Mount Meru is a dormant stratovolcano, located 70 kilometres (43 mi) west of Mt Kilimanjaro in the nation of Tanzania. At a height of 4,562.13 metres (14,968 ft), it is visible from Mt Kilimanjaro on a clear day, and is the fifth highest mountain in Africa , dependent on definition.

Mount Meru is located just north of the city of Arusha , in the Arusha Region of Tanzania. It is the second-highest mountain in Tanzania, after Mt Kilimanjaro.The Momella route – which starts at Momella gate, on the eastern side of the mountain – is used to climb Mount Meru.
Much of its bulk was lost about 8,000 years ago due to an eastward volcanic blast, similar to the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in the U>S of Washington. Mount Meru most recently had a minor eruption in 1910. The several small cones and crates seen in the vicinity probably reflect numerous episodes of volcanic activity.
Mount Meru is the topographic centerpiece of Arusha National Pack . Its fertile slopes rise above the surrounding savanna and support a forest that hosts diverse wildlife, including nearly 400 species of birds, and also monkeys and leopards.

Best time to hike: All year round
Duration: 3 day, 2 Nights -3 Days

Day 1:
Arusha 1400m – Miriakamba Hut 2500m
Duration: 5-7 hours of hiking
After an early morning breakfast in Arusha and with everything ready for the hike .A drive to the Momella Gate of Arusha National Park where the trek will start.After clearing with the parks formalities and your team of porter and cook and guide ready. You will begin your ascent in Arusha National Park. The first day of hiking is similar to a walking safari; you should expect to see giraffes, zebras, antelope, buffalo, and elephants . Due to the high possibility of spotting wildlife, an armed ranger hired is required to be with our team for the duration of the hike. Along the way you will pass the Ngare nanyuki River and a beautiful waterfall at the base of Mt. Meru. Upon arriving to Miriakamba Hut 2500m dinner and washing water provided. Enjoy the beautiful sunset and overnight.

Day 2:
Miriakamba Hut 2500m – Saddle Hut 3500m
Duration: 3-5 hours of hiking
After breakfast, you will start ascending up the steep trail along the ridge of the saddle. You may see various wildlife along the way.The trail has views of Mt. Meru Crater and the Ash Tray. When you arrive at camp, you have the option of hiking a bite up with your guide for further acclimatization. You will be served an early dinner, so you can have ample rest before your midnight summit attempt.

Day 3:
Saddle Hut 3500m – Summit Attempt 4566m – Arusha 1400m
Duration: 12-14 hours of hiking
Your guide will wake you at 00:30 for tea and biscuits breakfast and start before 1:30am. The trail starts off on a steep grade to Rhino Point 3800m to Cobra Point 4350m . The last hour of the hike is more engaging with narrowly and rocky ridge between the crater and inner cliffs of Meru. You will reach the summit of Meru 4565m at sunrise 6;30 am with spectacular views of Mt. Meru Ash Tray and Mt. Kilimanjaro. Enjoy your views then descend to Momella Gate and return to Arusha.