Mount Meru standing at 4,566m, but is still an impressive freestanding volcano, which makes a superb four day climb to the top. It last erupted in 1910 therefore can be classified as an active volcano. The first ascent was made by Dr. Fritz Jaeger, 1904. The town of Arusha lies at the base of Mount Meru Trekking. Wild animals are frequently found on this mountain therefore an armed ranger usually accompanies the trekkers.
From Kilimanjaro airport to Moshi is about 45 mins and one and a quarter hours to Arusha. This trek is often done as a warm up and acclimatisation climb for Mount Kilimanjaro.
We offer also a combination package.
Pack warm clothing for Mount Meru!, Mt Meru Climbing, 4 Days/3 nights Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Day 1: Arusha/Mariakamba Hut
Mt.Meru Park Gate - Mariakamba: 4-5 hours
Drive from Arusha to the Mt. Meru park gate where you will be met by our game ranger and porters. Hike for the few hours to Mariakamba Hut at 8,500 ft. From here you may wish to take an evening walk on the slopes to view wildlife at one of the watering holes in the crater. Dinner and overnight rest at Mariakamba Hut.
Day 2: Mariakamba Hut - Saddle Hut
Mariakamba - Saddle Hut: 3-4 hours
After breakfast hike to up to 11,500 ft to arrive at Saddle Hut. If time permits you can climb a little further on Mount Meru for a scenic view of the 'Roof of Africa', Mount Kilimanjaro. This will also be part of more acclimatization. Overnight at Saddle Hut.
Day 3: Saddle Hut - Summit - Mariakamba Hut
Saddle Hut - Summit: 4-6 hours
An early rise to hike all the way to the summit before the afternoon clouds cover the summit. From the summit, descend back to the 11,500 ft Saddle Hut in time for lunch. After lunch, hike down to Mariakamba Hut for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Mariakamba Hut - Arusha or Moshi
Breakfast at the camp and a leisurely morning. Descend to the park gate to connect with your waiting transfer vehicle back to your Arusha Hotel or Moshi, continue with other programs or depart.
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