4 Days Mount Meru Trekking

Mount Meru 4 days itinerary

This 4 day hike to the summit of Mt Meru through verdant afromontane forest into high altitude alpine desert with stunning views of a dormant volcano.

Signs and possible sightings of wildlife on foot, afromontane forest, less busy than Kilimanjaro, excellent bird life and game drives in Arusha National Park. One of the most under rated hikes in East Africa.

Why this itinerary?
A beautiful mountain to hike, great for pre Kilimanjaro acclimatization or as part of a trilogy of East Africa’s highest peaks. also superb pre safari for hikers or the adventurous.

On arrival you are personally met by one of our representatives and transferred to Arusha to a well appointed hotel. In the afternoon there is a full briefing with your guide. Dinner is included at your hotel.
Overnight The Arusha Hotel (half board).

In the morning we are collected from your hotel and transfer to Arusha National Park. At the Momella gate we finish registration formalities before setting off with your guide and armed ranger – there is abundant wildlife in the forests! The forest section is especially scenic with strangler figs and the possibility of seeing buffalo grazing in one of the clearings. In the late afternoon we reach a viewpoint before heading onto Miriakamba hut for dinner.
Overnight Miriakamba hut (full board).

We set off from Miriakamba initially still in the forest zone but in a few hours as we reach Saddle hut for lunch in the alpine desert zone. In the afternoon a walk to the summit of Little Meru can be taken for stunning views before heading back to Saddle Hut for dinner.
Overnight Saddle Hut (full board).

We rise early and our hard work is rewarded at dawn as the sun rises to the East. Kilimanjaro is normally clearly seen from here and the sheer cliffs of the crater fall dramatically 1000 feet or more. We return back and after some brunch at Saddle Hut, we continue down to Miriakamba hut for dinner.
Overnight Miriakamba hut (full board).

The final section takes up to 3 hours to return to our vehicles where we say farewell to our crew and have time for a short picnic lunch and game drive before returning to Arusha for a well deserved shower!
Overnight The Arusha Hotel (half board).


4 Days Mount Meru climb Includes:
• Quality, waterproof mountain tents.
• Professional, experienced, mountain guides.
• All Park fees and Rescue fees.
• All meals while on the Mountain.
• Arrival and Departure transfers.
• Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees.
• Mess tents with table and chairs:
• Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food:
• Clean, purified drinking water:
• Sleeping Mattress and pillows.

Excludes: in 4Days Mount Meru climb.
• Tanzania Visa: $50 per person just upon arrival.
• Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.).
• Optional Tours (short safari, Zanzibar beaches, after your climb etc).
• Tipping and any items of personal nature.

Success rate on this 4 Days Mount Meru climb.
Success is what we value during our climb. We are prepared for any situation and also have in a complete evacuation procedure in case of altitude sickness. We also carry first aid supplies, supplement summit but (Oximeters) is available on order.

Travel insurance:
All customers traveling with Cheetah Trekking are required to have fully comprehensive travel insurance prior of their trip. The policy needs to be legitimate from the date that the initial order is placed so as to provide cover for a cancellation prior to departure.

1 Person $ 900
2 – 3 Persons $ 850
4 – 10 Persons $ 800