Dallol to Erta ale
Early Morning sun rise at the northern one corresponds to the main pit crater and walking 5
minutes for the southern and central pits could either correspond to an ancient pit, or to a simple
collapse structure. The main pit-crater, 200 m deep and 350 m across, is sub-circular and three-storied.
The smaller southern pit is 65 m wide and about 100 m deep. Descend from Erta Ale around 7 am
Dodom – Leave back to Dodom after an early breakfast.
Morning tour Drive to Ragad (Asebo) Dallo. This may be one of the roughest roads in the world. The 80
km distance may take about 3 hrs passing through a changing landscape of solidified lava, rock, sand, and
occasional palm-lined oasis. After passing several small hamlets scattered here and there in this
deserted land, the place where the localities are mining salt. Look at the activity of workers breaking
salts from the ground, cutting them into rectangular pieces, and loading them on camels. You drive ahead to Dallol
and visit the different landscapes formed by volcanic activity, Dallol + Lake Assal + camel caravans.
Excursion to Dallol (116 meters below sea level, one of the lowest places in the world), colorful salts
mining, visit Lake Assal, follow up camel caravans (No camel caravan in July, August, and early
September) and walk with the Afar people.