porters, cook, waiter salaries

    Boiled water on the mountain

    All meals on the mountain (breakfast, lunch & dinner)

    Guides, porters, waiter, cook accommodation and entry fees on the mountain

    Armed Ranger Fee.

  • Airport transfers

    Guides, Porters, Cook & Waiters tips

    Meals and drinks not specified

    Gear for your climb

    Items of personal nature

    Additional nights beyond the two standard hotel nights included

    Visas

    Emergency oxygen

1 Person = USD 1126 PP
2 – 5 People = USD 915 PP
6 People +  =  USD 878 PP
THE EXTRA DAY ON MT. MERU IS US$ 200 PER PERSON PER DAY.