Mount Meru Trek in 4 days
You can trek Mount Meru in 4 days. Mount Meru stands tall at 4566m and is the second highest mountain in Tanzania. Arusha National Park is located in the footstep of Mount Meru 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)
- MEALS: Dinner and Overnight BB
- ACCOMMODATION: Tulia Boutique
Day 1: 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 Distance: 6km/3.5mi 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 Distance: 6km/3.5mi Hiking Time: 4-5 hours Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Day 3: Saddle Hut to Socialist Peak to Miriakamba Hut
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.
Mount Meru Trek Elevation
Elevation: 3500m/11483ft to 4562m/14967ft down to 2500m/8202ft Distance: 19km/12mi Hiking Time: 10-12 hours Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Day 4: Miriakamba Hut to Momella gate
After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Momella Gate, we will change the route and take the southern route down hence the change in distance trekked on this day. We will also pass through the astonishing Fig tree Arch.
Joagro Safaris Tanzania vehicle will be waiting for you at Momella gate to drive you back to your hotel in Arusha (around 1 hour and 30 minutes).
Elevation: 2500m/8202ft to 1500m/4921ft Distance: 14km/8.5mi Hiking Time: 4-5 hours Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Mount Meru Trek in 4 days
1 Person – USD 880
2 Person to 5 Person USD 770
Mount Meru Trek in 4 days Includes
- All transfers to the mountain and back to your Moshi hotel
- 2 Nights’ hotel accommodations
- Professional, experienced, mountain guides
- All Park fees, Rescue Fees.
- All meals while on the Mountain.
- Arrival and Departure transfers.
- Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
- Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
- Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
- Clean, purified drinking water:
Mount Meru Trek in 4 days Excludes
- Tanzania Visa.
- Personal Expenses.
- Meals not listed above.
- Optional Tours.
Note: You can combine this experience with safari to have a complete taste of Tanzania from the roof top to the wilderness.