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Mount Meru, 3-day Itinerary in the Arusha National Park in Tanzania

Join a certified mountain guide for this unforgettable 3-day trekking ascent of Mount Meru in Tanzania's stunningly scenic Arusha National Park. Climb to the summit in time for sunrise on the third day and enjoy the dramatic scenery and abundant wildlife on the way up.

Mountain RangeEast African Mountains
Duration3 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of Arusha National Park.

  • Climb the second highest peak in Tanzania and fifth highest in Africa.

  • Get the chance to see unique wildlife throughout the hike.

Description

Situated just 70 kilometers west of the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro, in the Arusha National Park, Mount Meru presents a great trekking challenge.

At 4,556 meters, Meru is Africa’s fifth tallest mountain, and Tanzania’s second highest peak. The peak is often used as an acclimatization climb by those who plan to summiting neighboring Kili.

However, Meru boasts its own spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife, making it an excellent destination in its own right. Over the course of three days together, we will make our way up to the top fo the mountain peak.

After meeting up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport the day before the trip begins, we will head to the hotel in Moshi (not included in the trip price) and plan for the next day.

On the first official day of the trip, we will depart at 8 am driving up to the park. After registering, we will head out onto the trail making our way from Momella gate (1,500 meters) to Miriakamba Hut (2,500 meters).

Along the way, we will be accompanied by an armed guard, while we enjoy phenomenal views of Kilimanjaro and get the chance to see cape buffaloes, giraffes, warthogs and bushbucks, among many other animals.

On the second day, we will hike up a steep path to the saddle of Meru. From the top of the saddle, we will enjoy great views of Meru crater. As we go, we will pass through a thick forest, where we will get the chance to see even more wildlife. We spend the night at the Saddle Hut (3,500 meters).

The third and final day of the trip is summit day. Getting a pre-dawn alpine start at 1:30 am, we will climb steeply to Rhino Point (3,800 meters) before passing on to Cobra Point (4,350 meters) and finally reaching the summit (4,566 meters) just in time to see the sunrise.

After watching this magical moments – seeing the sun rise up over the Indian Ocean –  we will spend the rest of the day hiking back down to Momella Gate before transferring back to the town of Moshi.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this incredible 3-day trekking experience to the summit of Mount Meru in Arusha National Park!

If you like the look of this trip then we think that you may also enjoy our 7-day Mount Kilimanjaro trek via the Machame route!

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Please contact us for a complete list of necessary items to bring on this trip.

Meeting point

Kilimanjaro International Airport

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Equipment you will need to bring

Sunglasses

Backpack

Water bottle


About the guide

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My name is Manase Mwanga, I am the founder and Managing Director of Top Climbers Expedition, a small local company, offering a wide range of unique safaris, including Mount Kilimanjaro ascent, wildlife adventures, bike tours, beach holidays and cultural tourism. I am Tanzanian, born and raised in the Kilimanjaro region. I have extensive experience and a great team of people and guides, that guarantees the highest quality service to our clients.

As a Director my focus is on organizing tours with an ethical and professional approach to exceed tourist expectations. All our tours benefit native people i.e. hard-working local porters and guides by creating job opportunities in order to eradicate poverty. We utilize natural resources in a sustainable way, taking care of the benefits of it for present and future generations. We are not the agency that rents guides. WE are the guides and we always take care of your satisfaction.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1031 each

Group of 2

USD 877 each

Group of 3

USD 877 each

Group of 4

USD 877 each

Group of 5

USD 774 each

Group of 6

USD 774 each

Group of 7

USD 774 each

Group of 8

USD 619 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

• Camping equipment: Tents, Sleeping bag, Sleeping pad, Cooking utensils


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