Mt. Meru

Itinerary Code: STTK6
Itinerary:           Mt. Meru
Days on trek:    3
Mountain Inn ➜ Miriakamba Hut ➜ Saddle Hut ➜ Mountain Inn

Itinerary Code: STTK6+1
Itinerary:           Mt. Meru
Days on trek:    4
Mountain Inn ➜ Miriakamba Hut ➜ Saddle Hut ➜ Miriakamba Hut ➜ Mountain Inn

Mount Meru, the second highest mountain in Tanzania, stands 4566 metres high. An ideal option for training and acclimatisation for a successive Kilimanjaro climb. Situated within Arusha National Park as a centrepiece, one is likely to encounter various wild animals during the initial part of the trek, and therefore an armed ranger will accompany you throughout your journey. Many consider this trek physically more challenging compared to the Marangu or Rongai trail especially due to the steepness in the upper part of the mountain. During cloudless skies, you may be lucky to glimpse Kilimanjaro from the summit. The full climb can be attempted within 3 days; however we would highly recommend the 4 day trekking option.

Mount Meru: 5 days, 4 nights (3 days on trek)

1

Direct arrival at Mountain Inn, Moshi. Pre-climb briefing on trek and final preparations.
Overnight:-Mountain Inn [D]

2

Start climb at Momella Gate (1640m) through the forest zone and observe the wildlife during your hike.
Trekking time:-3-4 hours
Distance:- 6km (approx.)
Overnight: Miriakamba Hut (2515m) [B,L,D]

3

A short but very steep hike with the view of Meru Crater and Ash Cone en-route.
Trekking time:3-4 hours
Distance:6.5 km (approx.)
Overnight:Saddle Hut (3565m) [B,L,D]

4

Start the summit attempt around mid-night, a steep trek to Rhino Point (3800m), then to Cobra Point (4350m) and finally continue to reach the summit, Socialist Peak (4566m). Descend to Saddle Hut for a short break, and then to Momella Gate.
Trekking time:15-19 hours
Distance:24km (approx.)
Overnight:Mountain Inn [B,D]

5

Check-out. Proceed for: wildlife safari | Zanzibar | airport | end of our services [B]

Mount Meru: 6 days, 5 nights (4 days on trek)

1

Direct arrival at Mountain Inn, Moshi. Pre-climb briefing on trek and final preparations.
Overnight:-Mountain Inn [D]

2

Start climb at Momella Gate (1640m) through the forest zone and observe the wildlife during your hike.
Trekking time:-3-4 hours
Distance:- 6km (approx.)
Overnight: Miriakamba Hut (2515m) [B,L,D]

3

A short but very steep hike with the view of Meru Crater and Ash Cone en-route.
Trekking time:3-4 hours
Distance:6.5 km (approx.)
Overnight:Saddle Hut (3565m) [B,L,D]

4

Start the summit attempt around mid-night, a steep trek to Rhino Point (3800m), then to Cobra Point (4350m) and finally continue to reach the summit, Socialist Peak (4566m). Descend to Saddle Hut for a short break, and then continue.
Trekking time:12-15 hours
Distance:18km (approx.)
Overnight:Miriakamba Hut (2515m) [B,L,D]

5

Descend through the forest zone of the mountain until Momella Gate.
Trekking time:4-5 hours
Distance:6km (approx.)
Overnight:Mountain Inn [B,D]

6

Check-out. Proceed for: wildlife safari | Zanzibar | airport | end of our services [B]

Bronze package includes:

  • 2 nights’ accommodation at Mountain Inn on half board (sharing)
  • Kilimanjaro National Park (KINAPA) conservation fees (entry fees)
  • Kilimanjaro National Park compulsory rescue fees
  • Kilimanjaro National Park hut fees
  • KINAPA trained and certified English speaking guide/s
  • Armed ranger per group
  • KINAPA trained and certified porters (1 porter per person for personal mountain luggage 15kg max.)
  • KINAPA trained and certified cook / chef, utensils, cutlery, crockery etc.
  • All meals indicated in the itineraries [B,L,D = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]
  • 1 transfer from Moshi to park gates per group
  • 1 transfer from park gates to Moshi per group
  • Safe and luggage storage at Mountain Inn while on trek
  • Boiled drinking water on trek
  • Basic first aid kit per group
  • Additional day for acclimatisation (for STTK6+1)

Silver package includes:

  • Bronze package
  • 3 x mountain equipment of own choice (from our rental store)

Gold package includes:

  • Bronze + Silver package
  • Oxygen cylinder
  • Foldable bed
  • Flying Doctor’s Society Evacuation Service
  • Gold food menu items

Tour excludes:

  • Tips / gratuities
  • Additional transfers from park gates to Moshi
  • Additional day for acclimatisation (for STTK6)
  • Extra nights’ accommodation at Mountain Inn
  • Personal mountain equipment such as sleeping bags, walking poles, mattresses, duffel bags etc. (please request prices)
  • Specialized trekking equipment such as Oxygen cylinders (please request prices)
  • Beverages such as soft drinks, alcohol etc.
  • Metal water bottles, water bladders etc. (please note: no soft plastics are permitted on the mountain)
  • Airport or road transfers
  • Items of personal nature

Accommodation:Overnight spent in wooden huts similar to those on the Marangu trail on Mount Kilimanjaro. Remember if you wish to book this route, availability of space in the huts has to be checked and pre-booked. We highly recommend trekkers to have 4 season sleeping bags* during the overnights.
*4 season sleeping bags can be rented: please check our equipment rental list
 
Ascent & descent: the same
 
Length: the summit via this route can be attempted in a minimum of 3 days, however an additional day for acclimatisation is highly recommended.
 
Price:Please contact us for price quote.
 
Success rate:for the summit the success rate for the trek is slightly low due to the difficulty of the trek.
 
Acclimatisation:perfect way to acclimatise for a successive Kilimanjaro trek.
 
Level:beginners – intermediate
 
People traffic: very low