4 Days Mount Meru Climbing

View photos


Mount Meru is considered as the second highest mountain in Tanzania and the fifth highest in Africa and is located in the centre 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 marvelous and unforgettable.

Plan Africa Adventure offers Mount Meru three to four days climbing itinerary. However, clients from different parties and operators are often combined to walk with the armed ranger on the lower slopes.

Tour Photos

Program itinerary

Climbing the steeper tails, sleeping on huts, Experience different Vegetations, experience forest 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 with dinner and Breakfast included. Meeting your Mountain guide for the upcoming climb and checking if all climbing gear is present.

  • 2

    DAY 2: Momela gate to Meriakamba 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.


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

  • 3

    DAY 3: Meriakamba hut to Saddle Hut (Full 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.
    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.

  • 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/Moshi.

  • 5

    Day 5: Miriakamba Huts to Momella Gate


    Elevation: 11,712ft to 4942ft
    Distance: 10km
    Hiking Time: 2-4 hours
    Habitat: Rainforest


    Transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport or:

    • 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.

  • 6

    Day 5: Transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport


    Day 5: Transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for

    • Flying back home OR
    • Extending to Zanzibar Beaches OR
    • Safari extension
    • Leisure day and day trip excursion

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 these links for available and recommended day trips.



0 No Rating Based on 0 reviews
1 stars
2 stars
3 stars
4 stars
5 stars

Sign In