Mount Meru Tanzania, Mount Meru Climb, Climbing Mt Meru

About Mount Meru Tanzania

Mount Meru in Tanzania is one among most beautiful volcanoes in Africa and stand to be the second highest mountain in Tanzania with an altitude of 4,5685m. In Africa Mount Meru is the fifth highest Mountain.   Climbing Mt Meru   is being conducted by many tourist who visit Tanzania.

The Mountain is located around 70km Southwest of Kilimanjaro and Eastern side of the Great Rift Valley.  Mount Meru last erupted in 1910 and therefore its still an active volcano (although dormant). Climb Mount Meru has given trekkers an opportunity to see different species within the park such as variety birds and wildlife such as  giraffe, baboons, buffalos and colobus monkeys.

Mount Meru Tanzania Climbing Packages 

 

3 Days Mount Meru Climb in Tanzania

 

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Mount Meru is one of Africa's most beautiful volcanoes, and it is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,5685m, the fifth highest in Africa.
The mountain is located within Arusha National Park, Tanzania's gem. This prime location gives walkers the opportunity to spot some of the birds and wildlife that inhabit the area. Many climbers prefers to do 3 days  climbing Mt Meru  for those who are physically fit. The ascend is quite steep, the route to the summit passes over streams, through parkland, montane forest, a giant heather zone and moorland. The summit is reached by a narrow, barren ridge, which provides stunning views of the Ash Cone lying several thousand feet below in the crater.

Day 1: Arusha  Meriakamba Hut (Full board)

We drive from Arusha to Momela Gate. After a short registration at the Gate our walk will begin with full armed ranger escorting us, simply we can see along the way the wild animals including elephants, zebras, and giraffe , monkeys, antelope, and often elephants along the route.
Dinner and overnight night at Miriakamba Hut.
Elevation (m): (1,387 m to (1,500 m)
Elevation(ft): 4,921 ft) to 3,000 ft )
Distance: 10 km
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest.

Day 2: Meriakamba  Saddle Hut (Full board)

The walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep climb.
The walk will take us slowly along the ridge for a spectacular view of the Meru Crater and the impressive Ash Cone.
After hot lunch at Saddle Hut we can make a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (3,820m) for superb views just before sunset.
Dinner and overnight at Saddle Hut
Elevation (m): 2,514 m to 3,570 m
Elevation(ft): 8,250 ft to 11,712 ft
Distance: 8 km
Hiking Time: 3-5 hours
Habitat: Forest and Moorland.

Day 3: Saddle Hut  Summit Day (Full board)

We start early at around 1:30 a.m. to climb steeply to Rhino Point (3,800 m.) and on to Cobra Point (4350m). We reach the summit (4,566 m) on time for sunrise there is a possibility to see Kilimanjaro Peak above the clouds. The final part of the climb is along a spectacular narrow ridge line between the sheer inner cliffs and the sloping outer wall of the crater.
We take a short rest and brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to the Momella gate. The returning transfer will be waiting at Momella Gate to pick you to Arusha town.
Elevation(m): 3,570 m to 4,565m to 2,514m
Elevation(ft): 14,977ft to 11,712 ft to 8,250ft
Distance: 5 km up 13 km down
Hiking Time: 12 - 14 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert Moorland and Montane forest.

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4 Days Mount Meru Climb in Tanzania 

 

Do you have plans to experience the famous  4 Days Mount Meru Climb?

Mount Meru in Tanzania is one of Africa's most beautiful volcanoes, and it is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,5685m, the fifth highest in Africa.
The mountain is located within Arusha National Park, Tanzania's gem. This prime location gives walkers the opportunity to spot some of the birds and wildlife that inhabit the area. The ascend is quite steep, the route to the summit passes over streams, through parkland, montane forest, a giant heather zone and moorland. The summit is reached by a narrow, barren ridge, which provides stunning views of the Ash Cone lying several thousand feet below in the crater.

Day 1: Arusha to Meriakamba Hut (Full board)

We drive from Arusha to Momela Gate. After a short registration at the Gate our walk will begin with full armed ranger escorting us, simply we can see along the way the wild animals including elephants, zebras, and giraffe , monkeys, antelope, and often elephants along the route.
Dinner and overnight night at Miriakamba Hut.
Elevation(m): (1,387 m to (1,500 m)
Elevation(ft): 4,921 ft) to 3,000 ft )
Distance: 10 km
Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest.

Day 2: Meriakamba to Saddle Hut (Full board)

The walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle below Little Meru is a short day but a steep climb.
The walk will take us slowly along the ridge for a spectacular view of the Meru Crater and the impressive Ash Cone.
After hot lunch at Saddle Hut we can make a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (3,820m) for superb views just before sunset.
Dinner and overnight night at Saddle Hut
Elevation(m): 2,514 m to 3,570 m
Elevation(ft): 8,250 ft to 11,712 ft
Distance: 8 km
Hiking Time: 3-5 hours
Habitat: Forest and Moorland.

Day 3: Saddle Hut to Summit Day (Full board)

We start early at around 1:30 a.m. for 4 days Mount Meru hike steeply to Rhino Point (3,800 m.) and on to Cobra Point (4350m). We reach the summit (4,566 m) on time for sunrise there is a possibility to see Kilimanjaro Peak above the clouds. The final part of the climb is along a spectacular narrow ridge line between the sheer inner cliffs and the sloping outer wall of the crater.
We take a short rest and brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to the Meriakamba Hut.
Elevation(m): 3,570 m to 4,565m to 2,514m
Elevation(ft): 14,977ft to 11,712 ft to 8,250ft
Distance: 5 km up 13 km down
Hiking Time: 10 12 hours
Habitat: Alpine Desert Moorland and Montane forest.

Day 4: Summit to Meriakamba Hut to Momella Gate to Arusha (Full board)

We take a short and fast descent way through open grassland and mixed forest, with possibility of seeing wildlife before reaching Momella Gate in the late morning.
The returning transfer will be waiting at Momella Gate to pick you to Arusha town.
Elevation(m): 2,514 m to 1,500 m to 1,387 m
Elevation(ft): 4,921 ft to 8,250 ft to 4,921ft
Distance: 10 km
Hiking time: 2-4 hours
Habitat: Montane Forest


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CLIMB MOUNT MERU TANZANIA FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Why Climb Mount Meru Tanzania?

There several good reason for Climb Mount Meru Tanzania.

  • Climb Mount Meru is a warm up for Climbing Kilimanjaro Mountain. The mountain is 70km away from the highest mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro Mountain If your climbing Kilimanjaro then climb Mount Meru will prepare you for better acclimatization in high altitude as its height is 4,5685m

  • The Mountain location is within Arusha National Park which is amazingly rich in wildlife. It gives climbers an opportunity to spot some animals such as monkeys, giraffes, warthogs, buffaloes and a wide variety of birds

  • Climbing Mount Meru gives mountain adventurers peaceful climb as it has less traffic compared to heavy crowds of Kilimanjaro Mountain.

Best Time to Climb Mount Meru in Tanzania

Climb Mount Meru can be done throughout the year. However, the best time to Climb Mount Meru is during dry season.

  • From June to the October and January to February are the best months for Climbing mount meru as weather will be good. In this season there is high possibility to have amazing views of Mount Kilimanjaro too.

  • Beginning of March to May, Tanzania experience heavy rains and hence the same for Mount Meru too

  • From November and December, during Mount Meru Climb you will experience intermittent rains along the way.

The Mount Meru Route to Summit

Climb Mount Meru in Tannzania use official route called Momella Route. The route begins from the eastern side of Mountain and ascends to northern rim of the crater to Socialist Peak, which is the summit.

Climb Mount Meru have two routes to Miriakamba Hut which is located at 2,514 meters. Climbers can choose between a shorter, steeper ascent or a slower, more gradual climb.

Walking within four to six-hours on the next will bring you to second hut which is Saddle Hut located at 3,570 meters. On this day you can have good of the crater along the way.

On 3rd day, it takes about five hours to summit and then return to Saddle Hut in time for lunch, before descending to Miriakamba for the last night.

 

Mount Meru Accommodation

Mount Meru accommodation is at two points; Saddle Hut and Miriakamba Hut. During high season they get filled in advance, so it recommended to make booking before arrival. Both huts are equipped with solar energy and bathroom. However, you should have your own sleeping bags for the nights.



Mount Meru Tanzania, Mount Meru Climb, Climbing Mt Meru Frequently Asked Questions