Community trekking to Bale Mountains

Tour Overview

Ethiopia with a temperate climate, grand mountain scenery and a tradition of generous hospitality, all in all the Ethiopia highlands offer suburb trekking opportunities. Horses, mules, camels and donkeys are universal means of transport, so horse, mule and camel trekking has been a natural development. Trekking can be interpreted in many ways, but it is usually walking or riding a horse, mule or camel, or a combination of the two. The animals can be used just for carrying a load or can be ridden part of the time, and the usual group will have pack animals for baggage and some riding animals the group can be used in turn.

Trekking in Ethiopia does not involve any necessary skill, although it obviously is best if you are physically fit. The terrain is usually steep for only short period, when walking rather than riding may be necessary. Much of the time it will be walking, although this may be at an altitude as high as 4000 meters (13,120 feet). A slow pace is recommended, which is not difficult as there is so much to see and wonder at.

Trips can be tailored to meet and fulfill individuals’ needs or requirements, weather they need day trips around Dinsho, the headquarter of the Bale Mountains National Park or at Sankaber of the Simien Mountains National Park or ten or more days to explore the untouched stunning African land.

Tour Itinerary

Tour code: OLET 2008

Duration: 18 Days and 17 NIGHTS

Means of Transport: All the way Surface

Day 1: Arrive at Addis Ababa Bole International airport. Overnight Hotel

Day 2: After breakfast seeing the sights of Addis Ababa. Overnight Hotel

Day 3: Head to Sodore spa; and visit natural hot spring. Overnight Hotel

Day 4: To Dodola; then reach to Changity campsite. Overnight Camping

Day 5: Commence trekking to Wahoro set at 3300m. Overnight Eco Hut

Day 6: Morning trek toward Angafu located at 3460m. Overnight Eco Hut

Day 7: Trek from Angafu to Adale situated at 3300m. Overnight Eco Hut

Day 8: Trek to Mololicho; through high altitude plants. Overnight Eco Hut

Day 9: Trekking to Duro; set through open moorland. Overnight Eco Hut

Day 10: Hike to Berenda; famed for its bamboo plant. Overnight Eco Hut

Day 11: In the morning trek to Adaba end of the hiking. Overnight Hotel

Day 12: Drive to Dinsho at Bale Mountains headquarters. Overnight Hotel

Day 13: Trek through African juniper and Hagenia trees. Overnight Hotel

Day 14: Trip to Awassa set at the shore of Lake Awassa. Overnight Hotel

Day 15: After breakfast leave and head to Wendo Genet. Overnight Hotel

Day 16: Pay time to visit Abijiata – Shalla National Park. Overnight Hotel

Day 17: Back to Addis Ababa visiting the rift valley lake. Overnight Hotel

Day 18: Time for shopping; then in the evening departure back to home.

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