3-Day Affordable Mount Meru Trekking
Duration: 3 Days on the Mountain and 2 Days before and after trekking.
Category: Mount Meru Trekking
Destinations: 3 days of Affordable Mount Meru Trekking
Major Attractions: Vegetation zones, Wildlife, Mt Meru
Mount Meru is a dormant stratovolcano mountain located 70 kilometers (43 miles) west of Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. At a height of 4,568m. meters (14,968 ft) above sea level and is the fifth-highest mountain in Africa and the second-highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,568m. Mount Meru is the topographic centerpiece of Arusha National Park. Its fertile slopes rise above the surrounding savanna and support a forest that hosts diverse wildlife, including nearly 400 species of birds.
- Mount Meru entry Park Fees
- Accommodation before and after the climb,
- Transport from the hotel to the trail-head
- All meals and water on the mountain
- Support personnel (guides, cooks, and porters)
- Rescue Fees
- Guides, Porters, cook salaries, and park fees
- Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
- Fair and ethical treatment of porters
- Walking Poles
- Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
- Meals not listed above
- Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)
- Tips and any items of a personal nature.
Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where our representative will meet you and transfer to the hotel.The hotel provides all the essentials for a comfortable stay, such as: cozy rooms, Internet access, hot water, a swimming pool, and a helpful staff. In the evening, an orientation session with our tour coordinators will ensure that you are ready to begin the spectacular Meru climb.
Dinner and overnight at Kerama Silent Lodge: Bed and Breakfast
After breakfast, we drive from Arusha to Momela Gate. After a brief registration on the Gate, our Mount Meru Climbing will start with a full-armed ranger escorting us, merely we are able to see alongside the way in which the wild animals together with elephants, zebras, and giraffe, monkeys, antelope, and sometimes elephants alongside the route.Upon arriving at Miriakamba Hut (2500 m), your chef will prepare a hot dinner and washing water for you. Enjoy the beautiful sunset and overnight.
Duration: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest.
After breakfast, you will start ascending up the steep trail along the ridge of the saddle. You may see various wildlife along the way! The trail has views of Mt. Meru Crater and the Ash Tray. When you arrive at camp, you have the option of hiking Little Mt. Meru (3820 m) with your guide to further acclimate. You will be served an early dinner, so you can receive ample rest before your midnight summit attempt. Get to sleep before dark
Distance: 8 km
Hiking Time: 3-5 hours
Habitat: Forest and Moorland.
We start early at around 1:30 a.m. to climb steeply to Rhino Point (3,800 m.) and on to Cobra Point (4350m). We reach the summit (4,566 m) on time for sunrise there is a possibility to see Kilimanjaro Peak above the clouds. The final part of the climb is along a spectacular narrow ridge line between the sheer inner cliffs and the sloping outer wall of the crater.
We take a short rest and brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to the Momella gate. The returning transfer will be waiting at Momella Gate to pick you to Arusha at the Jabulani Private Villa.
Distance: 5 km up 13 km down
Hiking Time: 12 – 14 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert Moorland and Montane forest.
Dinner and overnight at Kerana Silent Lodge: dinner and Breakfast.