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Moderate
Tanzania

Mt Meru

Experience the thrill of conquering Africa's 5th highest summit, embrace the challenge, and revel in the beauty of the rugged terrain as you reach the peak.

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2490
9250

Experience the ultimate adventure with Summit Expeditions as we invite you to summit Mt. Meru, Tanzania's hidden gem trek. Our commitment to excellence is evident in our remarkable 100% summit success rate, making us the premier operator on the mountain. At Summit Expeditions, we prioritize individual support, ensuring you are mountain-ready through personalized pre-trek assistance.

 

Our premium expedition service goes beyond the summit, with experienced guides leading you safely up and down Mt. Meru, and our chefs crafting high-quality meals to fuel your journey. Whether you choose to conquer Mt. Meru as a standalone challenge or combine it with our Kilimanjaro expedition, rest assured you're in the safest hands with Summit Expeditions.

TRIP ACTIVITY

Expedition

ACTIVITY RATING

Moderate

SKILL RATING

No Experience

DURATION

6 Days

DESTINATION

Tanzania

GROUP SIZE

12

Tour Highlights

Trek above the clouds to the summit of Tanzania's second-highest peak
Enjoy cozy mountain lodges amidst the stunning natural surroundings
Immerse yourself in the rich scenery and wildlife of Arusha National Park

Itinerary

Today we make our way to Tanzania! After meeting at Kilimanjaro International Airport, we drive through the beautiful grass plains for about an hour until we reach our hotel in Moshi. We will spend the remainder of the day preparing for our trek with an extensive kit check & group-climbing brief, before enjoying a traditional Tanzanian dinner and a good night’s rest.
We will depart the hotel at around 8 am and drive half an hour to the Momella gate, which is the starting point of the trek. After the registration, we will start our trek accompanied by an armed ranger. Along the route, we will catch spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Momella lakes. We might also encounter animals such as cape buffaloes, giraffes, warthogs and bushbucks, to name a few. Our day’s trek will end up at Miriakamba Hut, where we will be spending the night. – Sleeping: Mountain Hut – Trekking time: 4-5 hours – Max altitude: 2,500m
Today’s trek takes us along the saddle ridge, where we will have amazing views of the Meru crater, the ash cone and little Meru along the way. While trekking through the forest we should keep our eyes peeled for wildlife and attractive wildflowers. Common animals include buffaloes and the black and white Colobus monkey. After a short rest at Saddle Hut, we will set off on a short acclimatization hike to Little Meru (3,810m). After reaching Little Meru’s summit, we will head back down to Saddle Hut where we will spend the night. – Sleeping: Mountain Hut – Trekking time: 4-5 hours – Max altitude: 3,810m
We set off around 1.30 am to climb steeply to Rhino Point (3,800m) and onto Cobra Point (4,350m). The final part of the climb is along a spectacular narrow ridgeline between the sheer inner cliffs and the sloping outer wall of the crater. We will aim to reach the summit (4,566m) just in time for sunrise and on a clear day, the view of Kilimanjaro Peak in the distance is breathtaking. We take a short rest at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to the Meriakamba Hut where we will overnight. – Sleeping: Mountain Hut – Trekking time: 10-12 hours – Max altitude: 4,566m
After breakfast, we continue the descent to the Miriakamba Hut and lastly to Momella gate. Our vehicles will be waiting to take us back to our hotel. In the evening, we will have a traditional dinner to celebrate our incredible Mt Meru journey. – Sleeping: Hotel – Trekking time: 2-3 hours – Max altitude: 2,500m
For those joining our Mt Kilimanjaro trek, one of our safari extensions or continuing their independent Tanzanian adventure, these can be joined from our hotel in Moshi. For those departing Tanzania, transfers will be arranged to Kilimanjaro International Airport, where we will say goodbye. . . at least until the next expedition!

Tour Package Details

What’s Included?

Not Included

  • Summit Expeditions team liaison pre-trek.
  • Qualified and experienced English-speaking mountain guides during the trek.
  • Support team, including chef(s) providing fresh meals and personal porters for duffel bags.
  • Full board expedition with three meals daily, including a celebration dinner post-summit.
  • Unlimited filtered water, hot drinks (tea, coffee, and hot chocolate) throughout the trek.
  • Premium hotel/lodge in Moshi pre/post trek.
  • Comfortable mountain huts during the trek.
  • Transfers to/from the airport.
  • All road transport within the itinerary.
  • All entrance fees and trekking permits.
  • First aid equipment for mountain emergencies.
  • Comprehensive pre-trip support to ensure readiness for the trek.
  • Training advice to prepare for the physical challenge of Mt. Meru.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED IN THIS TRIP

  • Airfare to Kilimanjaro Airport.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Purchase or rental of personal gear.
  • Tips for porters (budget $125).
  • Drinks and snacks not included in the package.
  • General spending money.

Tour FAQs

The best time for the Mt. Meru trek is during the dry seasons, from June to October and January to February. These periods offer clearer skies, making for stunning vistas, and minimize the chance of rainfall, enhancing overall trekking conditions.
Absolutely! Mt. Meru is an ideal choice for beginners with a moderate level of fitness. The trek is designed with gradual ascents, allowing trekkers to acclimatize comfortably. Our experienced guides ensure a supportive environment for novice adventurers.
Yes, the Mt. Meru trek passes through Arusha National Park, providing opportunities to encounter wildlife such as buffalo, giraffes, and various bird species. The trek offers a unique blend of nature and adventure beyond the summit challenge.
Essential gear includes sturdy trekking boots, layered clothing for varying temperatures, a comfortable daypack, and a water bottle. We provide a detailed packing list to ensure you have all necessary items for a comfortable and safe trek.
The Mt. Meru trek is designed for gradual acclimatization. Our experienced guides monitor your well-being and adjust the pace accordingly. The trek itinerary includes acclimatization days, allowing your body to adapt to the increasing altitude, enhancing the overall trekking experience.

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SKILL RATING

No Experience

Perfect for beginners, these trips require no prior experience in the specific activity. Whether it’s trekking, safaris, or cultural explorations, these adventures cater to those seeking a first-time, accessible introduction to the chosen activity. For example, a beginner-level trek might involve well-maintained trails with moderate elevation gain, ensuring participants with no prior trekking experience can comfortably enjoy the journey.

Basic Skills

Geared towards participants with a basic understanding of the chosen activity, these trips may involve moderate physical challenges or elements that benefit from some prior knowledge. For instance, a basic-level rock climbing expedition might include climbs with straightforward routes, where participants are expected to have a foundational grasp of climbing techniques. This level is designed for individuals who have dabbled in the activity or have some relevant skills.

Intermediate Expertise

Tailored for those with intermediate skills, these trips demand a more substantial level of expertise in the chosen activity. Whether it’s backcountry trekking, wildlife tracking, or kayaking, participants are expected to possess a solid understanding of the fundamentals. An example could be an intermediate-level mountaineering expedition that involves more challenging terrain, requiring participants to have experience with ice and snow conditions and advanced navigation skills.

Technical Proficiency

Reserved for seasoned adventurers with advanced skills, these trips involve highly technical aspects of the chosen activity. This might include technical climbing, advanced diving, or specialized wildlife tracking. For instance, a highly technical climbing expedition could require participants to navigate complex routes, use advanced gear, and possess a comprehensive understanding of the specific challenges associated with the climb. Participants at this level are expected to have a high degree of proficiency and experience in the activity.

TOUR OPERATOR

Summit Expeditions

Every aspect, from pre-booking to saying farewell at the airport after the trip, is managed by us. This ensures a seamless and high-quality adventure experience. Our dedicated team is with you every step of the way, providing support and guidance throughout your journey. We meticulously plan each detail to offer you a hassle-free and unforgettable adventure, tailored to your preferences and needs.

Collaboration

In collaboration with other respected entities, these tours offer a unique blend of expertise and local knowledge. You’ll benefit from the best of both worlds, with our team working closely alongside our partners to deliver exceptional adventures. Together, we ensure that every detail is taken care of, guaranteeing an unforgettable experience. Our collaborative approach allows us to offer diverse and enriching adventures that showcase the best of each partner’s expertise and local insights.

Local Partner

We carefully select and collaborate with partners who share our commitment to excellence, ensuring that your experience is nothing short of exceptional. Our partners excel in providing outstanding trip management and logistics, maintaining our high standards of quality and service. While the tour is managed by our trusted local partners, we still provide the same incredible and 5-star support pre-trip. Rest assured, your adventure is in good hands from start to finish. 

Explorers Club

These exclusive tours are meticulously organized, managed, and operated by the dedicated Explorers Club team. With a focus on our members, these adventures guarantee a truly unique experience.

While local partners and specialists may be involved, it’s the Explorers Club that takes the lead in every aspect of the journey. Explore the world with fellow Club members and embark on extraordinary expeditions.

Collaboration

Our collaborative tours are a blend of expertise and passion. The Explorers partner with various entities, including other travel operators, local experts, community groups, and influencers, to bring you
joint adventures.

These tours offer a mix of Explorers Club members and non-members, uniting diverse perspectives for unforgettable experiences. Expect well-coordinated, shared journeys that combine the best of both worlds.

Local Partner

For trips that offer a deep dive into specific regions, our trusted local partners take the lead. These adventures are exclusively managed by our carefully selected local experts, renowned for their professionalism and in-depth knowledge of the area.

While the tour may include both Explorers Club members and non-members, you can trust that every aspect of the journey is handled by seasoned local professionals, ensuring an authentic and immersive experience.

Status

Guaranteed

This trip has met the minimum number of joiners and is guaranteed to go ahead.

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Standby

This trip is filling up but hasn’t met the minimum number of joiners to be guaranteed yet. Once you book your place, please ensure you purchase flexible flight tickets or wait for us to reach out informing you that your trip is now guaranteed. In the unlikely event that your trip is not guaranteed by 60 days prior to the trip start date, then it may be cancelled. You will be provided with the option to change dates or have your deposit refunded.