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9-Days Tour to Bale Mountains trekking

Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Air port

Meet and greet you Elmi Tours representative at exit of luggage claim and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight stay in the Jupiter hotel.

Day 2: City tour in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa is the third highest capital of the world on an altitude of 2300-2500 m. with a pleasant climate and a background of green with eucalyptus trees covered mountains. The city is founded in 1886 by Emperor Menelik II and Queen Taitu.
Visit Entoto Mountains, with very nice view over the capital, the National/Ethnographic museum, St George church and the Merkato, biggest open air market in Africa. Overnight stay in the Jupiter hotel.

Day 3: Drive to Dinsho, head quarter of Bale Mountains National Park

Bale Mountains National Park is the largest area of Afro-Alpine habitat in the whole of the continent. It gives the visitor opportunities for unsurpassed mountain walking, horse trekking, scenic driving and the chances to view many of Ethiopia’s endemic mammals, in particular the Mountain Nyala and Ethiopian Wolf, and birds, such as the Thick-billed Raven, Wattled Ibis, Blue-winged Goose, and Rouget’s Rail. Overnight stay in Dinsho Guest house.

Day 4: Trek to Moraro

After breakfast you start our trekking, setting off from Dinsho in the morning you spend the day by walking through the Walla valley, through the riverine plains carpeted with shrubs and crops, and also through juniper covered slopes and around the end of the day mountain grasslands. Overnight stay in Moraro camp site.

Day 5: Trek to Worgona

Early in the morning start trekking up to the Wasoma valley, walking beneath its rugged peaks toward the levitra ear ring Sanetti plateau on an altitude of 3500 m. Overnight stay Worgona camp site

Day 6: Trek to Gabra Guracha

In the morning set of to climb mount Batu (4203 m.). As you climb you enter a new terrain of Afro- Alpine meadows with incredible endemic plants like Giant lobelia and other that have adapted to the extremes of the temperature experienced in high land altitudes. Overnight stay camping at Gabra Gurcha

Day 7: Trek to Sanetti Plateau and drive to Goba

You cross the top of the Sanetti plateau on an altitude of 4000 m. that is covered by Afro-alpine Moor land together with the beautiful wild alpine scenery. Overnight stay in Wabe Shebelle Hotel, Goba.

Day 8: Drive to Awassa

After an early morning breakfast you will drive to Awassa (Hawassa). Awassa is the capital of Sothern Nation Nationalities located 276km from the capital. Around Lake Awassa you can walk to see different birds. Birds can easily spot are; Heron, Storks, Cormorants, King fisher and Goose. Overnight stay in Oasis International Hotel.

Day 9: Drive back to Addis Ababa

Today before starting drive to Addis Ababa you will visit the scenic morning Fish market in Awassa where the fisher man sell his fresh Tilapia, Catfish, and Barbus whereas Pelicans and Storks are competing to take the left over. You can also spot Black and White Colbous monkey around the Amor Gedele. En route 50km before Addis Ababa visit the crater lakes of Debre Zeit. Make last minute shopping in Addis and late afternoon have a farewell dinner and check in for flight back home.