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Mount Meru

Think you can conquer 4562m of mountain?
Then mount Meur is the trip for you. 

Good to Know before climbing

About Mount Meru

Mount Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania and the fifth highest in Africa with the elevation of 4,562 meters above the sea level. It is located inside of Arusha National Park, two hours’ drive from Moshi. Similar to Mount Kilimanjaro, this is not a technical climb so no special climbing gear or techniques are needed. The climb is most commonly done in fours days although a three-day option is possible, but not recommended unless You are quite fit and experienced. The climb is steeper than on Mount Kilimanjaro. Many people use this trek as an acclimatization hike before attempting the highest mountain in Africa. The number of people climbing Mount Meru is far, far less than Mt. Kilimanjaro which makes the route less crowded. There is only one route available for climbing Mount Meru. Overnights are in simple dormitory style huts with solar power lightning. Camping is not allowed on Mount Meru slopes.


What is included in the price


Transfer to/from Arusha National Park, Overnight stays in Mountain Huts, Professional, experienced, mountain guides, All Park fees, Rescue fees, All meals while on the Mountain, Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees, Large portions of fresh, healthy nutritious food, Clean, purified drinking water, Airport transfers.

What is not included

Flight ticket, Tanzania Visa, Tips to the Guides and Potters, Personal Mountain Gears like warm clothes, gloves, stick…, Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.), Accommodation in Arusha (Can be arranged upon request )

List of mountain equipment

Sleeping bag, Waterproof tent, Hiking boots, Warm under pants (long wool) and under t shirts, Hiking warm socks, Backpack with rain proof cover, Sun glasses, Rain coat, Head flashlight, Warm jacket, Rain pants, Hiking poles.


For those who do not have the possibility to bring their own equipment, it is possible to obtain or rent all the equipment in the shops.

Climb Route For 3 Days

Day 1: Arusha (1400m) – Miriakamba Hut (2514m)


Duration: 5-7 hours of hiking


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 hiking 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 hike with our team for the duration of the hike. As you continue hiking, you will pass the Ngarenanyuki River and a beautiful waterfall at the base of Mt. 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 (2500m) – Saddle Hut (3500m)


Duration: 3-5 hours of hiking


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 Ash Tray. When you arrive at camp, you have the option of hiking Little Mt. Meru (3820 m) 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 19h00!


Day 3: Saddle Hut (3500m) – Summit Attempt (4566m) – Miriakamba Hut (2500m)


Duration: 12-14 hours of hiking


Your guide will wake you at 00:30 A.M for tea and biscuits. You will then begin your summit attempt at 1:30 A.M. The trail starts off on a steep grade from Rhino Point (3800m) to Cobra Point (4350m). In the last hour of the hike, you will scamble 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. We take a short break and brunch at Saddle hut before continuing the descent to the Momella gate. Your transfer vehicle will be waiting for you at Momella gate ready to pick you at your hotel in Moshi or Arusha.


From : $1000 

Please Note: All prices quoted are minimums. Each booking request is unique. We ask you to please contact us so that we can help you to take into account any additional costs that may be incurred according to your specific needs.

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Climb Route For 4 Days

Day 1

Arusha – Momela Gate (1,500 m)

Miriakamba Huts (2,514 m)


Day 2

Miriakamba Huts (2,514 m)

Saddle Huts (3,570 m)


Day 3

Saddle Huts (3,570 m)

Socialist Peak (4,562 m)

Miriakamba Huts (2,514 m)


Day 4

Miriakamba Huts (2,514 m)

Momela Gate (1,500 m)

From : $1300 

Please Note: All prices quoted are minimums. Each booking request is unique. We ask you to please contact us so that we can help you to take into account any additional costs that may be incurred according to your specific needs.