Bale Mountains Wilderness Trekking

  • 6 days (5 nights)
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Basic
Group size
up to 15 tourists
US$ 440
per tourist for 6 days
Tour starts
7.118056, 40.045833
Date of Travel
Number of tourists
up to 15 tourists over 13 years old

Overview

Embark on a journey of adventure and discovery as you trek through the stunning landscape of the Bale Mountains. Experience the thrill of the great outdoors as you explore this majestic natural wonder, taking in the fresh mountain air and breathtaking scenery at every turn. Get ready to be swept away by the beauty of this untamed wilderness, and discover a side of Ethiopia you never knew existed.

Sanneti Plateau
Hike on the largest Afro Alpine habitat in Africa
Spot the Rarest Wolf in the World
Spot the rare and endangered canid species, Ethiopian Wolf
Harenna Forest
Explore the largest rain forest In Ethiopia

Route details

Day 1
Flight to Bale Mountains

We will fly to the Bale Mountains where we'll meet our crew before making our way to the park headquarters.

Along the way, we'll have the chance to see many endangered and endemic animals, including baboons, gray duikers and warthogs. Additionally, we'll get a glimpse of the abyssinian catbird, wicker ibises and black-headed siskins, which are among the birds that inhabit the juniper forests near the Bale Mountains headquarters.

We'll spend the night at the Dinsho campsite, which is situated at an altitude of 3100 meters above sea level.

Day 2
Trekking to Sodota Campsite
Day 3
Trekking to Wasema
Day 4
Trekking to Sanneti Plateau
Day 5
Drive to Harenna Forest
Day 6
Flight Back to Addis
Difficulty
Moderate
Photo Armaye N.
Armaye N. is the provider and guide of this trip
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The provider speaks: English
I was born and grew up in a small Goba town which is located in the heart of the Bale Mountains. I studied tour guiding service at one of the Tourism training institutes in Ethiopia. My passion for travelling and the fascinating historical and Natural attractions of my country have lead me into this profession which I adore. I have been working as a tour guide and organizer for more than 10 years all around Ethiopia, I've led and managed groups of tourists in all corners of Ethiopia, I have also worked with film crews, research groups, and professional photographers. Such wide experience has helped me to gain various related skills and now allows me to handle clients in a flexible, friendly and professional way. I have experience in different kinds of tours such as trekking, bird watching, Historical tours, Cultural attractions and many others. I am very enthusiastic to meet new people from different parts of the world and help them witness the amazing natural and historical destinations of my country and also organize their holidays in every corner of Ethiopia. I am also very excited to get to know other nationalities, and explore with them our culture tourism attractions.

Accommodation

Comfort
Basic
4 nights accommodation is camping with tents, 1 night is a hotel stay.
 
The mountain campsites are set between 17km and 22km apart at between 3,000m and 4,100m altitude. Walking or riding from one camp to the next takes 6-8 hours, allowing you to spend each night at a different site. Each campsite has its own distinctive features and spectacular views.

Tour conditions

Included

  • experienced guide;
  • daily meals;
  • all land transportation;
  • bottled water;
  • accommodation;
  • entrance fees for all excursions described;
  • luggage porters;
  • professional cook with complete cooking equipment;
  • government tax.

Payable separately

  • flights fee;
  • miscellaneous expenses – alcoholic drinks, souvenirs etc.;
  • insurance;
  • tips.

Travel recommendations

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It's important to know

Cancellation of booking
In case of booking cancellation the next policy applies: Tourists will receive a full amount they paid for the reservation in case they cancel more than 35 days in advance of the tour start date In the event of cancellation within the period of 34 to 16 days before the tour start date - they are entitled to receive 50% of the booking amount Cancelations made within 15 days before the tour starts will not be entitled to a refund.