Mount Meru Express
Mount Meru is Tanzania's second highest mountain (after Mount Kilimanjaro), and its summit is just under 15,000 feet. You start and end your climb in areas where you're likely to see wildlife in Arusha National park. In fact, driving to the trailhead is typically a game drive in its own right. This 3 day / 2 night option is for those with tight time limitations and good knees; you'll have a very long descent from the summit all the way down to the trailhead on day 3, after hiking up to the summit starting at 1 AM. It is strongly advised choose our 4 day / 3 night climb if your schedule and budget allow. Even though it's a lower and shorter climb than Kili, Mount Meru is a tough climb in its own right and shouldn't be under-estimated. It's very rewarding however. You'll hike with other small climbing groups, assigned together to an armed park ranger for safety from animals. But, along the trail you'll be guided by our experienced mountain guides whose experience on Kilimanjaro helps in case of any altitude difficulties. Our cook and porter(s) will carry your luggage and prepare your meals. The park service provides simple but Western - style huts with shared bunk rooms and nearby toilet facilities.