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‘It was dark and cold as we traversed round from Rhino point to the summit spire. It was hard going, panting heavily in the thin air, hands and toes tingling with cold and boots full of volcanic grit. Then, a blood-red orb rose over the left shoulder of Kilimanjaro, bathing us in soft warm light. We were not on Top of Africa, as Kilimanjaro’s towering massif emphatically reminded us. But we nonetheless felt very privileged to be where we were’- Mathew Holt, on summiting Mount Meru.

 

Mount Meru (also called Sumeru i.e. the "Excellent Meru" and Mahameru i.e. "Great Meru") is a sacred mountain in Hindu and Buddhist cosmology as well as in Jain cosmology, and is considered to be the center of all the physical, metaphysical and spiritual universes.

A mere 70 Kilometres from Uhuru peak, is not only as high as most mountains in the Alps of western Europe but it also features steeper gradient than the gentle-sloped Kilimanjaro. Mount Meru has erupted atleast four times in recent history, the last fiery disgorgement occurring in 1910. It is one of the Africa’s most beautiful volcanoes, and is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at Socialist peak (4,565m).

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When to climb: Generally, the best times to climb this peak are from June to February with occasional rains in November. The dry season is from July to March. December to February generally offer the best views of Kilimanjaro which can often be seen from the summit and most places in Arusha National Park.