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Climbing Mount Meru in Tanzania, 4-day Itinerary in the Arusha National Park

Join an experienced guide from Popote Africa Adventures on an awesome 4-day journey to the summit of Meru, the third tallest summit in Tanzania, and take in spectacular sights along the way.

Mountain RangeEast African Mountains
Duration4 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate and Group


  • Reach the summit of the third highest mountain in Tanzania

  • Enjoy sights of spectacular wildlife like elephants, monkeys and more

  • Take in the spectacular mountainous landscapes around you


If you’re looking for an awesome mountain climb that can also serve as an acclimatization climb for Kilimanjaro, then this is it. One of our certified guides will be happy to show you the way to the top of Mount Meru.

Tucked away in the stunning Arusha National Park, Mount Meru sits at 4,568 meters above sea level. It is the third tallest mountain in Tanzania and you need 3- 4 days to climb it. On this trip, we’re going to give ourselves the extra day so we can really soak up the magic of the climb.

What to expect

We’ll actually be escorted by a ranger from our start point at Momela Gate. Arusha National Park is home to some pretty impressive wildlife like elephants, zebras, giraffes and much more. So, we want to keep you safe.

You’ll hike through some of the most beautiful landscapes in Tanzania in this national park. Expect to see beautiful montane forests, craters in the rock and views of mountains (Kilimanjaro) in the distance.

This climb is not easy, on summit day you’ll hike for around 12-14 hours and there are parts of this route that are steep. A high level of fitness is necessary.

This is an awesome climb and a great opportunity to mix trekking with great nature. Get in touch today to book.

If you want to do this hike in three days then we have a trip for that too, take a look.


Meeting point

Mount Kilimanjaro Airport




Day 1: Arrival

We’ll organize a transfer to pick you up in the airport and take you to your hotel in Moshi. There you’ll meet your guide and go through a pre-hike briefing.

Day 2: Day one

On your first day hiking you’ll actually be escorted by a ranger from Momela Gate. You’ll walk for 5- 6 hours on this day until you reach Meriakamba Hut just in time for dinner.

Day 3: Day two

Over 3- 5 hours we’ll hike from Meriakamba Hut to Saddle Hut.

Then in the afternoon we’ll hike to Little Meru (3,820m) to get some awesome views before the sun goes down.

Day 4: Summit Day

We’ll rise at 1.30 am to trek to the summit passing both Rhino Point (3,800 m.) and Cobra Point (4350m) along the way.

We’ll take some time at the top to enjoy the view before travelling down to Miriakamba hut.

Day 5: Departure Day

We’ll finish the last section of the descent before being picked up and taken back to Moshi to get ready for departure.

About the guide

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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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