Mount Meru Climbing - 4 Days

Trekking Tour Mount meru

Itinerary Highlights

  • Duration in days: 4
  • Itinerary Category:   Mount Meru Trekking,  Northern circuit
  • Destinations: Mt Meru via Momella
  • Major Attractions: Meru Mountain, Second free standing mountain in Tanzania
  • Budget level: Standard
  • Guiding Language: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
  • Start point: Arusha
  • End point: Arusha
  • Essential items: Digital Camera with enough memory space and extra batteries, binoculars, light clothes, safari boot, mosquito repellents, sunhat, sunglasses with ultra violet radiation filtering etc
  • Additional information:  Our porters will escort and guide you all way along the Mount Meru climb.
Day 1
Safari to Mount Meru trough Montane Forest and Grassland

Perform Registration formalities at Momella gate before your climb start

We start from Momella Gate (1,500 m) in late morning

The track soon passes some open grassland, with a good chance of seeing buffaloes and warthogs on your way

Then we continue as a steady climb through Montane forest

We break to have lunch at, or near, the Fig Tree Arch, which is big enough to drive a car through it

After lunch, the route continues through less dense forest, where there you can encounter abundance of birds and black and white colobus monkeys

By mid-afternoon, there are the first closer views of the towering cliffs and the Ash Cone

We reach Miriakamba Hut (2,514 m), situated in an idyllic grassy glade, in time to enjoy the last of the afternoon sun and beautiful views over the surrounding plains towards Kilimanjaro. [5-6 hours walking]

Have a camping overnight stay here and dinner included

Day 2
Safari to Mount Meru through Saddle Hut

The walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep and sustained climb all the way

We walk through attractive, open, and lush montane forest to reach the halfway point of Elephant Ridge

This has excellent views of the summit ridge and across most of the crater floor

Whilst resting, you might spot elephants or other animals from here

The path continues uphill through giant heather and other moorland vegetation to reach Saddle Hut (3,570 m)

At Saddle Hut is where lunch is waiting for us

At the afternoon you are free to rest and enjoy the views of the mountain

The more energetic can make the short climb to the nearby summit of Little Meru (3,820 m) for superb views just before sunset. [3-6 hours walking]

Day 3
Safari to Mount Meru through Cliffs of the Crater Rim

Have an early start at around 2 a.m. to climb steeply to Rhino Point (3,800 m)

Then we will continue along an undulating ridge of ash and rock to reach Cobra Point (4,350 m) around sunrise

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 west towards the Rift Valley if the weather is clear

The summit of Socialist Peak (4,566 m) is an hour more on a superb but often steep path

We rest, and have brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to Miriakamba Hut (2,514 m). [10-12 hours walking]

Day 4
Safari to Mount Meru Retrace through Forest downward

We take the direct route down towards Momella through open grassland and mixed forest, with good chances of seeing some wildlife on your way

This trail has excellent views back towards the crater and over the plains of the National Park

We should reach Momella Gate by late morning. [2-3 hours walking]


  • Two Nights’ Accommodation In Moshi/Arusha Bed And Breakfast.
  • Return transportation from Moshi to/from the starting/finishing point on the mountain
  • Qualified guides with mountain crew
  • National park fees
  • Tents and sleeping mattresses
  • Cutlery / Crockery / Eating utensils
  • Mess tent (for dining) / Mini camping chairs / Tables / Candles
  • Rescue fees
  • Pulse oximeters
  • First aid kit
  • Guides, porters, cook, waiter salaries
  • Boiled water on the mountain
  • All meals on the mountain (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Guides, porters, waiter, cook accommodation and entry fees on the mountain
  • Armed Ranger Fee.

1 Person = USD 1146 PER PERSON
2 – 5 People = USD 935 PER PERSON
6 People +  =  USD 898 PER PERSON

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