At a height of 4,566 meters (14,980 ft), Mount Meru is a dormant stratovolcano located in Arusha National Park, 70 Kilometres (43 miles) west of Mount Kilimanjaro in the country of Tanzania. Typically Mount Meru Climb takes four days, but it can be done in 3 days to complete a trek to the Summit.

Although standing over a 1000 meters shorter than Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru is an incredible free standing volcano that offers views and wildlife sightings.


Day 0 : Breafing Day

If you just arrived in Kilimanjaro airport one day or more before the trek and you choose to use transfer service, we will pick you up from the airport directly to your accommodation in Arusha/Moshi.

A day before the hike used for briefing about the whole trek. Checking of the equipments and everything regarding the hike, Meeting with the Head guide to answer all of your questions etc. so it is advised to arrive at least one day before the hike for all the arrangements etc

Day 1 : Momela Gate To Miriakamba Huts

After breakfast at your hotel in Arusha/Moshi start off a trip to a starting point Momella gate, around hour and a half drive from Arusha. Once you will get to the gate, your head guide will do registration and permits at the [ark office, and then you will start the hike. Along the way you can catch amazing views of mount Kilimanjaro and Momella lakes. Trekkers usually encounter wildlife such us bushbucks, buffaloes and giraffes. You will have a stop for Lunch (lunch box) along the way, and later arriving at Miriakamba huts for resting, Dinner and overnight.

Elevation: 1,500m/4,921ft at Momella gate to 2,500m/8,202ft at Miriakamba

Walking distance: 6km/3.7 miles

Estimate walking time: 4-5 hours

Day 2 : Miriakamba Huts To Saddle Huts

After breakfast at Mriakamba huts continue ascending to Saddle huts, this second part is steeper compared to the first day. On the way you will see some stunning views of Meru crater, the ash cone and little Meru. We will end the hike for the day at Saddle Huts. Once you settled at the camp and rest for a bit, we will set off on a short trek to little Meru (3,810m) for acclimatization purpose. After that coming back to the camp for resting, dinner and overnight.

Elevation: 2,500m/8,202ft at Miriakamba huts to 3,500m/11,482ft at Saddle huts

Walking distance: 6km/3.7 miles

Estimate walking time: 4-5 hours

Day 3 : Saddle Huts To Summit To Saddle Hut To Momella Gate

Wake up in the middle of the night, doing final preparations for the summit hike, having a light meal, and then starting the hike to the summit. The summit ascent is very steep, and you will hike through gravel and rocky cliffs. This is the most challenging section of the trek, but it is rewarding by watching the incredible views of Meru crater and the Ash cone. After reaching “Socialist Peak” and spending some time there, you will descent all the way down to Momella Gate, and there our team will be waiting for you to bring you back to your hotel.

Elevation: 3,500m/11,482ft at Saddle huts to 4,566m/14,980ft at Social Peak

Walking distance: 25km/15.5 miles

Estimate walking time: 13-15 hours


  • Your hotel stay for the nights before and after the climb
  • Transfer to and from the mountain
  • Airport transfers
  • National Park entry, huts, climbing and rescue fees
  • A fully supported climb, accompanied by an armed ranger
  • All meals and drinks (coffee, tea, and water) on the mountain
  • Comfortable foam sleeping mattress
  • Access to emergency oxygen and first aid kit
  • A certificate documenting your summit ascent


  • Airfares and visas
  • Tips for your guides and crew
  • Personal items
  • Travel insurance (you must be insured, and specifically
  • for treks up to 4500m)
  • Your personal trekking gear
  • Your personal medicines or prescriptions
  • Snacks on the mountain
  • Meals and drinks not on the mountain

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