The 4 days Mount Meru Climbing package tour itinerary Overview

The Mount Meru Climbing Package comes with a four-day product Mount Meru Climb and Hike is the best for acclimatization prior to Mount Kilimanjaro climbing. The mountain is the third highest peak in Africa and is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,568m. The mountain is located within Arusha National Park, Tanzania’s gem. This prime location gives trekkers the chance to spot some of the wildlife that inhabits the area.

This Mount Meru is located in Arusha National Park, hikers must climb with an armed ranger due to the wide range of wildlife living on the mountain. On the lower slopes of the mountain, hikers are more likely to see elephants, giraffes, and buffalo! As hikers continue their ascents, the trail follows the north rim of the volcano’s crater along a dramatic ridge line. Throughout the climb, hikers sleep in designated huts along the trail. Hikers reach the summit as the sun is rising, and they will have spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and of the Mt. Meru Crater.

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An easy 40-minute drive from Arusha. Approximately 60 km (35 miles) from Kilimanjaro International Airport. The lakes, forest, and Ngurdoto Crater can all be visited in the course of a half-day outing at the beginning or end of an extended northern safari. NOTE: Mountain Climbing Permits are valid for 12 HOURS.At 4566m, Mount Meru is the fifth-highest mountain on the African continent and the second-highest in Tanzania. About 250 000 years ago, a massive volcanic blast blew away the entire eastern flank of the mountain and left it with the characteristic and distinctive appearance it has today. Last eruption: 1910The Mt. Meru ascent passes through many different vegetation zones. The dry forest of the lower region gives way to a dense mountain rainforest, which then turns into scrubland. Towards the top of the mountain, the vegetation consists of heath and moorland and is then finally replaced by the stunning Baron Alpine Deserts. As the flora changes, so does the wildlife, which is diverse and equally impressive. During the ascent, you will regularly come across large game such as elephants and buffalo, but you may also come across leopards. Due to this, it is mandatory to be accompanied on your tour by an armed park ranger.

Departure / Return Location 

Kilimanjaro International Airport

Departure Time 

Please arrive at least 2 hours before flight.


  •  Guide
  •  Park Fees
  •  Tax
  •  Gate transfer
  •  Crew wages
  •  Ranger
  •  3 Breakfasts
  •  4 Lunches
  •  3 Dinners
  •  Guide
  •  Cook
  •  Porters

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Tipping the crew
  • Visas
  • Additional Park fees
  • Non-climbing accommodation

The best Mount eru climbing price/cost for 4 days trip 2024

The average cost for the most popular 4 days Mount meru hiking cost ranging from $1500 to $2000 per traveler and can be paid in terms of USD, EUR, Tanzanian shillings, and pounds.

The best 4 days Trekking mount Meru tour itinerary

A full detailed 3 days Mount Meru clibing tour day by day itinerary: Day 1: Drive from Arusha Momelar Gate to Miriakampa Hut; Day 2: Hike Miriakampa Hut to Saddle Hut, afternoon hike up Little Meru; Day 3: Hike to Summit then down to trail head, return to Arusha

Day 01: Arusha – Momella Gate – Miriakamba Hut

Elevation (m): 1,387 m to 1,500 m Elevation (ft) ranges from 4,921 to 3,000 feet.  Distance: 10 km Hiking Time: 4-6 hours Habitat: Montane Forest In the morning, you will be collected from your hotel, and after a 45-minute drive, you will arrive at the Arusha National Park Gate. At the national park gate, your guide will complete the obligatory entry forms, and while he does so, you can peruse the information boards of the national park. Once the formalities have been completed and the hiking team, consisting of porters from the surrounding villages, is formed, you will be driven a little further to Momella Gate. An armed park ranger will accompany you while you start your hike and get a first glimpse of the wonderful giraffes and buffalos. Once you have left the buffalo herds and giraffes behind, you will enter the acacia forest, where you will follow the Southern Route. After a steady 2-hour climb, you will reach Maio Falls and some picturesque meadows that are a perfect place for a picnic.    After a rest, you will again be on your way and soon reach the well-known ‘Arched Fig Tree’. Here, your park ranger will tell you about the formation of this tree and how it gained its shape by forming an arch over the path. After another 112 to 2 hours, you will reach the Miriakamba Hut. Evening meal and overnight stay at the Miriakamba Hut Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 02: Miriakamba Hut – Saddle Hut

Elevation (m): 2,514m to 3,570m Elevation (ft): 8,250ft to 11,712ft Distance: 8 km Hiking Time: 3-5 hours Habitat: forest and moorland In the morning, you will leave the Miriakamba Hut behind and follow a steep track with wooden steps upwards. Due to the gain in height, it will be noticeably cooler than the previous day, and due to this, the hike will seem to get easier. The clouds also often hang in the rainforest and dip the lush vegetation in a moody atmosphere. After approximately 2 hours, you will reach the vantage point ‘Mgongo wa Tembo’ (Elephant Back) at an elevation of 3200m, where you will enjoy a well-earned break.After another hike in which the vegetation changes from rainforest into an airy bush land, you will reach Saddle Hut (3550m) at midday for a relaxing lunch break. During the afternoon, you have the option of a side trip to Little Meru (3820 m), which takes approx. 1–1 12 hours, and from where you can have wonderful views of Arusha National Park and of the Kilimanjaro (approx. 80 km away). Back at the hut, a warm dinner is waiting for you before you will have the final preliminary talk in preparation for the following day’s climb to the summit. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 03: Saddle Hut – Miriakamba Hut

Elevation (m): 3,570 m to 4,565m to 2,514m Elevation (ft): 14,977ft to 11,712 ft to 8,250ft Distance: 5 km up; 13 km down. Hiking Time: 10–12 hours Habitat: Alpine Desert Moorland and Montane Forest After a leisurely breakfast of tea and biscuits, you will depart for the summit at 02:00 hrs.By torchlight, you will follow the trail through bush land to the so-called Rhino Point (3821 m), where the path turns into a little more challenging trekking with occasional light climbs. You will follow the north ridge to the summit, where you will walk on ground alternating between lava ash and rock.After approx. 4–5 hours, you will have the summit and the Tanzanian flag in your sights. From the summit, you will be able to enjoy the sun rising above Kilimanjaro and the fantastic view of Mount Meru’s crater with its steep sides and the “Ash Cone” in the middle. The descent follows the same route back to Saddle Hut (3550m), where you will take a well-deserved long break and recuperate with hot soup and tea. Once refreshed, you will continue with the descent. During the early afternoon, you will reach Miriakamba Hut (2500 m)—tired but happy. At this point, you can relax and think about the last stage that you have completed. Evening meal and overnight stay at Miriakamba Hut (2500m). Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 04: Miriakamba Hut – Momella Gate

Elevation (m): 2,514m to 1,500m to 1,387m Elevation (ft): 4,921ft to 8,250ft to 4,921ft Distance: 10 km Hiking time: 2-4 hours Habitat: Montane Forest After breakfast, you will follow a 2–3 hour trek over the so-called Northern Route back to Momella Gate. The descent is shorter than the ascent, but there is still the chance to see elephants, buffalos, and giraffes, as well as the black and white Columbus monkeys. At the gate, you will say farewell to your hiking crew, and your driver will take you back to Arusha.

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