Mt Meru Trekking


Tour Overview

Is the best for acclimatization prior to Mount Kilimanjaro climbing; The Mountain is the third highest peak in Africa and is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,568m. The mountain is located within Arusha National Park, Tanzania’s gem. This prime location gives trekkers the chance to spot some of the wildlife that inhabits the area.


  • Please note that our itinerary is flexible and can be modified until it suits your needs and wishes.
  • This is a quotation only. No reservations or arrangements have been confirmed on your behalf pending your authority to proceed and the final itinerary is subject to availability.
  • All prices quoted are current and are subject to change at any time due to cost increases such as Park Entry fees or Hotel| Airline rates increases that are beyond our control. As a result, reserves the right to re-quote on a quotation if confirmation of the itinerary is not received within 14 working days from date of quotation.

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania

    Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). We will arrange a private transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to Merves Hotel, where the rest of the day is at leisure. We stay at Arusha Merves Hotel, which is beautifully located on the slope of Mt. Meru and is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure. We will gather in the hotel for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.

    • Dinner and overnight:Arusha Safari Lodge: Bed, dinner and Breakfast-included
  • DAY 2: Meriakamba Hut (FULL BOARD)

    We drive from Arusha to Momela Gate. After a short registration at the Gate, our walk will begin with full armed ranger escorting us; simply we can see along the way the wild animals including elephants, zebras, and giraffe, monkeys, antelope, and often elephants along the route.

    • Dinner and overnight:Miriakamba Hut.
    • Distance covered: 10 km
    • Approx. time taken: 4-6 hours
    • Habitat: Montane Forest.
  • DAY 3: Saddle Hut (FULL BOARD)

    The walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep climb. The walk will take us slowly along the ridge for a spectacular view of the Meru Crater and the impressive Ash Cone. After hot lunch at Saddle Hut, we can make a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (3,820m) for superb views just before sunset.

    • Dinner and overnight:Saddle Hut
    • Distance covered: 8 km
    • Approx. time taken: 3-5 hours
    • Habitat: Forest and Moorland
  • DAY 4: Summit Day (FULL BOARD)

    We start early at around 1:30 a.m. to climb steeply to Rhino Point (3,800 m.) and on to Cobra Point (4350m). We reach the summit (4,566 m) on time for sunrise there is a possibility to see Kilimanjaro Peak above the clouds. The final part of the climb is along a spectacular narrow ridgeline between the sheer inner cliffs and the sloping outer wall of the crater. We take a short rest and brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to the Meriakamba Hut.

    • Distance covered: 5 km up 13 km down
    • Approx. time taken: 10-12 hours
    • Habitat: Alpine Desert Moorland and Montane forest.
  • DAY 5: Meriakamba Hut To Mommela Gate To Arusha (FULL BOARD)

    Our day starts by descending into the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It’s a climb over rock, not technical, but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley, which is our last stop for fresh water before the summit. Scree now forms the terrain as we walk through arid and desolate land towards Barafu camp.

    • Dinner and overnight:Arusha Safari Lodge: Bed, dinner and Breakfast-included.
    • Distance covered: 10 km
    • Approx. time taken: 2-4 hours
    • Habitat: Montane Forest.
  • DAY 6: Depart Arusha (NONE)

    Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport, a private departure transfer is included. E-mail us at any time to discuss your trip and get an accurate quotation..

Price Items included:

  • 2 Nights’ accommodation in Arusha or Moshi and three meals a day while on the Mountain.
  • Private professional mountain guides
  • All Park fees
  • Rescue Fees
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
  • Pulse Oximeters
  • Walking Poles
  • First aid supplies
  • Flying Doctor Service

Price Item excluded:

  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature.