Though often ignored in favor of its big sister Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru is a worthy trekker’s paradise. This massive volcano towers over 3,000 meters above Arusha town, which lies at the foothills on its south side. The mountain endured a violent explosion in the distant past, and in its wake, the explosion left towering cliffs in a gaping U-shaped ridge facing east towards Kilimanjaro. The crater stands today in a protected Amphitheatre of sorts, thousands of feet below the summit rocks. The craggy top lies at the westernmost point of the summit ridge and juts boldly into the sky at 4566 m (14,979 feet). From the top, one can look out at Kilimanjaro from the highest perch possible perhaps there is no better vantage point to gaze at Africa’s tallest mountain, approximately 80 km to the northeast.



Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania (Kilimanjaro International Airport)

Meals: breakfast and dinner included

Pick up at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to your hotel in Moshi town, thereafter our experienced guide will come to brief you about the trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. Then you will spend overnight in your hotel for dinner and breakfast.

Day 2: Momella Gate (1500m) to Miriakamba Hut (2500m)

Approx. time took: 4 hours

Distance covered: 6km

Zone: Montane Forest

Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

After breakfast, you will depart from your hotel to Momella Gate. You will get to see some places of Moshi and Arusha when you are on the way to the park gate. On arrival you will go through registration formalities, afterwards, your first day starts accompanied by an armed ranger. On the way, you will encounter animals such as giraffes, warthogs, buffalos, bushbucks, and lots of bird species. Overnight and dinner at Miriakamba Hut (2500m). 

Day 3:  Miriakamba Hut (2500m) to Saddle Hut (3500m)

Approx. time took: 3.5 hours

Distance covered: 6km

Zone: Montane Forest

Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Around 08:00 am we will start our second-day hike to Saddle Hut. We will pass through the steep path along the ridge of the saddle. You will experience amazing views of the Meru crater, the ash cone and little Meru can be seen. On the way, you will continue exploring the best wildlife and flowers in the forest. Then after arriving at Saddle Hut you will have a hot lunch and rest before acclimatization to little Meru and then back down to the hut for dinner and overnight. 

Day 4: Saddle Hut (3500m) to Summit (4566m) then down to Miriakamba Hut (2500m)

Approx. time took: 10 hours

Distance covered: 18 km

Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

On the way to the Peak you will wake up around midnight and some tea with popcorn/ porridge will be ready for you. You will start your final ascent to the peak. The trail is steep and you will climb through the gravel and rocky ridges. After reaching the top you will have a good time taking some pictures before the descent to Miriakamba (2500 m) for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Miriakamba (2500m) to Momella Gate (1500m)

Your final descent will pass through the tropical rainforest with wildlife species on the way. It will take us 5 hours until we reach the park gate. Afterward, you sign out and collect your certificate. A private vehicle will be ready to take you to your hotel in Moshi for a warm shower and celebration.

Day 6: Departure / other destination in Tanzania

Later in the evening or the next day, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport to board your home-bound flight. Also, Habari Adventure can organize an affordable safari trip to one of the best wildlife parks in Tanzania such as Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, or Serengeti National Park.



Prices (quoted in USD/per person)




1 person


$ 1,165/person
2-4 people $ 920/person


5-9 people


$ 870/person
10 & above


$ 765/ person

Included in the price:

  • Two nights’ accommodation in the hotel; first night includes dinner &breakfast, last night includes dinner
  • Private transport to/from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your hotel in Moshi
  • Qualified guides with mountain crew
  • National park fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees and services
  • All huts accommodations
  • Huts fees
  • Transport
  • Rescue fees
  • All needs on the mountain (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Guides and porters’ accommodations and their entry fees on the mountain
  • Pulse oximeter
  • First aid kit
  • Emergency oxygen
  • Sleeping bags
  • Katy filtered water throughout the trek
  • Fair wages to guides and porters as approved by the Kilimanjaro National Park authority

Not included

  • Flights
  • Visa
  • Tips to mountain crew (usual: guides $20, Cook $15, porter $10 per day)
  • Items of personal nature
  • Laundry services
  • A doctor of a group