Mt Meru Tanzania

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Mount Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania and an excellent acclimatization climb before tackling Kilimanjaro or just an amazing 3-4 day hike in its own right. Generally considered an easier climb it will still prove a challenge to most adventurers. The views are stunning.

Price from $749 to $1169
Mount Meru with AWAT
Ranger in the forest of Mount Meru with AWAT
Views from Mount Meru with World Adventure Tours
Mount Meru Summit

Mount Meru is a dormant stratovolcano in Arusha National Park, 70 Kilometers west of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Located to the east of Arusha town, about 85 kilometers drive from Moshit it is Tanzania’s second highest mountain at 4,566 m with abundant wildlife from day 1 of the climb and dormitory style hut accommodation. It is a great acclimatization climb before trekking Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Day 1

KILIMANJARO AIRPORT – MOSHI | SPRINGLANDS HOTEL

Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, pick up and transfer to Springlands Hotel or similar for overnight.

Overnight at Springlands Hotel (bed and breakfast) or Similar.

Day 2

MOMELLA GATE | MIRIAKAMBA HUT

Altitude: 1,500 m –  2,541 m

Hiking time: 4-6 Hours

Distance: 10 Km

Habitat: Montane Forest

Drive from Moshi to Momella Gate. After a short registration at the Momella Gate, our walk begins with a fully armed ranger escorting us on the hike. Along the way you will see wild animals including buffalo, zebras, giraffes, monkeys, antelopes, and often elephants. Dinner and overnight at Miriakamba Hut.

Day 3

MIRIAKAMBA HUT | SADDLE HUT

Altitude: 2,541 m –  3,570 m

Hiking time: 3-5 Hours

Distance: 8 Km

Habitat: Forest and Moorland

The walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep climb. The walk will take you slowly along the ridge for a spectacular view of the Meru Crater and the impressive Ash Cone. After a hot lunch at Saddle Hut, you can make a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (3,820 m) for superb views just before sunset. Dinner and overnight at Saddle Hut.

Day 4

SADDLE HUT | RHINO POINT | COBRA POINT | SUMMIT SOCIALIST PEAK | MOMELLA GATE | SPRINGLANDS HOTEL

Altitude: 3,570 m –  3,600 m – 4,350 m – 4,566 m – 1,500 m

Hiking time: 12-14 Hours

Distance: 5 Km ascent and 13 Km descent

Habitat: Alpine Desert, Moorland and Montane Forest

We start early at around 1:30 am  for a steep climb to Rhino Point (3,800 m) then on to Cobra Point (4350m). We reach the summit (4,566 m) in time for the sunrise. There is a possibility of seeing Mt. Kilimanjaro’s Peak above the clouds. The final part of the climb is along a spectacular narrow ridgeline between the sheer inner cliffs and the sloping outer wall of the crater. We take a short rest and brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to Momella gate. Once at the gate, it’s time to tip your porters, guide, cook and game ranger. After that our driver will be readily waiting to transfer you back to Springlands Hotel in Moshi for refreshment, dinner and overnight.

Note: In icy conditions or strong winds it is not necessarily possible to pass the ridge between Rhino Point and the summit. Your guide will decide whether or not the conditions are good enough to continue.

Overnight at Springlands Hotel (Dinner, bed and breakfast) or Similar.

Day 5

MOSHI-AIRPORT | DEPART

After having breakfast, enjoy your morning leisure time at the hotel and depending on your flight schedule, get transferred to the airport to catch your departure flight back home.

Day 1

KILIMANJARO AIRPORT – MOSHI | SPRINGLANDS HOTEL

Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, pick up and transfer to Springlands Hotel or similar for overnight.

Overnight at Springlands Hotel (bed and breakfast) or Similar.

Day 2

MOMELLA GATE | MIRIAKAMBA HUT

Altitude: 1,500 m –  2,541 m

Hiking time: 4-6 Hours

Distance: 10 Km

Habitat: Montane Forest

Drive from Moshi to Momella Gate. After a short registration at Momella Gate, our walk begins with a fully armed ranger escorting us on the hike. You will see wild animals including buffalo, zebras, giraffes, monkeys, antelope, and often elephants along the route. Dinner and overnight at Miriakamba Hut.

Day 3

MIRIAKAMBA HUT | SADDLE HUT

Altitude: 2,541 m –  3,570 m

Hiking time: 3-5 Hours

Distance: 8 Km

Habitat: Forest and Moorland

The walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep climb. The walk will take you slowly along the ridge for a spectacular view of the Meru Crater and the impressive Ash Cone. After a hot lunch at Saddle Hut, you can make a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (3,820 m) for superb views just before sunset. Dinner and overnight at Saddle Hut.

Day 4

SADDLE HUT | RHINO POINT | SUMMIT SOCIALIST PEAK | MIRIAKAMBA HUT

Altitude: 3,570 m –  3,850 m – 4,566 m – 2,541 m

Hiking time: 10-12 Hours

You will start climbing between 1am to 2am at night. The route is very steep towards Rhino Point (3,850 m) and from there towards the summit along very narrow ridge. You will reach the mount Meru summit, Socialist Peak, (4566 m) right at the sunrise.

The sceneries there are stunning; you can see Mount Kilimanjaro at a distance if the weather is clear. After taking photos on the summit you will descent back to Saddle hut then descend to Miriakamba hut.

Note: In icy conditions or strong winds it is not necessarily possible to pass the ridge between Rhino Point and the summit. Your guide will decide whether or not the conditions are good enough to continue.

 

Day 5

MIRIAKAMBA HUT | MOMELLA GATE | SPRINGLANDS HOTEL

Altitude: 2,541 m –  1,500 m

Hiking time: 2-5 Hours

You will leave at about 8.00 a.m. in the morning and descend to Momella gate. You can choose the longer or shorter route down. On the longer route you have very good chance to see wildlife and the ash cone. Once at the gate, it’s time to tip your porters, guide, cook and game ranger. 

After that our driver will be readily waiting to transfer you back to Springlands Hotel in Moshi for refreshments, dinner and an overnight.

Overnight at Springlands Hotel (Dinner, bed and breakfast) or Similar.

Day 6

MOSHI-AIRPORT | DEPART

After having breakfast, enjoy your morning leisure time at the hotel and depending on your flight schedule, get transferred to the airport to catch your departure flight back home.

Moshi, TZ
10:56 pm, July 6, 2022
18°C
scattered clouds
Wind: 2 mph
Pressure: 1020 mb
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:37 am
Sunset: 6:33 pm
Arusha, TZ
10:56 pm, July 6, 2022
14°C
scattered clouds
Wind: 5 mph
Pressure: 1020 mb
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:39 am
Sunset: 6:35 pm

Camp on Mount Meru with AWAT
Little Meru with World Adventure Tours

Included in the price:

  • Transportation from Moshi to the starting point, the mountain and return to Moshi
  • National park gate fees, hut fees, rescue fees, 
  • All meals on the mountain
  • Armed ranger fee
  • Two nights accommodation at Springlands Hotel or similar. First night for bed and breakfast. Last night dinner, bed and breakfast
  • Qualified guides with mountain crew

Excluded in the price:

  • Internal or International flights
  • Entry visa to Tanzania
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Gratuities to your guide, hotel staff and porters
  •  Meals, drinks and excursions not described in the itinerary
  • Any other items of a personal nature, laundry, telephone and postage
  • Airport transfers
  • Gear for your climb
  • Additional nights beyond the two standard hotel nights included

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