Mount Meru Climb Tanzania

Mt Meru Climb

Mount Meru is one of Africa's highest and most beautiful volcanoes, with a route which passes through a wide range of vegetation up into a moorland. The summit is reached by walking along a very narrow, barren ridge, affording one views of Ash Cone thousands of feet below in the crater and Kilimanjaro across the vast plains in Moshi.

Mt Meru is home to over 400 species of birds as well as large herds of elephant, buffalo, rhino, giraffe, baboon, warthog and monkey. The climb is often used as an acclimatisation trek prior to ascending its larger sister, Kilimanjaro, and can be completed in either three or four days.

Accommodation is in mountain huts. The climb is fully portered and one walks with a guide and armed mountain game guide. The mountain is situated in Arusha Park.

Mt Meru Overview

Day-1: Arrive

Day-2: Momella gate - Miriakamba Hut at 8337ft / 2541m

Day-3: Miriakamba Hut at 8337ft / 2541m - Saddle Hut at 3570m

Day-4: Saddle Hut at 3570m to Summit (4565m) to Momella Gate

Day-5: Depart

Mount Meru Detailed Itinerary

Day-1: Arrival into Kilimanjaro International, transfer to Hotel.

Day-2: Drive to Arusha National Park and begin the trek.
We arrive after about a 2 hr drive, at Momella gate where we clear our trekking permits, meet up with our porters and game ranger, and head off through the lush forest, crossing the Ngare Nanyuki river to reach Miriakamba Hut at 8337ft / 2541m for overnight taking 4 to 5 hours. En route up, we will get views of buffalo grazing in the lush fields below us, and in the far distance, Kilimanjaro. Overnight Miriakamba Hut

Day-3: After an early start, we ascend steeply for about 2 to 3 hours, through the lush forests full of bird song, toward Saddle Hut at 3570m. We may be fortunate to see a couple of buffalo grazing nearby as we head out.

We take in an afternoon trek to Little Meru, at 3794 and return to Saddle Hut for our overnight stay.

Day-4*: After a very early start, we trek off at about 02h00 to Rhino Point and onto the summit at 4565m, just in time to watch the sun rise behind Mount Kilimanjaro. We then descend all the way to Momella Gate to be met and transferred back to our Hotel and overnight stay.

Day-5: Departure from Kilimanjaro Airport, or day of leisure before our trek up Kilimanjaro or Tanzanian Safari.

* For the 4 day trek one descends back to Miriakambu Hut for the night, before heading back to Momella gate.

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Mount Meru

Mt Meru and Kilimanjaro Full Moon Dates

2016 Full Moon 2017 Full Moon 2018 Full Moon
January 24 12 2, 31
February 22 11 2
March 23 12 31
April 22 11 30
May 21 10 29
June 20 9 28
July 20 9 27
August 18 7 26
September 16 6 25
October 16 5 24
November 14 4 23
December 14 4 22
Mount Meru Kilimanjaro
Duration 3-4 Days
Best time Jan - Feb, June to October
Sleeping Huts

Full Moon Dates

Trek Grade: 2CF
A combination of very long days with steep paths, boulders and mountain scrambling. Glaciers and snow may be encountered at high altitude. There is no need for technical climbing experience. Medium risk of altitude sickness. Altitudes up to 6000m. Good cardio vascular fitness is needed with weight and circuit training and running. Lots of hill walking. Backpacks will weight about 4-5kg and contain water, camera and essentials. Trek weight loss in the region of 4kg. Fully Portered

Kilimanjaro Video

Meru Peak Tanzania

Dates and Costs

Although we have some open departure dates, most climbs are arranged on a private basis.

Prices vary based on the number of people and days

For current prices

Mount Meru

Price includes
Transfers from the airport to hotel and return
All park fees
The climb
All meals on the mountain
Mountain Huts
Eating utensils
Two nights accommodation in Moshi on a bed and breakfast, twin / triple share basis.

Prices excludes
International flights
Required airport taxes
Porters tips
Items of clothing, sleeping bags and miscellaneous drinks, etc.

Ratio of porters per climber: 2 to 1

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