Welcome to the Majestic Mount Meru: Tanzania’s Hidden Gem

Mt Meru-

About Mount Meru -

Nestled in the heart of Tanzania, overlooking the bustling city of Arusha, stands the majestic Mount Meru, a hidden gem awaiting exploration. As the second highest peak in Tanzania, Mount Meru offers adventurers a thrilling alternative to its more famous counterpart, Mount Kilimanjaro.

Rising to an impressive height of 4,566 meters (14,980 feet), Mount Meru boasts stunning landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and a rich tapestry of flora and fauna. Its rugged slopes are cloaked in lush montane forests, home to a myriad of wildlife, including elephants, buffalo, and an array of bird species.

Itinerary -

  • Meet at your accommodation in Arusha and drive to Momela Gate (1,500 meters).
  • Complete registration formalities and begin the trek through lush montane forest.
  • Arrive at Miriakamba Hut (2,514 meters) for overnight stay.
  • Approximate trekking time: 4-5 hours.
  • After breakfast, ascend through heather and moorland vegetation.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro along the way.
  • Reach Saddle Hut (3,570 meters) for overnight stay.
  • Optional afternoon acclimatization hike to Little Meru (3,820 meters).
  • Approximate trekking time: 4-6 hours.
  • Wake up early for the summit push, ascending steep slopes and rocky terrain.
  • Reach the summit of Mount Meru, Socialist Peak (4,566 meters), in time for sunrise.
  • Marvel at the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.
  • Descend back to Saddle Hut for breakfast and then continue down to Miriakamba Hut.
  • Overnight stay at Miriakamba Hut.
  • Approximate trekking time: 10-12 hours.
  • Descend through the montane forest, enjoying the sights and sounds of the wilderness.
  • Arrive at Momela Gate, where you will be met by our team and transferred back to Arusha.
  • Celebrate your Mount Meru adventure with a well-deserved meal and restful night in Arusha.
  • Approximate trekking time: 2-3 hours.


Other Routes -

Umbwe Route -

For the adventurous at heart, the Umbwe Route offers a steep and challenging climb to the summit.

Rongai Route -

Escape the crowds and enjoy a peaceful trek on the Rongai Route.

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