Tour overview

Mount Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania, located east of Arusha town about 51 kilometers driving from Arusha. The mountain lies within the Arusha National Park at an altitude of 4566 meters.

Meru has only one route to the summit, which can be completed in 3 days, but we strongly advise doing so for 4 days to allow for acclimatization. Prior to climbing Kilimanjaro, most alpine climbers acclimatize on Meru. Because of the volcanic eruption, there is less snow on the mountain.When climbing Mount Meru, unlike Kilimanjaro, you must be accompanied by an armed ranger(s) as you pass through the Arusha National Park. This is when you will be able to enjoy the walking safari as you drive by herds of African buffaloes, zebras, black and white colobus monkeys, and other wildlife.

Included

  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Arusha.
  • National park fees
  • Rescue fees
  • Guides, porters, cook, waiter salaries
  • All meals on the mountain (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Armed Ranger Fee.
  • Accommodation and entry fees on the mountain for the crew.

Not Included

  • Airport transfers
  • Visas
  • Meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips for Guides, Porters, Cook & Waiter
  • Gear for your climb
  • Items of personal nature

Day 1: Momela Gate to Miriakamba Hut

Height:1584m to 2561m
Gained elevation: 977m

After breakfast, leave Arusha for Momella gate about 9:00 a.m. Make your payment and begin the climb to the first hut, Miriakamba hut, with a picnic lunch. Miriakamba hut is where you'll spend the night.

Day 2: Miriakamba Hut to Saddle Hut

Height: 2561m to 3560m
Gained elevation: 999m

We begin our climb to the second hut, Saddle, after breakfast. In comparison to the first part, this section is too steep. Clients may choose to attempt climbing Little Meru peak (3800m) and back in the afternoon. Overnight at Saddle hut.

Day 3: Saddle Hut to Summit

Height: 3560m to 4566m to
Gained elevation: 1006m

Wake up in the middle of the night and have a cup of tea before attempting the Big Meru peak. Return to the Saddle hut for a full breakfast after crossing the rocky path to the summit. The remainder of the day will be spent relaxing. At Saddle Hut, you will eat lunch, dinner, and sleep.

Day 4: Saddle Hut to Momella Gate

Height: 3560m to 1584m
Gained elevation: 1976m

Leave Saddle hut and descend to Momella gate via Miriakamba hut, where you will be transferred to Arusha.