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Bale Mountain National Park: 7-Day Eco-Trekking Adventure Priced from $1,110

view of Addis Ababa city
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lion at bale mountains park
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Nestled in the heart of the Ethiopian highlands, Bale Mountain National Park is a haven for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers. With its diverse landscapes, rich biodiversity, and unique cultural heritage, the park offers an unforgettable experience for those looking to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of East Africa. One of the most popular ways to explore the park is through the Echo-Trekking experience, a 7-day adventure that takes visitors on a journey through the park's most stunning and remote areas. Join us as we embark on a captivating adventure, delving into the heart of East Africa's natural wonders and cultural treasures get ready and keep your cameras with you to capture the amazing sceneries and the diverse wildlife. Enjoy!

Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa.

Your journey starts from the vibrant city of Addis Ababa. Upon your arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, you will be greeted by our representative with warm smiles they will transfer you to your allocated accommodations at the hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you can spend the rest of the day exploring the vibrant city of Addis Ababa. Visit the National Museum, Holy Trinity Cathedral, and the colorful Mercato market. Enjoy a traditional Ethiopian dinner at a local restaurant and you will have a pre-safari briefing and equipment check with your guide before retiring for the night.

Day 2: Addis Ababa City Tour.

After enjoying a satisfying breakfast, you will embark on a guided tour of Addis Ababa. The tour will begin by visiting the Ethnological Museum where you can learn about Ethiopia's diverse cultures and traditions. You will then proceed to explore the beautiful gardens of the National Palace and visit the iconic Red Terror Martyrs' Memorial Museum. In the afternoon, you will head to the famous Entoto Mountain for panoramic views of the city. Finally, you will return to your hotel to relax and unwind in the evening.

Day 3: Transfer to Bale Mountains National Park.

After a delicious breakfast, depart from Addis Ababa and drive to Bale Mountains National Park. Enjoy scenic views of the Ethiopian highlands as you make your way to the park. Upon arrival, check into your lodge and rest for a while. In the afternoon, take a short trek to the stunning Sof Omar Cave, one of the largest cave systems in Africa. Marvel at the impressive rock formations and underground streams. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4: Bale Mountains National Park - Sanetti.

Start your day with a hearty breakfast before heading to the Sanetti Plateau, the highest plateau in Africa. Enjoy a full day of trekking through the picturesque landscape, spotting endemic wildlife such as the Ethiopian wolf, mountain nyala, and Bale monkey. Take in the breathtaking views of the Afro-alpine moorland and explore the Harenna Forest. This plateau treats visitors with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys as well as the opportunity to spot rare and endemic wildlife such as the Ethiopian wolf and mountain nyala. Enjoy a picnic lunch amidst nature before returning to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 5: Bale Mountains National Park - Tulu Dimtu Peak.

Today you will start by embarking on a challenging trek to Tulu Dimtu, the second-highest peak in Ethiopia. Start early in the morning after a hearty breakfast at the hotel and hike through the rugged terrain passing by stunning waterfalls and dense vegetation. Reach the summit and be rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. After a well-deserved rest, begin your descent back to the lodge. Enjoy a delicious dinner and relax in the tranquil surroundings.

Day 6: Bale Mountains National Park - Cultural Experience.

Immerse yourself in the local culture by visiting nearby villages and interacting with the indigenous communities. Learn about their traditional way of life, witness their unique rituals, and try your hand at traditional crafts. Enjoy a traditional Ethiopian lunch with a local family and learn to prepare traditional dishes. In the evening, participate in a traditional coffee ceremony and enjoy a cultural dance performance. Overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 7: Departure from Bale Mountains National Park to Addis Ababa.

After breakfast, bid farewell to the beautiful Bale Mountains National Park and drive back to Addis Ababa. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. Take with you unforgettable memories of your eco-trekking adventure in Bale Mountains National Park, along with a deeper understanding of Ethiopia's rich cultural heritage and natural beauty. Remember this Echo-Trekking experience in Bale Mountain National Park offers a unique opportunity to connect with nature, explore diverse ecosystems and immerse oneself in the rich cultural heritage of the region. Whether you are an avid hiker, a wildlife enthusiast, or simply seeking a new and exciting adventure, this 7-day trekking experience is sure to leave a lasting impression and create memories that will be cherished for a lifetime.

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