Mount Meru

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Mount Meru

From Arusha, and Momela Gate Arusha National Park is about an hour’s drive (1514 m/4967 ft), the beginning of the Mount Meru climb, is about 15 km from the national park doorway.

Most of the Kilimanjaro tour operators and hiking agencies in Arusha organize Mt. Meru climbs.

If you desire to climb to the summit of Mt. Meru you want two or three nights on the mountain. You climb about 1000 m/3300 ft per day approximately. The third hours of darkness does not give you additional time to acclimatize to the summit. It is used up on the way down.

It is probable to skip the third night by downward over 3000 meters (9850 ft) in single day, all the way since the summit back down to Momella Gate where your transportation ought to be waiting.

Sunrise from top of Kilimanjaro

It is unkind on the knees. You will moreover be so exhausted that the complete descent is just a painful effort, when it might be an extremely pleasant trek from side to side some of the best forests Tanzania has to present. Consider us, the jungle on the slopes of Mt. Meru looks completely diverse when viewed coming down comparison to climb up. You observe so lots of things you never noticed on the way up.

The preference of climb route is much easier than choosing a Kilimajaro route. Going on Mt. Meru there is just one climb route.

Accommodation for mountaineers on Mt. Meru is in two superbly appointed, big huts, the Miriakamba and the Saddle Huts.

Little Meru is Mount Meru second peak.

Little Meru (3801 m/12533 ft) is frequently visited on an acclimatization walk on the hours of daylight of your second day on Mt. Meru. You hike from the Saddle Hut to Little Meru and come back.

Good news you will get two different certificates. One for accomplishment Little Meru, and second one for making it to “Socialist Peak”, the main Mt. Meru peak.