Mount Meru

Mount Meru Tanzania’s second highest –  mountain is much more than just a “warm up” trek for Kilimanjaro. Mount Meru is an active (but dormant) volcano located north of Arusha in Tanzania.
At 4562 metres it is Tanzania’s second highest mountain and the fourth highest mountain in Africa.

The mountain became well known mainly because it is only 70 km from Mount Kilimanjaro:
Mt. Meru has become a popular “warm up” trek for Kilimanjaro climbers.

It’s called acclimatization and as a result you will be much better prepared for you Kilimanjaro climb. That altitude acclimatization is the main reason why people climb Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro together.

Mount Meru

Mt. Meru 3 Day Itinerary

Day 1: Moshi to Momela gate to Miriakamba

Elevation: 1200m to 1500m to 2514m
Distance: 10 km
Hiking time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Montane forest

After you are picked up at your hotel, driven to Arusha National Park and are properly checked in for the climb at the park gate; we proceed with the trek through game-filled parkland up to Miriakamba Hut, at 2470m. Along the way there are many spectacular views; including Kilimanjaro from Miriakamba Hut. You will as well walk very close to different varieties of wildlife and some lovely glades. The trek on this day is not difficult because the terrain is a gentle slope. Dinner and over nigh at Miriakamba hut.

Day 2: Miriakamba hut to Saddle hut.

Elevation: 2514m to 3570m
Distance: 5km
Hiking time: 3-4 hours.
Habitat: Forest to Mooland and heather
The path passes through fine forests and heather to the Saddle Hut (3570m) 3 hours walking it is a steep day as you will gain 1056m. After reaching to Saddle hut, an ascent to Little Meru is possible in the afternoon as not only a nice trek but a valuable altitude acclimitization. This day you will be having a very early dinner then half night sleep at Saddle hut.

Day 3:Saddle hut to Socialist peak to Miriakamba hut.

Elevation: 3570m to 4566m to 2514m
Distance: 15km
Hiking time: 12-14 hours
Habitat: Mooland and heath, barren rock and forrest
A very early start the days trek at 2:00am taking us first to a superb viewpoint called Rhino point on the crater rim. From there the route follows an airy ridge which leads up to the summit. This portion of the trek will take about 5 hours then we descend back to Saddle hut for a short rest and lunch. Afterwards the descent continues to the park gate where after the certificate presentation, you will be transported back to your hotel.

3 Days  Mt. Meru Climb +2 nights hotel

SOLO (one)People GROUP SIZE
2 peoples
GROUP SIZE
3 peoples
GROUP SIZE
4-5 peoples
GROUP SIZE
6-8
GROUP SIZE
9-10-
$850 $799 $ 750 $720 $699 650

Mt. Meru 4 Day Itinerary

Day 1: Moshi to Momela gate to Miriakamba hut.

Elevation: 1200m to 1500m to 2514m
Distance: 10 km
Hiking time: 3-4 hours
Habitat: Montane forest

After you are picked up at your hotel, driven to Arusha National Park and are properly checked in for the climb at the park gate; we proceed with the trek through game-filled parkland up to Miriakamba Hut, at 2470m. Along the way there are many spectacular views; including Kilimanjaro from Miriakamba Hut. You will as well walk very close to different varieties of wildlife and some lovely glades. the trek on this day is not difficult because the terrain is a gentle slope. Dinner and over nigh at Miriakamba hut.

Day 2: Miriakamba hut to Saddle hut.

Elevation: 2514m to 3570m
Distance: 5km
Hiking time: 3-4 hours.
Habitat: Forest to Mooland and heather
The path passes through fine forests and heather to the Saddle Hut (3570m) 3 hours walking it is a steep day as you will gain 1056m. After reaching to Saddle hut, an ascent to Little Meru is possible in the afternoon as not only a nice trek but a valuable altitude acclimitization. This day you will be having a very early dinner then half night sleep at Saddle hut.

Day 3:Saddle hut to Socialist peak to Miriakamba hut.

Elevation: 3570m to 4566m to 2514m
Distance: 15km
Hiking time: 9-10 hours
Habitat: Mooland and heath, barren rock and forest
A very early start the days trek at 2:00am taking us first to a superb viewpoint called Rhino point on the crater rim. From there the route follows an airy ridge which leads up to the summit. This portion of the trek will take about 5 hours then we descend back to Saddle hut for a short rest and lunch. Afterwards the descent continues to Miriakamba hut where dinner and overnight will take place.

Day 4:Miriakamba hut to Momela gate to Moshi

Elevation: 2514m to 1500m to 1200m
Distance: 10km
Hiking time: 2 hours
Habitat: Forest Walk back to the park gate, approximately 2 hours. Reaching back to the gate will be presented your certificate. From there our vehicle will return you to your hotel.

4 Days  Mt. Meru Climb +2 nights hotel

SOLO (one)People GROUP SIZE
2 peoples
GROUP SIZE
3 peoples
GROUP SIZE
4-5 peoples
GROUP SIZE
6-8
GROUP SIZE
9-10-
$1050 $850 $ 799 $750 $710 650

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