Mount Meru Trip Report (#5520)
- Signed By: Martin Oester
- Date submitted: December 17, 2003
- Date(s) climbed: 14 December
We climbed Meru after Kili. Its totally different. The vegetation is much more beautiful, the huts clean, comfortable and less crowded. And to follow an armed park ranger passing next to girafes and buffalos makes it to an exciting safari besides. But make sure to know the strict park regulations. We had planned to hike up to Saddle hut on day 1, summit on day 2 and just descend on day 3 because we left the same day. However we were not allowed to do so, had to go hut by hut and up to the summit on our last day. We hiked up the easy trail along the ridge in bright moonlight and arrived at the summit right before sunrise. The gate supervisor organized then especially for us a ride down from Mirakamba hut to the gate so we had more time to relax before to catch the plane. excellent service - exciting last holiday!