The 3 days Mount Meru climb takes you to the peak of Mount Meru using the mountain’s, only route, the Momella Route. The second-highest peak in Tanzania, Mount Meru, is situated about 20 kilometers east of Arusha town. Within the boundaries of Arusha National Park, the peak is located at a height of 4566 meters above sea level.

There is just one path up Meru, which can be taken in three days, but we strongly advise tackling it in four days to allow for acclimatization. Before climbing Kilimanjaro, the majority of alpine climbers utilize Meru to acclimatize. Less snow has accumulated on the peak since the volcano’s outburst.
When climbing Mount Meru, unlike Kilimanjaro, you must be supervised by an armed ranger or rangers as you move through the Arusha National Park.

You will appreciate the walking safari at this time as you pass herds of African buffalo, zebras, and black-and-white colobus monkeys, to name a few animals.

As you hike up the mountain, you may witness a variety of birds at the Momela and Ngurdoto Lakes, including pelicans and flamingos.

You will be greeted at Kilimanjaro International Airport and driven to your hotel or lodge in Arusha City, where you will spend the night. Your head guide will meet you there to give you a briefing, check your equipment, and make arrangements for you to rent any necessary gear.

How much does this 3-day Mount Meru trek cost?

The 3-day Mount Meru climb prices by Tranquil Kilimanjaro will range from $520 for a group of 10 people, per person to $965 for a single person. 

$965 $700 $645 $615 $600 $590 $580 $565 $540 $520

Mount Meru MapWhere will, you stay along this route?

We offer only two accommodation points along the Momella Route on this  3-day Mount Meru trek and they are

  • Miriakamba Huts
  • Saddle Huts

On your first day, you will stay at Miriakamba Huts after leaving the Momella gate then you will stay at Saddle Huts before summiting via the same.

Climbing Mount Meru

  • Mount Meru should not be overlooked despite Mount Kilimanjaro’s growing popularity, even if it is a less strenuous ascent than Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • You may anticipate seeing a number of stunning waterfalls and seeing a variety of species along the route.
  • The three-day trip is difficult, and Meru’s height makes it possible for altitude sickness to occur. The erratic weather in Arusha may make climbing difficult when it is raining heavily.
  • Since the mountain is located inside the confines of Arusha National Park, you will also have an armed ranger with you in addition to a guide and porters.
  • Despite this, hiking Mount Meru is still a very fulfilling adventure. The views from the top of Mount Meru are simply breathtaking on a clear day.

4 days Mount Meru trekThe crew at Tranquil Kilimanjaro will make sure that we fulfill your dreams of trekking Mount Meru

Additional information


Miriakamba Hut (Full board)

We drive to Mt Meru’s Momela Gate from Arusha for brief registration procedures. You will begin your walk with a fully armed ranger escorting us for walking safari around Mount Meru and wildlife viewing. Some of the wild animals you will see are Arusha national park resident wildlife that includes zebras, giraffe, monkeys, antelope, and often elephants along the way.

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

Saddle Hut (Full board)

There is a short but steep walk from Miriakamba Hut to the saddle hut located just below Little Meru.

Proceeding along the ridge, the walk will reward us with a beautiful view of the Meru Crater and the impressive Ash Cone. It is at Saddle Hut where we will have hot lunch before we continue along with a short climb to the summit of Little Meru (3,820m or 12,533 ft.) for spectacular 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

Summit Day ( Half Board)

On the third day of our Mount Meru climb, we start early with a steep climb at around 1:30 a.m. to Rhino Point (3,800m or 12,467 ft.) and on to Cobra Point (4350m or 14,257 ft.). We reach the summit (4,566m or 14,980 ft. ) in time for Mt Meru sunrise whereby there is a possibility to see Kilimanjaro Peak towering above the clouds.

The last part of the 3 Days Mount Meru climb is along a spectacular narrow ridgeline between the sheer inner cliffs and the sloping outer wall of the crater. We rest abit with short brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to Momella gate. We then drive back to your hotel/lodge in Arusha/Moshi.

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.

The cost of climbing Mount Meru for 3 days is as follows.

1 Person: $965

A group of 2 people: $700 per person

A group of 3 people: $645 per person

A group of 4 people: $615 per person

A group of 5 people: $600 per person

A group of 6 People: $590 per person

A group of 7 people: $580 per person

A group of 8 people: $565 per person

A group of 9 people: $540 per person

A group of 10 people: $520 per person

3 Days Mount Meru Price includes

All transfers to the mountain and back to your Arusha hotel

Professional, experienced, mountain guides

Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees

Quality, waterproof, four-season mountain sleeping tents

Sleeping Mattress

All meals while on the Mountain

Quality Mess tents with table and chairs

Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food

Clean, purified drinking water

Conservation fees (part of park fees)

Camping or Hut fees (part of park fees)

Rescue fees (part of park fees)

VAT (18% charged by the Government)

Surcharge for online payment of deposit (5%)

Price Excludes

Airport transfers

Accommodation in Arusha

Tanzania Visa


Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)

Meals not listed above

Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc)

How long does the ascent of Mount Meru take?

Three to four days are needed to ascend Mount Meru from the base to the peak and back. Before climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, you can use it as a stand-alone trip as an acclimatization hike.

Where is Mount Meru located?

Fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport, which is the nearest airport to the mountain, and Arusha, which also happens to be the closest town to Mount Meru, in order to reach Mount Meru. Mount Meru is only 60 kilometers (35 miles) from Kilimanjaro International Airport, and it can be reached from Arusha in under 1.5 hours. Where is Mount Meru located?

What is the cost of trekking Mount Meru?

The price to climb Mount Meru varies depending on how many days you plan to stay there and how many people will be in your party. Get a free quotation from us for your Mount Meru climbing adventure.

The volcano Mount Meru is it still active?

No, Mount Meru is a dormant stratovolcano with over 110 years since its last volcanic eruption. It stands 4,562.13 meters (14,968 ft) tall and is situated in Tanzania, roughly 70 kilometers (43 miles) to the west of Mount Kilimanjaro.

How difficult is it to trek Mount Meru?

Since Meru is steeper than Mount Kilimanjaro, it is a difficult and arduous hike! Although it is not as high as Mount Kilimanjaro, it is more difficult. The fifth-highest peak in Africa is called Mount Meru.

How tall is Mount Meru?

The second-highest peak in Tanzania and fifth-highest in all of Africa, Mount Meru, is 4,565 meters high.

climbing Mount meru