3 Days Mount Meru Trekking

Mount Meru-treks 3 Day Itinerary is the best for acclimatization prior to  Kilimanjaro climbing; It is the third highest peak in Africa and is the second-highest Peak in Tanzania at 4,568m.

The mountain is located within Arusha National Park, Tanzania’s gem. The prime location gives trekkers the chance to spot some of the wildlife that inhabits the area. Ascend is quite steep, the route to the summit passes over streams, through parkland, montane forest, a giant heather zone, and moorland. Summit is reached by a narrow, barren ridge, which provides stunning views of the Ash Cone lying several thousand feet below in the crater. Mount Meru- Climbing 3 Day Itinerary!

Note: Combine your trekking with safari from 1-5weeks Tanzania safari

Day 0: Arrive in Arusha

Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)/Arusha airport. We will arrange a private transfer from Airport to the hotel. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.

Day one  Miriakamba Hut (Full board)

Drive from the Hotel in Arusha to Momela Gate. After a short registration at the Gate, our walk will begin with a 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 Two Saddle Hut (Full board)

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 three  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). Reach the summit (4,566 m) on time for sunrise there is a possibility to see Kilimanjaro Peak above the clouds. Final part of the climb is along a spectacular narrow ridgeline between the sheer inner cliffs and the sloping outer wall of the crater.

Take a short rest and brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to the Momella gate. Returning transfer will be waiting at Momella Gate to Arusha at overnight at the hotel. Saddle Hut to the summit to Momella Gate: 12-14 hours walking.

Depart Arusha

Arusha to Kilimanjaro International (JRO)/Arusha airport with Private departure transfer is included

Include Mount Meru Trekking Tours

2Nights accommodation in Arusha and three meals a day while on the Mountain.

Professional mountain guides

All Park fees

Rescue fees

All meals while on the Mountain

Arrival and Departure transfers

Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees

Pulse Oximeters

Walking Poles

First-aid supplies

Emergency Evacuation by Flying Doctor Society of Africa.

Exclude Mount Meru Trekking Tours

Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival

Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)

Meals not listed above

Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)

Tips and any items of personal nature.

International and internal flights

Travel insurance

What to Bring Mount Meru Trekking Tours


A warm sweater as the nights can be chilly at high altitudes.

Comfortable shoes



Toilet paper

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