3 Days Mount Meru Climbing

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Mount Meru is considered the second highest in Tanzania and the fifth highest in Africa located in the center of Arusha National Park. Mount Meru is one of the exceptional attractions in Arusha National park which is located just 40 kilometers from Kilimanjaro International Airport. At 4566 Meters above the sea level , Meru serves as an acclimatization refuge before climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

On the lower slopes of the mountain and inside the park, there is a good chance of spotting some wild animals. An armed ranger will accompany your party on the first stage to protect against any wildlife threats. The trail follows the north rim of the crater, along a dramatic ridgeline. Once at the summit, the views of Mount Kilimanjaro and down into Meru crater are unforgettable.

Plan Africa Adventure offers Mount Meru as a four day private climb. However, clients from different parties and operators are often combined to walk with the armed ranger on the lower slopes.

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Program itinerary

Climbing the steeper tails, sleeping in huts, Experience different types of vegetations, encounter with birds and Monkeys, Experience the view

  • 1

    Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport


    Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, Transferred to the your Hotel in Moshi or Arusha for an overnight Stay, Dinner, and Breakfast, Meeting your Mountain guide for your upcoming climb and checking your climbing gears

  • 2

    DAY 2: Momela gate to Meriakamba Hut (Full board)


    Climbing challenge from Elevation (m): (1,387 m to (1,500 m)
    Elevation (ft): 4,921 ft) to 3,000 ft )
    Distance: 10 km
    Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
    Habitat: Montane Forest.


    We drive from Arusha to Momela Gate. After a short registration at the Gate, our walk will begin with a full armed ranger escorting us. Simply because we can see wild animals like: elephants, zebras, giraffe, monkeys, antelope, and often elephants along the route. Dinner and overnight stay are in the Miriakamba Hut.

  • 3

    DAY 3: Meriakamba hut to Saddle Hut (Full board)


    Dinner and overnight at Saddle Hut
    Elevation (m): 2,514 m to 3,570 m
    Elevation (ft): 8,250 ft to 11,712 ft
    Distance: 8 km
    Hiking Time: 3-5 hours
    Habitat: Forest and Moorland.


    The walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep climb. The walk will take us slowly along the ridge for a spectacular view of the Meru Crater and the impressive Ash Cone. After a warm lunch at Saddle Hut, we make a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (3,820m) for superb views just before sunset.

  • 4

    DAY 4: Saddle Hut to Summit Day (Half Board)


    Elevation (m): 3,570 m to 4,565m to 2,514m
    Elevation (ft): 14,977ft to 11,712 ft to 8,250ft
    Distance: 5 km up 13 km down
    Hiking Time: 12 – 14 hours
    Habitat: Alpine Desert Moorland and Montane forest.


    We start early at around 1:30 a.m. to climb steeply to Rhino Point (3,800 m.) and on to Cobra Point (4350m). When we reach the summit (4,566 m) for sunrise there is a possibility to see Kilimanjaro Peak above the clouds. The final part of the climb is along a spectacular narrow ridgeline between the sheer inner cliffs and the sloping outer wall of the crater. We take a short rest and brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to the Momella gate. The returning transfer will be waiting at Momella Gate to pick you to your hotel in Arusha or Moshi.

  • 5

    Day 5: Transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport


    Day 0: Transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for

    • Extension to Zanzibar
    • Safari extension
    • Leisure stay with various day trip excursions
    • Cultural tours

    We are also pleased to draw up an itinerary that perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.

Skill Level Required

Good Physical health is required

Equipment needed

Meals and Drinks

Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner), water, tea and coffee are available,
Note: For special meals such as Vegetarian meals, gluten-free, food allergies and anything else, please let us know in advance.

Children Options

Children starting from the age of 12 are allowed to take part.

Transfer Options

Other Services

  • Various cultural tours near Moshi before or after the trekking
  • Safari to Tanzania’s major Parks such as Tarangire, Ngorongoro, and Serengeti.
  • Day Trips in Moshi – please see this links for available and recommended day trips.

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