MOUNT MERU TREKKING
Mount Meru Trekking to a dormant volcano mountain located 70 kilometres west of Mount Kilimanjaro is taken within three to four days. At an elevation of 4,562.13 metres above sea level, the Mount is visible from Mount Kilimanjaro on clear days – days without clouds. Mount Meru is counted to be the fifth-highest of the highest mountain peaks of Africa.
This mountain has a complete standalone hike in it of itself; it serves as a great warm up for climbing the Mount Kilimanjaro. The crowds that can plague Kilimanjaro are non-existent in Mount Meru. This situation allows solitary, peaceful trek as well as taking accommodations in wood huts.
There are justifiable reasons to include Mount Meru Trekking into your Tanzania explorations package because of its unique experiences. Unfortunately, this volcano mount – the Mount Meru is often shadowed by Kilimanjaro as it is located in the immediate vicinity; it attracts the most national and international hikers by making it a secondary hiking destination or a warm-up exercise. The majority of hikers, however, ignore it altogether by opting to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. We GVTS, firmly believe that Mt Meru hiking will be a great adventure by itself because of its wonderful geological structure and beauty sceneries.
The base of Mount Meru is generally occupied by Arusha national Park –the wildlife ecosystem. Most wild animals are located at the lower base-slopes of the mountain that lead inside the park. While being at this area will be a greater chance for you to spot clusters of animals grazing freely. When start ascending the mountain, and when descending near Momella Gate you will be escorted by an armed ranger partly to protect you against any wildlife threats. The trail normally follows the north rim of the crater, along a dramatic ridgeline side. Once being at the summit, you will experience the views of Mount Kilimanjaro and down into Meru crater. This will be a really unforgettable experience in your life every thought.
GVTS offers Mount Meru trekking service in a four day private climb. We often combined climbers and operators together to walk with the armed ranger on the lower slopes.
Mount Meru trekking is ideal for altitude acclimatization because of its physiological structure. When managed to trek Mount Meru you may elect to climb Mount Kilimanjaro with a lower number of days because of the trekking experience gained from climbing Mount Meru. Many people who climb the mountains have a quiet preference for the retiring Mount Meru. Although the Mount Meru is about 4,000 feet lower than Mount Kilimanjaro, the Mountain is still very tall. We give you this information in order for you not to underestimate the mount. Altitude acclimatization will still be the key to a successful summit Meru. GVTS is ready and available to help you climb the Mount Meru successfully.