4 Days


Trekking Overview

On the lower slopes of the mountain, hikers are more likely to see elephants, giraffes, and buffalo!

Trip Type



Climbing, Hiking, Trekking

Group Size

No size limit

Area To Visit

Mt. Meru

Trip Outline

Day 1: Momella Gate to Miriakamba Hut (START: 4.922 FT / 1.500 M END: 8.248 FT / 2.514 M)

In the morning you are collected from your hotel and transferred to Arusha National Park. At the Momella Gate we complete registration formalities before setting off with your guide and armed ranger – there is abundant wildlife in the forests! The forest section is especially scenic with strangler figs and the possibility of seeing buffalo grazing in one of the clearings. In the late afternoon you reach a viewpoint before heading on to Miriakamba Hut for dinner.

Day 2: Miriakamba Hut to Saddle Hut (START: 8.248 FT / 2.514 M END: 11.713 FT / 3.570 M)

You set off from Miriakamba Hut, initially still in the forest zone, but in a few hours as you will reach Saddle Hut for lunch in the alpine desert zone. In the afternoon a walk to the summit of Little Meru (Alt: 12,532ft, 3820m) can be taken for stunning views before heading back to Saddle Hut for dinner.

Day 3: Summit Bid to Miriakamba (START: 11.713 FT / 3.570 M END: 8.248 FT / 2.514 M)

You rise early and your hard work is rewarded at dawn as the sun rises to the East. Kilimanjaro is normally clearly seen from here and the sheer cliffs of the crater fall dramatically 1000 feet or more. After taking photos at Socialist Peak (Alt: 14,978ft, 4,565m) you return to our base camp at Saddle Hut. After some brunch, you continue down to Miriakamba Hut for dinner.

Day 4: Miriakamba to Arusha (START: 4.922 FT / 1.500 M END: 4.922 FT / 1.500 M)

The shorter final section takes up to 4 hours to return to our vehicles where you say farewell to our crew and have time for a short picnic lunch and game drive before returning to Arusha for a well deserved shower! 

Upon arrival, you will be met our staff representative to congratulate you and answer any other questions you may have.

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Trip Includes

  • Accommodation before and after the climb
  • Qualified guides with mountain crew
  • National park fees
  • Hut/camping fees and tents
  • Tents foam sleeping pads, cooking equipment, and (Cutlery / Crockery) eating utensils.
  • Rescue fees (required by the National Park)
  • Pulse oximeters
  • First aid kit
  • Guides, porters, cook, waiter salaries
  • Boiled water on the mountain
  • Airport transfers (JRO – Kilimanjaro International Airports)
  • All meals on the mountain (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Guides, porters, waiter, cook accommodation and entry fees on the mountain

Trip Excludes

  • Gear for your climb, Some equipment is available for rent!
  • Items of personal nature (expenses)
  • Guides, Porters, Cook & Waiters tips
  • Meals and drinks not specified
  • Mountain equipment (eg sleeping bags)
  • Emergency Oxygen
  • Additional nights beyond the two standard hotel nights included
  • Extra activities (waterfall tour, cultural village visit).
  • Visa fees & travel insurance.
  • Flight tickets.

Meru Trekking Route

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Climb Mount Meru