ETT-2405: Bale Mountains 5 days

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

5 days 4 nights

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Maximum Seats

50

Tour Overview

Day 1

Addis - Dinsho (Bale Mountains)

Early morning drive to the town of Dinsho (N.B You can fly to Goba and drive to Dinsho as well), in order to fill in the necessary forms for the trip at the headquarters of Bale Park. Then we drive to the campsite, set up the tent, and make a short walk along the northern part of the park. ‘Bale mountains’ is a conservation site preserving its unique flora and fauna in 5 quite undisturbed vegetation zones and the longest afro-alpine moorland in Africa. After your first-day short hiking experience in a wonderful landscape, you will overnight at the campsite. Another option: stay overnight at Dinsho Guesthouse.
Day 2

Dinsho - Sodota

After breakfast, start the hike from Dinsho to Sodota. This hike is around 20 km and will take about 6 – 7 hours. Today’s trekking will give a good chance to see the typical biodiversity: Mountain Nyala, Menelik Bush Buck, Warthog, and the Ethiopian Wolf and different birdlife that you may spot, including the gigantic bearded vultures known as lammergeyers and the thick-billed raven, wattled Ibis, blue-winged Goose, and Rouget’s rail. Lunch at the mid-way point of the hike. After enjoying the beautiful highlands fauna and flora we have dinner and overnight at the campsite in Sodota.
Day 3

Sodota - Wasama

After breakfast, we hike from Sodota to Wasama valley. Today’s walk may take about 5 – 6 hours. You will experience an altitude of 2,200 m above sea level and see the second-highest mountain Tullo Demtu 4377m rising above you in the stunning alpine scenery. The 4000m high Sanetti plateau hosts more than 400 species of birds including 12 Ethiopian endemic ones. We have lunch at the mid-way point of the hike. After a day with breathtaking views and enjoying the fresh mountain air we sleep in the camping in Wasama Valley.
Day 4

Wasama to Gebre Guracha

In the morning, walk from Garba Guracha to Wasama. Today’s trekking will take 5 to 6 hours. We climb Mount Wasama, situated at 4200 meters above sea level. The terrain around the mountain is dotted with colorful giant lobelia and other plants typical of the high altitude Afro-Alpine landscapes. Our walk will pass through high altitude plateau with amazing views and amazing clear alpine lakes. Overnight: camping at Garba Gurach
Day 5

Gebre Gurracha to Sanetti Plateau to Addis Ababa

After breakfast, hike to the Sanetti Plateau. Today’s trekking will take 2 to 3 hours. The plateau, at an altitude of 3,500 up to 4,000 meters, is covered by Afro-alpine Moorland with beautiful wild alpine scenery. We may have the chance to spot the rare Ethiopian Wolf hunting for its rodent prey across the Sanetti heights. Our walk will pass through the colorful Erica forest and the unique Harrana forest. After the hiking tour, the car will pick us up and start the drive back to Addis. End of service

Inclusion

  • All Entrance fees and local guides as per the program

  • Bottles of water

  • Coffee and Tea

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Accommodation as per the program

  • Air conditioned vehicles

  • Professional guide throughout the tour

  • Local guides and Scouts where needed

Exclusion

  • Laundry services

  • Alcoholic Beverage

  • Any expense of personal items like Internet and telephone

  • Services which are not mentioned on the inclusion

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Tour Name Price Per Adult Price Per Child Available Seats Departure Date Duration
ETT-2405: Bale Mountains 5 days $ 700.00 $ 0.00 50 Anytime 5 days 4 nights

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