4 Day Mount Meru Climb Tanzania safari Itinerary
The 4 Day Mount Meru Climb-Tanzania Safari-Itinerary-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 just within Arusha National Park, Tanzania’s gem. This location gives trekkers the chance to view some of wildlife that inhabits the area. The ascend is quite steep, the route to the summit passes over streams, through parkland, montane forest, a giant heather zone and moorland. The summit is reached by a narrow, barren ridge, which provides stunning views of the Ash Cone lying several thousand feet below in the crater bellow see the itinerary: 4 Day Mount Meru Climb.
4 Day Mount Meru Climb Itinerary . Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival day in Moshi/ Arusha
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). We will arrange a private transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). To Arusha at Ilboru Safari Lodge or Keys Hotel Moshiwhere the rest of the day is at leisure. We stay at Ilboru Safari Lodge, or Keys Hotel Moshi which is beautifully located on the slope of Mt. Meru and is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure.
We will gather in the hotel for a pre-climb briefing and an equipment check.
We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.
2: Leave /Moshi Arusha Meriakamba Hut (Full board)
Marking our secondin day of our itinerary: 4 Day Mount-Meru Climb. We drive from Ilboru Safari Lodge in Arusha to Momela Gate. 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 elephants, zebras, and giraffe , monkeys, antelope, and often elephants along the route.
Dinner and overnight night at Miriakamba Hut.
Momela Gate to Miriakamba Hut (2500 m.): 5-7 hours walking.
Day 3: Saddle Hut (Full board)
The walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep climb.
The walk will take us slowly along the ridge for a spectacular view of the Meru Crater and the impressive Ash Cone.
After hot lunch at Saddle Hut we can make a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (3,820m) for superb views just before sunset.
Dinner and overnight night at Saddle Hut
Miriakamba Hut to Saddle Hut (3500 m.): 3-5 hours walking.
Day 4: Saddle Hut to the summit to Miriakamba Hut (Full board)
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 Meriakamba Hut.
Saddle Hut to the summit to Miriakamba Hut: 10-12 hours walking.
Day 5: Meriakamba Hut to Momella Gate to Arusha (Full board)
We take a short and fast descent way through open grassland and mixed forest, with possibility of seeing wildlife before reaching Momella Gate in the late morning.
The returning transfer will be waiting at Momella Gate to Arusha at Ilboru Safari Lodge.
Miriakamba Hut Momella Gate: 2-3 hours walking. our program: 4 Day Mount Meru Climb ends.
Day 6: Depart Moshi/Arusha
Moshi,Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) Private departure transfer is included
Do feel free to e-mail us at any time to discuss your travel plans and get the accurate quotation.
Trekking on Mount Meru for Charity Challenge?
The above climb can be undertaken for your own personal charity or group charity.
Price for 4 day mount Meru climb is USD 700 per person in a group
4 day Mount Meru Climb price Includes:
- National Park gate fees
- Transport from Arusha/Moshi to trail head and return
- Hut fees
- Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides
- National Park ranger (required by Arusha National Park)
- Porters’ salaries
- All meals on the mountain
- Cooking equipment and eating utensils
- Oximeters available upon request
Price does not include: 4 day mount Meru climb
- Tips for guides, ranger, and porters
- Add $250/person/day for an extra day on the mountain
- Sleeping bag and personal items
- Services in Arusha/Moshi before/after the trek (accommodations, meals, airport transfers)