4 Days on Mt Meru

Climbing Mt Meru the fifth highest Mountain in African landmass is via Momella route the only route on Meru. This Mountain is situated on Northern Tanzania and it is part of Arusha National Park. Climbing Mt Meru is an affordable tours & can be combined with our short Tanzania safaris.

Climbing Mt Meru 4 DaysDuration: 4 Days

Best time to climb: All year around

Climbing Mt Meru starts when we meet you at your lodge or hotel in Arusha a day before or in the morning for short briefing. Please let us know if you need any transfer or accommodation in Moshi. Karibu Sana!


4 days Itinerary

Day 1: Moshi – Momella Gate 1400 m – Miriakamba Hut 2500 m

Duration Approx. 5 – 7  hours of hiking.

Vegetation Type: Forest.

After an early morning breakfast in Arusha (1400m), you will drive to Momella Gate in Arusha National Park. When you and your guide are doing registration with the Tanzania National Park (TANAPA),  porters will organize and pack all that needed for this hiking

Afterward you will start climbing Mt Meru, the first day is more or less  similar to a walking safari, on the way  you should anticipate to spot some giraffes, zebras, antelopes and buffaloes. Since there is high possibility of spotting wildlife, you will be escorted by an armed ranger hired through TANAPA.

On the way you will pass the Ngarenanyuki river and a beautiful waterfall at the foot of Mt. Meru. Late afternoon you will arrive at Miriakamba Hut (2500m), your chef will prepare some coffee or tea  and a hot water for washing. Enjoy the beautiful sunset.

Dinner and overnight at Miriakamba Hut (2500m).

Day 2: Miriakamba Hut 2500 m – Saddle Hut 3500 m

Duration: 3 – 5 hours of hiking.

Vegetation Type: Forest Zone.

After breakfast you will start your Mt Meru climbing  on a steep path along  the forest zone, various wildlife can be seen along the way. This trial offer views of Mt. Meru Crater as well as the Ash Tray. Arrive at Saddle Hut, the alpine desert zone during lunch time.

After Lunch and some rest, if you wish you can climb Little Meru (3820 m) with your guide for spectacular view of the area around Mount Meru and for further acclimatization. You will be served an early dinner so that you can have enough rest before your midnight summit attempt. Sleep around 19:00hrs.

Day 3: Saddle Hut 3500 m – Meru Summit Socialist Peak 4,566m – Miriakamba 2500 m

Duration Approx. 10-12 hours of hiking.

Vegetation Type: Alpine desert.

Wake up call will be at 00:30 hrs, tea and biscuit will be served before beginning your summit attempt at around 01:30 hrs. Climbing Mt Meru on this day start by trading on the steep grade trial up to Rhino point (3800m) then to Cobra point (4350 m).

From there you will walk on rocky ridge in between the Crater and the inner cliffs of Mt Meru. In  early morning you will get to the summit (4566m) and witness the  sun rise from the East. Normally at this early Kilimanjaro is clearly seen, the complete cliffs of the Crater drops intensely at nearly 1000 feet or more.

After spending sometimes at the summit return back to Saddle Hut for some leisurely brunch and afterward continue downward to Miriakamba Hut for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Miriakamba – Momella gate – Moshi

Duration: 2-3 hours of hiking.

Vegetation Type: Forest.

Your Climbing to Mt Meru is now getting to the end, after some rest and leisurely breakfast, begin you way down to Momella gate, the hiking is through the forest where it is most likely to see some animals. At the gate you meet you Vehicle and the driver who is already there waiting for you. After say a farewell to you crew, driving back to Arusha. End of the Service.

Climbing Mt Meru can be combine with our Tanzania wildlife safari or beach holiday in Zanzibar. Please let us know you wishes and desire.

Prices for Climbing Mt Meru 4 Days Including VAT

USD $950 per person.


-Return Transfer Arusha National Park.
-3 Nights at the Mountain Huts.
-Trained and Experienced Mt. Guide.
-All meals while on Mt.
-All park fees.
-Ranger fees.
-Crew Salaries and fees.
-Rescue fee.
-Accommodation in Moshi. (Unless Requested)
-Tanzania Visa
– Tips
– All items of person Nature.
End of our Mt Meru Climbing. Karibu Sana!

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