Trek in the Beauty

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Overview

An ancient land of fertile well-watered mountains that form the main source of the Blue Nile, northern Ethiopia has long stood at the cultural crossroads of Africa, Arabia and the Mediterranean. These divergent influences have bequeathed the region a unique cultural and historical heritage epitomized by a quartet of unique and magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Aksum, Lalibela, Gondar and the Simien Mountains National Park - as well as a vast array of lesser-known but equally fascinating historical sites. An ancient land of fertile well-watered mountains that form the main source of the Blue Nile, northern Ethiopia has long stood at the cultural crossroads of Africa, Arabia and the Mediterranean. These divergent influences have bequeathed the region a unique cultural and historical heritage epitomized by a quartet of unique and magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Aksum, Lalibela, Gondar and the Simien Mountains National Park - as well as a vast array of lesser-known but equally fascinating historical sites.

Tour Plan

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Day 1: Addis - Dinsho

Depart south from Addis Ababa to Dinsho, where the Bale Mountains National Park headquarters is located. On the way you will stop at Ziway to admire the wonderful birdlife on the shores of this lake. Overnight in Dinsho (camping or in basic lodge).

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Day 2: Dinsho - Sodota

Depart from Dinsho through the Web Valley toward Finch Abera waterfall. Overnight camping at the Sodota Campsite.

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Day 3: Sodata - Worgona Campsite

Depart from Sodota, following the Wasema River through the valley. Continue to the Worgona Campsite. After setting up camp, take a short trip to the Worgona Mineral Springs for a visit. Overnight camping at Worgona Campsite.

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Day 4: Sodata - Garba Guracha

Early morning, depart from Worgona Campsite to Garba Guracha. On the way you will climb Mt. Batu, at 4203 meters. Continue to the campsite in the Tegona Valley, close to Garba Guracha Lake.

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Day 5: Garba Guracha - Goba

Early morning departure to the Sanetti Plateau and the Crane Lakes. The Sanetti Plateau is home to the Ethiopian Wolf, endemic to Ethiopia. You may also climb Tullu Deemtu, the highest point in the Bale Mountains at 4377m. At the end of the day you will be met by your vehicle and continue to Goba for overnight (hotel).

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Day 6: Goba - Lake Langano

In the morning, depart from Goba for the Sof Omar caves. The most famous spot of the caves is the Chamber of Columns, with limestone pillars up to 20m high. From the entrance, you will follow a 1.7km trail through several other chambers; this will take about 1 hour, and you will pass the Web River, which snakes through the cave, seven times. The birdlife in the area is very abundant. After the visit, proceed to Lake Langano for overnight.

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Day 7: Lake Langano- Addis

After a refreshing morning swim in Lake Langano, depart for Addis Ababa. On the way, you may visit the Abiatta-Shala National Park. Lake Shala, with its deep blue waters is the deepest lake in Ethiopia at 236m. Lake Abiatta is a soda lake at which thousands of flamingos can be seen at various times of the year.

Organized by

Ahadu Tesefaye

Trekking Tour Specialist

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