Mount Meru Extended

Tour Highlights

Mount Meru is Tanzania’s second highest mountain (after Mount Kilimanjaro), and its summit is just under 15,000 feet. You start and end your climb in areas where you’re likely to see wildlife in Arusha National park. In fact, driving to the trailhead is typically a game drive in its own right. This, our recommended route choice, allows you to rest overnight at Miriakamba hut after your summit ascent. On day 4 you have a reasonably short descent to the trailhead. Even though it’s a lower and shorter climb than Kili, Mount Meru is a tough climb in its own right and shouldn’t be under-estimated. It’s very rewarding however.  You’ll hike with other small climbing groups, assigned together to an armed park ranger for safety from animals.  But, along the trail you’ll be guided by our experienced mountain guides whose experience on Kilimanjaro helps in case of any altitude difficulties.  Our cook and porter(s) will carry your luggage and prepare your meals.  The park service provides simple but Western – style huts with shared bunk rooms and nearby toilet facilities.

Safari Itinerary

Pickup from your lodging in Arusha area and transfer to Arusha National park. You are likely to see wildlife as you drive through Arusha National Park on your way to the trailhead, and sometimes while hiking. Hike across a plain or through the forest (at the ranger’s discretion) as you ascend through very scenic surroundings to Mariakamba Hut.

Ascend the ridge and hike to Saddle Hut.

Summit ascent (starting at around 1 AM), to arrive at the summit around sunrise. Descend to Saddle Hut, then descend further to overnight at Mariakamba Hut.

Descend through the forest or across the plain to Momella Gate. We will drop you back in Arusha at your lodging.


Our Mount Meru climb prices are in US Dollars, per person. Our prices include ground transportation between Arusha and the trailhead, lodging in public huts on Mount Meru, guide(s), porter(s), cook, Arusha National Park fees and taxes (these are subject to government increase after booking). We include meals from lunch on the first day through lunch on the last day of the climb.

Single Supplement
If you are traveling solo, on Mount Meru we charge a single supplement of $250 US Dollars. This is waived if you choose a Serengeti Pride climb group that has other climbers, or if other climbers join your Serengeti Pride group after you sign on.


Our Mount Meru climb prices exclude flights, tips/gratuities, travel visa, lodging other than mountain huts. Upon request we can extend your Mount Meru climb package to include hotel in Arusha area and airport transfers. You bring your own sleeping bag or rent from us.

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