Mount Meru

Mount Meru is a stratovolcano located in north-eastern Tanzania, 80km south of the border with Kenya and just north of Arusha. It has quite an explosive history, having erupted four times the most recent in 1910. Meru is often overlooked as it is ‘only’ Africa’s 5th highest mountain, but those who climb Kilimanjaro and Meru generally enjoy the Meru climb more. Wonderful hiking through lush forest plus a dramatic and exhilarating section along the knife-edge crater rim make ascending Meru a spectacular trek and an ideal acclimatization for Kilimanjaro.

Day1: You will be collected from the hotel and depart Moshi for Momella Gate where trek starts. On route we stop for game viewing at Serengeti Ndogo in Arusha National Park. From Momella Gate (altitude 1500m), it takes 3 hours to reach Miriakamba Hut (2600m), where we have dinner and overnight.

Day2: From Miriakamba hut we ascend to the Saddle Hut (3500m), a 4hours trek. Afternoon trek to the summit of little Meru (3820m) takes 45minutes then back to Saddle hut for dinner and overnight.

Day3: At 2:00am we leave the Saddle Hut ascend to the summit of Mount Meru (4565m) and walk around the rim of Meru Crater. We then return to Saddle hut for breakfast. Walk down across alpine desert. Lunch on route. A car waits at Momella gate to drive you back to your hotel in Moshi.