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Trekking in Ethiopia - Bale Mountains Trekking 9 days

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  • Trip Type Nature Trekking
  • Tour Code GHET-N02B
  • Private Journey
  • 9 days
  • This trek takes you in the largest Afro Alpine habitant in the whole of Africa. Bale Mountains National Park covers the largest Afro alpine habitat in the whole of Africa. It is an area of high altitude plateau that is fragmented by numerous remarkable volcanic plugs and peaks, beautiful alpine lakes and mountain streams that run down in the deep rocky gorges on their way to the lowlands. It is haven for various endemic mammals including the African Wolf, Mountain Nyala, and many endemic birds.

This trek takes you in the largest Afro Alpine habitant in the whole of Africa. Bale Mountains National Park covers the largest Afro alpine habitat in the whole of Africa. It is an area of high altitude plateau that is fragmented by numerous remarkable volcanic plugs and peaks, beautiful alpine lakes and mountain streams that run down in the deep rocky gorges on their way to the lowlands. It is haven for various endemic mammals including the African Wolf, Mountain Nyala, and many endemic birds.

There are picks which rise more than 4000 meters and Mount Tullu Deemtu with an altitude of 4,377 meters above sea level, is the 2nd highest peak in Ethiopia. The Bale Mountains secluded in their high mountains remain to be unspoiled and exceptionally beautiful.

It gives a wonderful mountain trekking opportunity for those who seek a unique trekking experience in the isolated mountains of Ethiopia. Trekking in the Bale Mountains gives the trekker the chance to interact with the local community and witness their culture and way of life.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive Addis Ababa

Arrive at the Addis Ababa and be welcomed by Grand Holidays Ethiopia representative and transferred to your hotel.

O/N: hotel-Addis Ababa.

Day 02: Addis-Ethiopian Rift Valley – Dinsho

After breakfast drive through Ethiopian Great Rift Valley en-route enjoying the beautiful Rift Valley Lakes and the spectacular mountain scenery.

The rest of the day, walk around the Juniper forest around the park headquarter and explore the area where high concentration of the Bale Mountains Nayal, Minilik Bush Buck and other mammals are found.

O/N: Camping at Dinsho.

Day 03: Dinsho - Geysay Valley – Dinsho (3250m)

Trekking time: 5-6 hrs

Trek to Geysay Valley, to the northerly extension of the park. Here, while trekking in the indigenous forest, it’s possible to spot the endemic Minilik Bush Buck and Mountain Nyala and other mammals including the endemic Ethiopian Wolf.

O/N: Camping at Dinsho.

Day 04: Dinsho – Weib Valleys-Fincha ábera

Trekking time: ~6 hrs

Trek and pass through the lovely Weib Valley and the finally reach at the beautiful waterfall of Finch’abera.

O/N: Camping

Day 05: Fincha ábera-Merero-Wasmea

Trekking time: 8 hrs

Trek beneath the peaks of Merero; see and taste the strange mineral springs before making the steep ascent out of the head of the valley onto the Sanette Plateau.

O/N: Camping

Day 06: Wasama Valley - Batu - Garba Guracha Lake

Trekking time: 9 hrs

Climb Batu (4203 m), and then trek on across the arms of the Batu horseshoe, to camp beside lovely Garba Guracha Lake-set beneath towering cliffs in the head of the Tegona Valley.

O/N: Camping at Garba Guracha.

Day 07: Garba Guracha-Konthe – Goba

Trekking time: 3 hrs

Trek across the Plateau enjoying the stunning highland scenery full of small lakes and the reach at the pick of Konthe (4100m) . Meet veichles at Konthe and drive to Goba.

O/N: Wabe Shebele Hotel

Day 08: Goba-Wendogenet

In the morning, drive to Wondogent. The rest of the day have a relaxing trek in the mountain covered by natural forest.

O/N: hotel-Wendogenet.

Day 09: Wendogenet-Addis Ababa

After breakfast drive back to Addis Ababa. The rest of the day, city tour of Addis Ababa. End of tour.

 

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