Explore the fascinating volcanic landscapes of Mount Meru.
A rewarding three day hike, whilst also a great acclimatisation trek for those attempting Kilimanjaro.
Behind only Kilimanjaro, reach the summit of this impressive mountain at 4566m.
Mount Meru, a dormant stratovolcano cuts an imposing shape as it rises out of the Tanzanian plains. Summiting at a height of 4562m above sea level, it's a phenomenal challenge, and one that offers a different style of challenge to the more popular Kilimanjaro treks. A much more tranquil and wild experience, away from the crowds of Kilimanjaro, it's a fantastic opportunity to take on a guided trek to a high altitude peak, and experience the range of vegetation zones that exist at varying heights along the route.
A fantastic opportunity to try high altitude trekking, with great support.
Keep watch for baboons, giraffe, zebra and colombus monkeys along the wild route.
A superb choice as a pre-Kilimanjaro trek to aid with acclimatisation.
Kilimanjaro International Airport - KIA (JRO)
Kilimanjaro Airport Road
Fly to Kilmanjaro International Airport. Take a private transfer to the hotel. Meeting with representative and full pre-trek briefing.
Morning transfer to Arusha Natioal Park. Permit check with Park HQ before continuing to Momella Park Gate. Follow the trail through montane forest, with waterfalls lining the route, climbing to 2500 and the Miriakamba Hut to overnight.
Ascend over 1000m today, climbing to Saddle Hut, at an altitude of 3550m. Further acclimatisation hike to the peak of Little Meru in the afternoon, reaching an altitude of 3820m.
Setting off around 0200, follow the scrubland path to Rhino Point, from which point the route becomes more demanding as it traces the narrow crater ridge for the next four to five hours. From the summit, Socialist Peak, bask in the achievement of reaching the summit at 4562m. The astounding views over the plains below, reaching to Kilimanjaro in the distance make for great photo opportunities, before retracing the route to Miriakamba Hut and Momella Gate. Transfer to the hotel.
Airport transfers to start the journey home.
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Climbing Mount Meru is an adventure only bookable as a private group of between two and ten participants.
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