Tanzania Safari Expert

Mount Meru Climbing

Embark on a thrilling 5-day adventure in Tanzania, including a 3-day trek up Mount Meru. Begin with arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to a comfortable hotel for an orientation session.

3 Days

2 Nights

Meru Climbing

Experience Price

From $1,785 per person


3 Days

2 Nights

Experience Price

From $1,785 per person


Embark on a thrilling 5-day adventure in Tanzania, including a 3-day trek up Mount Meru. Begin with arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to a comfortable hotel for an orientation session. The trek starts at Momella Gate in Arusha National Park, offering opportunities to spot wildlife like giraffes, zebras, and buffalos.

Hike through meadows, rainforests, and moorlands, witnessing breathtaking views of Meru Crater and the Ash Cone. Reach the summit of Meru Peak for panoramic vistas of Kilimanjaro and the Rift Valley. Descend to Momella Gate, where congratulations await. Conclude the journey with a restful day at the hotel before departure. With experienced guides, top-notch equipment, and quality accommodation, this classic trek promises an unforgettable experience.

Experience Expectation

  1. Scenic Views: Prepare to be mesmerized by breathtaking scenic views throughout your climb. From the lush meadows and rainforests to the stunning vistas of Meru Crater, Ash Cone, Kilimanjaro, and the Rift Valley, the natural beauty surrounding you will be awe-inspiring.
  2. Wildlife Encounters: Arusha National Park is home to diverse wildlife, and you may have the chance to spot giraffes, zebras, antelope, buffalos, and even elephants along the trail. An armed ranger will accompany your group to ensure your safety and enhance your wildlife viewing experience.
  3. Acclimatization: As you ascend to higher altitudes, acclimatization becomes crucial. The itinerary is designed to allow your body to adjust gradually, and you will have the option to hike Little Meru for further acclimatization. Pay attention to your body and communicate any symptoms of altitude sickness to your guide.
  4. Physical Challenge: The climb will require physical stamina and endurance. Be prepared for moderate difficulty levels, including steep trails and long hours of hiking. Training and being in good physical condition prior to the climb will greatly enhance your experience.
  5. Professional Guides and Crew: You will be accompanied by professional guides who are experienced in leading climbers on Mount Meru. They are certified and equipped to ensure your safety and well-being throughout the trek. A dedicated support crew, including porters, cooks, and assistant guides, will assist you during the journey.
  6. Comfortable Accommodation: Before and after the climb, you will stay in a comfortable hotel with amenities such as cozy rooms, hot water, Wi-Fi, a restaurant, and a swimming pool. During the trek, accommodation will be in huts provided by the park authorities.


  • Scenic beauty: Beautiful landscapes, stunning views.
  • Straightforward path: Well-defined and easy to follow.
  • Hut accommodations: Comfortable sleeping arrangements.
  • Less gear required: No need for camping equipment.
  • High success rate: Popular route with a good summit success rate.
  • Cultural encounters: Interact with local Chagga people.
  • Gradual ascent: Helps with acclimatization.
  • Established trail: Well-maintained and established path.
  • Milder climate: Lower altitude and rainforest sections.
  • Personal achievement: Conquering Africa’s highest peak.

Experience Suitability

  • Adventure enthusiasts seeking a challenging climb.
  • Experienced hikers with prior high-altitude trekking experience.
  • Individuals who prefer a longer duration for acclimatization.
  • Nature lovers looking to explore diverse landscapes.
  • Those desiring a less crowded route with scenic views.
  • Groups or solo climbers aiming for a successful summit.
  • People in good physical condition with proper fitness training.

Day to Day Experience

When you land at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), a representative from our company will greet you and drive you to your Arusha accommodation. The hotel offers all the conveniences required for a comfortable stay, including warm rooms, WiFi, hot water, a pool, and a helpful staff. To make sure you are ready for the impending ascent of Mount Meru, our tour coordinators will provide an orientation session in the evening.

Elevation: 1,500 M To 2,500 M

Hiking Time: 4-5 Hours

Distance: 10 Km

Difficulty: Medium

Habitat: Meadows And Rainforest

You will be picked up from your accommodation in the early morning and brought to the Momella Gate in Arusha National Park. While you sign up for a Tanzania National Park registration, our porters will sort and pack your items (TANAPA). With the possibility of seeing giraffes, zebras, antelope, buffalo, and perhaps elephants along the trail, the first day of hiking offers a singular experience akin to a walking safari.

Our crew will hike with an armed ranger from the National Park in order to keep everyone safe. The Ngarenanyuki River and a stunning waterfall at the foot of Mount Meru are also visible as you hike farther. Our chef will make a nice dinner and give warm water for you when you get to Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m).

Since this is your first day at this altitude, it is critical that you heed the following directions moving forward:

  • Keep alcohol and caffeine intake to a minimum
  • daily, in little doses and frequently, consume more than 4 liters of bottled water.
  • You may have discomfort while you acclimate to the high altitude at night. Because of the altered respiratory patterns while sleeping at high altitudes, you inhale less oxygen than you do during the day. As a result, you may become ill or experience headaches. Pay great attention to your body for any signs of altitude sickness, and notify your guide as soon as possible.

Elevation: 2,500 M To 3,550 M

Hiking Time: 3-4 Hours

Distance: 5 Km

Difficulty: Medium

Habitat: Moorland And Heath

After breakfast, you will start ascending along a steep trail that follows the ridge of the saddle. Along the way, you may spot various wildlife. The trail offers breathtaking views of Meru Crater and the Ash Cone. Upon reaching the camp, you have the option to hike Little Meru (3,820 m) with your guide for further acclimatization. An early dinner will be served, allowing you ample rest before the midnight summit attempt.

Elevation: 3,550 m to 4,562 m  – 4,562 m to 1,500 m

Hiking time: 12-14 hours

Distance: 16 km

Difficulty: medium

Habitat: alpine, heath, moorland

The summit push begins in the early morning, around 00:00. The first leg involves a steep climb of approximately one hour to Rhino Point (3,800 m), followed by a path along a ridge of ash and rock that leads to Cobra Point (4,350 m). From there, it is an hour’s hike on a steep path to reach the summit of Meru Peak (4,562 m), offering magnificent views of Kilimanjaro, the Crater rim cliffs, the Ash Cone, and the Rift Valley.

Depending on your pace, you can enjoy the sunrise at Cobra Point or the summit itself. The return route in the morning light follows a narrow ridge between the sloping outer wall of the crater and the cliffs of the inner wall, providing a dramatic and exhilarating walk. After a brief rest and brunch at Saddle Hut, you will continue the descent to Momella Gate. Once you reach the bottom, the entire group will gather to congratulate you on your achievement before transferring you to Moshi or Arusha town.

Rest at the hotel and transfer to the airport.

Note: Hotel check-out is at 11:00 AM. If you have an evening flight and require a late check-out, you have the option to extend your hotel stay for an additional fee.

Experience Accommodation

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Conveniently located in the heart of the city near florida round about opposite Lutheran Medical Centre (Selian), Silver Palm Hotel is a well-appointed hotel 48 km from K. I. A. And it is also a short distance away from shopping malls and main bus station.Affordable modern and comfort are the hallmarks of the 45 rooms and suites, all complemented by en-suites bathrooms, satellite and cable TV of over 100 channels.The Magnificiently decorated lobby reflects the true warmth of Silver Palm Hotel hospitality.

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Overnight stays in huts during the trek

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Conveniently located in the heart of the city near florida round about opposite Lutheran Medical Centre (Selian), Silver Palm Hotel is a well-appointed hotel 48 km from K. I. A. And it is also a short distance away from shopping malls and main bus station.Affordable modern and comfort are the hallmarks of the 45 rooms and suites, all complemented by en-suites bathrooms, satellite and cable TV of over 100 channels.The Magnificiently decorated lobby reflects the true warmth of Silver Palm Hotel hospitality.

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Experience Inclusion & Exclusion


Pick-up and drop-off at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Transfer to the trailhead in Arusha National Park

Pick-up at the end of the trek

Entry fees:

All fees collected by the Arusha National Park for Mt Meru trekking, including conservation fees, hut fees, crew fees, vehicle fee, rescue fee, and other fees collected by the Tanzania National Parks Authority


One night at a 3-star hotel (Silver Palm Hotel) before and after the expedition

Hotels provide comfortable rooms, caring staff, reliable Wi-Fi, a restaurant, and a swimming pool

Accommodation on the trek:

Overnight stays in huts during the trek

Please note:

All hotel accommodation is based on sharing (twin/double rooms) with your travel companion. If you are traveling alone, we will pair you with a same-sex adventurer. Single occupancy in a hotel is available upon request for an additional charge. Single accommodation is not available in huts during the trek, as the park rangers assign trekkers to the huts.


Breakfast at the hotel before and after the hike

All meals during the hike, including energy-rich and highly nutritious meals prepared by professional high-altitude cooks. The menu includes a variety of soups, garnishes, fish, meat, fresh fruits, and vegetables. Vegetarian/gluten-free/halal options are available at no extra cost.

All drinks during the hike (coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and water)

Hiking and safety equipment:

Comfortable 4-inch (10-cm) thick sleeping mats

Group equipment

Oxygen cylinders and oximeters

Comprehensive medical kits

Climbing crew:

Professional guides licensed by the Tanzania National Park Authority. Our guides hold Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid certifications and have over 7 years of successful mountaineering experience. Dedicated support crew, including assistant guides, a camp master, porters, cooks, etc.


Safari Transportation

We understand the importance of comfortable and reliable transportation during your Mount Meru climbing tour. To ensure a seamless experience, we provide transportation services for various stages of your journey.

Airport Pickup:

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, our professional driver will be waiting to greet you. We offer transportation options depending on the size of your group. For smaller groups or individual travellers, we provide a Toyota Alphard, a spacious and comfortable vehicle ideal for airport transfers. For larger groups, we have a Safari Land Cruiser, which offers ample space for both passengers and luggage. Our experienced driver will safely transport you from the airport to your hotel in Arusha, whether it’s the Gran Melia Hotel Arusha or Mount Meru Hotel Arusha.

Trek Day:

On the day of your trek, we will arrange transportation from your hotel in Arusha to the starting point of your chosen route. We utilize a private Coaster shuttle bus, which provides a comfortable and convenient mode of transport. The shuttle bus is spacious, allowing you to relax and prepare for the exciting adventure ahead. Our experienced driver will ensure a smooth journey as you head towards the base of Mount Meru, ready to embark on your trekking expedition.

After Trek:

Upon completing your Mount Meru  trek, we will arrange transportation from the mountain back to your hotel in Arusha. Our private Coaster shuttle bus will be waiting to pick you up and transfer you safely and comfortably. You can relax and reflect on your incredible achievement as our driver navigates the scenic routes back to your accommodation at either the Gran Melia Hotel Arusha or Mount Meru Hotel Arusha.

Airport Dropoff:

When it’s time to bid farewell to Tanzania, we will arrange transportation from your hotel to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure. For airport drop-off, we offer both the Toyota Alphard and Safari Land Cruiser, depending on the number of clients and their respective transportation needs. Our reliable driver will ensure that you reach the airport in a timely manner, allowing you to catch your flight with ease.

At Alkebulan Travels, we prioritize your comfort and safety throughout your Mount Meru climbing tour. Our well-maintained vehicles and experienced drivers will provide a smooth and enjoyable transportation experience, allowing you to focus on immersing yourself in the beauty of Tanzania’s landscapes and the thrill of conquering Mount Meru.

Important to Know

The Lemosho Route is a scenic and less crowded route for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Here are some important things to know about the Lemosho Route:

  1. Difficulty: The Lemosho Route is considered to be a moderately difficult route. It offers a gradual ascent profile, allowing your body to adjust to the increasing altitude. However, it still involves challenging sections and requires a good level of physical fitness and mental preparation.
  2. Scenery: The Lemosho Route provides stunning and diverse scenery throughout the trek. You will pass through lush rainforests, moorlands, alpine deserts, and breathtaking landscapes. The route offers panoramic views and excellent photo opportunities.
  3. Remote and Less Crowded: The Lemosho Route is less crowded compared to some other routes, making it a great choice for those seeking a quieter and more remote experience. The trail offers a sense of solitude and allows you to connect with the natural surroundings.
  4. Wildlife: The Lemosho Route passes through Kilimanjaro’s western slopes, which are known for their rich biodiversity. There is a chance to spot various wildlife species, including monkeys, antelopes, and a variety of bird species, adding to the unique experience of the trek.
  5. Campsites: The Lemosho Route features well-spaced and scenic campsites, providing a comfortable camping experience. The campsites are equipped with basic facilities such as toilets and dining areas. Camping equipment, including tents, and sleeping bags, is typically provided by the tour operator.
  6. Acclimatization: The Lemosho Route offers excellent acclimatization opportunities. The longer duration and gradual ascent profile increase your chances of acclimatizing properly, reducing the risk of altitude-related illnesses. It is important to follow a slow and steady pace and stay hydrated throughout the trek.
  7. Summit Day: The summit attempt on the Lemosho Route typically begins in the early hours of the morning. You will face a challenging ascent to Uhuru Peak, the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro. The climb is physically demanding, especially during the final ascent, but the sense of achievement and the panoramic views from the summit are truly rewarding.
  8. Guide and Support Team: Climbing the Lemosho Route requires the assistance of experienced guides and a support team. They will provide guidance, and support, and ensure your safety throughout the trek. It is essential to choose a reputable tour operator that provides trained and knowledgeable staff.
  9. Training and Preparation: Proper physical training and preparation are crucial for a successful climb. Engage in regular cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and hiking to improve your fitness level and endurance. It is also important to pack the necessary gear and clothing suitable for varying weather conditions.

Remember, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho Route is a challenging adventure. It is important to choose a reputable tour operator, listen to your body, and follow the guidance of your guides. With proper preparation, determination, and a positive mindset, you can have an unforgettable experience and stand atop the majestic Uhuru Peak.

Travel Insurance

All our Tours are covered by AMREF Flying Doctors Travel insurance

At Alkebulan Travels, we prioritize the safety and well-being of our clients during their Tanzania safari and Kilimanjaro climb tours. That’s why we have partnered with AMREF Flying Doctors to provide comprehensive tourist insurance coverage for all our trips within Tanzania.


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