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Bale Mountains trekking
Duration: 8 Days
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Tour Code:  AET003

8 Days Adaba- Dodola Community Eco Trekking

Transportation: Surface

 

Day 1. Drive Addis to Dodola

In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to Dodola, which is about 350km from Addis. En route, stop on koka lake and Lake Ziway to visit aquatic birds. You will have lunch at Shashmene. Then proceed driving and arrive in Dodola late afternoon.

Upon arrival, you will check into a hotel and do all the requirements for trekking at the Adaba and Dodola Community Tourism Trekking at office and facilitate arrangements. Later, you will prepare the necessary logistics for your trekking. In the evening, you will have dinner and stay the night at the hotel.

Overnight Hotel.

Day 2. Trek Dodola to Waharo

You will have an early breakfast and drive to Changaiti (2750 meter above sea level, 10km from Dodola. Here you start trekking to Wahoro camping site on the trail that follows the Lensho River. You will have packed lunch in the bush. In the evening, you will spend the night at the camp site. Upon arrival you will make short trek around Waharo to visit the impressive rock formation of Wahoro. Overnight camping at Wahoro

Day 3. Trek Wahoro to Angafo

Early in the morning after breakfast, you will do trekking to Angafo. the way leads through forest or moorlands with heather. Between Tulu Gedemsa (3640 m a.s.l.) and Gama Hugicho (3713 m a.s.l.), the vegetation starts being dominated by giant lobelias and thistles. All in all you may need about 5 hours for just less than 10 km. You will have packed lunch in the bush. In the evening, you will spend the night at the camp site. Overnight camping at angafo

Day 4. Trek Angafu to Adele

After breakfast, you will continue trekking full day to Adele. Crossing Hagenia and Hypericum forests, fields of lobelias and torch lilies, and passing caves, the 9-km tour may take you about 4 hours. Over the first section, the trail follows a mountain ridge with views to the volcano shaped Mount Kaka (4100 m a.s.l.) and Mount Honkolo (3900 m a.s.l.) in Arsi on the other side of the Adaba-Dodola plain.

Overnight Camping

You will cross heather moorland, Erica and Hagenia forests and wooded pastures until you reach Adele. Look out for Colobus monkeys in the huge Hagenia trees directly around the hut and appreciate the peaceful silence, the warbling of birds, the drilling of insects or rustling of grazing animals. You will have packed lunch in the bush. In the evening, you will spend the night at camp site. Overnight Camping at Adele

Day 5. Trek Adele to Mololicho

Early in the morning after an easy breakfast, you will do trekking to Mololicho. The way from Adele to Mololicho is long but beautiful (18 km). First it follows a mountain valley, then a mountain ridge, from where you can see down to the reservoir of Wabe Shebele. Lobelias and torch lilies are plentiful along the route. You will have packed lunch in the bush. In the evening, you will spend the night at the camp site. Overnight camping at Mololicho

Day 6. Trek Mololicho to Duro

After breakfast, you will continue trekking full day to Duro 2680 m a.s.l.. The 18km tour from Mololicho to Duro covers the longest distance between Adaba-Dodola trekking camps. From the Duro forest camp it is possible to continue the horse trekking to the adjacent Bale Mountains National Park after prior arrangement with the park administration. You will have packed lunch in the bush. In the evening, you will spend the night at camp site. Overnight camping at Mololicho

Day 7. Trek Duro to Bucha Raya and drive to Awassa

Early in the morning after an easy breakfast, you will do trekking to Bucha Raya. You will have packed lunch in the bush.

Duro is probably the forest camp with the most impressive view. It borders the Bale Mountains National Park. It is embedded in a rough mountain area covered by Erica heather. Then, your vehicle will be waiting for you at Bucha Raya ( 9km from Adaba) and you will drive to Awassa Upon arrival in Hawassa, you will check into a resort, take a hot shower. In the evening, you will rest, have dinner and stay the night in the resort. Overnight at Hotel/resort.

Day 8. Return Back to Addis:- Morning  drive back to Addis and make a city tour of Addis and then at night have dinner at one of traditional restaurant. Then transfer to Airport