Mount Meru is an active stratovolcano located 70 kilometres west of Mount Kilimanjaro in the nation of Tanzania. Much of its bulk lost about 8,000 years ago due to an eastward volcanic blast. Mount Meru most recently had a minor eruption in 1910. The several small cones and craters are seen in the vicinity probably reflect numerous episodes of volcanic activity.
Mount Meru is one of Africa’s most beautiful volcanoes, and it is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,5685m, the fifth highest in Africa. The peak located within Arusha National Park, Tanzania’s gem. This prime location gives walkers the opportunity to spot some of the birds and wildlife that inhabit the area.
The ascent is quite steep, the route to the summit passes over streams, through parkland, montane forest, a giant heather zone and moorland. The summit reached by a narrow, barren ridge, which provides stunning views of the Ash Cone lying several thousand feet below in the crater.
Weather permitting, Kilimanjaro can seen in the West. 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. But also, June to September, while it is colder then. Please click here to contact us for the tailor made itinerary, price or more information about this trip.
MOUNT MERU ITINERARY
Day 1 : Arusha – Mount Meru
Departure from Arusha and transfer to Momella Gate early in the morning. 3 to 4 hours climb to Miriakamba Hut (2500m) 500m gradient. Night at Miriakamba Hut.
Day 2 : Mount Meru
Through a tropical forest, we walk to Saddle Hut (3750m). From here it is possible to get to the Little Mount Meru and back. Gradient of 1200m going up and 6 hours walk. Add 2 hours walk and 300m gradient for the Little Meru Peak. Night at Saddle Hut
DAY 3 : Mount Meru
Departure during the night for the final climb. Reach the summit (4566m) through a path that follows the crater curve. Enjoy a view on the whole Masai Land and the Kilimanjaro. Walk down through Miriakamba Hut until Momella Gate. Welcome and Transfer by car back to Arusha. 10 hhours walk, 1000m gradient going up, and 2500m going down.