5 Days Climb up Mount Meru

Our Safari Overview

This is a private Hike up mount Meru with the shortest time possible, the total number of days for the package is 7 days (5 days hiking 1 day of arrival 1 day for departure). The arrival and departure days include airport transfers and a nights at a lodge. If you already in the country then the arrival and departure days should be disregarded. We’ve also provided two sets of prices for the full package 7 days and prices for just the 5 days of the climb.

For those who want to take their time and be sure that they reach the summit then this is the package to go for. Depending on your condition during the climb your guide might change the package progression for further acclimatization hence making sure that you summit  The total number of days for the package is 7 days (5 days hiking 1 day of arrival 1 day for departure). The arrival and departure days include airport transfers and nights at a lodge. If you already in the country then the arrival and departure days should be disregarded. We’ve also provided two sets of prices for the full package 7 days and prices for just the 5 days of the climb.

Mount Meru is the second highest peak in Tanzania and 5th highest mountain in Africa. You can climb it alone or as a warm- up climb in preparation for Kilimanjaro as usual. the technical requirements for climbing Meru are more extensive than climbing Kilimanjaro. Accommodation during the climb is in rustic wooden huts. Meru is not favorable to climb during the rainy seasons of (April & May).

Lost in Africa professional mountain guides are dedicated to you reach the top of Mount Meru hence fulfilling your goal/dream. They will adjust the pace accordingly and monitor your health periodically throughout the hike. You will be accompanied by your guide a cook and a team of porters (a crew of 8 people for 2 climbers). The more the climbers, the more the crew will be.

Lost in Africa professional mountain guides are dedicated to you reach the top of Mount Meru hence fulfilling your goal/dream. They will adjust the pace accordingly and monitor your health periodically throughout the hike. You will be accompanied by your guide a cook and a team of porters (a crew of 8 people for 2 climbers). The more the climbers, the more the crew will be. 

Duration: 7 days (5 days hiking, 1 day of arrival, 1 day for departure).

Detailed Itienerary

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport or point of entry and be transferred to your accommodation followed by a pre-climb briefing and equipment check

Meals included: Dinner. | Accommodation: Masailand safari lodge.

After breakfast, you’ll be picked up and transferred to Arusha national park’s Momella gate for registration and formalities before setting of with your guide and armed ranger. The ranger armed is there so you don’t get attack by wildlife i.e. buffalo, hyenas, leopards. With an abundance of wildlife and beautiful scenes the walk to our first camp will be one you’ll remember forever

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. | Accommodation: Mariakamba Hut.

We will leave the forest zone and Mariakamba hut behind in the morning. We will then enter the alpine desert zone and be at the Saddle Hut by lunch time. We’ll have views of Mt Meru Crater and the ash tray when at the ridge of the saddle. After setting camp and having lunch, we will go for an afternoon walk to the summit of little Meru (3820m). we will enjoy breathtaking views and further acclimatization benefits before heading back to the saddle.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. | Accommodation: Saddle Huts.

Our climb to the summit will begin around midnight. The steep trail will bring us to rhino point before taking us further to cobra point. It’ll continue along the ridge of ash to the summit (socialist peak 4565m). At the summit we’ll enjoying magnificent views of the sunrise and Kilimanjaro which is normally clearly seen from the east.  We’ll start our descent after to Saddle Hut for brunch and then proceed to Mariakamba Huts.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. | Accommodation: Mariakamba Hut.

After breakfast and having enjoyed the views for one last time, you and your guide will continue with you descend on the familiar terrain to Mariakamba Hut. We will leave behind the alpine desert zone and be at Mariakamba hut by lunch time. We will set camp at Mariakamba hut for the night in preparation for our final day

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. | Accommodation: Saddle Huts.

On this last day, we’ll descend with haste to the Momella Gate. We’ll say our goodbyes to the crew have and engage on a short game drive before being transferred back to our hotel in Arusha.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner. | Accommodation: Masailand Safari Lodge.

The next morning after the climb you’ll see the start of you extension weather it’s a wildlife safari or a relaxation to Zanzibar. If you are departing then you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner (depending on departure time). | Accommodation: Accommodation in next destination  

Included in Cost

  • Park fees.
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional).
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary.
  • A professional driver/guide.
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional).
  • All Taxes/VAT.
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section).
  • Roundtrip airport transfer.
  • 24/7 Support from our team during the package

Excluded from Cost

  • International flights (from/to home).
  • Tips (Highly recommended)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.).
  • Services not mentioned in the program.
  • Items of a personal nature.

Prices

All Seasons 2 People 3 People 4 People 5 People 6 People
 

Prices with arrival & departure days (7 days total)

 

$2146

(1073 pp)

$2919

(973 pp)

$3604

(901 pp)

$4405

(881 pp)

$5352

(892 pp)

Prices Without arrival and departure days (5 days of climbing only) $1986

(993 pp)

$2721

(907 pp)

 

$3368

(842 pp)

 

$4125

(825 pp)

$4980

(830 pp)

Included in Cost

  • • all park fees
  • • all accommodation as stated in the package
  • • all activities unless labeled as optional
  • • a professional Mountain Team (Guides, cook, porters)
  • • Airport pickup and Dropoff
  • • Two nights of accommodation in arusha or Moshi under full board basis
  • • All transfers to and from Kilimanjaro as per the package
  • • Kilimanjaro helicopter search and rescue (SAR) in case of emergency
  • • 24/7 Support from our team during the package duration
  • • All meals as per the package
  • • Non personal Hiking gear (chairs, Tents, Tables, mess Tents, Oxygen tank, oxygen meter, sleeping bags, Matresses, etc)

Excluded from Cost

  • • Tips for the crew (highly recommended)
  • • Personal hiking gear I.e clothing and footwear (can be rented here)
  • • International flights
  • • Domestic flights
  • • Services not mentioned in the program
  • • Items of personal nature and souvenirs
  • • Visas and visa fees