Meru Route & Itinerary

Itinerary Details
Day 1 Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, meet and transfer to hotel in Arusha; Planet Lodge
Day 2 Transfers to Momella Gate (6,850 ft), registration of the climb, then start climbing up to Miriakamba Hut (8,370 ft) for dinner and overnight ~ B, L, D
Day 3 Today you commence the climbing to the big valley then to saddle hut (11,710ft). After lunch, you’ll hike a little higher to Little meru, then later back to saddle hut for dinner and overnight ~ B, L, D
Day 4 Final ascent to Meru Peak (14,980 ft) then descend down to Saddle Hut then to Miriakamba Hut for dinner and overnight ~ B, L, D
Day 5 An easy walk to Momella Gate with arrival by 10:30 am and transfer to Arusha; Planet Lodge ~ B, L
Day 6 Proceed with safari or be transferred back to the airport for flight home ~ B

Route waypoints Time (approx)
Momella Gate – Miriakamba Hut 4 – 5 hrs
Miriakamba Hut – Saddle Hut 3 – 4 hrs
Saddle Hut – Summit 4 – 6 hrs
Summit – Momella Gate 5 – 7 hrs
Item / Years 2017 2018
Prices (in USD) $ 1,310 $ 1,355
Dates… varies, contact us for more info


Price Includes:

  • Arrival and departure Kilimanjaro airport transfers
  • Free scheduled Riverside bus shuttle transfer Nairobi-Arusha-Nairobi if arriving/departing from Nairobi
  • Transport from the hotel to the mountain and back to the hotel
  • Accommodation and meals as indicated above (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All park fees and taxes
  • Services of English speaking mountain guide, assistant guides and enough porters for your luggage, food and water, and a skilled cook
  • 4 days of trekking
  • 2 nights at Planet Lodge; bed and breakfast

Price Excludes:

  • International airfare
  • Items of a personal nature such as passport and visa
  • Climbing gear (can be rented on arrival)
  • Tips


  • The luggage that porters are allowed to carry is limited to 35 pounds (ie: 15 kgs)
  • Overweight or extra luggage will require an extra porter at a rate of $10/bag/day
  • You can leave extra luggage at your hotel in Arusha or at our office (plan not to leave any valuables like cash, jewelry, electronics, etc)