Mount Meru is indeed a dormant volcano located approximately 70 kilometers (43 miles) west of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Standing at a height of 4,562.13 meters (14,968 feet), it is the fifth-highest mountain on the African cont…

3 days mount meru climbing

3 days mount meru climbing

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  • Meru trekking

Mount Meru is indeed a dormant volcano located approximately 70 kilometers (43 miles) west of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Standing at a height of 4,562.13 meters (14,968 feet), it is the fifth-highest mountain on the African continent. Mount Meru serves as the topographic centerpiece of Arusha National Park.

The fertile slopes of Mount Meru rise above the surrounding savanna, creating a striking landscape. These slopes are covered with lush forests that host a diverse array of wildlife, making it a haven for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. The wildlife in the area includes a variety of species, from mammals to birds, providing a rich and vibrant ecosystem to explore.

Tour Included

  1. Porter: Porters are usually included to carry equipment, supplies, and personal belongings during the trek, ensuring a more comfortable hiking experience.

  2. Rescue Fee: This fee often covers the cost of rescue services in case of emergencies during the trek.

  3. Park Fees (for Non-Residents): Entrance fees to the national park or conservation area where the trek takes place are typically included for non-residents.

  4. All Activities: This includes all planned activities and excursions outlined in the itinerary, unless specified as optional.

  5. Accommodation: Accommodation during the trek, such as huts or campsites, is usually included. Upgrades to accommodation may be available at an additional cost.

  6. Camping Equipment: Camping equipment necessary for the trek, such as tents, cooking utensils, and dining equipment, are generally provided.

  7. Professional Driver/Guide: A professional driver and/or guide will accompany the group, providing assistance, guidance, and information throughout the trek.

  8. Transportation: Transportation to and from the starting point of the trek, as well as any necessary transfers during the trek, are typically included.

  9. Taxes/VAT: All applicable taxes and value-added tax (VAT) are usually included in the total cost of the trek.

  10. Meals: Meals as specified in the day-by-day itinerary are typically included. This may include breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as snacks and beverages during the trek.

Tour not Included:

  1. Climbing Gear: Personal climbing gear such as harnesses, helmets, and crampons are usually not included. Participants are expected to bring their own or rent them separately.

  2. International Flights: The cost of international flights to and from Tanzania is typically not included in the tour package.

  3. Additional Accommodation: Accommodation before and after the trek, as well as any additional nights beyond what is included in the itinerary, are usually not covered in the tour package.

  4. Sleeping Bag: While camping equipment may be provided, including tents and sleeping pads, participants are often required to bring their own sleeping bags.

  5. Bath Towels: Personal hygiene items such as bath towels are typically not provided and should be brought by participants.

  6. Tips: Tips for guides, porters, and other staff are not usually included in the tour price and are at the discretion of the participants. The suggested tipping guideline is often provided for reference.

  7. Personal Items: Expenses such as souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, and other personal items are not typically included in the tour package.

  8. Drinks: Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are generally not included in the tour price and are considered personal expenses.


  1. Cancellation with 30 Days Notice: You can cancel the tour free of charge if you provide at least 30 days' notice before the scheduled start date of the tour.

  2. Cancellation with 15 Days Notice and 15% Surcharge: If you cancel the tour between 30 and 15 days before the scheduled start date, a 15% surcharge will be applied to the cancellation.

  3. Rescheduling: Alternatively, instead of canceling, you have the option to reschedule the tour to upcoming available dates without any additional charges.


  1. Deposit 40% via Online Payment or Bank Transfer: You can make a deposit of 40% of the total tour cost using online payment methods available on the company's website or by initiating a bank transfer. This deposit is typically required to confirm and secure your booking.

  2. Pay 60% on Arrival Day: The remaining 60% of the tour cost can be paid on the day of your arrival. You have the flexibility to choose between paying in cash or by credit card. This allows you to complete the payment conveniently upon your arrival at your destination.


Day 1: Arusha to Miriakamba Hut (2500m)

  • Duration: 5-7 hours of hiking
  • Start with breakfast in Arusha before being picked up and transferred to Momella Gate.
  • Organize belongings while registering with Tanzania National Park.
  • Begin ascent through Arusha National Park, enjoying a walking safari experience with potential wildlife sightings.
  • Pass Ngarenanyuki River and a picturesque waterfall.
  • Arrive at Miriakamba Hut (2500m) where dinner and washing water will be provided. Enjoy the sunset and overnight stay.

Day 2: Miriakamba Hut to Saddle Hut (3500m)

  • Duration: 3-5 hours of hiking
  • Start the day with breakfast before ascending the steep trail along the ridge of the saddle.
  • Opportunity to spot wildlife along the way.
  • Enjoy views of Mt. Meru Crater and the Ash Tray.
  • Optional hike to Little Mt. Meru (3820m) for acclimatization.
  • Early dinner and early bedtime in preparation for summit attempt.

Day 3: Saddle Hut to Summit Attempt (4566m) to Miriakamba Hut

  • Duration: 12-14 hours of hiking
  • Begin the summit attempt around 0200 hrs, climbing steeply to Rhino Point (3800m).
  • Continue along an undulating ridge to Cobra Point (4350m) with stunning views.
  • Summit Socialist Peak (4566m) with breathtaking views.
  • Descend through open grassland and mixed forest, with opportunities for wildlife sightings.
  • Reach Momella Gate by late morning, completing the trek.

This itinerary provides a challenging yet rewarding trekking experience, allowing you to witness the diverse landscapes and wildlife of Mount Meru and Arusha National Park. Make sure to prepare accordingly and enjoy the journey

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