Are you ready to embark on a trek of a lifetime and make use of your leisure time? Well, Mt Meru which is the second highest mountain in Tanzania and the fifth highest in Africa is an ideal mountain to climb. It’s the only great isolated stratovolcano in East Africa that happens to still be active. Mt Meru’s upper slopes were shattered by a massive volcanic eruption 7,800 years ago and formed an oblong 8 km/5 miles wide caldera that’s open to the east.
On the caldera’s western edge, you’ll find the main summit above a dramatic and still active Ash Cone inside the caldera. Because Meru is just below the permanent snowline, there are no snowfields or glaciers on its slopes. It’s most appropriate to allow the climbing to last for four days because it involves a large elevation gain, however, you can trek the mountain in 3-5 days. Huts are available for climbers on the mountain with a supply of water and electricity. Hiking involves hiking through grassland and forest through the mountain’s lower slopes where you can sight animals grazing. As you go higher, you hike and scramble along the beautiful crater rim to the summit. Apart from the fact that the trek is a highly rewarding travel and leisure activity, and picturesque trek, it also serves as a great acclimatization climb for Mt Kilimanjaro climb