You can trek Mount Meru in 3 days. Mount Meru stands tall at 4566m and is the second highest mountain in Tanzania. Mount Meru is located in the Arusha national park and it offers one of the most breathtaking scenery and wildlife diversity compared to any mountain in Tanzania.
Day 0: Arrival at Kilimanjaro or Arusha Airport
Distance: 45km /5Mnts
Meet on arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport or Arusha Airport. Transfer to Tulia Boutique for dinner and overnight BB. (45 km, 50 minutes)
Day 1: Tulia Hotel to Momella gate to Miriakamba Hut
Drive from Arusha to Momella Gate takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Once at the gate we will finish all the procedures and depart for the trek. The trek takes you through places from where you can catch breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the renowned Momella lakes. Trekkers encounter wildlife like Bushbucks, Cape Buffaloes, Giraffes, and Warthogs during this day. We continue a short distance until we reach the Miriakamba hut.
Elevation: 1500m/4921ft to 2500m/8202ft
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Meals: Lunch and Dinner
Day 2: Miriakamba Hut to Saddle Hut
Today we trek through the steep path along the ridge of the saddle. On the way, you can witness the stunning Meru crater, the ash cone, and little Meru. There are chances of us encountering wildlife like Cape Buffaloes and the black and white Colobus monkey. We will end the trek up at Saddle hut. Once you have settled at the camp we will set off on a short trek to little Meru (3810m) for acclimatization purpose and return to Saddle hut.
Elevation: 2500m/8202ft to 3500m/11483ft
Hiking Time: 4-5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Day 3: Saddle Hut to Summit to Miriakamba Hut to Momella gate
We wake up just after midnight and have a light meal to keep our energies high. Once done with the meal we start the final ascent to Socialist Peak. This ascent will be steep and we will be making our way through gravel and rocky cliffs. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. Once at the summit, you will enjoy the magnificent views of the Meru Crater and the Ash cone. There are chances that one might catch a glimpse of wildlife like mountain Reedbucks and Klipspringers over the rocky ridge.
From the summit, we begin our descent by continuing straight down to the Miriakamba hut.
Elevation: 3500m/11483ft to 4562m/14967ft down to 1500m/4921ft
Hiking Time: 13-14 hours
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Mount Meru Trek in 3 days
1 Person – USD 824
2 Person to 5 Person USD 710
Note: You can combine this experience with safari to have a complete taste of Tanzania from the roof top to the wilderness.