Trekking on the high Bale mountains of Ethiopia with amazing scenery, different vegetation cover, endemic animals and birds: Ethiopian wolf, Mount Neyala, Menelik bush back…
Tour Code: Taste Ethiopia 06
Type of Tour: Bale Mountain Trekking
Duration of stay: 11 days and 10 nights
Means of Transportaion: surface/mule
Day 1: Arrival and transfer in to hotel. Accommodation: Ghion Hotel
Day 2: Drive along the southern route of Addis Ababa, passing by the rift valley lakes of Ziway,Abijjata,Shalla and Langano then advance to Awassa city to review the natural gift of the lake area. Accommodation: Pina Hotel
Day 3: After breakfast, visit the fish market at Awassa lake; depart for Goba via Shashemene to Bale. Accommodation: Dinsho Lodge
Day 4: Pick your horses after early breakfast then commence your travel up the web valley from Dinsho, and reach at Minch Abera water fall serve lunch en-route. Then proceed to Moraro which is located at 3,750 meters where you will find a beautiful camp site. Accommodation: Camping
Day 5: After breakfast, travel up the Wasama Valley beneath the peaks then embark at mineral springs, then make the steep ascent onto the Sanetti Plateau. Camp beneath mount Batus crags at the head of the Shiya Valley.
Day 6: After breakfast you can ride across the ‘‘Arms’’ of the Baru horse shoe and camp beside lovely Gabra Guracha lake where you will have accesses to see the beautiful Bale’s Flora & Fauna.
Day 7: On your last day, ride across the plateau and its lakes to be met by your vehicle at the Goba-Dollo mena road. The horses return to Dinsho. Advance to Goba Wabeshebelle Hotel transfer there for over night stay.
Day 8: Drive to Senati – Plateau, with picnic lunch which is covered with Afro Alpine plants. There you will see endemic birds and animals. Accommodation: Wabi Shebele Hotel
Day 9: Drive to Sof-Omer cave with picnic lunch to review 3500 meters length of cave but by Weyib River. After picnic lunch service return back to Goba for over night stay. Accommodation: Wabi Shebele Hotel
Day 10: Drive to Sodere from Goba via the Bale & Arsi farm land. Stop for lunch at Assela, one of the fast growing city with high potential of agricultural yields. Proceed to Sodere recreation center. Accommodation: Wabi Shebele Hotel
Day 11: After late breakfast drive to Addis Ababa. Free afternoon for shopping and enjoy the last time seeing the interesting dancing of the nations before Departure to home.