3-days climbing Mount Meru

$900.00 /

  • 3 Days

Mt. Meru (4565m) is a young volcanic mountain which dominates the town of Arusha in northern Tanzania. Its slopes are steep - the upper ones covered in ash - and it last erupted in 1877. The lower slopes are heavily forested. The summit is the highest point of an elegant steep-sided crater rim, comparable to that of Longonot but breached at its lowest point on the east side. The final sections of the ascent provide airy walking with dramatic views - west down steep, forested slopes to the plains below and east down a 1000m precipice dropping to the crater floor where a smaller volcanic cone lies at the base of a cirque of cliffs - the Ash Cone. Extensive forests cover the gentler east slopes; this area falls within the Arusha National Park which can be divided into the Momela and Ngurdoto sections. Together they are endowed with 48km of fine game-viewing roads set in magnificent scenery. The first recorded ascent of Mt Meru was made by Franz Jaeger in 1904. Renamed "Socialist Peak" by the Tanzanians, it is unfortunate that this beautiful mountain has "Big Brother" so close by. Those with time and money to spare are however strongly advised to pay a visit at least to see the magnificent lakes and game-filled forests. An ascent would provide excellent opportunities for acclimatisation before a visit to Kilimanjaro.

Trek Itinerary



Upon your arrival in Tanzania, you will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your accommodation ambassador lodger in Arusha, a vibrant city nestled at the foothills of Mount Meru. Spend the day settling in, enjoying the serene surroundings, and relaxing after your journey. In the evening, savor a romantic candlelit dinner, indulging in delicious local cuisine while basking in the warm African ambiance.


Day 1:

  • Start your day early and make your way to Arusha National Park, where Mount Meru is located.
  • Register at the park gate and complete any necessary paperwork or permits.
  • Begin your trek from the Momella Gate (1,500 meters / 4,921 feet) and hike through the lush rainforest.
  • Reach Miriakamba Hut (2,514 meters / 8,250 feet) in the late afternoon. This is where you'll spend the night.
  • Take some time to rest and acclimatize. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and prepare for the next day's ascent.


Day 2:

  • After breakfast, start your hike towards Saddle Hut (3,570 meters / 11,712 feet).
  • Trek through the heather and moorland, enjoying stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
  • Arrive at Saddle Hut in the afternoon and settle in for the night.
  • Take a short acclimatization hike to Little Meru (3,820 meters / 12,533 feet), which offers fantastic panoramic views of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • Return to Saddle Hut and have an early dinner, as you'll need to rest for the summit attempt.


Day 3:

  • Wake up in the middle of the night (around midnight) and have a light breakfast.
  • Begin your summit attempt, aiming to reach the summit of Mount Meru (4,562 meters / 14,968 feet) in time for sunrise.
  • The trail becomes steeper and rockier as you ascend, and you may need to scramble in some sections.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views from the summit and take some time to rest and take photos.
  • Descend back to Saddle Hut for a more substantial breakfast and some rest.
  • Afterward, continue your descent to Miriakamba Hut and then to the Momella Gate.
  • Once you reach the gate, sign out and receive your certificate of achievement.
  • Return to Arusha to celebrate your successful climb of Mount Meru.

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    Included & Excluded

  • Package Included
    • All Park Fees
    • 4x4 Safari Vehicle
    • Professional English Speaking Guide
    • All prices are quoted in US Dollars.
    • Mineral Water
    • All activities specified
  • Package Excludes
    • International Flights
    • Visa
    • Drinks on Accommodations
    • Personal items
    • Increases in park fees where applicable
    • Tips and Gratitude

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