Mount Meru Climb Itinerary
Mount Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania and the fifth highest in Africa. The mountain is a spectacular dormant volcano that offers a challenging and rewarding experience. Along the way, trekkers pass through montane forests into a high altitude alpine desert with stunning views of the dormant volcano’s Ash Cone and Mount Kilimanjaro.
Located in Arusha National Park, with the Momella Lakes close to its foot, Mount Meru boasts diverse flora and fauna, and you may even be lucky enough to spot some of Tanzania’s wildlife, such as zebras and buffalo, on your way up. Some climbers even consider it a more scenic hike than Mount Kilimanjaro.
The mountain is unspoilt and less congested compared to Mount Kilimanjaro and is a great alternative for climbers looking for a more affordable trek. There is one route up and down the mountain. Climbs can take between 3 to 4 days, although we would always recommend the longer route for a successful and enjoyable climb.
How long dose it take to climb Mount Meru
The duration to climb Mount Meru depends on the chosen route and individual preferences. Generally, a typical climb of Mount Meru takes about 3 to 4 days. The most common route, the Momella Route, includes a gradual ascent through different ecological zones, providing ample time for acclimatization.
Is Meru hard to Climb than Kilimanjaro?
Compared to its more famous neighbor, Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru is considered a slightly less challenging climb. However, this doesn’t mean it’s an easy trek, and climbers should still be prepared for a physically demanding journey.
Best time to climb Mount Meru Tanzania
Peak season start from January to March and June to October these are poplar time to climb Mount Meru. Avoid wet season of the year which fall in April, May and November. The entire climb and decent cover over 35 Kilometres.
Mount Meru cost from 1200 USD
The price of 3 day Mt. Meru climb is 900 USD per person while Price of 4 DAYS Meru climb is 1200 USD. Price based by number of travellers minimum 2, for solo traveller please contact us.
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