Trekking in Bale Mountains National Park "The Land of Endemism"

Tour summary  

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 safe haven for various endemic mammals including the Ethiopian Wolf, Mountain Nyala, and many endemic bird species.
There are also   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.

There are two Optional get ways to the Bale Mountains National Park; the first option is a trekking that starts from Dinsho which is the head quarter of the Park. The other get way option is Dodola, which lies at the junction of the Asela ,Goba and Shashemene roads .  it is 320km from the capital, passing through the Rift Valley and via Shashamene with Adaba 345km from Addis. Dodola is at 2400 m above sea level at the foothills of a mountain range with peaks of over 3700 m. The climate is somewhat cooler than during summer time.

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Trekking in Bale Mountains National Park "The Land of Endemism"

6 Days and 5 Nights Trekking in Bale Mountain National Park

Tour code: My.T.T  009
Package Title: Trekking in Bale MNP
Duration: 6 days and 5 nights
Transport: Surface

Day 1: Arrival at Bole International Airport
Arrival in Addis, be greeted and meet at the airport by Myseru Tour and Travel representative, transferred to your hotel. Following some refreshment start your tour from sightseeing of Addis Ababa. The city tour of Addis on the first day is always depends on arrival time. Overnight Hotel in Addis.

Day 2: Drive Addis – Dodola
Drive to Dodola (5 hours), register with the Bale Mountain Guide Association and drive to Changetti Camp (2900m). Overnight camping at to Changetti

Day 3: Trek Cahngetti – Wahhoro
Trek from Changetti Camp to Wahoro Camp (3300m). This 3-4 hour hike gradually climbs into the afro-Mooreland of the Bale Mountains. Overnight camping at Wahoro

Day 4: Trek Wahoro – Angafo
Trek from Wahoro Camp to Angafu Camp (3460m). This 4-5 hours hike passes through highland meadows and below rocky peaks of the Bale Mountains. The views are excellent and chances to see the endemic Mountain Nyala. Overnight camping.

Day 5: Trek Angafo- Adele
Trek from Angafu Camp to Adele (3300m). This 1-2 hours trek provides visitors with plenty of downtime to explore surrounding peaks and waterfalls. Overnight camping.

Day 6: Trek and drive back to Addis
Trek from Angafu Camp back to Changeti Camp (2900m). This 4-5 hour trek will complete the circuit and Drive back to Addis Ababa in the evening.Top of Form Bottom of Form

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Trekking in Bale Mountains National Park "The Land of Endemism"

6 Days and 5 Nights Trekking in Bale Mountain National park

Tour code: My.T.T  008
Package Title: Omo Valley Tour
Duration: 6 days and 5 nights
Transport: Surface

Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa
Arrival in Addis, be greeted and meet at the airport by Myseru Tour and Travel representative, transferred to your hotel. Following some refreshment start your tour from sightseeing of Addis Ababa. The city tour of Addis on the first day is always depends on arrival. Overnight hotel-Addis Ababa.

Day 2: Addis-Ethiopian Rift Valley - Dinsho
After breakfast drive through Ethiopian Great Rift Valley and the spectacular mountain scenery and the Muslim-Oromo culture to Dinsho - the headquarters of Bale Mountain National park. The rest of the day walks around the National Park to see the endemic mammals and birds. Overnight Lodge or Camping.

Day 3: Dinsho - Geysay Valley - Dinsho
Trek to Geysay Valley through the dramatic highland scenery enroot spotting to various species of afro alpine vegetation which covers a vast area from one mountain to the other. En this route you will also spot some endemic birds and mammals. Overnight: Lodge or Camping.

Day 4: Dinsho –Sentie Platue-Goba
Drive from Disnho to Senetie Platue, one of the highest pick the national park. The rest of the day trek around Senetie to discover the Ethiopian Wolf. Later in the afternoon, drive to Goba for an overnight stay. Overnight hotel- in Bale Goba.

Day 5: Goba-Wendogenet
In the morning, drive to Wondogent. The rest of the day has a relaxing trek in the mountain covered by natural forest. Overnight: hotel-Wendogenet.

Day 6: Wendogenet-Addis Ababa
After breakfast drive back to Addis Ababa. In the afternoon Shopping and leisure time and Departure.

Trekking in Bale Mountains National Park "The Land of Endemism"

8 Days and 7 Nights Bale Mountains NP & Sof Omar Cave

Tour code: My.T.T  007
Package Title: Trekking in Bale MNP & Sof Omar Cave
Duration: 8 days and 7 nights
Transport: Surface

Day 1: Drive Addis – Dinsho
Morning after breakfast in the hotel drive to south of Addis Ababa to Dinsho, where the headquarters of the Bale Mountains National Park is located. En route explore the landscape and culture of the Oromo Tribe. Overnight Camping at Dinsho.

Day 2: Dinsho - Mararo
 Leave from Dinsho through the Web Valley toward Fincha- Abera Waterfall, located where the Web and Wolla Rivers meet. Overnight Camping at Mararo.

Day 03: Trek Mararo- Gabra Guracha
Continue trekking, following the Wasema River through the valley. On the way, stop and visit a local mineral spring. Afterwards, continue to the campsite beneath the peak of Mt. Batu. Overnight Camping

Day 04: Trek to Sanetti plateau- Gabra Guracha
Begin the ascent to the Sanetti Plateau, climbing Mt. Batu on the way. Continue to the Tegona Valley for the Gabra Guracha Lake. Overnight Gabra Guracha.

Day 5: Sanetti Plateu the world’s largest expanse of Afro alpine moorland.
Today you will explore the Sanetti Plateau, the place cited as the world’s largest expanse of Afro alpine moorland , a montane habitat confined to altitude of 3,500m to 4,500 on east Africa’s tallest Mountains . You will also visit the Crane Lakes. A final ascent will be made to the top of Tullu Deemtu Mountain, the place offering spectacular views of the surrounding areas. In the afternoon, you will be met by your vehicle and taken to Goba for overnight stay. Overnight Hotel in Goba

Day 06: Goba – Sof Omar Cave
Early in the morning, depart from Goba to the Sof Omar cave to explore the largest natural Cave in Africa lies 100km east of the Bale range at an elevation of 1,300m . Afterwards, continue driving to Dinsho. Overnight Dinsho

Day 07: Dinsho – Abyta –shalla – Addis
Today morning after breakfast en route to back to Addis visit the deepest Shalla Lake which is (260 meters deep) and Abiyata –Shalla Lakes National Park and Flamingos at Lake Abiyata. In the afternoon arrive in Addis in the afternoon, Have rest and shopping . Evening farewell dinner will served by Myseru Tour and Travel representative at traditional Restaurant with traditional dance then transfer to Bole international airport for departure.

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Trekking in Bale Mountains National Park "The Land of Endemism"

9 Days and 8 Nights Trekking in Bale Mountain 

Tour code: My.T.T  005 
Package Title: trekking in Bale MNP
Duration: 9 days and 8 nights
Transport: Surface

Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa
A transfer from Bole International Airport to hotel, if arrival time is in early hours, the tour starts with the beautiful city tour of Addis. Overnight hotel -Addis Ababa.

Day 2: Drive from Addis-Ethiopian Rift Valley – Dinsho
Morning after breakfast drive through Ethiopian Great Rift Valleys en-route explore the beautiful Rift Valley Lakes and the spectacular mountain scenery of Ethiopia and its landscape. Overnight Camping at Dinsho Lodge.

Day 3: Dinsho - Geysay Valley – Dinsho (3250m)
Trekking time: 5-6 hrs Morning, Breakfast then start trekking 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. Overnight: Camping at Dinsho Lodge.

Day 4: Dinsho – Weib Valleys-Fincha Abera
Trekking time: ~6 hrs Trek and pass through the lovely Weib Valley and the finally reach at the beautiful waterfall of Finch'abera. Overnight: Camping

Day 5: 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. Overnight: Camping

Day 6: 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. Overnight: Camping at Garba Guracha.

Day 7: Garba Guracha-Konthe – Goba
Trek across the Plateau enjoying the stunning highland scenery full of small lakes and the reach at the pick of Konthe (4100m) for 3 hrs. Meet Veichles at Konthe and drive to Goba. Overnight: Wabe Shebelle Hotel.

Day 8: Goba - Wendogenet
In the morning, drive to Wondogent. The rest of the day has a relaxing trek in the mountain covered by natural forest. Overnight: Hotel-Wendo Genet.

Day 9: Wendogenet-Addis Ababa
after breakfast drive back to Addis Ababa. The rest of the day, shopping and /or City tour.Departure.

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Trekking in Bale Mountains National Park "The Land of Endemism"

9 Days / 8 Nights Trekking in Bale Mountain 

Tour code: My.T.T  006 
Package Title: Trekking in Bale MNP  
Duration: 9 days and 8 nights
Transport: Surface

DAY-01: ARRIVAL AT BOLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Arrival in Addis, be greeted and meet at the airport by Myseru Tour and Travel representative, transferred to your hotel. Following some refreshment start your tour from sightseeing of Addis Ababa. The city tour of Addis on the first day is always depends on arrival time. Overnight Hotel in Addis.

DAY-02: DRIVE ADDIS - HAWASSA
Drive to Hawassa through the Rift valley lakes; visit Lake Ziway to spot so many aquatic birds. Overnight Hotel in Hawassa

DAY-03: HAWASSA - DODOLLA
Adrive from Hawassa to Dodola then to changetti. Overnight Camping

DAY-04: TREK TO WEHARO
Starts trekking from Changetti to Waharo 4-5 hrs. Overnight Camping at Changetti.

DAY-05: TREK TO ANGAFU
Trekking to Angafu. 5 -6 hrs. Overnight camping

DAY-06: TREK TO MOLOLICHO
Trekking continues to another campsite called Mololicho 6 - 7 hrs. Overnight camping

DAY-07: TREK TO DURO
Trekking to Duro 5 - 6 hrs. Overnight camping.

DAY-08: TREK AND DRIVE TO WENDOGENET
1 hr and 30 minutes horse trek from Duro to Bucha Raya forest edge. Meet your vehicles and drive to Wondogenet. Overnight Hotel.

DAY-09: DEPART
Drive to Addis Ababa. Fly home.

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Trekking in Bale Mountains National Park "The Land of Endemism"

14 Days and 13 Nights Trekking in Bale Mountain National Park & Omo valley

Tour code: My.T.T  0010
Package Title: Trekking in Bale MNP & Omo valley
Duration: 14 days and 13 nights
Transport: Surface

DAY 1: ARRIVAL- Addis
Meet and greet service will be served by Myseru Tour and Travel at Bole international Airport , if your arrival time is morning , asfter refreshment transfer to Wendo Genet .en route to wondo Genet you have the chance to explore the Ethiopia Great rift Valley Lakes and Crater lakes. Overnight Wendogent – Hotel.

DAY 2: DRIVE TO DINSHO
Morning after breakfast service in the hotel drive to the Bale Mt. National Park, traveling thorough the southeast part of the capital to Dinsho, where the Park’s head quarter. Around the head quarter spot so many bird and wild animals including an endemic Menelik's Bushbuck, and Mountain Nyala. Overnight Dinsho / Lodge

DAY3: GAYSAY VALLEY
The entire 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 Dinsho Lodge

DAY4: SENATTI PLATEAU
Make an excursion tip to Senatte Plateau through the Afro alpine vegetation. Ascend the peak of the Senate. Throw your sight to spot an endemic Semen Fox. Back to Dinsho. Overnight Camp/Lodge Dinsho

DAY5. DRIVE TO HAWASSA.
Drive to Hawassa- regional capital city for Southern Nations and Nationalities People Region; for an overnight stay. Overnight Hotel in Hawassa.

DAY6: FISH MARKET THEN ARBA MINCH
Walk around the fish market located at the shore of Lake Awassa and spot different bird species like Pelicans, Hamerkob, Ibises …drive to Arba Minch. Overnight Hotel in Arba Minch

DAY 7: DORZE VILLAGE AND LAKE CHAMO
Drive to the mountain village of Chencha, home for Dorze tribes-renowned weavers. In the afternoon boat trip on Lake Chamo to visit Crocodile market and Hippo farm.

DAY 8: TO TURMI
Drive to Turmi. On the way Konso, Tsemay, Weito and Erbore tribes. Visit Hamer tribes who are famous by their Bull jumping ceremony and Evangadi dance. Overnight Lodge/Camping.

DAY 09 :KARO & TURMI MARKET
Karo tribes and Turmi Hamer tribes market. Overnight Camping.

DAY10 DRIVE TO JINKA
Drive to Jinka via Dimeka Tue/Sat market for Hamer tribes, and Key Afer-Thu market for Bena and Tsemay tribes. Overnight Hotel/Camping

DAY11 MURSI TRIBES
A.m. Visit the clay lip plated Mursi tribes, P.M. Jinka and visit Jinka Ethnographic Museum. Overnight Hotel/Camping

DAY12. JINKA/ARBA MINCH
Drive to Arba Minch. Weito, Tsemay village, Konso’s King’s Village. Overnight Hotel

DAY-13. ARBA MINCH TO AWASSA
Drive to Awassa via Welaita and Alaba. O/vernight Hotel

DAY-14. WENDOGENET/ADDIS ABABA/DEPARTURE
Back to Addis Ababa. On the way, Lake Zeway and Crater Lakes. Up on arrival, Addis Ababa leisure time / Shopping.

Trekking in Bale Mountains National Park "The Land of Endemism"

21 Days and 20 Nights Bale Mountains and Rift valley Lakes, Sof Omar Cave ,Awash National Park, Harar , Dre Dawa

Tour code: My.T.T  0011
Package Title: Bale MNP, Rift Valley Lakes, Awash NP…
Duration: 21 days and 20 nights
Transport: Surface

Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa
Meet and Greet service will be served by Myseru Tour and Travel representative at Bole international Airport. Then transfer from Airport to your hotel. Overnight hotel in Addis Ababa

Day2: Drive from Addis Ababa – Great Rift Valley Lakes – Hawassa
Your tour begins with the dramatic Ethiopian Great Rift Valley lakes. Morning drive from Addis Ababa to Hawassa ( Awasa 275km ). Before arrive at Hawassa You will explore the Rift Valley Lakes , Lake Ziway after 160 km from the capital you will meet Lake Ziway also known as Lake Dembal ( 430km square ) , Lake Langano 305 km2 and depth of up to 45m, hot springs nearby Lake Shalla( the deepest lake in Ethiopia – 266m deep), & innumerable pink flamingos on Lake Abijata. After 70km drive from Shashemene, visit the Senkele wild Life Sanctuary where you can visit one of endemic Swayne’s hartebeest and drive to Hawassa for overnight and dinner. Overnight – hotel in Awassa/ Hawassa

Day3: Visit Awassa - Dinsho (182km from Awassa/ Hawassa)
Morning after breakfast in the hotel, start your day with exploring the lakeside city of Awassa situated of 1, 685m in the Rift Valley 275 km south of Addis Ababa .Following tour of Hawassa drive from Hawassa to Dinsho (a place where the Head Quarter office & ticket office of Bale Mountains National Park is). After having tickets for the Bale Mountains National park, trek into the Dinsho Forest for Mountain Nyala, Menelik’s Bushbuck,… the forest itself- the Juniper Hagenia woodland & and birds: Blue-winged goose, Spot-breasted lapwing, Abyssinian long claw, Wattled ibis, Black-headed siskin, Rouget’s rail, .. Overnight – Dinsho Lodge – Dinsho

Day4: Gaysay valley – Dinsho

Trek from Dinsho to Gayssaye Valley for Mountain Nyala herds & trek back to Dinsho. Overnight – Dinsho Lodge – Dinsho

Day5: Dinsho – Sodota

The sheer scale of the Bale Mountains is breathtaking. Trek from Dinsho to Sodota (trek could be 5-6 hrs) through the lush highland vegetation & finch’s Abera Waterfall to the first campsite, Mararo. The air here is clean and crisp and the scenery utterly stunning. On the way, it is most probable to 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….O/n Sodota camp site

Day6: Trek Sodota –Morobawa
Trek from Sodota & climb Mount Morobawa (3843m). Overnight - tented camp – Morobawa camp site

Day7: Trek Morobawa - Keyrensa Valley
Trek towards Keyrensa Valley, seeing wolves hunting for mole rats, before climbing over a lava flow, where you may see Rock Hyrax. The Keyrensa Valley divides two of the lava flows. Here, view, isolation & wildlife are so special- Overnight – Tented Camp- Keyrensa Valley

Day8: Keyrensa – Rafu Valley
Trek from Keyrensa to Rafu. Discover the eroded rock pinnacles of the lava flows at Rafu. Overnight – Tented camp – Raftu Valley.

Day9: Raftu – Sanetti Plateau
Trek from Rafu to Sanetti Plateau. Sanetti - in Oromo Tribes language stands for “where the strong winds blow.” This is more real at mount Tulu Deemtu (also Demtu) summit (4,377m). The Afro Alpine ecosystem on the top of Tulu Deemtu is magnificent! The view over the escarpment, extending to the lowlands & stretching towards the Kenyan Border is spectacular, especially during dry season (November – March.) Overnight – Tented camp – Sanetti Camp Site

Day10: Sanetti Plateau – Gabra Guracha
Trek from Sanetti to Gabra Guracha stands for “Black Lake” in Oromo language. Yes Again, the view over Lake Gabra Guracha & beyond the lowlands is worth visiting! Overnight –Tented camp – Gabra Guracha camp site

Day11: Gabra Guracha – Worgona Valley
Trek from Gabra Guracha to Worgona valley. Overnight – tented camp – Worgona Camp Site

Day12: Gorgona – Dinsho
Trek back from Gabra Guracha to Dinsho. Overnight – Dinsho lodge

Day13: Visit Sof Omar
Morning, with lunch box & drive to Robe then to Goro- Sof Omar for full day visit. Overnight – at Goba Shebelle Hotel – Bale Goba

Day14: Dinsho – Awash National Park
Drive from Bale Goba to Awash national Park via Assela Town – Adama/Nazreth. On the way near Awash Park, bird watching on Lake Beseka. Overnight – at Awash falls Lodge – in the Park or hotel – Town Awash Sebath

Day15: Awash National park
Looking for wildlife in Oryx Field (Beisa Oryx is 100% Guaranteed) , dik-dik, lion/Rare, cheetah/rare, waterbuck, kudu, monkeys & birds like bustard, secretary bird & Hot spring water at Fentalé. Overnight – at Awash falls Lodge – in the Park

Day16: Visit Babile Elephant sanctuary
Morning rediscover the Oryx and drive to Harar. Lunch in Harar and proceed to Babile, visit the unique Dakatta Rock formation (on Babile – Jijiga Road) and drive to Babile elephant sanctuary. Looking for elephants. Overnight – Tented camp - Babile Elephant Sanctuary

Day17: Babile Elephant Sanctuary
Looking for wildlife (elephants) for full day. Overnight – Tented camp - Babile Elephant Sanctuary

Day18: Harar - City Tour
Explore the sanctuary in the morning and drive back to Harar. Afternoon; visit the walled city of Harar (4th Muslim holy city after: Jerusalem, Mecca & Medina). Your Harar visit includes: the Rimbaud House, Harari tribes house, Palace of Ras Mekonnen (father of Emperor Haile SellassieI), Museum and the hyena man show (evening). Overnight – at Heritage Plaza Hotel or similar – Harar

Day19: Harar – Dire Dawa
Drive from Harar to Dire Dawa. On the way, visit Lega Oda paints on rocks (7000 years before!). Lega Oda is located on the way to Dire Dawa (51km from Harar). Afternoon, the city of Dire Dawa: the market (often dominated by rural Oromo & Afar Tribes), the Ethio –Djibouti Rail Way Station. Overnight – Hotel – Dire Dawa

Day20: Drive Dre Dawa - Addis
Fly from Dire Dawa to Addis and fly back home (end of the trip)

Day21: City tour of Addis- Leisure time –Departure
Today you will have leisure time / shopping and Farwell dinner INVITED by Myseru Tour AND in one of the famed Ethiopian traditional Restaurant with cultural dance and transfer to Bole international Airport for Departure.

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