3-Day Mt. Meru Trek: Unforgettable Adventure

Mount Meru 3-Day Trekking Expedition

Overview of the 3  Day Mt Meru Route

Embark on an extraordinary 5-day adventure that includes a thrilling 3-day trek to the summit of Mount Meru. Known as the “Little Brother” of Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru offers a challenging and rewarding trekking experience. Over the course of three days, you’ll navigate through lush forests, traverse rocky paths, and conquer steep inclines, all while being surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and diverse wildlife. The journey will take you to the summit of Mount Meru, where you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding plains and distant peaks. Experienced guides will accompany you, ensuring your safety and providing fascinating insights into the mountain’s geology and history. This 5-day tour offers an incredible opportunity to test your physical endurance, soak in the beauty of Tanzania’s natural wonders, and forge unforgettable memories as you conquer the heights of Mount Meru.

Route

Tour Features

  • Budget tour

    This budget tour includes camping and hotels.

  • Private tour

    This tour will be organized exclusively for you and won't be shared with others.

  • Can start any day

    If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.

  • Can be customized

    You can request changes to this tour.

  • Suitable for solo travelers

    Solo travelers can book this private tour.

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    Minimum age of 7 years

    The minimum age for this tour is 3 years.

Activities & Transportation

Day by Day

  • Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

    ➔ You'll be collected from the airport.
    ➔ Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Moshi

    Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where our representative will meet you and transfer to the hotel.The hotel provides all the essentials for a comfortable stay, such as: cozy rooms, Internet access, hot water, a swimming pool, and a helpful staff. In the evening, an orientation session with our tour coordinators will ensure that you are ready to begin the spectacular Meru climb.

    Main Destination: Moshi (City)
    Accommodation: Altezza Lodge
    Meals & Drinks: Meals at your own expense.  Drinks not included.

  • Day 2 - From Momella Gate to Miriakamba Hut

    Early in the morning you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred 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 National Park (TANAPA). The first day of hiking is similar to a walking safari; you should expect to see giraffes, zebras, antelope, 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 Mt. Meru. Upon arriving to Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m), your chef will prepare a hot dinner and warm water for you.

    This will be your first day at this altitude, so it is strongly recommended you heed the following instructions from this point on:
    Abstain from consuming alcohol and caffeine
    Drink over 4 liters of bottled water daily (little by little, frequently)

    At night you may experience discomfort associated with acclimatization to the high altitude: because of a reduction in your waking breathing pattern, your body gets less oxygen than during the day. Taking altitude into account, you may therefore start feeling sick and have a headache. Pay attention to your own body and tell your guide if you start feeling any symptoms of altitude sickness.

    ELEVATION: 1,500 m to 2,500 m 
    HIKING TIME: 4-5 hours
    DISTANCE: 10 km
    DIFFICULTY: Medium
    HABITAT: Meadows and rainforest

  • Day 3 - From Miriakamba Hut to Saddle Hut

    After breakfast, you will start ascending up the steep trail along the ridge of the saddle. You may see various wildlife along the way! The trail has amazing views of Meru Crater and the Ash Cone. When you arrive at camp, you have the option of hiking Little Meru (3,820 m) with your guide to further acclimate. You will be served an early dinner, so you can receive ample rest before your midnight summit attempt.

    ELEVATION: 2,500 m to 3,550 m 
    HIKING TIME: 3-4 hours
    DISTANCE: 5 km
    DIFFICULTY: Medium
    HABITAT: Moorland and heath

  • Day 4 - From Saddle Hut to Meru Peak and descent to Momella Gate

    Summiting has an early start at around 00:00. There is a 1-hour steep climb to Rhino Point (3,800 m), then the path continues along a ridge of ash and rock to reach Cobra Point (4,350 m). The summit of Meru Peak (4,562 m) is an hour further on a steep path with magnificent views of Kilimanjaro. Depending on your speed, you can enjoy sunrise at Cobra Point or the summit. The views are stunning: the cliffs of the Crater rim, the Ash Cone rising from the crater floor, Kilimanjaro floating on the morning clouds, and the Rift Valley. The route back to Rhino Point in the morning light along a narrow ridge between the sloping outer wall of the crater and the cliffs of the inner wall is one of the most dramatic and exhilarating walks in Africa. Brunch and a brief rest is taken at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to Momella Gate. After your descent the whole group will gather to congratulate you, and then you will be transferred to Moshi or Arusha town.

    ELEVATION: 3,550 m to 4,562 m | 4,562 m to 1,500 mm 
    HIKING TIME: 12-14 hours
    DISTANCE: 16 km
    DIFFICULTY: Medium
    HABITAT: Alpine, heath, moorland

  • Day 5 - Departure

    Departure Rest in the hotel and transfer to the airport or onwards travel. Our classic adventures are what the majority of climbers are looking for. The combination of great comfort and high safety standards makes our classic Meru hikes enjoyable and memorable. This is the most popular option among our clients.

  • End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

    ➔ Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost. ➔ You'll be dropped off at the airport.

Important to Know

Rates Per Person

Start datesSolo1 room2 people1 room3 people2 rooms4 people2 rooms5 people3 rooms6 people3 rooms
May 15, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022 n/a*$4,990 $5,180 $4,480 $4,480 $4,480
Jan 1, 2023 - Mar 14, 2023 n/a*$5,025 $5,215 $4,505 $4,505 $4,505
Mar 15, 2023 - May 15, 2023 n/a*$4,985 $5,175 $4,460 $4,460 $4,460
May 16, 2023 - Mar 14, 2024 n/a*$5,025 $5,215 $4,505 $4,505 $4,505

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2023-06-14
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