Mount Meru, the second highest mountain in Tanzania, stands 4566 metres high. An ideal option for training and acclimatisation for a successive Kilimanjaro climb. Situated within Arusha National Park as a centrepiece, one is likely to encounter various wild animals during the initial part of the trek, and therefore an armed ranger will accompany you throughout your journey. Many consider this trek physically more challenging compared to the Marangu or Rongai trail especially due to the steepness in the upper part of the mountain. During cloudless skies, you may be lucky to glimpse Kilimanjaro from the summit. The full climb can be attempted within 3 days; however we would highly recommend the 4 day trekking option.
Spend the day in an authentic Maasai village situated in West Kilimanjaro region and share the Maasai life with a traditional lunch. Your day can include museum and village tour / walking safari in the Maasai territory / learning Maasai hunting techniques & learning about Maasai medicine and having traditional chai (tea) with the oldest lady in the village. On clear days enjoy spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru on either side.
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So you are thinking of climbing Kilimanjaro?The most effective training would be to include other high altitude treks which reach high elevations, if available near you. Alternatively you may wish to opt for trekking Mount Meru, the second highest mountain in Tanzania, which is known to be great for acclimatisation prior to Mt. Kilimanjaro.