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$1,050/

Per Person
  • 3 Days / 2 Night
  • Max People : 40
  • Arusha

The 3 day Mount Meru trek takes you through diverse landscapes, from lush forests teeming with wildlife to barren alpine deserts and spectacular views from the summit. Rising majestically to 4,566 meters (14,980.31 feet), Mount Meru offers trekkers a less crowded but equally rewarding experience compared to its more famous neighbor, Mount Kilimanjaro. This trek is not only a perfect acclimatization hike for those planning to conquer Kilimanjaro but also a standalone adventure that showcases the diverse ecosystems and stunning landscapes of Arusha National Park.

Starting from the lush grasslands and dense forests at the base, the trail gradually ascends through diverse habitats teeming with wildlife. Trekkers can expect to encounter giraffes, buffaloes, colobus monkeys, and a variety of bird species along the way. The route offers spectacular vistas, including panoramic views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the Great Rift Valley. The path to the summit is steep and challenging, passing through dramatic craters and volcanic ash cones, culminating in a breathtaking sunrise at Socialist Peak. With experienced guides and ranger escorts ensuring your safety, the 3-day Mount Meru trek is an unforgettable journey that combines natural beauty, wildlife encounters, and the thrill of reaching a majestic summit. Join us at Zaita Tours for an adventure that promises to leave you with lasting memories and a profound sense of achievement.

Included and Excluded

  • All park entry and hut fees are included.
  • Experienced and knowledgeable ranger guides from Arusha National Park for the duration of the trek.
  • Certified and experienced local guides to lead you through the trek.
  • Porters to carry your luggage and cooks to prepare all your meals on the mountain.
  • Mountain huts on Mount Meru (Miriakamba Hut and Saddle Hut).
  • All meals on the mountain, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Meals are prepared by our cooks and are nutritious and energy-boosting to keep you fueled for the trek.
  • Treated and safe drinking water throughout the trek.
  • Basic first aid kit carried by the guides.
  • Round-trip transfers from your accommodation in Arusha to the trailhead at Momella Gate and back after the trek.
  • Pre-trek briefing to prepare you for the adventure ahead.
  • Friendly and supportive staff to assist you throughout the trek
  • International and Domestic Flights
  • Tanzanian visa fees
  • Personal travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Personal trekking gear such as clothing, boots, and a sleeping bag.
  • Tips for guides, porters, and cooks.
  • Personal expenses such as beverages, and souvenirs.

Highlights of the Tour

  • Spot a variety of wildlife, including giraffes, buffaloes, and colobus monkeys in Arusha National Park.
  • Trek through diverse landscapes, from lush rainforests to barren alpine deserts.
  • Enjoy stunning sunrise views from the summit, with Kilimanjaro and the Ash Cone visible in the distance.
  • Ideal for acclimatization before a Kilimanjaro climb, offering a challenging yet rewarding experience.
  • Benefit from the expertise of experienced guides and rangers ensuring a safe and successful trek.
  • Gain insights into the local culture and environment with knowledgeable guides.

Itinerary

Your adventure begins at Momella Gate, where you complete park formalities and meet your ranger guide. The trek starts through open grassland and dense rainforest, where you may spot wildlife such as giraffes, buffaloes, and colobus monkeys. The trail gradually ascends to Miriakamba Hut, offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape and Mount Meru’s crater.

  • Distance: 10 km
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Habitat: Rainforest

After breakfast, continue your ascent through the forest and into the heather and moorland zone. The trail becomes steeper as you approach Saddle Hut, located in a beautiful alpine meadow. In the afternoon, take an optional acclimatization hike to Little Meru (3,820m), providing excellent views of the summit and the surrounding area.

  • Distance: 8 km
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Habitat: Heath and Moorland
  • Acclimatization Hike: Little Meru (3,820m)

Summit day begins early with a pre-dawn start. The trail to the summit is steep and challenging, passing Rhino Point (3,800m) and Cobra Point (4,350m) before reaching the summit at Socialist Peak (4,566m). Enjoy the breathtaking sunrise and panoramic views of Kilimanjaro and the Ash Cone. After celebrating your achievement, descend back to Saddle Hut for a short rest and then continue down to Momella Gate.

  • Distance: 19 km (up and down)
  • Hiking Time: 10-12 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert to Rainforest

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