Mount Meru Trek
Perhaps there is no better vantage point to gaze at Africa’s tallest mountain, Kilimanjaro, than from a Mount Meru trek. What makes this trek truly special is the chance to see wildlife while on foot. The lower section of the trail runs into the forest on the Meru crater floor, with many large, potentially dangerous game animals about. An armed ranger comes along on this trek for safety. Bird life is amazing, with the Momella Lakes close by, attracting thousands of European and African migrant species in the green season.
Though often ignored in favour of its big sister Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru is a worthy trekker’s paradise. This massive volcano towers over 3,000 meters above Arusha town; the craggy top lies at the westernmost point of the summit ridge at 4566 m (14,979 feet).
- Tour Name: Mount Meru Trek
- Price Range: $1500 US
- Duration: 4 days
- Country(s): Tanzania
- Tour Type: Private
- Start & Finish: Arusha
- Tour Code: TMM4
- Activities: Mountain climbing
Pricing per person sharing, minimum 2 people:
- All year 4 day trek – $1500 US
- 3 day trek possible – $1115 (summit and descent could take 12 hours)
- Accommodations in huts while climbing
- All meals while climbing
- Arusha transfers
- Mountain Guide and porters
- Visas, tips, souvenirs, beverages, hiking equipment and items of a personal nature.
- Extend days in Arusha
- Safari in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania or Rwanda
Transfer from Arusha to begin climbing of Mt. Meru. Three hours walk gets you to the floor of the Meru Crater. Overnight is at Miriakamba Hut. Momella Gate is at 1500m.
Climb to Saddle Hut, taking about 3 hours along the steep Saddle walls. After lunch, explore little Meru, 1.5 hours climb. Overnight at Saddle Hut. Little Meru 3820m.
Ascent to the summit of Mt. Meru, 4566 m, taking 5 hours. Explore the summit and then descend to Miriakamba Hut for overnight, another 2 – 2.5 hours.
Descend to Kitoto and back to Momella Gate, with transfer to Arusha.
Full Itinerary for trek
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