3-day Mount Meru climb in Tanzania’s Arusha National Park

Reach the summit of Mount Meru with a certified guide from Popote Africa Adventures. Plus, enjoy the stunning scenery and wildlife of the mountain and Arusha National Park along the way.




Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range

East African Mountains

People per Guide

12 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug, Dec

Type of Trip

Private and Group


  • Reach the summit of Tanzania's third tallest summit

  • Witness wildlife like giraffes, elephants and zebras

  • Acclimatize for a bigger climb like Kilimanjaro


Kilimanjaro’s slightly smaller cousin Meru is the perfect place to go to acclimatize for a bigger peak. It’s also just a great climb in its own right. Join one of our experienced guides on a 3-day adventure to the summit.

Mount Meru sits in the beautiful Arusha National Park 70 km to the west of Kilimanjaro and at 4,568m above sea level, is the third tallest mountain in Tanzania.

On this hike, we’ll get to trek through the natural beauty of the national park. This area boasts stunning montane forests as well as amazing wildlife like elephants, zebras, and monkeys. As you get higher up the mountain, you’ll also get to see big craters and stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

We’ll spend anywhere from 3 to 14 hours hiking a day. Some parts of the trail can be very steep, so you’ll need a pretty good level of fitness.

You’ll be glad you put in the hard work, however when you’re enjoying the sunrise views of Kilimanjaro and the Tanzanian landscape from the summit.

This is an awesome hike that gives you access to some of Tanzania’s most beautiful landscapes and wildlife. Save your spot today!

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Price per person

Group of 1
900 USD

Group of 2
790 USD

Group of 3
760 USD

Group of 4
740 USD

Group of 5
720 USD

Group of 6
690 USD

Group of 7
669 USD

Group of 8
645 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
  • Clean, drinkable water during the trip
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Camping equipment: Tents, Sleeping pad
 This price does not include flights, tips for mountain crew, Items of a personal nature, laundry Services or a doctor for the group.


  • Day 1Arrival

    We’ll pick you up from Kilimanjaro International Airport and bring you to your hotel in Moshi. There you’ll be able to meet your guide and go through a pre-climb briefing.

  • Day 2Journey to Meriakamba Hut

    We’ll drive to Momela Gate where we’ll start walking. We’ll have a ranger escort for this part and will be able to spot animals like elephants, zebras, and giraffes. When we reach Miriakamba Hut after 4-6 hours of hiking, we’ll all eat together.

  • Day 3Saddle Hut

    On our second day hiking we’ll have a short but steep climb to Saddle Hut. On the way we’ll get awesome views of the Meru Crater and Ash Cone. We’ll hike for 3-5 hours on this day.

  • Day 4Summit Day

    We’ll start very early (1.30 am) and with a steep incline. We’ll reach the summit just as the sun is rising. If we’re lucky we’ll get awesome views of Kilimanjaro Peak. We’ll then hike along a spectacular narrow ridge line before we begin to make our descent. We’ll stop for lunch at Saddle Hut then go all the way to Momella gate where you’ll be picked up to travel back to Moshi.

  • Day 5Departure day

    We’ll take you from Moshi to Kilimanjaro International Airport.


Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

Kilimanjaro International Airport


About the Guide


We are a local Tanzanian owned tour operator specialized in adventure travel in the country. We arrange lodge and camping safaris in Tanzania as well as Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru climbs. Besides, we also take our guests on relaxing beach stays on the beautiful shores of the Indian Ocean on either Tanzania’s mainland or on one of the beautiful islands of Zanzibar, Mafia or Pemba. We are the true experts when it comes to Tanzania!

We offer a personalized experienced with the highest service quality to our clients, encouraging them to let us know their interests, wishes, travel style, budget and time available, to come up with the most suitable itinerary to their family or group.

We have a great team of carefully selected driver guides, well trained and experienced and with a vast knowledge of the wildlife and animal behavior as well as the local fauna and flora. Our Kilimanjaro guides are all KINAPA trained and licensed, and specifically chosen for their friendly personalities.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!



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