3 Days Mount Meru

3 Days Mount Meru


3 Days

Best Of 3 Days Mount Meru


Tour Details

Mount Meru is an active volcano of 4566 metres about 70 kilometres west of Mount Kilimanjaro and our trek is six days to reach the summit and come back. It is an excellent standalone trip or a prequel to climbing Kilimanjaro itself. Some people say that Meru is actually more challenging, and for sure it is much quieter. Therefore there is a lot more wildlife to be seen and the sense of remoteness and solitude is much stronger than on the more famous peak nearby. The mountain is the centrepiece of Arusha National Park and its fertile slopes rise above the surrounding savanna and support a forest that hosts diverse wildlife, including nearly 400 species of birds, and also monkeys and leopards. Trekkers have the opportunity to see a lot of wildlife as they approach and climb the mountain.

Personalised journeys from start to finish

Personalised journeys from start to finish

Every trip helps support Conservation

Every trip helps support Conservation

Every detail taken care of

Every detail taken care of

Tour Highlights

  • Many people who climb both mountains have a quiet preference for the humble Mount Meru.
  • Mount Meru is ideal for altitude acclimatization and you may elect to climb Mount Kilimanjaro with a lower number of days after climbing Meru.
  • This is something that people only realize when they are already on their way to the rainforest on the lower slopes of the Roof of Africa.

What's Included

  • We use 7 and 22 seater mini buses as well as 4×4 custom-made safari vehicles for airport transfers and transport to and from the mountain. All are equipped with communication system VHS/BLU manned by professional English speaking driver-guides.
  • Meals while on Mountain
  • Accommodation mentioned in the program
  • Government taxes, tolls and levy’s
  • Pick up and drop off from airport / hotel.
  • All park entrance fees

What's Not Included

  • Visa fees
  • Items of personal nature: soft or bottled drinks
  • Gratitude’s (tips to guides)

Tour Itinerary

Day - 1

Arusha – Momella Gate – Mariakamba Hut
Arusha – Momella Gate – Mariakamba Hut

After getting our breakfast from our lodge in Arusha we drive 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.

Day - 2

Mariakamba Hut – Saddle Hut
Mariakamba Hut – Saddle Hut

After breakfast we 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 (12,533ft) for superb views just before sunset, dinner and overnight night at Saddle Hut.

Day - 3

Saddle Hut – Socialist Peak – Mariakamba Hut – Arusha
Saddle Hut – Socialist Peak – Mariakamba Hut – Arusha

We start early at around 12:00a.m. or 1:30 a.m. to climb steeply to Rhino Point (12,467ft) and on to Cobra Point (14,272 ft). We reach the summit (4,566 m / 14,980ft) 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 take a short rest and brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to Momella Gate. Our vehicle will be waiting at the Momella Gate to pick us to Arusha for dinner and overnight in our hotel / lodge.

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