3 Days Mount Meru Trekking
These 3 days Mount Meru Trekking 14,980 feet (4,566 meters) is a very popular trip for our tourists because it takes a short time to trek, so for those who have a limited time prefer to visit this mountain.
Mount Meru is Africa’s fifth highest mountain, located in Tanzania. It’s a fantastic mountain to climb, with stunning scenery and views of Mount Kilimanjaro. In comparison to Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya, the peak is unspoiled and less populated.
Because Mount Meru is found in Arusha national park, trekkers should trek with associate armed rangers because of the big selection of wildlife living on the mountain. On the lower slopes of the mountain, the trekkers’ area unit a lot of seemingly to examine elephants, giraffes, and buffalo! As trekkers continue their ascents, the path follows the north rim of the volcano’s crater on a dramatic ridgeline. Throughout the trek, trekkers sleep in selected huts on the path.
3 Days Mount Meru Trekking Itinerary
Day 0: Arrival
Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha Airport, pick up with our representative, and transferred to the Arusha Venus Hotel or similar hotel for overnight bed and breakfast.
Day 1: Arusha – Momella gate – Miriakamba Hut
Elevation (m): 1,400 m to 2,500 m
Elevation (ft): 4,593.176 ft to 8,202.1 ft
Distance: 10 km
Trekking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest.
After early morning breakfast in Arusha (1400m), you will be picked up from your hotel and brought to the Momella Gate in Arusha National Park. At this time, the porters will organize and pack the belongings for the hike while you and your guide register with the Tanzania National Park (TANAPA). You will then begin your ascent in Arusha National Park.
The first day of trekking is similar to a walking safari; you should expect to see giraffes, zebras, antelope, buffalo, and potentially elephants near the trail. Due to the high possibility of spotting wildlife, an armed ranger, hired through the National Park, is required to trek with our team for the duration of the trek. As you continue trekking, you will pass the Ngarenanyuki River and a beautiful waterfall at the base of Mount Meru. Upon arriving at Miriakamba Hut (2500m), your chef will prepare a hot dinner and washing water for you. Enjoy the beautiful sunset and overnight.
Day 2: Miriakamba Hut – Saddle Hut
Elevation (m): 2,500 m to 3,500 m
Elevation (ft): 8,202.1 ft to 11,482.94 ft
Distance: 8 km
Trekking Time: 3-5 hours
Habitat: Forest and Moorland.
After breakfast, you will start ascending up the steep trail along the ridge of the saddle. You may see various wildlife along the way! The trail has views of Mt. Meru Crater and the Ashtray. When you arrive at camp, you have the option of trekking Little Mt. Meru (3820m) with your guide to further acclimate. You will be served an early dinner, so you can receive ample rest before your midnight summit attempt. Get to sleep by 1900!
Day 3: Saddle Hut – Summit Attempt – Momela Gate.
Elevation (m): 3,500 m to 4,566m to 1,400m
Elevation (ft):11,482.94 ft to 14,980.31 ft to 4,593.176 ft
Distance: 5 km up 13 km down
Trekking Time: 1o – 12 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert Moorland and Montane forest.
Your guide will wake you at 00:30 for tea and biscuits. You will then begin your summit attempt at 1:30 am. The trail starts off on a steep grade from Rhino Point (3800m) to Cobra Point (4350m). In the last hour of the trek, you will scramble on a rocky ridge between the crater and inner cliffs of Meru. You will reach the summit of Meru (4565m) at sunrise with spectacular views of Mt. Meru Ash Tray and Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Enjoy your views then descend to Saddle Hut for a short break. You will then continue descending to Miriakamba Hut (2500m) for lunch After a short rest, 2-3 hours of departure we will begin our final descent to Momella gate. We will hike through forests and meadows where it is likely to spot wildlife. At the base of Mt. Meru, you will be greeted by our driver who will take you back to Arusha.
- All park entrance, and administrative fees
- All meals on the mountain (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
- 3-liter water on a daily basis
- Transport to and from the park gate to the hotel
- 2 Nights accommodation in Arusha
- Qualified guides and mountain crew
- Rescue fees
- Guides, porters, cook, waiter salaries
- Boiled water on the mountain
- Guides, porters, waiter, cook accommodation and entry fees on the mountain
- Armed Ranger Fee.
- Pulse oximeters
- First aid kit
- International airfares and departure taxes
- All items of personal nature such as telephone call, fax, email, etc.
- Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, porters, camp staff, and driver-guide
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
- Laundry services
- Visa and International flight tickets fees.
Tipping is an expected and highly appreciated component of your Mt. Meru trek.
Your group will be assigned a Lead Guide, and a group of porters. The number of porters designated to your group will depend on the amount of baggage and equipment is taken on the trek; this typically works out to 3-4 porters per traveler, but this number will be confirmed by the Arusha National Park ranger at the Momella gate once all baggage is checked.
It is best to present your crew with the group’s tip upon completion of your climb, during the last meal on the mountain. Tips should be placed in a group envelope and a member of the climbing team can hand the envelope directly to the Lead Guide. It is encouraged to announce the amount in front of the group to ensure each crew member knows the total amount.
You can use the following chart as a guideline.
(Amounts in USD or local equivalent)
Per Chief Guide: US$10-15 per day
Per Assistant Guide: US$8-10 per day
Per Cook: US$8-10 per day
Per Porter: US$5-8 per day