Mount Meru

Rewarding Trekking Experience

Mount Meru offers a challenging and rewarding trekking experience. Most people think of Mount Meru as only good for getting people ready to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, however, Mount Meru stands alone as a unique, challenging, and beautiful experience even when you are not preparing yourself for Mount Kilimanjaro.

There is a lot more wildlife to be seen and the sense of remoteness and solitude is much stronger than on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Mount Meru is Tanzania’s second-highest mountain after Mount Kilimanjaro. At the height of 4,566 meters, mount Meru is one of Africa’s highest peaks.

Mount Meru is inside Arusha national park, about 70 km west of Mount Kilimanjaro. Unlike Mount Kilimanjaro which has many routes to the summit, Mount Meru has only one route from starting gate to the summit.

Mount Meru has two peaks, the first peak is called Socialist Peak 4,566 meters. The Socialist Peak is the summit. Another peak is called Little Meru, which is 3,801 meters high.When you climb Mount Meru you will have the option of reaching both the summit.

Mount Meru is considered the center of all physical, metaphysical, and spiritual universes.

4 days Mount Meru

Day 1 : Momella Gate (1,500 meters) to Miriakamba Hut (2,514 meters)

After breakfast at the Hotel in Moshi/Arusha pick-up early morning for transfer to Arusha National park, Momella gate. The drive to Momella gate takes approximately 1.5 hours. At the gate, we will weigh all the equipment, you will have a chance to meet with porters and ranger guide. We will be issued with trekking permit after all formalities. We will then start the trek which will take you to a gentle up hill. We will trek through thick wood land, past the giant fig tree, in clear places where we are likely to see buffalos grazing. You may also encounter elephants and giraffes along the way. An armed ranger will escort you from start of the trek to finish.

Day 2 : Miriakamba Hut (2,514 meters) to Saddle Hut (3,500 meters)

After breakfast, we will  Miriakamba Hut for Saddle hut. Today’s trek will take approximately 3 to 4 hours/ The trail will take you through mixed trees and pleasant glades up to elephant ridge where you will have a clear view of the mount Meru and the cliff below the summit. We will continue with the hike passing between the slopes of Meru and little Meru to get to Saddle Hut. After having a break at Saddle Hut you will trek to Little Meru summit 3,820 meters for acclimatization then back to Saddle Hut.

Day 3 : Saddle Hut (3,500 meters) to Socialist Peak (4,566 meters) then descend to Miriakamba Hut (2,514 meters)

We will leave your hotel/ lodge in Moshi or Arusha at around 9 after you have had your breakfast. The drive from Moshi to Lake Manyara national park takes approximately 2 hours. Hence we will arrive at lunchtime. Lake Manyara national park which is famous for having the highest concentration of elephants per square kilometers, pink flamingos and tree-climbing lions. After picnic lunch, we will start a game drive to explore what Lake Manyara national park has to offer.

Day 4: Miriakamba Hut(2,510 meters) to Momella Gate (1,500 meters)

Note: The alternative 3 Day Mount Meru Trek Itinerary has the same activities as above except that on day 3 you will not rest at Miriakamaba Hut, instead, you will have to descend straight to Momella Gate.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Itineraries are flexible and we customize them according to your needs. 
  • Airport pick up and drop off are optional, meaning if you are already in Moshi or Arusha or you can arrange your own airport transfers, we can take them out of the price for this tour.
  • Pre- and post-climb accommodations are optional.
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Mount meru treks start at $1,050 per person, Inquire for a quote below.