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Mount Meru Climbing

Mount Meru

Mount Meru situated in the heart of Arusha National Park in Tanzania is great for hiking. It is usually recommended to trek Mt. Meru prior to summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro as it prepare for altitude acclimatisation. However, the trek to Mount Meru in itself is a rewarding experience

Mount Meru not only possesses striking views and diverse vegetation, but it also gives a chance to witness wildlife during your trek. Also Mount Meru trekking is less crowded than Mt. Kilimanjaro route.

During your trek you might come across animals such as giraffes, buffaloes, elephants, antelopes, baboons, colobus monkeys and varied species of birds. So, while trekking you can enjoy walking safari.

The crater rim walk on Mount Meru is a spectacular hike and offers 360 degree views from the summit of Meru and also you can witness Mt. Kilimanjaro from Meru’s peak, which is an enthralling experience.

Unlike Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru has only one official Mount Meru route to the summit – the ‘Momella route’.

Popote Africa provides two Mount Meru trekking package:

  • The first package is the Mount Meru 3 days trekking package. In the three days package, you summit and descend on the third day of your trek which makes it a little tiring.
  • The second package comprises of 4 days of trekking. Mount Meru 4 days trekking also summits on the 3rd day, however, the descent takes on the next. The extra time gives more time for rest and also discovers the monkey- and bird-filled Meru forest on your way down of Mount Meru.
Geology

Mount Meru Geology

Meru is a stratovolcano in Tanzania. It has had four expulsions, the remainder of which happened in 1910. Magma ejected from Meru changes from thin streams to thick intusive vaults.

The principle cone of the well of lava has a caldera which is 2.2 miles (3.5 km) in distance across. It has a tremendous break on its eastern side. A graben keeps running down the side of the well of lava from this rupture. Numerous flotsam and jetsam streams got through the break in the caldera. These cover 1500 sq km toward the upper east, east and southeast. Following the ejection of this garbage, a magma vault and powder cone developed on the floor of the caldera.

History

Mount Meru History

The mountain of Meru (or 'Sumeru') has been an unmistakable geographic component in a few Hindu, Buddhist and Jain legends. The 'MeruParvat' is viewed as the focal point of 'Jambudwipa'and homestead Brahma and different Gods. Old Indian writings depicted to be around 84,000 'yojana' high or somewhere in the vicinity. Be that as it may, in the event that you look at the geology or map book of India you won't discover any 'Meru' mountain in the present Indian subcontinent!

Mt. Meru, is a funnel shaped molded volcanic mountain, 4,566 m high, situated in Tanzania at the fringe of Kenya, Africa. It is situated on the equator, which contrasts well and the Indian portrayals of 'focus of the Jambu-dwipa'! Despite the fact that now it is considered as the fourth most astounding mountain in Africa topographical investigations have demonstrated that it was about 6000m amid the ice ages (time of glaciation) and the stature was decreased thusly because of disintegration. Volcanic mountains are commonly cone shaped fit as a fiddle being wide at base with a restricted summit. Indian writings depict the MeruMountain definitely as wide at base and restricted at best. The word 'Meru' in Sanskrit signifies 'high', conceivably after the MeruMountain.

Climate

Mount Meru Climate

Arusha is the northern circuit's landings and takeoffs, and administrations both the Serengeti and Kilimanjaro. At 1400m it is both generally cool and wet. Temperatures normal out at 19°C and the town and encompassing zone gets in the area of 1052mm of rain a year. Walk – May and November and December are the blustery seasons, April by a wide margin the wettest month, and January – February is somewhat wet in great years. Late May through to October is extremely dry. Given the generally low dimensions of precipitation amid November and December, October through to February is the best time to visit adjacent Arusha National Park and to climb Mount Meru.

Why Choose Mount Meru

Why Choose Mount Meru

There are a few motivations to incorporate Mount Meru into your Tanzania experiences list. Deplorably, this well of lava is frequently outshadowed by Kilimanjaro - situated in the prompt region, it draws in the greater part of worldwide climbers, along these lines making it an auxiliary climbing goal or a warm-up exercise.

We at Popote Africa solidly trust that Mt Meru climbing is an extraordinary experience independent from anyone else in light of these reasons:

  • Mount Meru includes extraordinarily spellbinding picturesque vistas. The trek to Socialist Peak crosses a few climatic zones, offering various scenes and unparalleled scenes for untamed life photography.
  • The perspectives from the summit region of Mt Meru are really fulfilling - valleys, woodlands and glades, all covered in lavish verdure, and polarizing perspective of the Kilimanjaro top approaching on a skyline will astonish even the most prepared voyagers.
  • Settled in Arusha National Park, Mount Meru is one of only a handful couple of mountains of the world still thickly occupied by the natural life, which openly meanders on its slants. The explorers are probably going to encounter numerous experiences with various creatures, including bison, elands, monkeys, giraffes and, with some fortunes in your pocket, even elephants.
  • Meru isn't yet well known among the explorers. Amid the high season, on the famous routes of Kilimanjaro (Marangu and Machame) there is an opportunity of "car influxes", something that you will never understanding on the trails of Meru. For the individuals who are looking for withdrawn, peaceful climbing in the wild, Meru is an incredible decision.
  • Climbing Mount Meru is by a wide margin the most demonstrated approach to pick up acclimatization for your Kilimanjaro experience.

Recommended Packages

Mount Meru Route

Mount Meru

3 Days
FROM $1,590.00
  • Date 2018-12-20
  • Departure Arusha
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Mount Meru Route

Mount Meru

4 Days
FROM $1,590.00
  • Date 2018-12-20
  • Departure Arusha
256 View
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