4 Day 5 NIGHTS Climb Mt. Meru
5 Days/4Nights: Momella Route
Mount Meru is Mount Kilimanjaro little sister, at about 4,566m compared to 5,895m, but is still an impressive freestanding volcano, which makes a superb four day climb to the top. It last erupted in 1910 therefore can be classified as an active volcano. The first Mount Meru ascent was made by Dr. Fritz Jaeger, 1904. The town of Arusha lies at the base of Mount Meru Trekking, loads of trek companies do this trek. Wild animals are frequently found on this mountain therefore an armed ranger usually accompanies the trekkers.
You can be booked into a hotel in Arusha or Moshi in order to climb Mt Meru. You can also fly into Nairobi or Kilimanjaro and catch the shuttle bus/hire our excellent cars to either town. Mount Meru is easily accessible from Arusha.
Arrival and transfer to your hotel in Arusha town
Day 2: Arusha – Mariakamba hut
After breakfast depart Arusha about 8:30am drive to Momella gate. Make payment and start the climb with picnic lunch to the first hut called Miriakamaba hut. Dinner and overnight – Miriakamba hut (3 ½ hrs)
Day 3: Mariakamba – Saddle hut after breakfast.
Proceed with a climb to second hut called Saddle. This is too steep part compared to the first part (2 ½hrs). During the afternoon, client can decide to attempt climbing little Meru peak and back. Dinner and overnight – Saddle hut.
Day 4: Saddle hut- Summit – Saddle hut
Wake up at middle-night and have a cup of tea before starting climbing big Meru peak. Proceed to summit crossing rocky path and back to Saddle hut for full breakfast. The day will be spent resting. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Saddle hut.
Day 5: Saddle Hut – Arusha
Leave Saddle hut and descend down to Momella gate via first hut (Miriakamba) where you will be transferred to Arusha/Moshi.
The price is inclusive of:
- Transfers from Arusha to Mount Meru park gate -return
- Meals per day while trekking – Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian
- Days Mount Meru trek 3 nights accommodation in huts while trekking Mount Meru First and Last night accommodation at hotel Arusha Bed and Breakfast.
- All park entrance fees and government levies
- English speaking mountain Guide and assistant guides
- Porters-a maximum of 2 per client
The Price does not include:
- Sun glasses
- Sleeping bag
- Rain suits
- Warm Jacket
- Heavy boots
- Rain Trousers
Note: All the above items can be hired at a reasonable price if you don’t have your own but we recommend having yours.