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4 Day Mount Meru Trek

Discover Mt. Meru

Mount Meru Climbing & Trekking

Arusha, often referred to as the ‘safari capital’ of Tanzania, is a charming town located at the base of the dormant volcano, Mt. Meru. Boasting a relaxed and bohemian atmosphere, Arusha serves as an excellent starting point for safari adventures. The nearby Arusha National Park is renowned for both wildlife encounters and hiking opportunities, featuring Tanzania’s second-highest peak, Mount Meru. For a detailed Meru trek route, consult our itinerary map.

Beyond traditional safari experiences, Arusha offers diverse activities such as canoeing around the scenic Momella Lakes, mountain biking, horse riding, and visits to local cultural projects. The town serves as a gateway to Tanzania’s natural wonders and cultural richness.

  • Mt Meru Trekking

Trekking Details

4 Days




-5 to 26 ºC

Summit to base

From $1,620

Per person

*Limited Time offer

Packing List

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Pre & Post Accommodation

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4 Day Mt Meru Trek

Day 1 of 4: Maria Kamba Hut
Maria Kamba Hut is the initial point for trekkers embarking on the Mount Meru ascent. The journey begins with a drive from Arusha to the Mt. Meru park gate. Upon arrival, you’ll meet your guide and porters who will accompany you throughout the trek. The hike to Maria Kamba Hut, situated at an elevation of 8,500 feet, takes a few hours.

Once at the hut, there’s an opportunity for an evening game walk. This activity allows trekkers to observe wildlife around the crater’s watering holes, providing a unique and immersive experience in the natural surroundings of Mount Meru.

Day 2 of 4: Saddle Hut
On Day 2 of the Mount Meru trek, the journey progresses to Saddle Hut, located at an elevation of 11,500 feet. The hike on this day involves ascending to the campsite, and if time permits, there’s an optional climb to Little Meru. This climb not only provides trekkers with a stunning view of Kilimanjaro but also contributes to acclimatization, helping the body adjust to higher altitudes. The diverse landscapes and panoramic vistas add to the adventure of this day.

Day 3 of 4: MariaKamba Hut
On Day 3 of the Mount Meru trek, the journey involves an early start to reach the summit before the afternoon clouds set in. The summit attempt is a challenging yet rewarding endeavor, offering breathtaking views from the top. After successfully reaching the summit, the descent brings trekkers back to the 11,500 feet camp, where they can enjoy lunch. Subsequently, the trek continues downhill to Mariakamba Hut, where participants will spend the night. This day encapsulates the triumph of reaching the summit and the satisfaction of completing a significant portion of the trek.

Day 4 of 4: Park gate
The final day of the Mount Meru trek on Day 4 involves a leisurely morning and the completion of the descent. Trekkers will make their way to the park gate by late morning, marking the end of the trek. The company’s driver will be available to pick up participants and drive them back to Arusha, providing a convenient and comfortable conclusion to the Mount Meru adventure. This day allows trekkers to reflect on their achievements and experiences before returning to Arusha.

What does this Mt Meru Trek cost?


Number of Pax 2-3 pax 4-6 pax 7-14 pax
Price Per Person $1,370 $1,300 $1,230


Includes & Excludes

Ground transport for all the above days
Accommodation (two nights in Arusha Before and after the trekking) and all the night at Mount Meru
All park fees
Rescue fees
Guides, porters and cooks salaries
Three meals a day

All other items of a personal nature
Tips to your guide
Soft drinks other than the mineral water
Alcoholic beverages
Person mountain gears such as sleeping bags, Rain gears( see list below)

Kilimanjaro Packing List

Below is the recommended packing list for a multi-day safari. Items numbered with a “+” can be adjusted upwards based on the number of safari days on your itinerary. Neutral colours are recommended to avoid attracting tsetse flies.

Technical Clothing Other
1 – Waterproof Jacket, breathable with hood Toiletries
1 – Soft Jacket, fleece or soft-shell, for cold temperatures at night Prescriptions
1+ Long Sleeve Shirt, for protection from the sun Sunscreen
1+ Short Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric Lip Balm
1+ Hiking Pants Insect Repellent, containing DEET
1 – Shorts (optional) Face Mask (REQUIRED)
1 – Bathing suit (optional) Hand Sanitizer (REQUIRED)
2+ Underwear, moisture-wicking fabric recommended Snacks (optional)
Headwear Headlamp or Flashlight
1 – Brimmed Hat, for sun protection Camera, with zoom lens of 300mm or more (optional)
1 – Bandana, Buff or Dust Mask (optional) Binoculars (optional)
Footwear Electrical Outlet Adapter
1 – Hiking Boots or Shoes Paperwork
1 – Sandals or Flip-Flops (optional) Trip Receipt
2+ Socks, wool or synthetic Passport
Accessories Visa (available at JRO)
1 – Sunglasses Immunisation Papers
1 – Neck Pillow, for napping in the vehicle (optional) Insurance Documents
1 – Daypack, small


Trusted by world travellers

Ian M – Malibu, CA – Feb 2024

Wonderful trekking experience – highly recommended

Gladiola Adventure organized a wonderful Kilimanjaro climb. Service on the mountain was excellent — hats off to the entire team!

Mohammed Alem – Jan 2024

Exceptional Kilimanjaro Climb!

Climbing Kilimanjaro in 7 days was the toughest yet the most interesting experience in my life (thanks Gladiola Adventure). After this experience, believe me you will have more respect for our planet.

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