Trekking in Ethiopia's Bale Mountains - 5 Days / 4 Nights

  4 Nights      Locations: Addis Ababa, Bale Mountains

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Tour Details

The difference you make on this trip: Ten trees are planted per passenger on this trip & we employee locals

Trek Itinerary BM04

Arrival: Bole International Airport

Remarkable Ethiopia Tours will meet all clients arriving at the airport regardless of arrival time.

Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Addis Ababa - Bale Mountains National Park

​Drive 4x4 or catch your flight from Addis to the Bale Mountains National Park.  Arrive at the park headquarters in the afternoon, in time for a leisurely afternoon hike, possibly spotting two endemic mammals that frequent the area:  Menelik's Bushbuck and the Mountain Nyala.  Birds in this area include the Blue-Winged Goose, the Spot-Breasted Lapwing, the Abyssinian Long Claw, the Wattled Ibis, the Black-Headed Siskin, Rouget’s Rail, and numerous other species.   Overnight camping near park entrance. 

Overnight Camping (B, L, D)

Day 2 -Day 02   Trekking Bale Mountains National Park

Walk through Dinsho and enter the National Park. Around Dinsho, the Mountain Nyala and Menelik’s Bushbuck should be visible. While trekking through the park, there will be a chance to see Ethiopian Wolves. Stop by Habera Waterfall for a nice break. Hiking will take 4-5 hours.

Overnight Camping (B, L, D)

Day 03   Trekking Bale Mountains National Park

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 a seeing the Ethiopian Wolf and other species of birds. Around 7-8 hours of trekking.

Day 04   Trekking Bale Mountains National Park

Start the day by hiking up Mt. Wasama (4200m) and then continue down into the Worgona Valley. Falcons, raptors, and possibly the Ethiopian wolf will be visible. End the day at Lake Gebre Gurracha, meaning “black lake” in the Oromic language. Trekking will take 7-8 hours.

Overnight Camping (B, L, D)

Day 05   Bale Mountains National Park - Addis Ababa

Take a short trek from Gebre Gurracha up to the Sennati Plateau to meet vehicles. Return to Addis Ababa.

  • Optional shopping in the evening you will attend a folkloric dinner where you will have a chance to taste several national dishes and watch dances of the various ethnic groups of Ethiopia. The traditional coffee ceremony will also be served. Then according to your departure schedule, you will be transferred to the airport. (B, L, D)