Located to the east of Arusha town, about 20 kilometers drive from Arusha; Mount Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania. The mountain stands at an altitude of 4566 meters above sea level inside the Arusha National Park.
Meru has one route to the top and can be attempted for three days but we highly recommend doing for four days for acclimatization. Most alpines use Meru for acclimatization before the Kilimanjaro climb. The mountain has less snow formed at the volcano eruption.
Book for from 1100$
DAY 1:MOMELA GATE -MIRIAKAMBA HUTS : 13.8KM
Elevation:1597m/5240ft to 2503m/8212ft
Altitude gained: 906m
After breakfast depart Moshi about 8:30 a.m drive to Momella gate. Make payment and start the climb with picnic lunch to the first hut called Miriakamba hut. Dinner and overnight – Miriakamba hut (3 ½ hrs).
DAY 2: MIRIAKAMBA HUTS – SADDLE HUTS: 6.1KM | 2.5 HRS
Elevation: 2503m/8212ft to 3560m/11,680ft
Altitude gained: 1057m.
After breakfast we proceed with a climb to second hut called Saddle. This is too steep part compared to the first part (2 ½). During the afternoon, client can decide to attempt climbing little Meru peak and back. Dinner and overnight – Saddle hut.
DAY 3: SADDLE HUT- SUMMIT: DESCEND TO SADDLE HUT
Elevation: 3560m/11,680ft to 4566m/14980ft
Altitude gained: 1006m.
Descent to 3560m/11680ft
Altitude lost: 1006m.
Wake up at middle-night and have a cup of tea before starting attempt big Meru peak. Proceed to summit crossing rocky path and back to Saddle hut for full breakfast. The day will be spent resting. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Saddle hut.
DAY 4: SADDLE HUT – MOMELLA GATE: 6.5KM/4MI
Elevation:3560m/11,680ft to 1597m/5240ft
Leave Saddle hut and descend down to Momella gate via first hut (Miriakamba) where you will be transferred to Arusha/Moshi.
INCLUDED IN TREKKING PACKAGE:
Meru trekking according to the itinerary
Professional, English-speaking Wilderness First Responder & CPR certified Guide
Proper Ration of Mountain crew (Cook & Porters)
Pre and Post accommodations (2 nights Bed and Breakfast)
Meals according to the itinerary
Drinking water and Full Board meals
All National Park & Hut Fees, Crew Permits and VAT
Rescue Fees and Emergency Evacuation Coverage with AMREF
Fair and Sustainable Salary Crew Wages
Complimentary Oxygen Cylinder
EXCLUDED FROM TREKKING PACKAGE:
Travel Insurance (Required)
Tips for porters and mountain crew (20% Industry Standard Recommended)
Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
Energy food & beverages, alcoholic and soft drinks
Personal hire gear such as trekking poles, sleeping bags, etc.
Additional lodge nights if early decent from the mountain $150 per room
Mount Meru 4 days 3 nights $ 1,100 per person
Solo climbers add on charge $300.
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MERU TREKKING 4 DAYS