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6 days Bale Mountains NP. Trekking tour itinerary


Bale  Mountains National Park

Ethiopian Wolf, Bale monkey, giant mole-rat, Menelik’s bushbuck, and many others

Of the beaten path

Spectacular Mountains View 

This tour includes the largest area of Afro-alpine terrain in Ethiopia, the best destination for walkers, bird watchers and wild-life lover.
Bale Mountains is has the best of Ethiopia’s natural beauty, wildlife and diversity!


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Tour Details


6 Days

Tour Type

Group Tour: Min. 4/ Max. 12 persons

Guiding Method

Live guide/instructor

Guide Language


Starts/ Ends

Addis Ababa/ Addis Ababa


Transfer from your hotel in Addis to Dinsho and the Bale Mountains on the first day and back from the mountains to Addis on the last day;

Accommodation in tents for 2 persons;

Enough bottled water for the whole trek

Entrance for the National Park

Scouts and park rangers;

mules and mule men for the transportation of the heavy material;

All the food provided for you while on the hike

Personal cook and cooking assistant who will prepare all the meals for the entier tour

cooking and camping equipment (tents, sleeping mattress);

Experienced an English speaking trekking tour guide

sleeping bag

What you need to bring:

-Closed, comfortable shoes (trekking shoes)

- Sun protection (strong suns-cream 50+) and hat

-Jacket, Jumper, long pants, and Shors


Extra donkeys/mules/horses or a car.

Tips for guides, and souvenirs.
Accommodation in Lalibela town

Any international, and Domestic flights are not included in this price.

Travel insurance is not included.


Day 1.
Addis Ababa – Dinsho

After an early morning breakfast in Addis Ababa, we will drive to Bale Mountain National Park.

On the way, we will have a coffee break in Ziway and Shashemene. Between Shashemene and Dinsho (Park H.Q), we will drive through the

southeast highlands of Ethiopia. Upon arrival, we will stop for a rest break and lunch in Dinsho Lodge. Afterwards, our hike will take us through park H.Q. where we'll get a chance to spot and see some endemic/endangered animals, such as: Menilik’s Buchbuck, Mountain Nyala, Warthog, Reedbuck, Gerry Duikers and Baboons. Also endangered birds such as: Black-headed siskin, Wattled Ibis, and Abyssinian Long claw which all will be found in Park H.Q.

We will stay overnight at Dinsho Lodge, situated at an altitude of 3000m above sea level.

Bale mountain trekking tour
Best Ethiopan coffee bean

Day 2.
Dinsho – Sodota campsite

Morning: After breakfast around 8:00, our hike between Dinsho an Sodoa will begin which is about 18k/m and 6hrs long.

On the way, you will enjoy the spectacular scenery of Bale Mountain and during the rainy season, Fincha Habera Waterfall. We will catch the endemic Ethiopian Wolf (Key Qebero),

and the high-altitude endemic birds such as: Blue Winged Goose. This will surely leave you excited and in awe of the actual wilderness of Bale mountain.

After arrival at the campsite, you will have have nice lunch break

We will stay overnight at the Sodota campsite that sits at an altitude of 3400m above sea level.


Day 3.
Sodota – Keyrensa campsite

After an early morning breakfast, at around 8:30, we will begin our 6 hour hike to the campsite of Kerensa.

On this trek to Keyrensa, you will pass through breathtaking gorges and valleys and the extraordinary viewpoint of The Wasama Valley. After arrival, you will have lunch and a long break.

We will stay overnight at Keyrensa campsite, with another amazing landscape at an altitude of 4000m above sea level.

Bale Mountan NP
Peaks of Bale Mountains

Day 4.
'Keyrensa - Rafu Campsite

The hike to the Rafu campsite will take about  6hrs-7hrs, and will reach an altitude to about around 4100m above sea level.

On the way to the Rafu campsite, we will have an interesting stop at a special viewpoint for photography, bird Watching, and our next long break. This hike will be a bit more

challenging with the high altitude and difficulty level, but you will enjoy an unforgettable trekking experience on Bale Mountain.

We will probably arrive late in the afternoon at the Rafu campsite.  There, lunch will be served and we will have an opportunity to relax. We will stay overnight at the Rafu Campsite.


Day 5.
Rafu – Humburi campsite

After an early morning breakfast around 8:00, we will start your hike to Sanetti Plateu Humburi campsite. On our way there, we will experience very cold winds

blowing from the extensive Sanetti Plateau. And because of the particular area with its cloudy weather, we may have difficulty in seeing the scenery clearly.

On this day, we will be able to spot the rare Ethiopian wolf once more, along with high altitude birds and shrubs. We will stay overnight at the Humbrui campsite.

Our porters on the Massif of Bale Mountains
Bale mountain mist

Day 6.

Humburi campsite – Tullu Dimtu

The trek to the summit Tullu Dimtu (the 2nd highest pont in Ethiopia at  an altitude of 4377m above sea level) will go through Sanetti Plateau.

Here is where we will celebrate the victory of reaching our final destination after an arduous, beautiful and satisfying trek.

Enjoy your accomplishment with pride on the top. You are able to complete the challenging trek which hasn't been accomplished by many. Overlooking the valley from the peak gives a

wonderful reward. And here you will end your amazing Bale Mountain trekking tour.


A four by four car will be arranged to pick you up from Tullu Dimtu, for your drive to Addis Ababa

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