4 Days Mount Meru Climbing

  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Availability: Jan - Dec
  • Pickup: Airpot/Hotel
  • Min Age: 9+
  • Travellers : 2+
  • Budget Friendly
Tour Highlights
Trek 2nd Highest Peak of Tanzania Mount Meru Climb

At a height of 4,566 meters (14,980 ft), Mount Meru is a dormant stratovolcano located in Arusha National Park, 70 Kilometres (43 miles) west of Mount Kilimanjaro in the country of Tanzania. Typically Mount Meru Climb takes four days, but it can be done in 3 days to complete a trek to the Summit.

It is visible from Mount Kilimanjaro on a clear day, and is the fifth-highest mountain in Africa, dependent on definition. Climb Mount Meru, Second highest Mountain in Tanzania, is great with no traffic and amazing wildlife experience as you hike past wild animals.

  • Destination
    Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Tour Start Location
    Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Tour End Location
    Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Dress Code
    Comfortable athletic clothing, shoes, jacket.
  • 3 meals daily while on the mountain
  • 4 Season mountain tents
  • Chemical Flushed Portable toilet and toilet Crew.
  • Cookware and Stove
  • Dinning tent for shared in group.
  • Fair wages for the mountain crew as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park Authority (KINAPA), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO)
  • Filtered water throughout the trek
  • Oxygen tank and oximeter for health and safety purpose.
  • Professional mountain guides, cooks and porters
  • Sleeping Mats
  • Both International and local flights
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Services
  • Tips to mountain crew
Day 0: Arrive in Tanzania

You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your arranged hotel in Moshi town. You will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. Gear which is missing can be rented on this day.

    Driving distance: 55 km/miles,
  • Driving Time: 1hour
  • Habitat: Cultivated zone
  • Hotel: Bed and Breakfast
Day 01: Moshi – Momella Gate – Miriakamba Hut

After breakfast, you will be collected from your lodge in Moshi and taken to the Marangu gate. Once the necessary paperwork has been completed and trekking team is gathered, your trek can begin with accompanied by armed park rangers. On the way you will be to see wildlife such as elephants, Giraffes, Wildebeest, Zebras, Impalas, and various primates such as white colobus monkeys and baboons as well as birds. Soon you will enter the acacia forest on the southern route. After approximately 2 hours you will reach the Maio Falls – the perfect spot to rest and have a picnic. Thereafter you will continue your trek to the well-known "fig tree arch". You will finally arrive at the Miriakamba Hut in time for afternoon tea and snacks. The night will be spent at the Miriakamba Hut..

  • Distance: 10Km
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hours,
  • Eleven: 1500m – 2500m
  • Habitat: Rainforest
Day 02: Miriakamba Hut – Saddle Hut

After breakfast, you will follow wooden steps along a steep track. Due to the gain in altitude, it will be noticeably cooler than the previous day and walking may seem easier. The clouds often hang low in the rainforest, creating a moody atmosphere in the lush vegetation. After going uphill for approximately 2 hours, you will reach the vantage point "Mgongo wa Tembo" (elephant back) at a height of 3,200 m, where you will enjoy a well-earned break. The vegetation now changes from rainforest to heather and moorland and you should reach Saddle Hut at around midday. During the afternoon, you have the option to hike to Little Meru (3,820 m) which should take about 1 to 2 hours. From here you will enjoy wonderful views of Arusha National Park and Mt Kilimanjaro about 80 km away. You will have dinner and overnight at Saddle Hut.

  • Distance: 5Km
  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours,
  • Eleven: 2500m – 3550m
  • Habitat: Heath
Day 03: Saddle Hut – Social Peak – Miriakamba Hut

Today is our big day where we will work up around 1am or 2am, you will be given a small snack and some tea for warm up and get ready to leave for summit. As you start your summit this night headlight will be on use and you will follow the trail through bush land to Rhino Point (3,821 m). From here the path becomes more challenging and occasionally climbing will be necessary. You will walk on frozen volcanic ash and rocks, following the crater rim. After about 4 to 5 hours you should reach the summit, Socialist Peak. Experience the sun rising above Mt Kilimanjaro and enjoy the fantastic view of Mt Meru's crater with its steep sides and the ash cone in the middle. The descent follows the same route back to Saddle Hut where you will take a break and recuperate with hot soup and tea. After refreshing you will park you belong and walk down to Miriakamba for overnight.

  • Distance: 14Km
  • Hiking Time: 9-13 hours,
  • Eleven: 3,550m to 4,566m to 2,500m
  • Habitat: Arctic Zone and Rainforest Zone.
04: Miriakamba Hut – Momella Gate

After breakfast, you will follow the so-called northern route – a 2 to 3 hours trek back to the Momella Gate. The descent follows a shorter route than the ascent but there is still a chance to see elephants, buffaloes, giraffes as well as the black and white colobus monkeys.

  • Distance: 10 Km
  • Hiking Time: 2-3 hours,
  • Eleven: 2,500m – 1,500 m
  • Habitat: Rainforest Zone
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Depart Tanzania

This day left for your next destination. If you have safari, then might be used to beginning your safari or fly to Zanzibar or fly back home. Our vehicle will be ready to take you to the airport at your time.

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Kilimanjaro Packlist

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Kilimanjaro climb gear list

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Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

You can get altitude sickness if you travel to a high altitude too quickly. Breathing becomes difficult because you're not able to take in as much oxygen. Altitude sickness, also called acute mountain sickness (AMS), can become a medical emergency if ignored.

Important Information for Kilimanjaro Climb

Kilimanjaro is one of the most majestic mountains in the world. Situated almost directly on the equator, it attracts the visitors with thrilling panoramic views, endemic plants and a unique spirit of challenge and adventure. Many people describe their Kilimanjaro experiences as "life-changing", "transformative" and "unparalleled".

Kilimanjaro Summit on Full Moon

The full moon on Kilimanjaro occurs about every 29 days, so you have 12 times in a year to witness the full moon. That's one opportunity every month to witness this beautiful celestial event from the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Kilimanjaro Join a Group Dates

Group join climbs are great if you are traveling solo, a couple, or just wish to experience climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro with other travelers from all over the world. Our groups usually range from 2-12 persons. The maximum number of clients in a group climb is 12-18 persons depending on the route chosen.