4-day Mount Meru Trek
4-day Mount Meru Trek

4-day Mount Meru Trek

6 days

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Experience Tanzania’s volcanic Mount Meru on a 4-day guided trek

Only an hour and a half hour’s drive from Arusha sits Tanzania’s second-highest peak, Mount Meru. This 4-day guided trek will show you another side of the African landscape. You’ll experience a wide variety of trails and views, including the famous Arusha National Park wildlife.

The Mount Meru Trek tour includes expert guides, porters and cooks so that you can focus on taking it all in. At the end of the day, you can rest your feet at the rustic but welcoming Mirikamba and Saddle huts. Don’t forget your headlamp because your final ascent starts at midnight so that you can make it to the top in time for the sunrise of your life. When you get back down your driver will be waiting to return you to Arusha so you can continue your journey or head back home. Ready to take on the mountain? Book the Mount Meru Trek today!

Highlights of the 4-day Mount Meru Trek

Hike volcanic Mount Meru, the second-highest peak in Tanzania
Discover the Momella lakes and Meru Crater along scenic trails
Spot monkeys, giraffes, and other African wildlife in their natural habitat
Watch the sunrise over Mount Kilimanjaro from the summit of Socialist Peak

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Mount Meru Trek Itinerary

Day 1 Meeting and briefing

Arrive the day before your trek starts. After the transfer from the Kilimajaro International Airport to your hotel and after settling in, you'll meet the guide for the pre-trek briefing so that you are ready to depart first thing the next morning. During this meeting, your equipment will be checked, and any necessary rentals can be arranged locally.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Arusha
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 2 Momella Gate and trek to Miriakamba Hut

Your day begins with a drive from Arusha to the Momella Gate. After some brief registration procedure on arrival, your trek begins! The hike to Miriakamba Hut is relatively short but the wildlife viewing opportunities are plentiful. The spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the Momella Lakes will be punctuated by possible sightings of bushbucks, Cape buffaloes, warthogs, and even giraffes.
Overnight Location: Miriakamba Hut
Distance: 4 to 5 hours, 6 km, 1000m elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Little Meru and trek to Saddle Hut

This morning your trail will be along the dramatic ridge of the saddle. Along the way you’ll see the Meru Crater, the ash cone, and if you’re lucky, some black and white colobus monkeys. You’ll be able to settle into the Saddle Hut before completing the roundtrip hike to little Meru. This short hike will help you adjust to the elevation and will reward you with some incredible views.
Overnight Location: Saddle Hut (3,570m / 11,712ft)
Distance: 4 to 5 hours, 6 km, 1000m elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Final ascent to Socialist Peak

After a midnight wake up call and a light meal you’ll be on your way to Socialist Peak. The trail through the rocky cliffs is steep and will be the toughest leg of your journey. Your reward will be the spectacular sunrise and stunning views from the top before beginning your descent back to Miriakamba Hut for the night.
Overnight Location: Miriakamba Hut
Distance: 10 to 12 hours, 19 km, 1062m of ascent and 2062m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Southern route to Momella gate

Today you’ll take a different route back down the mountain so you can experience new views and have a chance to pass through the Fig Tree Arch. A transfer vehicle will be waiting for you at the Momella Gate for the drive back to your Arusha hotel.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Arusha
Distance: 4 to 5 hours, 14 km, 1000m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 6 Departing

Today is the day when you say goodbye to Arusha and depart after the transfer to the Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Mount Meru Trek Price and Dates

This guided climb of Mount Meru in Tanzania is always run as a custom tour for your group only and the price always depends on the number of people in your group.

The best time to climb Mount Meru is from December to February when the weather is warm and dry.

Private Guided Mount Meru Trek

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:

  • Solo travellers: $1,295 USD
  • Guided groups of 2: $1,071 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 3: $1,013 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 4: $958 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 5: $990 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 6: $970 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 7: $960 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 8: $949 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 9: $959 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 10+: $942 USD per person
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Accommodation on the Mount Meru Trek

This tour has the option to add a hotel in Arusha at both the beginning and end of the itinerary.
Otherwise, all accommodations are multi-share mountain huts.

The mountain huts on this trip are a series of small buildings that are rustic but spacious. Bunkhouses sleep four and are shared dormitory-style. There is also both an indoor and outdoor communal dining area, and very basic toilet facilities.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
Single rooms on this tour are not available as mountain huts only have shared accommodations, but you can opt for a single room in hotel while in Arusha ($50 USD per person).

Hotels on Standard Tour

Tulia Hotel in Arusha

Stay in a clean, quiet and cozy hotel Tulia for your best experience of Arusha.

Night 2

Miriakamba Hut

Spend the night in huts that are scattered up the mountainside. This camp will be where you lay your head for two nights during your trek.

Night 3

Saddle Hut

This hut is in the perfect location for easy access to Little Meru and to enjoy the tremendous scenery.

Night 4

Miriakamba Hut

Spend the night in huts that are scattered up the mountainside. This camp will be where you lay your head for two nights during your trek.

Tulia Hotel in Arusha

Stay in a clean, quiet and cozy hotel Tulia for your best experience of Arusha.

What’s Included in the Mount Meru Trek?

Meals

5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations in mountain huts for 3 nights are included. 2 accommodations before and after the tour in Arusha are included as well.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport for you and your luggage between the hotel and the mountain is included. Airport transfers are included too.

Also Included

  • Experienced mountain guides, porters and cooks
  • All park fees (including conservation fees, camping fees, and rescue fees)
  • Sleeping mattress rental
  • Purified drinking water
  • Emergency oxygen cylinder
  • VAT (18% charged by the government)

Not included

  • Visa if required
  • Flights to and from Tanzania
  • Personal expenses and equipment
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not listed as ‘included’

Not included

  • Extra nights in Arusha before or after the tour
  • Any additional rental equipment required

Frequently Asked Questions about 4-day Mount Meru Trek

Monkey Adventures is an East African (Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda) operator offering Safari Tours, Kilimanjaro climbs, and Gorilla tracking (Uganda). They have offices in Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda. The company offers Kilimanjaro climbs over different routes with a duration of 5 days to 9 days and all their departures are guaranteed. You can opt for a group joining trek (depending on if there is a group on that day) or a private trek just for your group.

Monkey Adventures is proud to share that the Tanzania National Parks Authority, Government of Tanzania recently presented them with the "Best Tour Operator" award for 2018/2019 and the company has also been recognized as the Travellers' Choice Winner - 2020 by Tripadvisor. In the past, Monkey Adventures have also won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2018 and 2019.

Monkey Adventures guides hold certifications such as Kilimanjaro Guide Licence, Wilderness First Aid Responder, Tourism College Certificates, Kilimanjaro search and rescue, High altitude Medicine Skills Acquisition Program for Mountain Guide, and more.

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 5 / 5. This is a mostly moderate trek, with some steep climbs and challenging scrambles, especially on your final ascent. You should be a fit hiker to get the most out of this tour.

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