6 Days Machame Route

3 DAYs Mount Meru Climbing      

Overview    

A 3 days Mount Meru climb offers an exhilarating adventure through diverse ecosystems, from lush forests teeming with wildlife to alpine deserts and dramatic volcanic landscapes. As trekkers ascend, they experience breathtaking views, including a stunning perspective of Kilimanjaro from the summit. The journey provides not only physical challenges but also a rich cultural experience, with opportunities to engage with the Meru and Maasai communities inhabiting the region. This trek promises a blend of natural beauty, geological wonder, and cultural immersion, making it a truly unforgettable experience.

ITINERARY  

Arrive in Tanzania

Pick up at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to your hotel in Moshi town, thereafter our experienced guide will come to brief you about the trek and do an equipment check to make sure you have all the necessary mountain gear. Then you will spend overnight in your hotel for dinner and breakfast.

DAY 1 – MOMELLA GATE (1500M) TO MIRIAKAMBA HUT (2500M)

Distance covered: 6 km

Approximate time taken: 4 hours

Habitat: Rainforest

Meal: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

After breakfast, you will depart from your hotel to Momella Gate. You will get to see some places of Moshi and Arusha when you are on the way to the park gate. On arrival you will go through registration formalities, afterward, your first day starts accompanied by an armed ranger. On the way, you will encounter animals such as giraffes, warthogs, buffalos, bushbucks, and lots of bird species. Overnight and dinner at Miriakamba Hut (2500m).

DAY 2 – MIRIAKAMBA HUT (2500M) TO SADDLE HUT (3500M)

Distance covered: 6 km

Approximate time taken: 3.5 hours

Habitat: Rainforest

Meal: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Around 08:00 am we will start our second-day hike to Saddle Hut. We will pass through the steep path along the ridge of the saddle. You will experience amazing views of the Meru crater, the ash cone, and little Meru can be seen. On the way, you will continue exploring the best wildlife and flowers in the forest. Then after arriving at Saddle Hut you will have hot lunch and rest before acclimatization to little Meru and then back down to the hut for dinner and overnight.

DAY 3 – SADDLE HUT (3500M) TO SUMMIT (4566M) DOWN TO MIRIAKAMBA (2500M) THEN MOMELLA GATE (1500M)

Distance covered: 6 km

Approximate time taken: 3.5 hours

Habitat:

Meal: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

We will wake up around midnight and have some tea before starting the final ascent. The climb is steep up to Rhino Point (3800m) and onto Cobra Point (4350m). During sunrise, we will be at the top of big Meru (4566m) and you will see Kilimanjaro Peak above the clouds. After taking some pictures we will start the descent to Saddle Hut for a hot lunch and short rest before continuing walking down to Miriakamba and then Momella Gate. After arriving we will sign out at the park gate and drive back to your hotel.

DEPART TANZANIA/ OTHER DESTINATION IN TANZANIA.

Later in the evening or the next day you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport to board your home bound flight. Also, Boko Explorers can organize an affordable cultural tour or safaris trip to one of the best wildlife parks in Tanzania such as Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro crater and Serengeti National Park.

End of The Trip

PRICING.

Prices (quoted in USD/per person)  

3 DAYS CLIMB + 2DAYS IN HOTEL

1 Person

2-4 Persons


5-9 Persons

10+ Persons

3 DAYS MOUNT MERU ROUTE

$ 920

$850


$720

$620

 

Included Services

  • Hotel in Moshi; Bed and Breakfast
  • Private transport to / from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your hotel in Moshi
  • Qualified guides with mountain crew
  • National Park fees
  • 18% VAT on tour fees and services
  • All huts accommodations
  • Huts fees
  • Transport
  • Rescue fees
  • All needs on the mountain (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Guides and porters’ accommodations and their entry fees on the mountain
  • Pulse oximeter
  • First aid kit
  • Emergence oxygen
  • Treated water through the trek
  • Fair wages to guides and porters as approved by Kilimanjaro National Park authority

Excluded Services

  • Flights
  • Visa
  • Tips to mountain crew
  • Private toilet ($120 per group)
  • Laundry services

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