Duration: 3 Days on the Mountain and 2 Days before and after trekking.
Category: Mount Meru Trekking
Destinations: 3 days Affordable Mount Meru Trekking
Major Attractions: Vegetation zones, Wildlife, Mt Meru
Mount Meru is a dormant stratovolcano mountain located 70 kilometers (43 miles) west of Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. At a height of 4,568m. meters (14,968 ft) above the sea level and is the fifth-highest mountain in Africa and is the second-highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,568m. Mount Meru is the topographic centerpiece of Arusha National Park. Its fertile slopes rise above the surrounding savanna and support a forest that hosts diverse wildlife, including nearly 400 species of birds.
Arrival in Tanzania
Arrive anytime you will be picked up by the staff of Kilipeak Adventure and Safari’s from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and driven to your accommodation in Arusha.
Mountain Guide will gather in the hotel for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check.
Dinner and overnight at Jabulani Private Villa: Dinner and Breakfast
Day 1: Momella Gate (1580m) – Mriakamba Huts (2500m)
Driving from Jabulani Private Villa to Momela Gate (1580m). After a short registration at the Gate, our walk will begin with full armed ranger escorting us, simply we can see along the way the wild animals including buffalo, zebras, and giraffe, monkeys, antelope, and often elephants along the route. As you continue hiking, you will pass the Ngarenanyuki River and a beautiful waterfall at the base of Mt. Meru. Upon arriving at Miriakamba Hut (2500m), your chef will prepare a hot dinner and washing water for you. Enjoy the beautiful sunset and overnight.
Distance: 10 km
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest.
Day 2: Miriakamba Hut (2500m) – Saddle Hut (3500m)
After breakfast, you will start ascending up the steep trail along the ridge of the saddle. You may see various wildlife along the way! The trail has views of Mt. Meru Crater and the Ash Tray. When you arrive at camp, you have the option of hiking Little Mt. Meru (3820 m) with your guide to further acclimate. You will be served an early dinner, so you can receive ample rest before your midnight summit attempt. Get to sleep before dark
Distance: 8 km
Hiking Time: 3-5 hours
Habitat: Forest and Moorland.
Day 3: Saddle Hut (3500m) – Summit Attempt (4566m) – Momela gate
We start early at around 1:30 a.m. to climb steeply to Rhino Point (3,800 m.) and on to Cobra Point (4350m). We reach the summit (4,566 m) on time for sunrise there is a possibility to see Kilimanjaro Peak above the clouds. The final part of the climb is along a spectacular narrow ridge line 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 the Momella gate. The returning transfer will be waiting at Momella Gate to pick you to Arusha at the Jabulani Private Villa.
Distance: 5 km up 13 km down
Hiking Time: 12 – 14 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert Moorland and Montane forest.
Dinner and overnight at Jabulani Private Villa: dinner and Breakfast.
Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport, a private departure transfer is included
3 Days Affordable Mount Meru Trekking Includes:
• Mount Meru entry Park Fees
• Accommodation before and after the climb,
• Transport from the hotel to the trail-head
• All meals and water on the mountain
• Support personnel (guides, cooks, and porters)
• Rescue Fees
• Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
• Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
• Fair and ethical treatment of porters
• Walking Poles
3 Days Affordable Mount Meru Trekking Excludes:
• Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
• Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
• Meals not listed above
• Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
• Tips and any items of personal nature.
Success is what we want during our trip. We are prepared for any urgent situation and also have in place a complete evacuation procedure in case of altitude sickness. We carry first aid supplies and Pulse Oximeters).
All customers traveling with Kilipeak Adventure are required to have fully comprehensive travel insurance.
The policy needs to be valid from the date that the initial order is placed so as to provide cover for a cancellation prior to departure.
During travel, the insurance needs to provide comprehensive medical, evacuation, and repatriation cover.