Bale Mountain National Park
The park is situated 400 kms southeast of Addis Ababa, with an area of high altitude plateau of 2470sq.km with a numerous spectacular volcanic plugs and peaks, beautiful tiny alpine lakes and rushing streams from the mountain descending to deep rocky gorges on their way down to the lowlands. Bale mountain national park is one of the largest Afro-Alpine habitats in Africa. It offers visitors with opportunities of mountaineering, horse trekking, scenic drive, and occasion to view some of Ethiopian endemic mammals.
Day 1- DRIVE ADDIS ABABA – BALE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK/ DINSHO
Morning after breakfast meet with HAT staff and drive towards southeast of Addis Ababa- via Asella Nazerate road passing Adaba and Dododla to Dinsho head quarter of Bale Mountain National park on the way lunch at local restaurant, afternoon arrival and after escorting to local guide trek around the head quarter compound to see the endemic Mountain Nyala, Menilk Bush back and various endemic birds, overnight camping
Day 2- TREK DINSHO- KNOTERA
Morning after breakfast trek from Dinsho to Kotera which is about (3200m.a.s.l) and about 5 hrs trekking on the way admire the surrounding scenery with flora and fauna arrival Fuji Bara Waterfalls, overnight camping.
Day 3- TREK KNOTERA- WASSA MAR
Morning after breakfast and packing the camping gear trek Kotare to Wassama (4000m.a.s.l) and takes 5-8 hrs trekking through the spectacular scenery and view, overnight camping
Day 4- Trek Wassa Mar- Gebreguracha
Morning after breakfast continue trekking from Wassama to Gebreguracha an alpine lake on the top of the mountain (takes 8 hrs) passing by Batu Mount possibly observe Ethiopian wolf, overnight camping.
Day 5- Trek Gebreguracha- Sanate- Drive to Harena forest
Trek from Gebreguracha to Sanete (about 4 hrs trek) meet the car on the way observe Ethiopian wolf, lammergeyer and other birds of prey then drive to Harena Forest, overnight camping.
Day 6- Full day exploe Harena forest & Sanate- drive to Goba
Full day explore the Harena forest walking through and visit waterfalls and drive to Sanete plateau to admire the high alpine highland and the rare endemic Ethiopian Wolfs and TULU DEMTU- the second highest pick in the country then drive to Goba, overnight hotel.
Day 7- Drive Goba- Addis Ababa – departure
Morning after breakfast drive back to Addis on the way visit the Rift Valley lake, upon arrival to Addis free time evening farewell cultural dinner in traditional restaurant with various ethnic music and dance performance then transfer to the airport for your departure.
END OF THE TOUR