3 Days Mount Meru climbing

3 Days Mount Meru climbing

Traditional rural incomes of such areas are seasonal employment as porters and guides, hence employment out of these seasons are limited. This provides a chance for the porters to improve their language and communication skills as well as career prospects. This initiative has benefitted more than 800 porters in Arusha, Magangu and Tarekea.


  • Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation
  • Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
  • Full board accommodation whilst on the trek. Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
  • Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees to include government taxes
  • Service of an English speaking professional guide and skilled cook
  • Start and finish in Arusha.
  • Treated water on the trek.

additional information

  • Laundry, tips, sleeping bags, beverages/drinks, accommodation before the trek and climbing gears
  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Items of personal nature
  • Any other extras not detailed in the above itinera

Day 1 Arusha ~ Momella Gate (4,920 Ft. / 1,500 M) ~ Miriakamba Hut (8,250 Ft. / 2,514 M)

Morning transfer from Arusha into Arusha National Park to the Momella Gate (about 1.5 hours). After completion of administrative formalities and meeting with the guide, porters and ranger, you will begin the 4 to 5 hour trek to Miriakamba Hut, through the crater floor. The gentle uphill trek will take you through thick woodland, past the giant fig tree arch up to the Itikoni clearing where there are likely to buffalo grazing. Then you’ll then cross a large stream just above the Maio waterfalls, and take a steep path up the crater rim wall to Miriakamba. You may encounter elephant along the way, and an armed ranger will escort you at every step. Have dinner then retire for the night at Miriakamba Hut.

Day 2 Miriakamba Hut ~ Saddle Hut (12,300 Ft. / 3,750 M)

Saddle hut is at approximately 2 to 3 hours trekking from Miriakamba Hut. The path will take you though a mix of trees and pleasant glades up to Mgongo wa Tembo (elephant ridge), where you will have a clear view of Meru crater and the cliffs below the summit. Continue through a pass between the slopes of Meru and the peak of Little Meru to reach Saddle Hut. There is an optional 1 to 1.5 hour round trip hike to the summit of Little Meru, from the Saddle Hut.

Day 3 Saddle Hut ~ Summit (14,979 Ft. / 4566 M) ~ Miriakamba Hut ~ Momella Gate

You will be woken at about 1am, and begin trekking at about 2am. A trek of approximately 4 to 5 hours along a narrow ridge, between the sheer cliffs and the sloping outer wall will see you to the summit. The walk has been said to be both exhilarating and nerve wracking. Whatever the reaction, the breathtaking sunrise over Kilimanjaro makes it all worthwhile. After the summit, you will retrace your steps back to Saddle Hut for a rest, then descend down the ridge, continuing past Miriakamba Hut down through open mountain meadows and wooded streams directly to the Momella Gate, where you will be met by your driver and proceed to Arusha for some rest. The total trekking time this day is from 12 to 17 hours.

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