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TRIP CODE: ATPE
TRIP LENGTH: 19 DAYS/ 18 NIGHTS
DEPARTURE DATES: Oct-Mar
DESTINATIONS: Dallol & Ert-Ale, Lalibela, Gonder and Mountain Semen Trekking
ACTIVITIES: Adventure trip to the lowland & to the highest point
MODE OF TRAVEL: Land & Flight
TOUR OPERATOR: Authentic Ethiopia Tours

DAY-01. ARRIVAL/MAKALLE

Arrival in Addis Ababa and fly to Mekalle. O/N. Hotel

DAY-02. MEKALLE TO AMEDEILLA

Drive Mekella to Amedeilla via Braille. On the way camel caravans. O/N. Camping

DAY-03. DALLOL

Stay in Dallol to explore the colourful area, the salt Canyon, the fumaroles, and the yellow lake. After lunch, wait the camel caravans on the way back to Amedeilla. O/N. Camping.

DAY-04. DALLOL TO ERT-ALE

Amedeilla to Ert-ale via Kusruwad. At late in the afternoon start walking to climb Ert-ale Mountain. Spent the night by admiring and taking pictures of the Volcano. Take a rest.

DAY-05. ERT-ALE TO DALLOL

Return back to Amedeilla. O/N. Camping.

DAY-06. DALLOL

Catch a good picture of the camel caravans with sun rise on their journey to carry the salt. Visit Lake Asale, the salt diggers, lifter; the red salt mountain. P.M. head to Dallol the colorfull area to take pictures, the black mountain, the salt canyon and the yellow lake. O/N. Camping.

DAY- 07. DALLOL TO MAKALLE

Drive Amedeilla to Mekalle. Spot the camel caravans. O/N. Hotel

DAY-08. MAKALLE TO LALIBELA

Get your picnic lunch and head for Lalibela. On the way post so many Baobab trees. O/N. Hotel

DAY-09. ROCK CHURCHES

Explore the 12th & 13th century Rock Churches of Lalibela. O/N. Hotel.

DAY-10. LALIBELA TO GONDER

Head to Gonder via Dashena Debre Tabor road. O/N. Hotel.

DAY-11. ROYAL ENCLOSURE THEN SEMEN PARK

Visit the Royal enclosure then head to Semen Park.O/N. Lodge

DAY-12. SANKABER/GEECH(3600) (approx 6-8 hours)

Trek Sankaber to Geech via Geech Abyss. On the way visit Jimbahir Fall. O/N. Camping.

DAY-13. IN GEECH(approx 3-5 hours)

Acclimatization tour at Geech to different view points including Imetgogo, Saha and Kedadit. O/N.Camping

DAY-14. TREK TO CHENEK(approx 7-9 hours)

Trek Geech to Chenek, enjoy with the surrounding scenery. Spot the two endemics-Gelada Baboon and Walia Ibex. O/N. Camping. (approx 8-9 hrs)

DAY-15. CHENEK TO AMBIKWO

Trek to Ambikwo through Giant Lobelia trees (endemic) to Chenek. Spot an endemic Walia Ibex. O/N. Camping

DAY-16. SUMMIT TO RAS DASHEN(approx 8-10 hrs)

Climb the Summit of Ras Dashen(4620m), the highest mountain in Ethiopia. Trek back. O/N. Ambikwo

DAY-17. BACK TO CHENEK

Following the same trekking route, trek back to Chenek. O/N. Camping.

DAY-18. GONDER THEN ADDIS ABABA

Onboard the vehicle and drive back to Gonder. After lunch, catch the flight back to Addis Ababa. O/N. Hotel.

DAY-19. CITY TOUR AND DEPARTURE.

Start the tour of Addis Ababa from Mekal Square, visit Trinity Cathedral, National Museum and Lucy, ethnographic Museum and finally Merkato. Depart after taking your dinner and enjoying live traditional music.

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Last Updated on Monday, 21 September 2009 16:08
 

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