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3-Day Climb Mt. Meru

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Overview

Meru is a great preparation hike for climbing Kilimanjaro, or a spectacular trek for those not compelled to do Kilimanjaro. You will hike past wildlife, the landscape is spectacular, and sunrise on the summit has Kilimanjaro as the backdrop.

While it can be done in only 4 days, it is not an easy peak to summit. To reach the top (almost 15,000 feet), there is some scrambling on rocks in the dark and at high altitude. You should be prepared for at least 10 hours of hiking on summit day. For an easier hike, you can climb just to Rhino Point for sunrise overlooking Kilimanjaro, and then descend.

Mt. Meru is in Arusha National Park. In Arusha National Park all hikers must be accompanied by an armed ranger. This ranger is employed directly by the national park. You will also have your own mountain guide, who is managing the crew and watching out for your safety.

The park ranger has the authority to make decisions such as trail choices, pace, etc. Arusha National Park may combine groups of people to hike with one park ranger, therefore, we cannot guarantee a completely private Meru trek.

Arusha National Park requires the hire of porters specific to Arusha National Park, who will be assigned once you arrive at the trail registration.

You can also hike an easier pace on Mt. Meru taking 4-5 days:

4-Day Itinerary:

  • DAY 1: Miriakampa Hut
  • DAY 2: Saddle Hut
  • DAY 3: Summit and down to Miriakampa Hut
  • DAY 4: Down to Momela Gate

5-Day Itinerary:

  • DAY 1: Miriakampa Hut
  • DAY 2: Saddle Hut
  • DAY 3: Summit and down to Summit Hut
  • DAY 4: Down to Miriakampa Hut
  • DAY 5: Down to Momela Gate

Itinerary in Brief

  • DAY 1: Drive from Arusha/Moshi to Momela Gate, hike to Miriakampa Hut
  • DAY 2: Hike Miriakampa Hut to Saddle Hut, afternoon hike up Little Meru
  • DAY 3: Hike to Summit then down to trail head, return to Moshi/Arusha

Highlights

  • Climb Tanzania's second-tallest mountain!
  • Fantastic scenery and biodiversity
  • For avid hikers, a Meru trek is an awesome alternative to longer Kili treks

LOCATIONS: Mt. Meru, near Arusha

ACTIVITIES: Mountain Trekking

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