Mount Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania, at 14979ft/4566m. and is overshadowed by Kilimanjaro, its famous neighbour. Not only is it a rewarding and picturesque trek in its own right, providing spectacular view of Mount Kilimanjaro and the surrounding country side, but it is also very good acclimatization for a Kilimanjaro trek. A trek involves hiking through the forest and grassland on the mountain’s lower slopes, followed by a dramatic and exhilarating ridge-walk to the summit. Mount Meru is situated in Arusha National Park.
Transfer to the Arusha National Park gate at Momella. For the first section of the climb through the lush forest, crossing the Ngare Nanyuki river to reach Miriakamba Hut at 8337ft/2541m for overnight taking 4 to 5 hours. Overnight Miriakamba Hut.
Continue to ascend steeply through the pleasant forest glades and giant heather to reach Saddle Hut at 11,713ft/3570m taking 2 to 3 hours. From here it is possible to take a side trek to reach the summit of Little Meru 12,450ft/3794m and return to Saddle Hut in about 2 hours, for overnight Saddle Hut.
An early start to reach Rhino Point and then on to the summit at 14,981ft/4566m to see the sun rise behind Mount Kilimanjaro, before descending to Miriakamba Hut for overnight stay.
Descend to Momella Gate for onward transfer.