3 Day Climbing Mount Meru

3 Day Climbing Mount Meru

Tour Highlights

  • Kilimanjaro may be the main attraction in Tanzania, but Mt. Meru is worth your attention as well.
  • Although it is 4,000 feet shorter than Kilimanjaro, solitary Mt. Meru nonetheless cuts an impressive figure and makes for a challenging acclimatisation hike or an attraction in its own right.
  • While all of our climbing itineraries are private, it is policy on Mt. Meru for multiple tour groups to join together on the lower slopes.
  • For those pressed for time, the three day option gives you the chance to summit over a long weekend.


Trekking Pole

Trekking Pole

Tented Camp

Tented Camp

Trekking Shoe

Trekking Shoe




Day 1

Arrival to Tanzania

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where our representative will meet you and transfer to the hotel. In the evening, an orientation session with our tour coordinators will ensure that you are ready to begin the spectacular Meru climb.

Day 2

From Momella Gate to Miriakamba Huts

In the morning you will go to Arusha National Park, and then straight to the trailhead. The ride takes approximately 2.5-3 hours. You will experience multiple encounters with giraffes, buffaloes, antelopes and other.

At Momella Gate the guides will arrange the entry permit formalities, and you will start trekking to Miriakamba Huts. Wild animals (warthogs, zebras, monkeys, antelopes and, sometimes, elephants) are likely to be seen on the way.

Hot lunch will be served upon arrival to Miriakamba Huts. There you may rest or explore the surroundings.

Elevation gain: 1,387 m/4,921 f (Momella Gate) - 2,514 m/8,250 f (Miriakamba Huts)

Hiking distance: 10 km

Hiking time: 5-6 hours

Environment: Grassland and Rainforest

Day 3

From Miriakamba Huts to Saddle Huts

After the breakfast, the group will start trekking to Saddle Hut Camp. The rainforest zone will end soon, giving place to heath and moorland with large trees. The trail will open amazing panoramic vistas.

Upon reaching the Saddle Hut Camp, those who are willing and energetic enough may reach the Little Meru Peak, further boosting your acclimatization transition.

Our team will serve hot lunch and dinner in the camp.

Elevation gain: 2,514 m/8,250 f (Miriakamba Hut) - 3,570 m 11,712 ft (Saddle Hut)

Hiking distance: 8 km

Hiking time: 4-5 hours

Environment: Moorland and Heath

Day 4

From Saddle Huts to Socialist Peak and to Momella Gate

Midnight wake-up and the group starts trekking to the Socialist Peak. The hikers should be prepared for a tough and strenuous hike - the legs to Rhino Point and Cobra points are especially precipitous. Be careful!

The group will reach Socialist Peak (4,565 m/14,977 m) by sunrise, where you’ll have true visual euphoria - thrilling panoramic sceneries around and mesmerizing sunrise.

After the summit time, the group will descend to Miriakamba Hut for a hot lunch, and then to Momella Gate where our car will pick your party and transfer to the hotel.

Elevation gain: 3,570 m 11,712 ft (Saddle Hut) - 4,565 m/14,977 m (Socialist Peak) - 1,387 m/4,921 f (Momella Gate)

Hiking distance: 6 km to Socialist Peak and then 13 km to Momella Gate

Hiking time: 12-14 hours

Environment: Heath, Alpine, Rainforest

Day 5


Rest in the hotel and transfer to the airport.

Note: Hotel check-out is at 11:00 AM. In case you need a late check-out because of an evening flight, there is the option to extend your hotel stay for an extra fee.

Itinerary Map


Itinerary Gallery

Booking Form

Include & Exclude


  • Accommodation on arrival and after the trekking
  • Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
  • Lemosho route trek as itinerary depicts 6 Days
  • Full board accommodation whilst on the trek
  • Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
  • All entrance fees to include government taxes
  • Service of an English-speaking professional Mountain guide on the mountain, porters and skilled cook
  • All services begin and end at Kilimanjaro Airport as per the itinerary
  • Treated water on the trek
  • Return airport transfers from/to Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Fair salary of porters, cooker and guides


  • Tips for guides, cooker and porters
  • Medical evacuation,
  • International flights and taxes
  • Visas (50 US $ for Tanzania)
  • Items of a personal nature and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary.


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