Mount Hanang (3417m) Tanzanian;s fourth- highest mountain is somewhat remotely located 200 km south-west of Arusha. Rises steeply above the surrounding plains between Babati and Singida and you will likely be only climber on the satisfying to the summit. Crossing the Babati district along the Arusha-Dodoma road in the Rift valley. Mt. Hanang’s extinct volcanic crater makes a stunning feature above the otherwise undulating plains. The principal path to the top is Jorodom Route, which is begins in the town of Katesh on the Mountain’s southern side.
In the Hanang District live numerous different tribes Barabaig, Maasai, Iraqw and other peoples from a wide surrounding area converge to buy and sell cattle and trade their wares. Katesh is also known for its large Mnada held on the 9th,10th and 26th of each month.
Well known are the Barabaig people whose traditional culture is still unchanged. They follow their own procedures of marriage, burial, of elderly men, religious rituals and local taboos. Their famous honey brew, called Gisuda, is well known in the area. The Barabaig are a semi-nomadic tribe recognizable by their goatskin garments.
After a 5-6 hour walk through farmland, forest, scrub and grasslands you can reach the summit after another 5-6 hours of hiking. A two-day tour is advised.