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3-day trekking to Mount Meru, Tanzania

Join one of our certified mountain guides on this wonderful trek to Mount Meru to see amazing views of Kilimanjaro from the top, in Tanzania.

Duration3 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate and Group

Highlights

  • Climb the imposing Mount Meru, the fifth highest peak in Africa.

  • Spend your days hiking through a spectacular landscape of forest, scree and ice.

  • Witness amazing vistas of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru Ash Tray from the top

Description

If you wish to go on a truly splendid hike in Tanzania, join us to climb Mount Meru, the fifth highest peak in Africa.

Located 70 km west of Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru stands tall at a staggering height of 4,562 m and offers clear views of Kilimanjaro on a clear day.

The trail begins from Momella Gate in Arusha National Park and takes you to explore the amazing plant and animal life of the region. You’ll spend the first two days hiking on a beautiful path, passing by the Ngarenanyuki River, heading towards Miriakamba Hut (2500m) and Saddle Hut (3500m). Stunning views of the peak of Meru will accompany you all along.

We’ll attempt the summit on the third day, starting just past midnight. Ascending gradually, we’ll cross Rhino Point (3800m) and  Cobra Point (4350m) to get to the top. And what a feeling it would be! The summit offers unobstructed views of Kilimanjaro and  Mount Meru Ash Tray. After relishing our time here, we’ll get back to Momella Gate and further to Moshi, ending this amazing trip.

Regarding difficulty, keep in mind that it is a medium grade trek suitable for both seasoned hikers and newbies. We can make the trip all year round and all you’ll need is a fit body to come along.

So, what are you waiting for? Lace-up your boots to join us on this amazing adventure in Tanzania. You won’t regret it! Also, check out this trip to Mount Kilimajaro, if looking for more treks in Tanzania.

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Itinerary

Day 0: Arrival in Tanzania

We’ll pick you up from the Kilimanjaro International Airport, and transfer you to your hotel in Moshi/Arusha. You’ll spend the rest of the day relaxing by the pool.

Day 1: Moshi – Miriakamba Hut (2500m)

After breakfast, we’ll pick you up from Arusha and drive you to the Momella Gate in Arusha National Park. Here, after registration with the Tanzania National Park (TANAPA), you will begin your ascent. The first day of hiking is similar to a walking safari; you should expect to see giraffes, zebras, antelope, buffalo, and potentially elephants near the trail. Due to the high possibility of spotting wildlife, an armed ranger, hired through the National Park, is required to hike with our team for the duration of the hike. As you continue, you will pass by the Ngarenanyuki River and a beautiful waterfall at the base of Mt. Meru. Then, we’ll arrive at the Miriakamba Hut (2500m), and you’ll enjoy a beautiful sunset and dinner here.

Duration: 5-7 hours hiking

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

After breakfast, you will start ascending the steep trail along the ridge of the saddle. You might also spot various wild animals along the way! The trail has amazing views of Mt. Meru Crater and the Ash Tray. When you arrive at camp, you’ll have the option of hiking Little Mt. Meru (3820m) with your guide for more acclimatization. After an early dinner, you’ll receive ample rest before your midnight summit attempt. Get to sleep by 1900!

Duration: 3-5 hours of hiking

Day 3: Saddle Hut (3500m) – Summit Attempt (4566m) – Arusha (1400m)

You’ll wake up at 00:30 for tea and biscuits and thereafter begin your summit attempt at 1:30 am. The trail starts off on a steep grade to Rhino Point (3800m) and Cobra Point (4350m). The last hour of the hike will be a scamble on a rocky ridge between the crater and inner cliffs of Meru. You will reach the summit of Meru (4565m) at sunrise with spectacular views of Mt. Meru Ash Tray and Mt. Kilimanjaro. Enjoy your views then descend to Momella Gate and return to Moshi.

Duration: 12-14 hours of hiking


About the guide

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Kilisa Tours & Safaris is the Tanzanian local owned company that made up of professionals who are well organized for Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking, Mount Meru trekking and wildlife safaris in Northern circuit. Giving customized and unprecedented services to our customers with the goal that they generally treasure their visit to Africa and Tanzania specifically for being an exemplary tour provider and emerge as the most satisfactory safari experience facilitator.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1114 each

Group of 2

USD 1114 each

Group of 3

USD 1062 each

Group of 4

USD 1062 each

Group of 5

USD 1011 each

Group of 6

USD 1011 each

Group of 7

USD 1011 each

Group of 8

USD 1011 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Transport during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

• Clean, drinkable water during the trip

• Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

• Camping equipment: Tents, Sleeping pad

Price details

• Price Includes: Rescue Fee, Taxes, Hot water for washing, Portable oxygen tank and ox meter, and Emergency first aid kit Not Included: Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after the trekking, Travel insurance, Flights, Laundry (Available at the hotel), Personal items and toiletries, Tips for guides, porters and cook.


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