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.
From $1,785 per person
From $1,785 per person
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ABOUT 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. 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.
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
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:
Elevation: 2,500 M To 3,550 M
Hiking Time: 3-4 Hours
Distance: 5 Km
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
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.
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
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
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
Oxygen cylinders and oximeters
Comprehensive medical kits
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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