Mount Meru Trekking
Mount Meru, the second-highest mountain of Tanzania is much more than just a “warm-up” trek for Kilimanjaro. Standing at 4562 meters, it is an active but dormant volcano located in the north of Arusha, Tanzania.
Mount Meru is a dormant stratovolcano located 70 kilometers (43 mi) west of Mount Kilimanjaro in the country of Tanzania. Mount Meru is located just north of the city of Arusha, in the Arusha Region of Tanzania.
Mount Meru is a very rewarding trek in its own right.
And it is also a challenging climb. Do not underestimate it!
The height is certainly enough to bring on altitude sickness if you ascend too fast. And bad weather can make the trek along the knife edge ridge of the crater rim a positively dangerous undertaking.
But when the weather plays along the Mt. Meru crater rim walk is one of the most spectacular walks you can do in Africa.
Mount Meru Trekking has become a popular “warm up” trek for Kilimanjaro climbers. It is indeed the perfect preparation for the Kilimanjaro climb. It offers you an experience of what you can expect on Kili. Most significantly, at a height of 4562 meters (14967 feet) Mt. Meru requires your body to adapt to the altitude. Mount Meru is a very rewarding trek in its own right.
It has also a second peak, called Little Meru. Little Meru (3801 m/12533 ft) is generally visited on an acclimatization walk of the second day of your trek. You walk from the Saddle Hut to Little Meru and return.
Mount Meru is a demanding climb. So do not underestimate it for Mount Meru Trekking!