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3 Days Mount Meru Trekking

Experience a thrilling 3-day Mount Meru trekking adventure in Tanzania. This challenging expedition begins with a drive to the Momella Gate, the starting point for the climb. You’ll hike through lush montane forests, observing diverse wildlife and bird species. As you ascend, the landscape changes, offering panoramic views of the Meru Crater and Kilimanjaro. You’ll reach Miriakamba Hut for your first night’s stay, followed by Saddle Hut on the second day. The summit day brings you to the top of Mount Meru, where you can savor the breathtaking scenery before descending. It’s a rewarding journey for trekkers seeking a remarkable wilderness experience


Day 1: Arusha (1400m) – Miriakamba Hut (2500m)

Embark on a 3 Days Mount Meru Trekking, commencing with breakfast in Arusha (1400m). After pickup, you’ll head to the Momella Gate in Arusha National Park. The porters will organize your gear, and you’ll complete the registration process with the Tanzania National Park (TANAPA) alongside your guide. Day one offers a walking safari-like experience with the chance to encounter giraffes, zebras, antelopes, buffalo, and even elephants near the trail. For safety, an armed ranger provided by the National Park will accompany your group throughout the hike. You’ll traverse the Ngarenanyuki River and encounter a picturesque waterfall at the base of Mt. Meru. Arriving at Miriakamba Hut (2500m), a delicious dinner awaits, and you can soak in the beautiful sunset before resting for the night. This 3-day Mount Meru trek is a remarkable adventure, filled with unique wildlife and breathtaking scenery.


Day 2: Miriakamba Hut (2500m) – Saddle Hut (3500m)
Duration: 3-5 hours of hiking

After breakfast, you will start ascending up the steep trail along the ridge of the saddle. You may see various wildlife along the way! The trail has views of Mt. Meru Crater and the Ash Tray. When you arrive at camp, you have the option of hiking Little Mt. Meru (3820 m) with your guide to further acclimate. You will be served an early dinner, so you can receive ample rest before your midnight summit attempt. Get to sleep by 19h00!


Day 3: Saddle Hut (3500m) – Summit Attempt (4566m) – Miriakamba Hut (2500m)
Duration: 12-14 hours of hiking

Your guide will wake you at 00:30 A.M for tea and biscuits. You will then begin your summit attempt at 1:30 A.M. The trail starts off on a steep grade from Rhino Point (3800m) to Cobra Point (4350m). In the last hour of the hike, you will scamble on a rocky ridge between the crater and inner cliffs of Meru. You will reach the summit of Meru (4565m) at sunrise with spectacular views of Mt. Meru Ash Tray and Mt. Kilimanjaro. Enjoy your views then descend to Saddle Hut for a short break. We take a short break and brunch at Saddle hut before continuing the descent to the Momella gate. Your transfer vehicle will be waiting for you at Momella gate ready to pick you at your hotel in Moshi or Arusha.

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