Tour Code: 003 BMET Trekking Tour to Bale Mountains National Park
Duration: 6 Days & 5 Nights
In keeping with Ethiopia’s status as a land of startling contrasts, Bale Mountain National Park is a land of rugged mountains, cloud-dampened alpine forest, and the country’s largest concentration of large mammals. Known for its lush forests and high concentration of mammals, Bale Mountains National Park is the perfect destination for hikers, wildlife watchers, and nature enthusiasts. Here you can find gorges, lakes, streams, waterfalls, volcanic ridges and stunning views. These mountains are another important biodiversity hotspot, supporting evergreen forests, giant bamboo, moorlands, and juniper sheltered river valleys. Wildlife here include the Mountain Nyala, Ethiopian wolf, Menilik’s Bushbuck, Bale Monkey, warthogs, serval cats, Leopard, Abyssinian Black Manned Lion, Forest Hogs and many more. Bird-watchers and hikers are sure to find something to capture their imagination in the park as well.
6 Days Bale Mountains Trekking Tour
Day 1: Arrival to Bale Mountains
On arrival to Goba airport you will be picked up by our team then drive to Dinsho town where the parks headquarter is located. Afterwards, our hike will take us through park H.Q where we’ll get a chance to spot and see some endemic/endangered mammals such as: Menilik’s Buchbuck, Mountain Nyala, Warthog, Reedbuck, Gray Duikers and Baboons. Also Ethiopian endemic birds such as: Black-headed siskin, Wattled Ibis, and Abyssinian cat bird which all will be found in juniper woodlands of Bale Mountains HQ.
Overnight at Dinsho Campsite.3100masl.
Day 2: Trek Dinsho to Sodota Campsite
Morning after breakfasts begin our hike to Sodota which is about 18km long. Trek from Dinsho through the spectacular scenery of Web Valley towards the Fincha Habera waterfall, where the Web and Wolla rivers meet. In this area, we have our first chances to spot the endemic Ethiopian Wolf, as well as raptors, rock hyrax and endemic birds such as: Blue Winged Goose. This will surely leave you excited and in awe of the actual wilderness of Bale mountains. on arrival at the campsite you will have nice coffee/tea break.
Overnight Sodota Campsite 3500masl.
Day 03: Trek Sodota to wasema
Trek to Wasama through a beautiful landscape with stunning views. Pass through Mararo Valley where the Lammergeyer and Verraux Eagles keep nests. There will also be a chance to see the Ethiopian Wolf and numerous bird life. Around 6-7 hours of trekking.
Overnight Wasema Campsite at a b 3900masl.
Day 04: Trekking to sanneti Plateau
Start the day by hiking through Wasama and then continue down into the Worgona Valley. Falcons, raptors, and possibly the Ethiopian wolf will be visible. Pass through the most beautiful Afro-alpine Moor land, beautiful wild alpine scenery and lakes on the plateau. Trekking will take 7-8 hrs.
Overnight Sanneti Campsite. 4100amsl.
Day 05: Drive to Harenna Forest
After breakfast Meet the vehicle at the camp and drive towards Harenna Forest which is the second tropical rain forest in the country. On the way there will be a chance to see the rare and endangered Canid species Ethiopian Wolf, Abyssinian Hare, water birds like Blue winged Goose, Ruddy shell duck, Wattled Crane and others. Then after take a hike in the forest to water fall and Bamboo trail. The endemic Bale Monkey will be seen in the area and numerous bird species. Overnight Wabe Shabale Hotel or Similar.
Day 06: Transfer to Airport for your flight to Addis
Transfer service to Airport for your flight of Addis.
|Group tour dates for 2021 & 2022|
|10 – 15||3 – 8||5 – 10||3 – 8||7 – 12||6 – 11||4 – 9||1 – 6|
|19- 24||15 – 20||14- 19||12- 17||14 – 19||13 – 18||11- 16||10 – 15|
|22- 29||21- 26||19 – 24||21 – 26||20 – 25||20 – 25||17 – 22|
The cost of this tour is 340 USD
This tour can be arranged for individuals so please contact us for the price.
This small group tour start from Bale Mountains, we provide airport transfer service on the beginning and end of the tour. Domestic air fare in and out of the Bale Mountains are not included.
- An experienced English-speakinglocal guide
- All meals as per the program
- Bottled water
- Land transport involved in the itinerary
- In and out airport transfer
- 1 Night Hotel Accommodation, 4nights camping
- Entrance feesfor all excursions described
- Luggage porters / Horses fee
- Professional Cook with complete cooking equipment
- Government tax
Services Not Included
- Tips for staff
- Domestic flights fee
- Miscellaneous expenses – alcoholic drinks, souvenirs etc.
- Services which are not mentioned in service Include