Day 3: Miriakamba Hut (2500m) to Saddle Hut (3500m)

Today’s trek takes you through the steep path along the ridge of the saddle. Amazing views of the Meru crater, the ash cone and little Meru can be seen along the way. While trekking through the forest keep your eyes peeled for wildlife and the attractive wild flowers. Common animals include buffaloes and the black and white Colobus monkey. Your trek will end up at Saddle hut where you will be spending the night. After resting at the camp you will set off on an hour acclimatization trek to little Meru (3810m) then head back down to Saddle hut.

Distance covered: 6.5km / 4miles

Approx. time taken: 3 – 4 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.


We start early at around 1:30 a.m. to climb steeply to Rhino Point (3,800 m.) and on to Cobra Point (4350m). We reach the summit (4,566 m) on time for sunrise there is a possibility to see Kilimanjaro Peak above the clouds. The final part of the climb is along a spectacular narrow ridge line between the sheer inner cliffs and the sloping outer wall of the crater.

We take a short rest and brunch at Saddle Hut before continuing the descent to the Meriakamba Hut and lastly in Momela gate.

The vehicle for transfer will be waiting at Momella Gate where you will get on the vehicle and transfer to hotel in Arusha.

Approx. time taken: 13-14 hours

Distance covered: 28km

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch Included

Day 5: Depart Tanzania

The day is left free to wind down after the trek before your flight home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Arusha town and grab some souvenirs before heading to the airport.

Hotel in Arusha: bed and breakfast included.

Prices include:

  • Airport or border transfers before and after Meru trekking.
  • Hotel in Arusha,before and after trekking, bed and breakfast included.
  • Transfer from the hotel to Momella Park Gate for the start of trekking.
  • Transfer from Park Gate to Hotel after trekking.
  • Accommodation in the mount huts during the trekking.
  • All Kilimanjaro climbing fees.
  • 3 meals per day during the trekking.
  • The services of our mountain guide, cook and porters.

Not included in the price

  • Lunches, dinners and drinks at your hotel before and after climb.
  • Beverages during the trekking like alcohols.
  • Sleeping bags and other private trekking gears.
  • Travel insurance
  • All items of personal nature.
  • Tips to mountain guides, cook and porters (find below the recommended amounts).