Kilimanjaro Little Sister
Mount Meru is a dormant volcano that last erupted in 1910, it is Tanzania's second highest mountain at 4566 metres (14,979 ft).
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Mount Meru is often overlooked due to its proximity to Kilimanjaro, but it has plenty to offer those looking for a challenging climb. A dormant volcano that last erupted in 1910, it is Tanzania’s second-highest mountain at 4566 meters (14,979 ft). Taking only 3 or 4 days to climb it is perfect for those wanting to get a taste of high altitude trekking without going too high before or after going on safari or to help with acclimatization if undertaken before you climb Kilimanjaro. It is ideal for those looking for a quieter trekking experience and should definitely not be underestimated as climbers still need to acclimatize properly to succeed in reaching their peak.
An armed park ranger will join the team to guard against any animal threats as you start your approach through Arusha National Park via the Momella route. Keep your eyes open and you will be rewarded with sightings of baboons, giraffes, zebra, colobus monkeys, and a variety of birds. From here you start your ascent through Meru’s diverse vegetation zones from the montane forest, moorland, semi-desert, and alpine desert until you reach its magnificent crater. Traversing around the crater rim to reach its summit, Socialist Peak at 4566m, after which you will have time to explore the ash cone that formed in the crater during the 1910 eruption.