9 Day Bale Mountain Trekking Tour

TYPOLOGIES

Adventure

DIFFICULTY

Low

MIN. AGE

10 Years

2497 $

Amazing Experience

Tour Code: MBT321
Duration:  8 nights and 9 Days
Transportation: Airplane and 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser

Bale Mountains National Park is an area of high-altitude plateau, bisected by many spectacular volcanic stops and summits, remarkable alpine lakes and rushing mountain streams that run into deep gorges to the eastern lowland areas.This park is one of the most popular places for mountain trekking tours in Ethiopia.It is the largest area of Afro-alpine habitat in the whole of Africa, the park offers visitors amazing opportunities for mountain hiking, trekking, and scenic driving. It also offers the opportunity to spot many of Ethiopia's endemic mammals, such as Mountain Nyala and the Ethiopian Wolf, and birds like the Abyssinin longclaw, Princes Ruspoles Turacco, Wattled Ibis, Blue-winged Goose , Rouget's Rail and money other birds. As you move in the park, you'll experience changes in the vegetation, from juniper forests to heather moorlands and alpine meadows, which at various times of year exhibit an abundance of colorful wild flowers.

After an early morning breakfast we drive to Dinsho via Asela town.On the way, we will have a coffee break in Bekoji;Bekoji is the origin of the famous Ethiopian runners like Tirunesh Dibaba and Kenenisa Bekel ,continue our driving through Arisi-Bale massif. Upon arrival in Dinsho we will stop for a break and Lunch at Dinsho Lodge (park H.Q). Leisure afternoon hiking around Dinsho park headquarters. Possible spotting wildlife that is frequently insight into endemic wildlife including, Mountain Nyala , Menelik Bushbuck, Bohor Reedbuck and many endemic birds; Wattled Ibis,Black-headed Siskin,Abyssinian LongClaw .

Accommodation:Camping at Dinsho H.Q
Accommodation upgrade options: Dinsho Lodge
Meals: Dinner

Today after breakfast, you trek from Dinsho to Sodota. On the way, you will enjoy the spectacular scenery of Bale Mountain and Finch Habera waterfall, where the Web and Willa rivers confluence, there is a good chance to see an endemic Ethiopia wolf and highland endemic bird life, including Blue Winged Goose , Spot -Breasted Lapwings and the Abyssinian long claw , the Wattled Ibis . Stop by at Habera waterfall for a nice break hiking and refreshing, continue to Sodota campsite (3400m).

Accommodation: Camping at Sodota
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today after early breakfast we trek through a beautiful landscape with stunning views, you will see many Ethiopian wolf and endemic bird species including Blue Winged Goose and Spot Breasted Lapwing proceed your trekking up to Adlye woodland campsite.

Accommodation: Camping at Adley woodland
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today’s trek takes you across beautiful Afro alpine landscapes with stunning views,and passes through Mararo Valley where the Lammergeyer and Verreaux Eagles keep nests. There will also be a chance spotting rare Raptors and the Ethiopian wolf and other species of birds. Overnight at Waseem campsite.

Accommodation: Camping at Wassem campsite
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today after breakfast, hike up to Mt.Wasem(4200m) and then continue down into the Worganga valley, you will visit various sites along the way and here you will likely see raptors, Buzzards ,Falcons and possibly Ethiopian wolves.

Accommodation: Camping at Gaarba Guracha
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, trek 2-3 hr as you descend from the plateau to the forest, keep a watch out for the endemic Bale Monkey sometimes sighted in the bamboo groves. Other species to be sighted include Klipspringer, Menelik’s Bushbuck, Chestnut-Naped Francolin, Colobus and Grivet Monkeys and Olive Baboons.

Accommodation: Camping at Harenna Campsite
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

In the morning you drive for a nature walk in the surrounding Harenna Forest. Here you have chances of spotting wildlife and birds including the Bale Monkey, Menelik Bushbuck, Abyssinian Oriole, Abyssinian Slaty,Flycatcher, Yellow-Fronted Parrot, White-Cheeked Turaco and Narina Trogon. After breakfast, drive ascending up the mountain to the Sanetti Plateau and view Ethiopian wolf, Giant Mole Rat (common food source for Ethiopian wolves) and a variety of bird life, and continue driving to Goba.

Accommodation: Goba Wabe Shebelle Hotel
Accommodation upgrades option: None
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Upon arrival in Addis Ababa you will be checked into your hotel and go out for a half day city tour of Addis Ababa. Today depending on your time you will do the same part of the city tour packages and then continue the rest part the next (Day 6) day in the morning. Addis Ababa city tour including National Museum, Entoto Museum, Holy Trinity church, Ethnographic museum, Merkato market,Unity park and Entoto Park.

Accommodation: Azzeman Hotel
Accommodation upgrades option: Best Western plus pearl Addis
Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:
Accommodation upgrade options:
Meals: Breakfast

Today, in the evening/afternoon, a farewell party with free cultural dinner and traditional music to experience Ethiopia’s cultural meals and drinks. After the farewell party, transfer to Bole international airport for international departure. End of tour.

Notice: This itinerary can be amended up on request.

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