4 days Climb Mount Meru


Trip Overview

Mount Meru is often ignored because of its proximity to Kilimanjaro, but it has much to offer to those looking for a challenging climb. Sleeping Volcano, which last erupted in 1910, is Tanzania’s second-highest mountain at 4,566 meters (14,979 feet). The climb takes only 3 or 4 days, perfect for those who want to taste the high-altitude hike without climbing too high before or after the safari or help with acclimatization if it happens before climbing Kilimanjaro. It is ideal for those looking for quiet hiking, and it should not be underestimated, as climbers still need to properly acclimatize to reach their peak. An armed park ranger will join the team to guard against any animal threats as you start approaching Arusha National Park along the Momella route. Keep your eyes open and you will expect to see baboons, giraffes, zebras, colobus monkeys, and various birds. From here you will start climbing through the diverse plant zones of Meru from mountain forests, swamps, semi-deserts, and alpine deserts until you reach its magnificent crater. Go around the edge of the crater to reach its top, the Socialist peak at an altitude of 4566 m, after which you will have time to explore the ash cone that formed in the crater during the 1910 eruption.

Trip - Highlights

  • Day 01: Arusha-Momella Gate-Miriakamba Huts
  • Day 02: Miriakamba Hut/Saddle Hut
  • Day 03: Saddle Hut/Summit
  • Day 04: Miriakamba Hut/Momella Gate

This Safari Only Takes

4 Days

What Includes in a Trip

  • All ground Transfers (in a private minivan) to and from Momella gate as specified,
  • All meals and accommodation in Huts as per itinerary
  • All government taxes and levies, including park entry, hut, ranger, rescue, and 18%
  • VAT,
  • Service of the knowledgeable, well-experienced, professional Mountain guide, cook,
  • and porters,
  • Free supply of 3 Liters of Bottled Mineral water on day 1 and well boiled for the rest
  • of the days whilst on the mountain

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• Elevation: 4,921 ft to 8,250 ft
• Distance: 10 km
• Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
• Habitat: RainForest
We meet at your hotel in Arusha for a pre-climbing briefing with our office representative
and your then assigned Mountain guide, before boarding your waiting minivan and
departing Arusha at 08h30 or so to Momella Gate in Arusha National Park for the necessary
check-in and formalities before beginning your trek including packed lunches. The hiking
trail begins in open grassland with an armed ranger as the possibility of seeing wildlife –
giraffe, zebras, antelope, elephant, and buffalo – is high. We climb steadily through the rain
forest until the reach Miriakamba Hut, situated in a grassy glade, where you will have dinner
and overnight stay.

• Elevation: 8,250 ft to 11,712 ft
• Distance: 8 km
• Hiking Time: 3-5 hours
• Habitat: Heath
After a leisurely breakfast, continue climbing through the rain forest until we enter the heath
zone accompanied by giant heather and other moorland vegetation. Along the ridge of the
saddle, we have views of Mount Meru Crater and the Ash Tray. After arriving at Saddle Hut,
there is an option to hike to the top of Little Mount Meru for superb views and to further aid
acclimatization with all meals and overnight stays. Meal Plan: B, L, D.
Day 03: Saddle Huts/Summit
• Elevation: 11,712 ft to 14,977 ft
• Distance: 5 km
• Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
• Habitat: Alpine Desert
Summit to Miriakamba Huts
• Elevation: 14,977 ft to 8,250 ft
• Distance: 13 km
• Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
• Habitat: Heath
Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our climb to the summit. The trail is
steep to Rhino Point and then Cobra Point. The path continues along the ridge of ash and
rock to the summit - Socialist Peak. Here we enjoy magnificent views of Kilimanjaro and the
sunrise before returning to Miriakamba Huts with all meals and overnight stay. Meal Plan: B,
L, D

• Elevation: 11,712 ft to 4,921 ft
• Distance: 10 km
• Hiking Time: 2-4 hours
• Habitat: RainForest
After a leisure breakfast, you will say a farewell to your crews, before descending to the
Momella gate including packed lunches, where you will meet your waiting vehicle for a very
last transfer back to your self-booked hotel for a drop-off. Meal Plan: B, L

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