3 Days, 2 Nights
From us $980 Per Person
This is a 3 days Mount Meru climbing. This tour will start and end in Arusha. Mount Meru is a second highest mountain in Tanzania, 3rd tallest mountain in Africa. Lying near the highest free standing mountain in the world, mount Meru is considered to be the best way to start keeping yourself fit before climbing mount Kilimanjaro. If you are thinking about climbing this mountain, feel free to contact us about trip plan or just ask us anything about this itinerary.
Start: Arusha, Tanzania
End: Arusha, Tanzania
Destinations: Mount Meru
Physical level: Medium
Max group size: Any size
Day 1 – Arusha (1400m) – Miriakamba Hut (2500m)
Duration: 5-7 hours of hiking
After an early morning breakfast in Arusha (1400m), you will be picked up from your hotel and brought to the Momella Gate in Arusha National Park. At this time, the porters will organize and pack the belongings for the hike while you and your guide register with the Tanzania park. You will then begin your ascent in Arusha National Park. The first day of hiking is similar to a walking safari. You should expect to see giraffes, zebras, antelopes, 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 hiking, you will pass the Ngarenanyuki River and a beautiful waterfall at the base of Mount Meru. Upon arriving at Miriakamba Hut (2500m), your chef will prepare a hot dinner and washing water for you. Enjoy the beautiful sunset and an overnight stay.
Day 2 – Miriakamba Hut (2500m) – Saddle Hut (3500m)
Duration: 3-5 hours of hiking
After breakfast, you will start ascending the steep trail along the ridge of the saddle. You may see various wildlife along the way! The trail has views of Mount Meru Crater and the Ash Tray. When you arrive at camp, you have the option of hiking Little Mount Meru (3820m) with your guide to further acclimatise. You will be served an early dinner, so you can receive ample rest before your midnight summit attempt. Get to sleep by 7:00 pm!
Day 3 – Saddle Hut (3500m) – Summit Attempt (4566m) – Arusha (1400m)
Duration: 12-14 hours of hiking
Your guide will wake you up at 12:30 am for tea and biscuits. You will then begin your summit attempt at 1:30 am. The trail starts off on a steep grade from Rhino Point (3800m) to Cobra Point (4350m). During the last hour of the hike, you will scamble on a rocky ridge between the crater and the inner cliffs of Meru. You will reach the summit of Meru (4565m) at sunrise with spectacular views of Mount Meru Ash Tray and Mount Kilimanjaro. Enjoy your views then descend to Momella Gate and return to Arusha.
End of the Trek
- 3 Days cost US$980 per person.
- Single supplement: US$ 200. This is applicable for a single climber only.
- Mount Meru trekking according to the itinerary
- Professional, English-speaking guide
- Mountain crew (cook & porters)
- National Park Ranger
- Overnight stays in mountain huts
- Meals according to the itinerary
- Drinking water
- All national park fees
- All mentioned transfers
- Sleeping bag
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Visa fees
- Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
- Travel insurance
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