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Mount Meru situated in the heart of Arusha National Park in Tanzania is great for hiking. It is usually recommended to trek Mt. Meru prior to summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro as it prepares for altitude acclimatization. However, the trek to Mount Meru in itself is a rewarding experience.
Mount Meru not only possesses striking views and diverse vegetation, but it also gives a chance to witness wildlife during your trek. Also Mount Meru trekking is less crowded than Mt. Kilimanjaro route.

The crater rim walk on Mount Meru is a spectacular hike and offers 360 degree views from the summit of Meru and also you can witness Mt. Kilimanjaro from Meru’s peak, which is an enthralling experience.
Unlike Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru has only one official Mount Meru route to the summit – the ‘Momella route’.

Baraka Trails provides two Mount Meru trekking package:

  • The first package is the Mount Meru 3 days trekking package. In the three days package, you summit and descend on the third day of your trek which makes it a little tiring.
  • The second package comprises of 4 days of trekking. Mount Meru 4 days trekking also summits on the 3rd day, however, the descent takes on the next. The extra time gives more time for rest and also discovers the monkey- and bird-filled Meru forest on your way down of Mount Meru.

3 Days Climb

Itineraries

Day 1

Moshi/ Arusha - Meriakamba Hut (Full Board)

Meriakamba Hut

We drive from Moshi/Arusha to Momela Gate. After a short registration at the Gate our walk will begin with full armed ranger escorting us, simply we can see along the way the wild animals including elephants, zebras, and giraffe , monkeys, antelope, and often elephants along the route. Dinner and overnight night at Miriakamba Hut.

Elevation 1,387 m to 1,500 m, Distance: 10 km,
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours Habitat: Montane Forest.

Day 2

Meriakamba Hut - Saddle Hut (Full Board)

Saddle Hut

The walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep climb.

The walk will take us slowly along the ridge for a spectacular view of the Meru Crater and the impressive Ash Cone.

After hot lunch at Saddle Hut we can make a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (3,820m) for superb views just before sunset.

Elevation 2,514 m to 3,570 m, Distance: 8 km, Hiking
Time: 3-5 hours
Habitat: Forest and Moorland

Day 3

Saddle Hut - Summit Day – Back To Moshi

Saddle Hut

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 Moshi or Arusha at your hotel.

Elevation 3,570 m to 4,565m, Distance: 5 km up 13 km down, Hiking Time: 12 – 14 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert Moorland and Montane forest.

Day 1 Moshi – Meriakamba Hut (Full Board)

Meriakamba Hut

We drive from Moshi/ Arusha to Momela Gate. After a short registration at the Gate our walk will begin with full armed ranger escorting us, simply we can see along the way the wild animals including elephants, zebras, and giraffe , monkeys, antelope, and often elephants along the route. Dinner and overnight night at Miriakamba Hut.

  • Elevation 1,387 m to 1,500 m, Distance: 10 km,
  • Hiking Time: 4-6 hours Habitat: Montane Forest.

Day 2 Meriakamba Hut – Saddle Hut (Full Board)

Saddle Hut

The walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep climb. The walk will take us slowly along the ridge for a spectacular view of the Meru Crater and the impressive Ash Cone.

After hot lunch at Saddle Hut we can make a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (3,820m) for superb views just before sunset.

  • Elevation 2,514 m to 3,570 m, Distance: 8 km, Hiking
  • Time: 3-5 hours
  • Habitat: Forest and Moorland

Day 3 Saddle Hut – Summit Day – Back To Town

Saddle Hut

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 return back and after some brunch at Saddle Hut, we continue down to Miriakamba hut for dinner.

  • Elevation 3,570 m to 4,565m, Distance: 5 km up 13 km down, Hiking Time: 12 – 14 hours
  • Habitat: Alpine Desert Moorland and Montane forest.

Day 4 Depart Moshi/ Arusha

After breakfast we undergo the final section takes up to 3 hours to return to Momella gate where our vehicles will be waiting for pick up. It is allowed to have a short game drive in the park with your crew before returning to Moshi/ Arusha for overnight.