Mount Meru

4 Days. Recommended to prepare for Kilimanjaro.

bookThe Momella route is the only route up to Mt. Meru. It starts at Momella gate on the eastern side of the mountain and goes to the summit along the Northern arm of the mountain's horseshoe crater. The route is steep but can be done comfortably in four days (three nights) although trekkers often do it in three days by combining stages 3 and 4.

  • Day 1: Momella gate > Miriakamba hut

    Drive from Arusha to the Mt. Meru park gate you will be met by game ranger and porters. Two routes are available from Momella gate. The more interesting is a track that goes through the forest towards the crater floor, then steeply upto Miriakamba Hut. The second, shorter option is a path that climbs gradually through the grassland direct to Miriakamba, This makes a good descent route. Dinner and overnight at Mariakamba Hut.

    Hiking time: app. 5 hours

  • Day 2: Miriakamba hut > Saddle hut

    After breakfast hike to upto 11,500 ft to arrive at Saddle Hut. There are good side trips from Saddle Hut to little Meru (3820m) and to Rhino point, both of which offer superb views of the 'Roof of Africa', Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as of Meru's ash cone. This will also be part of more acclimatization. The path climbs steeply up through pleasant glades to Tope la Mbogo (Buffalo Swamp), from where their are good views into the crater and up to the main cliffs below the summit. Dinner and overnight at Saddle Hut.

    Hiking time: 2-3 hours

  • Day 3:
 Saddle hut > Summit > Mariakamba Hut

    An early rise to hike all the way to the summit before the afternoon clouds cover the summit. From the summit, descend back to the 11,500 ft Saddle Hut in time for lunch. After lunch, hike down to Mariakamba Hut for dinner and overnight.

    Hiking time: 4-6 hours

  • Day 4:
 Mariakamba Hut > Saddle Hut

    Breakfast at the camp and a leisurely morning. Descend to the park gate to connect with your waiting transfer vehicle back to your hotel in Arusha/Moshi to continue with other programs or depart.

    Hiking time: 4-5 hours

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Depature Daily, except during heavy rain season (april/may)
Duration 3 nights / 4 days
Destinations included
Mount Meru: 4566 m. (14,990 ft)