Trekking Tour to Bale Mountains – 7 Days


Bale Mountains National Park is located 400 km southeast of Addis Ababa

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
  • Activity Level Challenging
  • Group Size Large Group
All about the Trekking Tour to Bale Mountains – 7 Days.

Bale Mountains National Park is located 400 km southeast of Addis Ababa and contains a spectacularly diverse landscape. The high altitude, afro-montane Sanetti Plateau rises to over 4,000 m and includes the highest peak in the southern Ethiopia highlands. This undulating plateau is marked by numerous glacial lakes and swamps and surrounded by higher volcanic ridges and peaks. The southern slopes are covered by the lush and largely unexplored Harenna Forest. Bale Mountains National Park is the ultimate destination for hikers, wildlife watchers, culture and nature enthusiasts, bird watchers, and more!. This trekking tour is applicable in seven days and six nights of stay. Since most of our nights are in camping, all the necessary equipment is included. Besides Mountain guide, park Scout, camp Cook, and mule Tender are also provided. Mules or horses carry all equipment including luggage.

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered


Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Lunch (7)
  • Dinner (7)
  • Breakfast (5)
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  1. Day 1 Addis - Bale

    Bale Mountains

    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

    6 hours • Admission Ticket Included

    Accommodation: Overnight Camping

    Meals: LunchDinner

  2. Day 2 Bale Mountains

    Bale Mountains

    National Park Starting from Dinsho, trek to Adelay via the Geysay Valley and the Web River, viewing the Web waterfall along the way. During the hike, there will be wonderful chances to see the Mountain Nyala, Menelik’s Bushbuck, Bohor Reedbuck, and possibly Colobus Monkeys. Trekking will take 4-5 hours.

    Overnight Camping

    5 hours • Admission Ticket Free

    Accommodation: Overnight Camping

    Meals: BreakfastLunchDinner

  3. Day 3 Bale Mountains

    Bale Mountains

    Trek to Wasama through a beautiful landscape with stunning views. Pass through Mararo Valley where the Lammergeyer and Verreaux Eagles keep nests. There will also be a chance of seeing the Ethiopian Wolf and other species of birds. Trekking will take 7-8 hours.

    Overnight Camping

    7 hours • Admission Ticket Included

    Accommodation: Overnight Camping

    Meals: BreakfastLunchDinner

  4. Day 4 Bale Mountains

    Gebre Guracha

    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 Oromo language.

    7 hours • Admission Ticket Free

    Accommodation: Overnight Camping

    Meals: BreakfastLunchDinner

  5. Day 5 Bale Mountains

    Saneti Campsite

    Take a short trek from Gebre Gurracha up to the Sanetti Plateau to meet vehicles. Explore the Sanetti Plateau by car. This is the best place in Ethiopia to view the Ethiopian wolf.

    4 hours • Admission Ticket Included

    Accommodation: Overnight Camping Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 Bale Mountains

    Harenna Forest

    Drive to the Harenna Forest. This is in the southern end of the park and holds a unique variety of vegetation. The Harenna Escarpment towers 2000m above the edge of the forest and provides stunning views. Return to Goba for the night.

    Overnight Hotel

    5 hours • Admission Ticket Included

    Accommodation: Overnight Hotel

    Meals: BreakfastLunchDinner

  7. Day 7 Bale - Addis

    Addis Ababa

    Drive back to Addis Ababa having scenic views on the way at Rift Valley Lakes. Enjoy dinner at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant featuring dancers and musicians representing some of the country’s many ethnic groups. Transfer to airport for late-night departure or additional hotel nights booked upon request.

    4 hours • Admission Ticket Free

    Accommodation: Departure

    Meals: LunchDinner

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
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