“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”
This quote describes the feeling and atmosphere you get when you are at the top of one of Nigeria’s highest highlands, Shere hills. Located in Jos, the capital of Plateau State in the North Central Geo-political zone of Nigeria, Shere hills has a great number of peaks and reaches a daunting height of 1, 829 meters above sea level.
Shere hills accounts for the highest point on the Jos plateau (the largest geographical area over 1000 meters in Nigeria) and also the third highest peak in Nigeria. It’s stunning and intriguing landscape is second to none while its intricate view is astonishing, one to behold and experience.
One important characteristic of Jos is its cool, semi-temperate climate which is due to its distance above sea level. Shere hills offers a great deal out of this climate that is peculiar to temperate regions of the world. Such unique ambiance is what makes this highland stand out.
Another interesting fact about this amazing piece of Nature and its neighboring plateau is that it is home to the old Nok culture which symbolizes a strong proof of ancient civilization and the beautiful and evergreen terracotta artwork.
The Shere hills is also known for the mining of columbite and tin. Most importantly, it is one of the most important tourist destinations especially for mountain climbers, adventure lovers, camp dwellers and long distance athletes.You could get there either by land or by air via Yakubu Gowon Airport in Jos. You could check here for flight ticket prices.
Shere hills gives one a chance of experiencing what nature feels like at a very high altitude, that feeling is rare, and such moments are golden.