Tour Code: AETT-TE 02
Duration: 9days 8night
Tour Title: Bale Mountain Trekking
Transportation: Surface drive
Day1. On arrival in Addis Ababa meet our company representatives and transfers to Hotel. The rest of the day visit historical sites in Addis Ababa including the National Museum, where you will see the 3.5 million year old hominid of “Lucy”. You will also visit the Ethnological Museum at Addis Ababa University, Holy Trinity Cathedrals and Markato the largest open air market in Africa. Overnight in Hotel
Day2. Morning after breakfast, a full day’s drive to the Bale Mt. National Park, traveling thorough the Ethiopian rift valley lakes region and rural fertile areas. After check in to Dinsho lodge, in the afternoon walk around the park HQ to see the endemic mammals of Menelik’s Bushbuck and Mountain Nyala different bird species birds including Abyssinian long claw, Wattled ibis, Black-headed siskin and others Rouget’s rail. Overnight at Dinsho Lodge
Day3. Full day visit around Dinsho and Geysay Valley. Spot to endemic mammals and birds such as Menelik’s Bushbuck, Mountain Nyala and Ethiopian wolf Rouget’s, white-backed black tit etc and . Overnight Dinsho lodge
Day4. With the help of local guide and muleteers Accompanied trek 6-7 hrs through the stunning scenery and lush highland vegetation until Mararo, the first campsite. En route observe a number of birds like Abyssinian long claw, Wattled ibis, Rouget’s rail, black-winged lovebird, white-backed black tit, thick-billed raven, lammergeyer, etc. Overnight Camping at Mararo .
Day5. Morning after breakfast start your trek that will last for about 7- 8 hrs. The trek gives you an additional opportunity to spot an endemic Abyssinian Wolf. Enroute observe giant mole rat. Overnight camping at Wasema Valley.
Day6. After breakfast resume trek through Senate Plateau and crossing Batu Mountain (4200 meters) . On the way spot Ethiopian wolf and different birds such as Lammergeyer, Vereaux’s eagle and harrier hawk,etc. Overnight camping
Day7. Today you will trek 6- 7 hrs back towards the head quarter of Bale Mountains. Overnight camping.
Day8. This last day 5 – 6 hrs trekking will take you back to Dinsho Loge. Overnight Dinsho lodge.
Day9. Morning after breakfast drive back to Addis Ababa, Enroute visit beautiful rift valley Lakes. Evening attend a fare well dinner party and cultural dances in one of the traditional Ethiopian restaurant. Then transfer to Airport for departure.