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4 Days Unforgettable Mount Meru Climbing Itinerary

4 Days Unforgettable Mount Meru Climbing Itinerary is an often overlooked, but spectacular volcano located in the centre of Arusha National Park. At 14,980 feet high, Meru serves as a great warm-up to Mount Kilimanjaro or a complete standalone hike in it of itself. The crowds that can plague Kilimanjaro are non-existent here, allowing for a solitary, peaceful trek. Accommodations are in wood huts.

On the lower slopes of the mountain and inside the park, there is a good chance of spotting animals. An armed ranger will accompany your party on the first stage to protect against any wildlife threats. The trail follows the north rim of the crater, along a dramatic ridgeline. Once at the summit, the views of Mount Kilimanjaro and down into Meru crater are unforgettable.

Departure & Return Location

Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) (Google Map)

Departure Time

8:30AM after breakfast

What to Expect

While climbing Mount Meru is a less intense climb than that of Mount Kilimanjaro, it would be foolish to underestimate the mountain.

Along the way you can expect to pass a number of beautiful waterfalls and see a variety of wildlife.

The three day trek is a challenging one, and Meru’s height is enough that altitude sickness can come into play. Arusha’s sometimes fickle weather can also hinder climbing with heavy rain.

As the mountain lies within the boundaries of Arusha National Park, you’ll not only be accompanied by a guide and porters, but also an armed ranger.

That being said, climbing Mt. Meru is still an immensely rewarding activity. On a clear day, the views from atop Mt. Meru are truly amazing.

Pamoja Kilimanjaro & Safaris Team will make sure your dream become realty

Itinerary

Day 1Momella Gate to Miriakamba Huts

Elevation: 4,921 ft to 8,250 ft
Distance: 10 km
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest

We depart Moshi or Arusha for Momella Gate in Arusha National Park for the necessary formalities before beginning our trek. The hiking trail begins in open grassland with an armed ranger as the possibility of seeing wildlife – giraffe, zebras, antelope, elephant and buffalo – is high. We climb steadily through the rain forest until the reach Miriakamba Huts, situated in a grassy glade.

Day 2Miriakamba Huts to Saddle Huts

Elevation: 8,250 ft to 11,712 ft
Distance: 8 km
Hiking Time: 3-5 hours
Habitat: Heath

We continue climbing through the rain forest until we enter the heath zone accompanied by giant heather and other moorland vegetation. Along the ridge of the saddle, we have views of Mount Meru Crater and the Ash Tray. After arriving at Saddle Huts, there is an option to hike to the top of Little Mount Meru for superb views and to further aid acclimatization.

Day 3Saddle Huts to Summit back to Miriakamba Huts

Elevation: 11,712 ft to 14,977 ft
Distance: 16 km
Hiking Time: 9 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert

Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our climb to the summit. The trail is steep to Rhino Point and then Cobra Point. The path continues along the ridge of ash and rock to the summit – Socialist Peak. Here we enjoy magnificent views of Kilimanjaro and the sunrise before returning to Miriakamba Huts

Day 4Miriakamba Huts to Momella Gate

Elevation: 11,712 ft to 4,921 ft
Distance: 10 km
Hiking Time: 2-4 hours
Habitat: Rain Forest

On our last day, we descend quickly through the tropical rainforest to Momella Gate. At the base of the mountain, our vehicle will meet us and drive us back to the hotel in Arusha or Moshi

Mount Meru Trekking Price Comparison

BUDGET PRICE
STANDARD PRICE

Package Name 1 Climber 2-4 Climbers 5-8 Climbers 9+ Climbers
Climb Mount Meru 3 days $ 975 $ 850 USD $ 830 USD $ 800 USD
Climb Mount Meru 4 days $ 1200 USD $ 950 USD $930 USD $800 USD
BUDGET PRICE INCLUDE
  • Oxygen Cylinder
  • Medically qualified guides
  • Twice a day medical health checkup, monitoring with pulse-oximeter and stethoscope.
  • Backpackers accommodations (Camping sites) before & after the climb, bed & breakfast basis, double occupancy
  • Orientation meeting in Moshi and gear check as well.
  • Pick up and drop off to the Airport (Private transfers)
  • Mount Meru Climbing  permits, camping/hut fees.
  • Government tax (18% VAT ON TOUR FEE AND SERVICE)
  • Mountain climbing certificate
  • Team Mount Meru rescue fees
  • Fear Wages for the mountain crew as approved by Mountain Trekking Association .
  • 3-4 porters per climber, which includes porters to carry up to 30 lbs. of your personal gear.
  • 4-season mountain tents, double occupancy.
  • Mess tent, tables, chairs and trekking poles.
  • All meals while on the climb + evening tea with popcorn or peanuts.
  • As much treated water you can drink while climbing.
  • Hot water for washing up daily.
BUDGET PRICE NOT INCLUDE
  • Airfares and taxes
  • Tip to your guides, porters and cook.
  • Lunch, dinner and drinks at hotel
  • Health requirements (Yellow Fever – compulsory depending on how you travel to Tanzania, Meningitis & Hepatitis A optional but recommended)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Laundry (available at the hotel)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional travel insurance
  • Personal hiking/trekking gear- Some gears available for rent
  • Snacks and personal medicine

Package Name 1 Climber 2-4 Climbers 5-8 Climbers 9+ Climbers
Climb Mount Meru 3 days $ 1125 $1000 $980 $950
Climb Mount Meru 4 days $1350 $1100 $1080 $950
BUDGET PRICE INCLUDE
  • Oxygen Cylinder
  • Medically qualified guides
  • Twice a day medical health checkup, monitoring with pulse-oximeter and stethoscope.
  • Backpackers accommodations (Camping sites) before & after the climb, bed & breakfast basis, double occupancy
  • Orientation meeting in Moshi and gear check as well.
  • Pick up and drop off to the Airport (Private transfers)
  • Mount Meru Climbing  permits, camping/hut fees.
  • Government tax (18% VAT ON TOUR FEE AND SERVICE)
  • Mountain climbing certificate
  • Team Mount Meru rescue fees
  • Fear Wages for the mountain crew as approved by Mountain Trekking Association .
  • 3-4 porters per climber, which includes porters to carry up to 30 lbs. of your personal gear.
  • 4-season mountain tents, double occupancy.
  • Mess tent, tables, chairs and trekking poles.
  • All meals while on the climb + evening tea with popcorn or peanuts.
  • As much treated water you can drink while climbing.
  • Hot water for washing up daily.
BUDGET PRICE NOT INCLUDE
  • Airfares and taxes
  • Tip to your guides, porters and cook.
  • Lunch, dinner and drinks at hotel
  • Health requirements (Yellow Fever – compulsory depending on how you travel to Tanzania, Meningitis & Hepatitis A optional but recommended)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Laundry (available at the hotel)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional travel insurance
  • Personal hiking/trekking gear- Some gears available for rent
  • Snacks and personal medicine

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