Mount Meru Trek 4 Days
Mount Meru Trek 4 Days
Mount Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania. The peak of Mount Meru stands at 4566 m above sea level. Mount Meru is part of Arusha National Park, one of the parks which are near Arusha town, a popular northern city in Tanzania known as a stopover to all the Northern National Parks. Mount Meru is believed to have erupted 100 years ago. Climbing Mount Meru Trek 4 Days is much more rewarding because during the first days of climbing, especially at lower altitudes, you are likely to spot several species of wildlife that inhabit within the park. These include Buffaloes, Giraffes, Warthogs, Monkeys, Zebras and several species of birds.
Although this is not as difficult as trekking Mount Kilimanjaro, you must carry the correct climbing gear and several other add-ons that ease climbing.
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After completing the Mount Meru 4 Days you will have the choice of booking an incredible Safari of the National Parks of Tanzania, checking out the culture with some of our short tours or taking a well earned rest on the island of Zanzibar.
Kilimanjaro Bound will take care of you and your party and organise everything you need for the trip of a lifetime.
Itinerary for climbing Mount Meru Trek 4 Days
Day 1: Arrive in Moshi.
After your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, our guide shall pick you up and transfer you to your hotel for dinner, relaxation and an overnight stay.
Day 2: Arusha National Park Gate to Miriakamba Hut.
Very early in the morning after a tasty breakfast, you shall drive to Arusha National Park, Momella Gate. At the gate, you shall register and meet the porters, cooks, and rangers.
You will start your amazing climbing experience by first ascending past thick woodland and other vegetation. As you move through the woodland, if you are fortunate enough, you shall encounter wildlife species like Giraffes, Buffaloes, Monkeys, and Zebras. You will then continue to hike until Miriakamba Hut. On arrival, you shall enjoy dinner and have a wonderful relaxing night.
Day 3: Miriakamba Hut to Saddle Hut. (Hiking Time: 3-4 hours).
This is a wonderful day as you get closer to the summit of Mount Meru. During this day, you shall hike from the Miriakamba to Saddle Hut, however, during the route you shall have magnificent views of the cliffs below the summit and Meru Crater.
On arrival at Saddle Hut, you shall time for some much needed rest while waiting for the next day and reaching the summit.
However depending on fatigue levels, there is an optional hike that is about 1-2 hours to the summit of Mount Little Meru.
Day 4: Saddle Hut to the summit (4566 m) and back to Mariakamba Hut.
You shall wake up early in the morning around 2 am and embark your last journey to reach the summit of Mount Meru. The walk to Mount Meru is sometimes challenging, especially when it rains and that is why it is always preferred to visit during the dry season. After 4-5 hours of walking past the ridge, you shall finally reach the summit of Mount Meru.
Take as many photos as you can and enjoy the scenery. You will later descend back to Saddle Hut for lunch and continue to Mariakamba Hut for dinner and anther overnight stay.
Day 5: Mariakamba Hut to Moshi.
This is the last day of this tour. After breakfast at Mariakamba Hut, you shall descend to the Momella Gate and leave Arusha National Park, wher eyou will be transfered to your hotel in Moshi for jubilation, relaxation and preparing for your journey home or more experiences of Tanzania the next day.
Day 6: Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport.
After breakfasting, you shall prepare your bags to depart Moshi for Kilimanjaro International Airport. I know that saying goodbye to Tanzania is not easy after such a wonderful experience of climbing Mount Meru Trek 4 Days.
There are always opportunities to extend your trip to Tanzania to include other activities. Just get in touch with us to book more incredible things to do whilst in Africa, like Safari’s, Mount Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar Island or our other Tanzanian Short Tours.
Important Information About Climbing Mount Meru
- Accommodations the night before and the night after the trek two nights in Moshi
- Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents
- Professional, experienced, mountain guides
- All Park fees
- Entry fees, Rescue fees, camping fees or hut fees
- All meals while on the Mountain
- Arrival and Departure transfers
- Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
- Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
- Transport to the gate on starting day and after the trek
- Clean, purified drinking water
- Private, portable chemical flush toilets
- Fair and ethical treatment of porters
- Portable Summit Emergency Oxygen
- Kilimanjaro National park certificate for successful summit attempt
- Flying Doctor Service
- Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
- Meals not listed above
- Optional Tours (short safari before or after your climb, marangu village day tour, day trip to lake challa, etc)
- Tips and any items of personal nature
- Health requirements (Yellow Fever – only compulsory if you travel to Tanzania via a Yellow Fever infected country, Meningitis & Hepatitis A remains optional, but comes recommended)
our customers love us
“Fantastic experience! Really well looked after by our porters and our guides Leonard and Aggrey.”
“On summit day, our guides ended up carrying our day bags and motivated us, to make sure we would make it. Can only recommend these guys!”
“Leonard and Aggrey were so knowledgable about everything, that they even made the walking feel easy!! It’s definitely safe to say I would have never reached the summit without the help of my team, I would recommend these guys to anyone, every day of the week.”
“Aggrey & William are real professionals and heroes in guiding us to the top.”