Mount Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania, at 4566metre (14,979feet).
It is overshadowed by Kilimanjaro, its famous neighbour, and frequently overlooked by visitors. But Meru is a spectacular mountain; a trek involves beautiful hiking through the grassland and forest on the mountain's lower slopers, followed by a dramatic and exhilarating ridge-walk to the summit.
The following is a five day itinerary, however the actual number of days on the mountain is three.
Pick up from Kilimanjaro International Airport, transfer to the base hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Transfer from your hotel to the National Park Gate at Momella. From here you pass through lush forest, crossing the Ngare Nanyuki River to reach
Miriakamba Hut (8337ft./2541m).Camp overnight.
The path continues to ascend steeply through pleasant forest glades and giant heather to reach Saddle Hute (11,713ft./3570m). From here it's possible to reach the summit of Little Meru (12450ft./3794m) and return to Saddle Hut. Camp overnight.
An early start to reach Rhino Point, then on to the summit at 14,981ft./ 4566m. From here descend all the way down to Momella Gate to meet your vehicle and transfer back to the base hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to your next destination.
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