We have a 100% summit success rate for our Mt Meru expeditions and we pride ourselves on being the best operator on the mountain. As well as providing individual support pre-trek to get you mountain-ready, we also offer a premium expedition service. This includes our chefs serving up high-quality meals and our experienced guides taking you safely up and down the mountain.

If you are looking to tackle Mt Meru as a standalone challenge or combined with our Kilimanjaro expedition, you will be in the safest hands with Summit Expeditions. Join us on our next Mt Meru trek and discover for yourself why we are the number one expedition company on the mountain.

Jul 11 - Jul 16, 2023
Adult Package
Price for 1 adult (16+ years old)​
Deposit: $750
Child Package
Price for 1 accompanied child (10-15 years old)
Deposit: $750

Discounts are available for groups of 4 or more – Contact Us for more details.


6 Days
Max Altitude
4,566 m
group size
all inclusive


Mount Meru is Tanzania’s 2nd highest mountain standing tall at 4,566m. It is located in Arusha National Park & offers some of the most spectacular scenery & wildlife diversity of any mountain in Tanzania.

Mt Meru is a moderately challenging trek due to its steepness but offers climbers an opportunity to be immersed in nature. Climbers will be accompanied by an armed ranger due to the abundance of wildlife on the lower slopes of this mountain, making it a great trekking option for those who want to get a sense of being out in the wild.

Mt Meru is also the perfect way to acclimatize before attempting Kilimanjaro.


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: 3,500m

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!

What's Included


Farah Mehdi
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Summit Expeditions is great. I climbed Kilimanjaro with them in October 2022 and they were organized and efficient in both preparing for the trip and on the trip itself. Our team leader, Sean, was knowledgeable and did a great job with keeping everyone motivated. I would definitely go on one of their trips again. Also, I strongly recommend the luxury tent option they have for Kilimanjaro - totally worth it.
Chloe Evans
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Summit Expeditions and Sean made our trip to summiting Kilimanjaro easy and enjoyable! We had the best support team on the mountain, we were safe, well cared for, well fed and in the trusting hands of knowledgeable guides and leaders. I cannot recommend summit expeditions enough for any of your mountain adventures! Thank you for a life-changing trip, full of good memories, fun and very high success rates!
Tala Shtayyeh
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I recently climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro with Summit Expeditions. I cannot recommend Summit Expeditions enough. Their professionalism and care ensured that the whole team was able to summit safely. A special thank you to Sean, as he was super patient and motivating with me the whole way up! Thank you!!
Jess Broad
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Would highly recommend booking a mountain trip with Summit Expeditions! I went with a group of teachers to Kilimanjaro last month with this company and everything from start to finish was fantastic. We had meetings beforehand to prepare us on what to pack and the outline of the trip. Sean, Caroline and Keith all shared their experiences and offered advice before the trip. Caroline was our guide from Summit Expeditions on our trip to Kili and was beyond friendly, helpful and supportive. The team they work with in Tanzania are the best. The food is unreal too. The week ended with us all reaching the summit! Thank you for everything!
Keven C.
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Sean and the support staff were amazing. They were extremely patient and supportive and it's thanks to them that my group had a 100% success rate to summit. I highly recommend Summit Expedition who are extremely professional and who prioritize the health and safety of the entire team. We already planning our next summit with them😀
Daniel Watson
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Summit Exped went the extra mile from start to finish to ensure a safe, well prepared and amazing experience while summiting mt. Kilimanjaro. The ground team they have assembled in Tanzania is second to none. They are dedicated to the team and to the teams success while ensuring everybody is safe, warm and well fed. Highly recommended! I'll be seeking my next adventure through them for sure.
Zoe Irvine
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I climbed Kilimanjaro with Summit Ex and had the most amazing experience. Sean is proffessional and a constant support. The team where all more than fantastic, and our food/tents/planning was all completely flawless. I would highly recommend- impeccable service from start to finish.
Scott G
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I recently went to Kilimanjaro with Summit Expeditions and I couldn't recommend them highly enough. A very organised trip and even though the hike was tough, the team were very supportive throughout (seeing as this is my first mountain)
Andrea Janjua
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I highly recommend Summit Expeditions to achieve your mountaineering dreams. Sean and his team were amazing, taking care of us every step of the way with great tips, clear guidance and catering to all our needs sometimes in very tough conditions. If you are looking for a company that will give you premium support on your mountain journey, look no further, you found them. Giving a 5+ star.
Keith O'Malley-Farrell
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We had an amazingly successful trip to the top of Kilimanjaro. Right from the beginning Caroline and Sean were amazingly helpful from pre trip advice, to packing tips and kit days. Once we arrived in Kilimanjaro they filled us with so much confidence and made everything really easy. Their professionalism and strategy to get a group of 26 of us to the summit was incredible and I don't think anybody else could have done so well with the variety of fitness levels that were in our group. I can't recommend Summit Expeditions enough.