Mount Meru

Mount Meru :: Good Earth Tours & Safaris

MOUNT MERU IS THE SECOND HIGHEST MOUNTAIN in Tanzania at 14,980 ft and the fifth highest in Africa. It is best to allow three days for climbing Meru since it involves an 11,483 ft altitude trek. There are two huts available to climbers on the mountain and firewood is supplied. The best time to climb Meru is between June to October and January/February. The mountain is usually climbed from Olkokola on the western side of the crater and you need a park ranger as an escort due to the threat of buffalo.

Mount Meru Climb ~ 5 days/4 nights. A typical Mount Meru program is outlined below:

Mount Meru climbing route :: Good Earth Tours & Safaris

Itinerary Details
Day 1 Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, meet and transfer to hotel in Arusha; Planet Lodge
Day 2 Transfers to Momella Gate (6,850 ft), registration of the climb, then start climbing up to Miriakamba Hut (8,370 ft) for dinner and overnight ~ B, L, D
Day 3 Today you commence the climbing to the big valley then to saddle hut (11,710ft). After lunch, you’ll hike a little higher to Little meru, then later back to saddle hut for dinner and overnight ~ B, L, D
Day 4 Final ascent to Meru Peak (14,980 ft) then descend down to Saddle Hut then to Miriakamba Hut for dinner and overnight ~ B, L, D
Day 5 An easy walk to Momella Gate with arrival by 10:30 am and transfer to Arusha; Planet Lodge ~ B, L
Day 6 Proceed with safari or be transferred back to the airport for flight home ~ B
Route waypoints Time (approx)
Momella Gate – Miriakamba Hut 4 – 5 hrs
Miriakamba Hut – Saddle Hut 3 – 4 hrs
Saddle Hut – Summit 4 – 6 hrs
Summit – Momella Gate 5 – 7 hrs

Item / Years 2017 2018
Prices (in USD) $ 1,310 $ 1,355
Dates… varies, contact us for more info

Price Includes:

  • Arrival and departure Kilimanjaro airport transfers
  • Free scheduled Riverside bus shuttle transfer Nairobi-Arusha-Nairobi if arriving/departing from Nairobi
  • Transport from the hotel to the mountain and back to the hotel
  • Accommodation and meals as indicated above (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All park fees and taxes
  • Services of English speaking mountain guide, assistant guides and enough porters for your luggage, food and water, and a skilled cook
  • 4 days of trekking
  • 2 nights at Planet Lodge; bed and breakfast

Price Excludes:

  • International airfare
  • Items of a personal nature such as passport and visa
  • Climbing gear (can be rented on arrival)
  • Tips


  • The luggage that porters are allowed to carry is limited to 35 pounds (ie: 15 kgs)
  • Overweight or extra luggage will require an extra porter at a rate of $10/bag/day
  • You can leave extra luggage at your hotel in Arusha or at our office (plan not to leave any valuables like cash, jewelry, electronics, etc)

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