Mount Meru-treks 3 Day Itinerary 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. The ascend is quite steep, the route to the summit passes over streams, through parkland, montane forest, a giant heather zone, and moorland. The summit is reached by a narrow, barren ridge, which provides stunning views of the Ash Cone lying several thousand feet below in the crater. Mount Meru- Climbing 3 Day Itinerary!
Note: Combine your trekking with safari from 1-5weeks Tanzania safari
Arusha – Miriakamba Hut
Miriakamba Hut – Saddle Hut
Saddle Hut – Miriakamba Hut
Oldonyo Lengai – Arusha
Day 0: Arrive in Arusha
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)/Arusha airport. We will arrange a private transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)/Arusha airport to the hotel.
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.
Day 1: Miriakamba Hut (Full board)
We drive from the Hotel in 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 night at Miriakamba Hut.
Momela Gate to Miriakamba Hut (2500 m.): 5-7 hours walking.
Day 2: 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 night at Saddle Hut
Miriakamba Hut to Saddle Hut (3500 m.): 3-5 hours walking.
Day 3: Saddle Hut to the summit to Miriakamba Hut (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 ridge line 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 Momella gate. The returning transfer will be waiting at Momella Gate to Arusha at overnight at the hotel. Saddle Hut to the summit to Momella Gate: 12-14 hours walking.
Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)/Arusha airport with Private departure transfer is included
Include Climbing Mount Meru Tours
- 2Nights accommodation in Arusha and three meals a day while on the Mountain.
- 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
- Emergency Evacuation by Flying Doctor Society of Africa.
Exclude Climbing Mount Meru Tours
- 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.
What to Bring Climbing Mount Meru Tours
- A warm sweater as the nights can be chilly at high altitudes.
- Comfortable shoes