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 CODE: OLET 2009
DURATION: 21 DAYS AND 20 NIGHTS
MEANS OF TRANSPORT: AIR AND SURFACE
Day 1: Arrive at Addis Ababa Bole International airport. Overnight Hotel
Day 2: Time to visit the attractions around Addis Ababa. Overnight Hotel
Day 3: Fly to Mekelle; then visit rock churches of Tigrai. Overnight Hotel
Day 4: Leave Mekelle and proceed to Lake Ashenge. Overnight Camping
Day 5: After breakfast commence walking adventure.Overnight Camping
Day 6: After early breakfast; trek towards Marrawah. Overnight Camping
Day 7: Morning continue hiking on the way to Dildey. Overnight Camping
Day 8: Resume trekking to Muga passing Wondateh. Overnight Camping
Day 9: Full day stay around Muga and have a break. Overnight Camping
Day 10: Morning keep on trekking to Santerra plain. Overnight Camping
Day 11: Morning commence trekking to Talet Mariam. Overnight Camping
Day 12: After breakfast continue trekking to Betehor. Overnight Camping
Day 13: Today you will have break in Betehor village. Overnight Camping
Day 14: After breakfast do hiking up to Delanta Plain. Overnight Camping
Day 15: Today keep on hiking through Beshlo Gorge. Overnight Camping
Day 16: Morning head towards the Maqdela Mountain. Overnight Camping
Day 17: Spend the day walking inn Maqdela Mountain. Overnight Camping
Day 18: Hike towards to Tenta and end of the walking. Overnight Camping
Day 19: Morning meet the vehicles; then drive to Dessie. Overnight Hotel
Day 20: Morning drive back to Addis Ababa for overnight. Overnight Hotel
Day 21: Leisure and time for shopping and evening departure back to home.