4 Days

Mount Meru

Tour Overview

Embark on a thrilling four-day trek to conquer the summit of Mt. Meru, which stands as the third highest peak in Tanzania. The journey takes you through lush afromontane forest and into high-altitude alpine desert, providing unparalleled views of a dormant volcano. Please be aware that for the first two days of the hike, an armed ranger is required due to the presence of wild animals. However, there is a limited number of rangers available, which means that all guests must walk together and start the trek together during these initial days. This arrangement has led to some frustrations among guests who were not previously informed. We kindly request you to ensure that all guests are informed of this important point before embarking on the hike.

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Program Details

Day 1 | Miriakamba Hut

  • Start – 4,922ft / 1500m
  • End – 8,248ft / 2514m
  • Distance – 9 Miles / 14km
  • Time – 6-8 Hrs
  • Climate Zone – Afromontane Forest

In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to Arusha National Park. Upon arriving at the Momella Gate, you will complete the necessary registration formalities. Then, accompanied by your guide and an armed ranger (due to the presence of abundant wildlife in the forests), your exciting journey commences.

The forest section of the trek is particularly picturesque, adorned with fascinating strangler figs, and there’s a chance to catch a glimpse of buffalo grazing in one of the clearings. As the day progresses, you will reach a beautiful viewpoint before continuing on to Miriakamba Hut, where a delicious dinner awaits in the late afternoon.

Day 2 | Saddle Hut

  • Start – 8,248ft / 2514m
  • End – 11,713 / 3570m
  • Distance – 4 Miles / 6km
  • Time – 4-5 Hrs
  • Climate Zone – Alpine Desert

After departing from Miriakamba Hut, you will begin your trek, starting in the forest zone. Within a few hours, you’ll transition into the alpine desert zone and arrive at Saddle Hut, where a delightful lunch awaits. In the afternoon, there’s an opportunity to embark on a hike to the summit of Little Meru, standing at an altitude of 12,532 feet (3820m), granting breathtaking views. Following this expedition, you will return to Saddle Hut for a satisfying dinner.

Day 3 | Summit Bid / Miriakamba

  • Start – 11,713ft / 3570m
  • End – 8,248ft / 2514m
  • Distance – 11 Miles / 18km
  • Time – 12 Hrs
  • Climate Zones – Alpine Desert / Afromontane Forest

An early start allows you to witness the breathtaking reward of the sunrise in the east. From this vantage point, Kilimanjaro is usually visible, and you can admire the dramatic 1000-foot or more sheer cliffs of the crater. Once you have captured some stunning photos at Socialist Peak (Alt: 14,978ft, 4,565m), you make your way back to the base camp at Saddle Hut. After enjoying a hearty brunch, your descent continues down to Miriakamba Hut, where a delicious dinner awaits.

Day 4 | Arusha

  • Start – 8,248ft / 2514m
  • End – 4,922ft / 1500m
  • Distance – 4 Miles / 7km
  • Time – 3-4 Hrs
  • Climate Zone – Afromontane Forest

The final section of the trek, which is shorter, takes approximately 4 hours to reach our vehicles. There, you bid farewell to our crew and have the opportunity to enjoy a brief picnic lunch and a game drive before heading back to Arusha, where a well-deserved shower awaits!


  • Park fees
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water on all days
  • Camping Equipment
  • Porterage


  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Rescue Fee
  • Climbing Gear
  • Sleeping Bag

Climbing Packing guide

  • Top Base Layer
  • Bottom Base Layer
  • 4-5 Pairs of Underwear
  • 3-4 Short Sleeve
  • 1 Insulated Trekking Pants
  • 1-2 Long Sleeve Hiking Shirts
  • 1-2 Pairs of Hiking Trousers
  • 1 Insulated Winter Jacket
  • 1 Polartec Fleece Jacket
  • 1 Hard Shell Jacket

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