4 Day Mt Meru Trekking Tour + 2 nights hotel stay

4 Day Mt Meru Trekking Tour + 2 nights hotel stay

At 4,566 m Mt Meru is the fifth highest mountain on the African continent and the second highest in Tanzania. About 250,000 years ago, a massive volcanic eruption blew away the entire eastern flank of the mountain and left it with the distinctive appearance it has today. The Mt Meru ascent passes through many different vegetation zones. The dry forest of the lower region changes to a dense mountain rainforest, which then turns into scrubland. Closer to the summit, the vegetation becomes less and less and gives way to alpine terrain.
As the vegetation changes so do the wildlife. During the ascent, you might encounter large games such as giraffes, buffaloes, baboons, colobus monkeys and antelopes. To be safe, it is obligatory to be accompanied by an armed park ranger on your tour.

Facts

Scheduled trekking: Mount Meru
Tour code: 06MTMERU
From: Kilimanjaro International Airport
To: Arusha
Min. number to guarantee tour: 2
Max number of participants: 14
Departure day: every Sunday

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    4 Day Mt. Meru Trekking
    Arusha, Tanzania
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    Tour Language
    English / German
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    Arusha National Park gate
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    2 nights hotel stay

1 Pax price: $1,190.00

2 Pax Sharing: $1,085.00
3 Pax Sharing: $1,040.00

Day 1-5 | Mt. Meru

Day 2

Start: Momella Gate (1,500 m)
Finish: Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m)
Altitude: ↑ 1,000 m
Walking time: 4-5h


Day 3

Start: Miriakamba Hut (2,500m)
Finish: Saddle Hut (3,550m)
Altitude: ↑ 1,050 m
Walking time: 3-4h

Day 4

Start:
Saddle Hut (3,550 m) – Socialist Peak (4,562 m)
Finish: Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m)
Altitude: ↑ 1,012 m ↓ 2,062 m
Walking time: 10-14h


Day 5

Start: Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m)
Finish: Momella Gate (1,500 m)
Altitude: ↓ 1,000 m
Walking time: 2-3h

Day to Day Itinerary

Each expedition is supplied with unlimited bottled oxygen for making acclimatization less stressful.

Day 1 Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to the Meru View Lodge on the outskirts of Arusha. The rest of the day is at leisure and in the evening, you will attend a briefing in preparation for your upcoming trek. Dinner and overnight at Meru View Lodge.
Dinner

Day 2 Arusha – Momella Gate (1,500 m) – Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m)

In the morning, you will be collected from your lodge and taken to the Arusha National Park gate. While you wait, your guide will complete the registration forms. Once the formalities have been sorted out and the hiking team has gathered, you will be taken to the Momella Gate. From here an armed park ranger will accompany you and right from the start you might spot giraffes and buffaloes as you walk through open grassland. Soon you will enter the acacia forest on the southern route. After approximately 2 hours you will reach the Maio Falls – the perfect spot to rest and have a picnic. Thereafter you will continue your trek to the well-known “fig tree arch”. You will finally arrive at the Miriakamba Hut in time for afternoon tea and snacks. The night will be spent at the Miriakamba Hut.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 3 Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m) – Saddle Hut (3,550 m)

In the morning you will follow wooden steps along a steep track. Due to the gain in altitude, it will be noticeably cooler than the previous day and walking may seem easier. The clouds often hang low in the rainforest, creating a moody atmosphere in the lush vegetation. After going uphill for approximately 2 hours, you will reach the vantage point “Mgongo wa Tembo” (elephant back) at a height of 3,200 m, where you will enjoy a well-earned break. The vegetation now changes from rainforest to heather and moorland and you should reach Saddle Hut at around midday. During the afternoon, you have the option to hike to Little Meru (3,820 m) which should take about 1 to 2 hours. From here you will enjoy wonderful views of Arusha National Park and Mt Kilimanjaro about 80 km away. Back at Saddle Hut, you will have a warm meal before you retire to bed early as your wake-up call will be just after midnight.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 4 Saddle Hut (3,550 m) – Socialist Peak (4,562 m) – Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m)

After a small snack and some tea, you will leave the camp at around 2 am. Lighting the way with headlamps, you will follow the trail through bushland to Rhino Point (3,821 m). From here the path becomes more challenging and occasionally climbing will be necessary. You will walk on frozen volcanic ash and rocks, following the crater rim. After about 4 to 5 hours you should reach the summit, Socialist Peak. Experience the sun rising above Mt Kilimanjaro and enjoy the fantastic view of Mt Meru’s crater with its steep sides and the ash cone in the middle. The descent follows the same route back to Saddle Hut where you will take a break and recuperate with hot soup and tea. Once refreshed, you will continue the descent and during the early afternoon, you should reach Miriakamba Hut – tired but happy.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 5 Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m) – Momella Gate (1,500 m) – Arusha

After breakfast, you will follow the so-called northern route – a 2 to 3 hours trek back to the Momella Gate. The descent follows a shorter route than the ascent but there is still a chance to see elephants, buffaloes, giraffes as well as the black and white colobus monkeys. At the gate, you will say farewell to your hiking crew and your driver will take you back to Meru View Lodge where you will celebrate your achievement and spend the night.
Breakfast; Dinner

Day 6 Arusha – Kilimanjaro Airport

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport. Alternatively, you can extend your trip and go on a safari or relax on the white sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean.
Breakfast

Note: The summit stage contains a few easy but unsecured climbing passages. A good head for heights and surefootedness is absolutely necessary. In adverse weather conditions (heavy rain, icy rocks or thick fog) the park ranger can call off the summit attempt. We do not advise climbing Mount Meru during the rainy season in April and May.

Is there an age limitation for this climb?

According to the national park authorities, children under the age of 10 years are only allowed to hike until Shira Camp (3845 m). There are no official restrictions for children above the age of 10 years but because the chances of children succumbing to mountain sickness are a lot higher than they are with adults, we recommend a minimum age of 14-16 years. Please note that children of all ages have to be accompanied by one of their parents at all times. Although there is no maximum age restriction, a medical check-up is advisable for climbers above the age of 60.

How big can I expect the group to be and where are the other climbers from?

Groups can be anywhere between 2 and 14 and climbers come from far and wide.

Do I have to be extremely fit?

Africa’s highest peak is one of the only mountains of this magnitude that can be conquered without you being an experienced alpinist. However, it goes without saying that you should be healthy and fit to master the 4-6 hour daily hikes as well as the 12-14 hour hike on the night of the summit. In addition thereto, strong willpower and endurance is required.

What kind of weather is to be expected and when is the best time to travel?

The warmest time with the least rainfall is between December and February, followed by the main rainy season from March until the beginning of June. Between June and October, temperatures are moderate with almost no rainfall. November is regarded as the small rainy season and daily short rainfalls with cloudy views are common.

The best time to travel is between the end of June and the middle of October and although it is possible to climb Kilimanjaro in the main rainy season, we strongly discourage anyone from doing so.

What can I expect from the route?

You will pass through many different vegetation zones. The dry forest of the lower region changes to a dense mountain rainforest, which then turns into scrubland. Closer to the summit, the vegetation consists of heather and moorland later becoming a barren alpine desert.

What meals will be provided and what type of food can I expect?

  • Meals are included as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • For breakfast, there will be a choice of fruit, scrambled eggs, porridge, toast, jam, hot chocolate, coffee or tea. Lunch will be provided in form of a lunch box containing sandwiches, boiled eggs, chicken etc.
  • For dinner, you will enjoy soup and bread followed by meat or poultry along with starch (i.e. chips, mashed potatoes, pasta or rice) as well as vegetables.
  • While breakfast and dinner are served in a mess tent equipped with a table and chairs, lunch is enjoyed en-route.
  • Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements or food allergies and we will do our utmost to cater for them (only possible with advanced notification).

How do I cope with the altitude?

Almost everybody tackling Mount Meru will be affected by the thinner air and the altitude in some or another way. Top athletes are just as much at risk of suffering from it as people who are out of shape. Headaches, extreme fatigue, loss of appetite and nausea are all signs of possible mountain sickness. Symptoms are mostly mild, enabling you to continue your hike and only in a very few instances are symptoms more acute, making an immediate descent unavoidable. Severe altitude sickness is a serious matter and you should bear in mind that it can be life-threatening and at worst lead to death. It is also important to replace lost body fluids due to physical activity by drinking enough water. We suggest two to four litres per day along with magnesium to prevent muscle cramps.

What happens in the event of an emergency?

  • Mountain rescue services in Tanzania can in no sense be compared to the ones found in the European Alps for example. If you find yourself unable to walk, you will either be carried or transported on a wheeled stretcher. As this is by all means a very unpleasant experience, it is important that you only push yourself as far as your body allows. Helicopters are hardly ever deployed as they can only land at a lower altitude.
  • Please also make sure your health insurance covers you while travelling. If you are not adequately covered, we urge you to take out suitable travel insurance assuring all your medical expenses including rescue and repatriation costs are covered.

What about tipping?

  • Tips for the mountain crew are common practice. Gratuities are a large portion of the crew’s income and thus highly appreciated. Below are some recommendations from our side (per group, not per person):

    Guide: 15-18 USD per day
    Assistant Guide: 12-15 USD per day
    Cook: 8-10 USD per day
    Waiter: 7-9 USD per day
    Porter: 6-7 USD per day

Should I bring some extra money?

  • Yes you should bring some extra money for tips, souvenirs and other personal expenses.
  • If you are bringing USD, please make sure the bills have been be printed after 2004 as any earlier printed ones will not be accepted.

What kind of clothes and gear do you recommend?

  • There are a few things you should pack for a Mount Meru climb and as the list is quite extensive, you will receive a detailed packing list from us once you have confirmed the booking.
  • For your convenience, we also rent out all essential clothing items and other gear.

What are Tanzania's visa requirements?

  • For most travellers it is possible to obtain a visa upon arrival but nevertheless, it is every visitor’s obligation to check the latest visa regulations with their respective embassies.
  • Every traveller is responsible to be in the possession of the required travel documents.

What about vaccinations and malaria?

  • Officially, no vaccinations are required by the Tanzanian health department. However, Tanzania is a yellow fever region and thus we advise that you get yourself vaccinated for this.
  • In general we also recommend that you have all other shots such as Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio and Hepatitis A & B up to date.
  • Malaria is present in Tanzania but there are no mosquitoes at high altitude. It is your own choice if you wish to take any precautionary medication, but we suggest that you consult your doctor or travel clinic in this matter.

Dates & Rates for Mt. Meru Trekking from Kilimanjaro Airport to Kilimanjaro Airport / Arusha

Mt. Meru 4 Days 1 Pax 2 Pax Sharing 3 Pax Sharing
07/08/2022 12/08/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
14/08/2022 19/08/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
21/08/2022 26/08/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
28/08/2022 02/09/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
04/09/2022 09/09/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
11/09/2022 16/09/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
13/09/2022 18/09/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
18/09/2022 23/09/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
25/09/2022 30/09/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
02/10/2022 07/10/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
09/10/2022 14/10/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
12/10/2022 17/10/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
16/10/2022 21/10/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
23/10/2022 28/10/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
30/10/2022 04/11/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
06/11/2022 11/11/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
13/11/2022 18/11/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
20/11/2022 25/11/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
27/11/2022 02/12/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
04/12/2022 09/12/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
11/12/2022 16/12/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
18/12/2022 23/12/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
25/12/2022 30/12/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
01/01/2023 06/01/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
08/01/2023 13/01/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
15/01/2023 20/01/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
22/01/2023 27/01/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
29/01/2023 03/02/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
05/02/2023 10/02/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
12/02/2023 17/02/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
19/02/2023 24/02/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
26/02/2023 03/03/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
05/03/2023 10/03/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
12/03/2023 17/03/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
19/03/2023 24/03/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
26/03/2023 31/03/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
04/06/2023 09/06/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
11/06/2023 16/06/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
18/06/2023 23/06/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
25/06/2023 30/06/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
02/07/2023 07/07/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
09/07/2023 14/07/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
16/07/2023 21/07/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
23/07/2023 28/07/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
30/07/2023 04/08/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
06/08/2023 11/08/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
13/08/2023 18/08/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
20/08/2023 25/08/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
27/08/2023 01/09/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
03/09/2023 08/09/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
10/09/2023 15/09/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
17/09/2023 22/09/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
24/09/2023 29/09/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
01/10/2023 06/10/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
08/10/2023 13/10/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
15/10/2023 20/10/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
22/10/2023 27/10/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
29/10/2023 03/11/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
05/11/2023 10/11/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
12/11/2023 17/11/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
19/11/2023 24/11/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
26/11/2023 01/12/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
03/12/2023 08/12/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
10/12/2023 15/12/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
17/12/2023 22/12/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
24/12/2023 29/12/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
31/12/2023 05/01/2024  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
Highlights

Day 1-5 | Mt. Meru

Day 2

Start: Momella Gate (1,500 m)
Finish: Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m)
Altitude: ↑ 1,000 m
Walking time: 4-5h


Day 3

Start: Miriakamba Hut (2,500m)
Finish: Saddle Hut (3,550m)
Altitude: ↑ 1,050 m
Walking time: 3-4h

Day 4

Start:
Saddle Hut (3,550 m) – Socialist Peak (4,562 m)
Finish: Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m)
Altitude: ↑ 1,012 m ↓ 2,062 m
Walking time: 10-14h


Day 5

Start: Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m)
Finish: Momella Gate (1,500 m)
Altitude: ↓ 1,000 m
Walking time: 2-3h

Itinerary

Day to Day Itinerary

Each expedition is supplied with unlimited bottled oxygen for making acclimatization less stressful.

Day 1 Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to the Meru View Lodge on the outskirts of Arusha. The rest of the day is at leisure and in the evening, you will attend a briefing in preparation for your upcoming trek. Dinner and overnight at Meru View Lodge.
Dinner

Day 2 Arusha – Momella Gate (1,500 m) – Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m)

In the morning, you will be collected from your lodge and taken to the Arusha National Park gate. While you wait, your guide will complete the registration forms. Once the formalities have been sorted out and the hiking team has gathered, you will be taken to the Momella Gate. From here an armed park ranger will accompany you and right from the start you might spot giraffes and buffaloes as you walk through open grassland. Soon you will enter the acacia forest on the southern route. After approximately 2 hours you will reach the Maio Falls – the perfect spot to rest and have a picnic. Thereafter you will continue your trek to the well-known “fig tree arch”. You will finally arrive at the Miriakamba Hut in time for afternoon tea and snacks. The night will be spent at the Miriakamba Hut.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 3 Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m) – Saddle Hut (3,550 m)

In the morning you will follow wooden steps along a steep track. Due to the gain in altitude, it will be noticeably cooler than the previous day and walking may seem easier. The clouds often hang low in the rainforest, creating a moody atmosphere in the lush vegetation. After going uphill for approximately 2 hours, you will reach the vantage point “Mgongo wa Tembo” (elephant back) at a height of 3,200 m, where you will enjoy a well-earned break. The vegetation now changes from rainforest to heather and moorland and you should reach Saddle Hut at around midday. During the afternoon, you have the option to hike to Little Meru (3,820 m) which should take about 1 to 2 hours. From here you will enjoy wonderful views of Arusha National Park and Mt Kilimanjaro about 80 km away. Back at Saddle Hut, you will have a warm meal before you retire to bed early as your wake-up call will be just after midnight.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 4 Saddle Hut (3,550 m) – Socialist Peak (4,562 m) – Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m)

After a small snack and some tea, you will leave the camp at around 2 am. Lighting the way with headlamps, you will follow the trail through bushland to Rhino Point (3,821 m). From here the path becomes more challenging and occasionally climbing will be necessary. You will walk on frozen volcanic ash and rocks, following the crater rim. After about 4 to 5 hours you should reach the summit, Socialist Peak. Experience the sun rising above Mt Kilimanjaro and enjoy the fantastic view of Mt Meru’s crater with its steep sides and the ash cone in the middle. The descent follows the same route back to Saddle Hut where you will take a break and recuperate with hot soup and tea. Once refreshed, you will continue the descent and during the early afternoon, you should reach Miriakamba Hut – tired but happy.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 5 Miriakamba Hut (2,500 m) – Momella Gate (1,500 m) – Arusha

After breakfast, you will follow the so-called northern route – a 2 to 3 hours trek back to the Momella Gate. The descent follows a shorter route than the ascent but there is still a chance to see elephants, buffaloes, giraffes as well as the black and white colobus monkeys. At the gate, you will say farewell to your hiking crew and your driver will take you back to Meru View Lodge where you will celebrate your achievement and spend the night.
Breakfast; Dinner

Day 6 Arusha – Kilimanjaro Airport

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport. Alternatively, you can extend your trip and go on a safari or relax on the white sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean.
Breakfast

Note: The summit stage contains a few easy but unsecured climbing passages. A good head for heights and surefootedness is absolutely necessary. In adverse weather conditions (heavy rain, icy rocks or thick fog) the park ranger can call off the summit attempt. We do not advise climbing Mount Meru during the rainy season in April and May.

FAQ

Is there an age limitation for this climb?

According to the national park authorities, children under the age of 10 years are only allowed to hike until Shira Camp (3845 m). There are no official restrictions for children above the age of 10 years but because the chances of children succumbing to mountain sickness are a lot higher than they are with adults, we recommend a minimum age of 14-16 years. Please note that children of all ages have to be accompanied by one of their parents at all times. Although there is no maximum age restriction, a medical check-up is advisable for climbers above the age of 60.

How big can I expect the group to be and where are the other climbers from?

Groups can be anywhere between 2 and 14 and climbers come from far and wide.

Do I have to be extremely fit?

Africa’s highest peak is one of the only mountains of this magnitude that can be conquered without you being an experienced alpinist. However, it goes without saying that you should be healthy and fit to master the 4-6 hour daily hikes as well as the 12-14 hour hike on the night of the summit. In addition thereto, strong willpower and endurance is required.

What kind of weather is to be expected and when is the best time to travel?

The warmest time with the least rainfall is between December and February, followed by the main rainy season from March until the beginning of June. Between June and October, temperatures are moderate with almost no rainfall. November is regarded as the small rainy season and daily short rainfalls with cloudy views are common.

The best time to travel is between the end of June and the middle of October and although it is possible to climb Kilimanjaro in the main rainy season, we strongly discourage anyone from doing so.

What can I expect from the route?

You will pass through many different vegetation zones. The dry forest of the lower region changes to a dense mountain rainforest, which then turns into scrubland. Closer to the summit, the vegetation consists of heather and moorland later becoming a barren alpine desert.

What meals will be provided and what type of food can I expect?

  • Meals are included as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • For breakfast, there will be a choice of fruit, scrambled eggs, porridge, toast, jam, hot chocolate, coffee or tea. Lunch will be provided in form of a lunch box containing sandwiches, boiled eggs, chicken etc.
  • For dinner, you will enjoy soup and bread followed by meat or poultry along with starch (i.e. chips, mashed potatoes, pasta or rice) as well as vegetables.
  • While breakfast and dinner are served in a mess tent equipped with a table and chairs, lunch is enjoyed en-route.
  • Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements or food allergies and we will do our utmost to cater for them (only possible with advanced notification).

How do I cope with the altitude?

Almost everybody tackling Mount Meru will be affected by the thinner air and the altitude in some or another way. Top athletes are just as much at risk of suffering from it as people who are out of shape. Headaches, extreme fatigue, loss of appetite and nausea are all signs of possible mountain sickness. Symptoms are mostly mild, enabling you to continue your hike and only in a very few instances are symptoms more acute, making an immediate descent unavoidable. Severe altitude sickness is a serious matter and you should bear in mind that it can be life-threatening and at worst lead to death. It is also important to replace lost body fluids due to physical activity by drinking enough water. We suggest two to four litres per day along with magnesium to prevent muscle cramps.

What happens in the event of an emergency?

  • Mountain rescue services in Tanzania can in no sense be compared to the ones found in the European Alps for example. If you find yourself unable to walk, you will either be carried or transported on a wheeled stretcher. As this is by all means a very unpleasant experience, it is important that you only push yourself as far as your body allows. Helicopters are hardly ever deployed as they can only land at a lower altitude.
  • Please also make sure your health insurance covers you while travelling. If you are not adequately covered, we urge you to take out suitable travel insurance assuring all your medical expenses including rescue and repatriation costs are covered.

What about tipping?

  • Tips for the mountain crew are common practice. Gratuities are a large portion of the crew’s income and thus highly appreciated. Below are some recommendations from our side (per group, not per person):

    Guide: 15-18 USD per day
    Assistant Guide: 12-15 USD per day
    Cook: 8-10 USD per day
    Waiter: 7-9 USD per day
    Porter: 6-7 USD per day

Should I bring some extra money?

  • Yes you should bring some extra money for tips, souvenirs and other personal expenses.
  • If you are bringing USD, please make sure the bills have been be printed after 2004 as any earlier printed ones will not be accepted.

What kind of clothes and gear do you recommend?

  • There are a few things you should pack for a Mount Meru climb and as the list is quite extensive, you will receive a detailed packing list from us once you have confirmed the booking.
  • For your convenience, we also rent out all essential clothing items and other gear.

What are Tanzania's visa requirements?

  • For most travellers it is possible to obtain a visa upon arrival but nevertheless, it is every visitor’s obligation to check the latest visa regulations with their respective embassies.
  • Every traveller is responsible to be in the possession of the required travel documents.

What about vaccinations and malaria?

  • Officially, no vaccinations are required by the Tanzanian health department. However, Tanzania is a yellow fever region and thus we advise that you get yourself vaccinated for this.
  • In general we also recommend that you have all other shots such as Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio and Hepatitis A & B up to date.
  • Malaria is present in Tanzania but there are no mosquitoes at high altitude. It is your own choice if you wish to take any precautionary medication, but we suggest that you consult your doctor or travel clinic in this matter.
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Dates & Rates

Dates & Rates for Mt. Meru Trekking from Kilimanjaro Airport to Kilimanjaro Airport / Arusha

Mt. Meru 4 Days 1 Pax 2 Pax Sharing 3 Pax Sharing
07/08/2022 12/08/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
14/08/2022 19/08/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
21/08/2022 26/08/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
28/08/2022 02/09/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
04/09/2022 09/09/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
11/09/2022 16/09/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
13/09/2022 18/09/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
18/09/2022 23/09/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
25/09/2022 30/09/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
02/10/2022 07/10/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
09/10/2022 14/10/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
12/10/2022 17/10/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
16/10/2022 21/10/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
23/10/2022 28/10/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
30/10/2022 04/11/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
06/11/2022 11/11/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
13/11/2022 18/11/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
20/11/2022 25/11/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
27/11/2022 02/12/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
04/12/2022 09/12/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
11/12/2022 16/12/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
18/12/2022 23/12/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
25/12/2022 30/12/2022  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
01/01/2023 06/01/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
08/01/2023 13/01/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
15/01/2023 20/01/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
22/01/2023 27/01/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
29/01/2023 03/02/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
05/02/2023 10/02/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
12/02/2023 17/02/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
19/02/2023 24/02/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
26/02/2023 03/03/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
05/03/2023 10/03/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
12/03/2023 17/03/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
19/03/2023 24/03/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
26/03/2023 31/03/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
04/06/2023 09/06/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
11/06/2023 16/06/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
18/06/2023 23/06/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
25/06/2023 30/06/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
02/07/2023 07/07/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
09/07/2023 14/07/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
16/07/2023 21/07/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
23/07/2023 28/07/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
30/07/2023 04/08/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
06/08/2023 11/08/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
13/08/2023 18/08/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
20/08/2023 25/08/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
27/08/2023 01/09/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
03/09/2023 08/09/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
10/09/2023 15/09/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
17/09/2023 22/09/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
24/09/2023 29/09/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
01/10/2023 06/10/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
08/10/2023 13/10/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
15/10/2023 20/10/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
22/10/2023 27/10/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
29/10/2023 03/11/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
05/11/2023 10/11/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
12/11/2023 17/11/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
19/11/2023 24/11/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
26/11/2023 01/12/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
03/12/2023 08/12/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
10/12/2023 15/12/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
17/12/2023 22/12/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
24/12/2023 29/12/2023  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00
31/12/2023 05/01/2024  $1,190.00  $1,085.00  $1,040.00

Tour price includes / excludes (climbing)

Rest assured – climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with our professional guides will be successful.

Included in the price

  • Mount Meru trekking according to the itinerary
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Mountain crew (cook & porters)
  • Overnight stays in hotels and mountain huts
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Drinking water
  • All national park fees
  • All mentioned transfers

Excluded from the price

  • Sleeping bag
  • Flights
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel Insurance

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