Mount Meru is an active volcano of 4566 meters around 70 kilometers west of Mount Kilimanjaro and generally, the trek is six days to achieve the summit and return. It is an amazing independent trip or a prequel to climbing Kilimanjaro itself. A few people say that Meru is, in reality, all the more challenging, and without a doubt, it is a lot quieter. In this manner, there is significantly more wildlife to be seen and the sense of remoteness and solitude is a lot stronger than on the more well-known peak nearby.
The mountain is the centerpiece of Arusha National Park and its fertile slants ascend over the encompassing savanna and support a forest that hosts assorted wildlife, including about 400 species of birds, and furthermore monkeys and leopards. Trekkers have the opportunity to see a lot of wildlife as they approach and climb the mountain.
The ascent is very steep in spots and the route to the summit passes over a number streams, traveling through grasslands, tropical rainforest, alpine meadows, moorlands and desert uplands to snow and ice. The summit is reached by a narrow, infertile edge, which gives dazzling perspectives on the Ash Cone lying several hundred feet underneath in the crater.
It reaches 4,566 meters (14,980 feet) in height however has lost quite a bit of its mass because of an eastward volcanic impact around 8,000 years ago. Mount Meru recently had a minor eruption about a century back. The several small cones and craters found in the vicinity reflect numerous episodes of volcanic action.
Whether alone or in a group, with overnight stays in huts or tents, short or long tours during Climbing Mount Meru – we offer every kind Mount Meru Routes, individually planned and tailored to your wishes. In addition, we give you expert advice and access to our local network in Tanzania.
Start your physical preparation at least two months before. Decrease your efforts in the last 2 weeks and rest the final days before the climb so your body can recover properly. It is recommended to take long walks in different terrain, swimming, and yoga.
Start practicing deep, deliberate breathing. Try yoga breathing techniques or any other exercise that suits your lungs
Make sure you are properly equipped according to the packing gear list
You should bring some comfort food such as chocolates and energy bars or energy drink powder. You might need this for a boost on summit night.
Be positive and prepared for any kind of weather and surface-rainy, foggy, snowy, dusty, muddy, loose surface.
Ascend slowly and don’t overexert yourself.
Communicate openly with your guide and follow his instructions at all times. He is the most experienced person on the mountain and there to assist you always.
Take deep and deliberate breaths.
At high altitudes, loss of appetite is common. So eat and drink properly even if you don’t feel like it.
Summit day/night is tough due to steep ascent and sheer drops at some places. There is wind, cold and loose gravel surface that will require your best efforts. Prepare yourself for this challenge and conserve mental and physical energy from the start.
Don’t forget to enjoy it! Feel connected to the mountains and feel the spiritual experience offered to you.
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