bale mountains trekking - 7 Days


7 Days 6Nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size



Amharic, English

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Day 1

Addis Ababa → Dinsho

In the morning you will drive to Dinsho, via the Ethiopian rift valley region and shashemene (400km from Addis). Enroute you will make a stop on a lake Ziway, known for its bird life to, visit aquatic birds. Also visit Abijatta Shalla Park. You will have lunch at Shashemene (250 km from Addis).You will proceed driving and arrive in Dinsho late afternoon. After a short break, you will have time to make a short hike along the woodland part of the national park and you will have a chance to spot endemic Mountain Nyala, Menelik Bushbuck, Bohor Reedbuck and bird species.
Overnight – Camping in Dinsho.
Day 2

Dinsho → Adley

In the morning Trek for 5 – 6 hours from Dinsho, Headquarters of Bale mountain national park to Adley Overnight – Camping in Woodland.
Day 3

Adley → Sodota.

In the morning Start trek from Adley to Sodota walking 6-7 hours
Overnight Sodota campsite.
Day 4

Sodota → Meraro Valley→ Wassema

Trek for 5 -6 hours breath taking of Meraro valley which offers the chance to see the nests of Lammergeyer and Verreaux Eagle. The air here is so clean and crisp and the scenery utterly stunning. Camping at the base of Wassema mount.
Overnight – Wassema Campsite.
Day 5

Wassema → Gerbaguracha

Today we trek through the highlands of Bale Mountains crossing Batu Mountain (4307 m asl) on the way to Gerbaguracha.  Here The Helichrysum or everlasting flowers are abundant. The everlasting plant can be seen in several forms, but the grey bushes of Helichrysum splendidum are the most striking with their yellow flowers. Several rodent species are found in the area.
Overnight – Gerbaguracha Campsite.
Day 6

Gerbaguracha→ Sanetti Plateau → Goba

After breakfast we trek for two to three hours to the main road to met vehicle then drive to the highest peak in Bale Mountains, Tullu Dimtu (4377m, 14357 ft) which is part of the Sanetti plateau. The vistas are simply unbelievable and so photogenic. Here you will find endangered Ethiopian wolf, small alpine lakes and typical afro alpine vegetation that include the Giant Lobelia and shrub such as everlasting. Finally drive to Goba for overnight stay.
Overnight – Hotel in Goba.
Day 7

Goba → Addis Abeba

In morning after breakfast you will drive to Addis. 400km(7hours drive) in the evening you will have fare well dinner in one of the Ethiopian cultural restaurant with tasty Ethiopian food and cultural dances from the different ethnic groups. Then transfer to the airport for flight back home. The tour ends here.
•Note; This Program can be customized based on your Time, Budget & Interest

Day 8

Drive back to Addis

You will also explore the Shala and Abyata National park Here you will also see the greatest congregation of birds and an exceptional view of remarkable terrain. Among the profusion of
bird life here few are bright yellow masked weaver, red-billed hornbill, African fish eagle, ostriches etc. The woods teem with flashes of bright color and resound with birdsong. in the eving Transfer to the airport &  to home.


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