BALE MOUNTAINS TREKKING

Tour Itinerary

Program: BALE MOUNTAINS TREKKING

                                             

Tour Duration:    9 night/10 days      

                                                

Tour code :           1622

                                                                         

Transport :           Surface  


Day 1: Transfer from the airport, and settle in to your hotel. ( city tour depends on your arrival time ) Relax this morning before visiting the National Archaeological Museum and meeting its famous guest, Lucy, whose 3.4 million-year-old bones may be viewed in replica. Continue to the Ethnographic Museum, which chronicles Ethiopia ’ s rich ethnic diversity. Overnight hotel

Day 2: Langano

In the morning drive to Langano, passing through Debre Zeit, and by the lakes of Koka and Zwai – if there are birders in the party, we will stop at Lake Zwai and head down to the lake shore where huge numbers of water birds are congregated. The copper colored Lake Langano is 210 kms south of Addis Ababa. The lake is a popular resorts of swimming, acquatic sports, sunbathing, camping and bird-watching. Along the shore cliff dwelers and acasia inhabiting birds setup a noisy chat. Overnight hotel

Day 3: Dinsho

Drive to the Bale Mountains National Park, an area of diverse habitats, rich in endemic birds, animals, trees and plants. It has the largest extent of Afro-Alpine habitat in Africa, and the all weather road that crosses the Sanetti Plateau is the highest on the continent and also visit the Oromo people- in the afternoon walk around to see three of the endemic mammals: Menelik’s Bushbuck, and Mountain Nyala. And birds Blue-winged goose, Spot-breasted lapwing, Abyssinian long claw, Wattled ibis, Black-headed siskin, Rouget ’ s rail, and of course other species. Overnight Hotel

Day 4: Geysay Valley

The whole day visit around Dinsho and Geysay Valley. In time hike to see three of the endemic mammals: Menelik’s Bushbuck, Mountain Nyala and Ethiopian wolf. The rest of the day arranges the trekking staff. Overnight lodge

Day 5: Mararo

Accompanied by your guide and pack horses we trek 5-6 hrs through the lush highland vegetation to our first campsite, Mararo. The air here is clean and crisp and the scenery utterly stunning. En route you will see a number of birds like Wattled ibis, Rouget ’ s rail, black-winged lovebird, thick-billed raven, white-collared pigeon, Abyssinian long claw, Abyssinian catbird, white-backed black tit, black-headed forest oriole, black kite, augur-buzzard and lammergeyer. Overnight Camping

Day 6: Wasema Valley

After breakfast we resume trek that will last for about 7- 8 hrs. The trek offers the chance to see Ethiopia’s endemic Abyssinian Wolf. Around Worgona mineral spring, Giant Mole rat can easily be seen. Overnight camping

Day 7: Gebre Guracha

Today you trek through the highlands ascending Senate Plateau and crossing Batu Mountain, 4200 meters. Here you have a great opportunity t see Ethiopian wolf. You will also see a number of birds of pray such as Lammergeyer, Vereaux ’ s eagle and harrier hawk. Overnight camping

Day 8: Batu

Today you trek towards little Batu Mountain, this trek is the day you face back to the head quarter of Bale Mountains. The trek will take for about 6- 7 hrs. Overnight camping

Day 9: Dinsho

After breakfast trek to Dinsho. This last trekking day will take for about 5 – 6 hrs. Overnight lodge.

Day 10: Addis Ababa- Departure

Drive back to Addis Ababa with stops on the way at rift valley Lakes. Evening a fare well dinner party in one of the traditional Ethiopian restaurant with dances from different ethnic groups. Then transfer to The Airport for your flight back home

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