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We have prepared a detailed list for climbing Mt. Meru

First of all: What sets Mt. Meru apart from Mt. Kilimanjaro? Here are the most important differences: – Mt. Meru is located inside Arusha National Park, so spotting animals is very likely – Mt. Meru is a very steep hike and therefore not to underestimate – Mt. Meru receives quite a lot of rain and can therefore be very challenging – Mt. Meru offers well-established huts (so you will not sleep in tents) – Mt. Meru offers fewer routes & receives less crowds than Kilimanjaro As there is a great deal of rain on the mountain, please bring a waterproof jacket and pants to carry in your day pack. A good pair of waterproof hiking shoes is also necessary for each day of hiking and most importantly, the final summit day. Although our head guides carry first aid kits, we recommend that each person has their own personal medical kit. Because of weight restrictions on porters’ bags, we ask each climber to keep their individual bag under 15 kilograms (33 pounds). Please pack your gear in a duffel bag or large backpack. We recommend packing your sleeping bag and clothing inside dry bags in case of heavy rains. In addition to your duffel bag, please pack a small day pack (30 to 36 liters, 10 kg maximum) to carry during the hike each day. We recommend carrying the following items in your day pack: rain gear, 4 liters of water, snacks, fleece jacket). You will not have access to the luggage carried by the porter until you reach the hut each evening.

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Mt. Meru Gear List

We have prepared a detailed list for climbing Mt. Meru

First of all: What sets Mt. Meru apart from Mt. Kilimanjaro?

Here are the most important differences:

– Mt. Meru is located inside Arusha National Park, so spotting animals is very likely
– Mt. Meru is a very steep hike and therefore not to underestimate
– Mt. Meru receives quite a lot of rain and can therefore be very challenging
– Mt. Meru offers well-established huts (so you will not sleep in tents)
– Mt. Meru offers fewer routes & receives less crowds than Kilimanjaro

As there is a great deal of rain on the mountain, please bring a waterproof jacket and pants to carry in your day pack. A good pair of waterproof hiking shoes is also necessary for each day of hiking and most importantly, the final summit day. Although our head guides carry first aid kits, we recommend that each person has their own personal medical kit.

Because of weight restrictions on porters’ bags, we ask each climber to keep their individual bag under 15 kilograms (33 pounds). Please pack your gear in a duffel bag or large backpack. We recommend packing your sleeping bag and clothing inside dry bags in case of heavy rains.

In addition to your duffel bag, please pack a small day pack (30 to 36 liters, 10 kg maximum) to carry during the hike each day. We recommend carrying the following items in your day pack: rain gear, 4 liters of water, snacks, fleece jacket).

You will not have access to the luggage carried by the porter until you reach the hut each evening.

*All gear can be rented on arrival.

Mt. Meru Gear List:

CLOTHING

Trekking Shirt

Trekking Jacket

Trekking Trousers

Fleece Pullover

Fleece Trouser

Rain Jacket

Rain Trouser

Winter Jacket

Winter Trouser

Underwear

Shorts (optional)

Sport Bra (women)

 HEADWEAR

Sun Hat (sun protection)

Winter Hat (for cold)

Balaclava (face protection)

FOOTWEAR

Trekking Shoes

Gym shoes (optional)

Trekking Socks

Gaiters (optional, recommended)

Step Irons (optional, recommended)

Liner Gloves (wind protection)

Winter Gloves (for

EQUIPMENT

Sleeping Bag (four season)

Walking Poles

Head Lamp (+ extra batteries)

Duffel Bag (90 liters)

Daypack (30-35 liters)

ACCESSORIES

Sunglasses

Ski Goggles (optional)

Water Bottles (2 x 1 Liter)

Camel Bag (2 Liters)

Dry bags

ADDITIONAL ITEMS

Personal Medicine

Sunscreen 50+

Lip Balm

Insect Repellent (with DEET)

Hand Sanitizer (optional)

Toiletries

Wet wipes (optional)

Snacks (recommended)

Electrolytes (powder or tablets)

Personal First Aid Kit

Camera (+ extra batteries)

 *All gear can be rented on arrival. 
Mt. Meru
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