Mount Meru Trekking Adventures
Full Mount Meru climbing expedition with ample time to acclimatize which includes detours to some of the more delightful beauty spots, with pre and post climb nights at Mountain Inn in Moshi town to prepare in advance, hire any equipment and return later to relax after your climb. You also have the option of staying in Arusha if you prefer. The Mount Meru trekking route can vary with circumstances or with client preference from as little as a one-day highlands walking tour to a lesser 5 days hiking excursion for those in a hurry to prepare for Kilimanjaro
Mount Meru is an active stratovolcano located 70 kilometres (43 miles) west of Mount Kilimanjaro in the nation of Tanzania. At a height of 4,565 metres (14,977 ft), it is visible from Mt Kilimanjaro on a clear day and is the ninth or tenth highest mountain in Africa, dependent on definition. 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. state of Washington.
This 4 Days Mount Meru Climb will take you to the summit of Mt. Meru, the third highest peak in Africa and is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,568m. The mountain is located within Arusha National Park, Tanzania’s gem. This prime location gives trekkers the chance to spot some of wildlife that inhabits the area. The ascend is quite steep, the route to the summit passes over streams, through parkland, montane forest, a giant heather zone and moorland. The summit is reached by a narrow, barren ridge, which provides stunning views of the Ash Cone lying several thousand feet below in the crater. This 4-day climbing tour is fairly easy and no prior training is required.
A beautiful mountain to hike, great for pre Kilimanjaro acclimatization or as part of a trilogy of East Africa’s highest peaks. Also superb pre safari for hikers or the adventurous. 3 day hike to the summit of Mt Meru through verdant afromontane forest into high altitude alpine desert with stunning views of a dormant volcano. Signs and possible sightings of wildlife on foot, afromontane forest, less busy than Kilimanjaro, excellent bird life and game drives in Arusha National Park. One of the most under rated hikes in East Africa.
Mount Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,5685m.and the fifth highest in Africa. It is best to allow three days for climbing Meru since it involves a 3,500m altitude trek. There are two huts available to climbers on the mountain and firewood is supplied. The best time to climb Meru is between October and February. The mountain is usually climbed from Olkokola on the western side of the crater and you need a park ranger as an escort due to the threat of buffalo.