Mount Meru is used by many trekkers as a warm-up trek for Kilimanjaro. It’s a similar climb, in that you
trek through a number of different climatic zones, before embarking on a night-time hike to the summit.
Although it is more than a thousand metres lower than Kilimanjaro, at 4566m it is still well above the
height where altitude sickness becomes a real possibility.
There is only one route to the summit, with overnight stops at two sets of dormitory-style
accommodation huts – Miriakamba Huts (2500m) and Saddle Huts (3550m). The huts have a communal
dining room, simple washrooms and toilets.
Unlike Kilimanjaro, there is a great abundance of wildlife on Mount Meru. Situated in the heart of the
Arusha National Park, it is not uncommon to see buffalo, giraffe, elephant and colobus monkeys, while
luckier climbers may also spot leopard or hyena. For this reason, all climbs have to be accompanied by an
armed park ranger.
Prices for Climbing Mt Meru 4 Days Including VAT
USD $950 per person.