Trekking and Camping in the Bale Mountains

While many visitors stay overnight at the nearby Bale Mountain Lodge, trekking and camping through the Bale Mountains National Park is to traverse electric landscapes of thick forests, Afro-alpine moorland, peaks and plateaus, and being a relatively undiscovered destination, you'll likely have the park all to yourselves.

7 Days


Trekking and Camping in the Bale Mountains - 7 - $7,596

Itinerary Map

Start from Addis Ababa and end at Addis Ababa

Landmarks visited on Trekking and Camping in the Bale Mountains


Day 1: Addis Ababa

Upon arrival at Bole International Airport, your driver will meet you just outside the airport terminal and transfer you to the luxury Sheraton Hotel. Freshen up in the hotel before taking your first steps in the bustling capital city, Addis Ababa (meaning 'New Flower'). The city lies in the central highlands at 2700m above sea level and is Africa's diplomatic capital. Founded in 1887 by Emporer Menelik II, it is now the home of over 3 million people, along with a portfolio is fascinating museums, historic sites, churches, and sprawling markets. The Mercato market is the largest open-air market anywhere in Africa, and the surrounding Entoto hills offer dramatic views over the entire city. 

In the evening, you have plenty of choice for restaurants and bars, and there are a handful of cultural restaurants that showcase Ethiopian dancing from across the country. Well worth a visit on your first evening in the country. 

Overnight at the luxury Sheraton Hotel, one of Addis's best 5* offerings.

Day 2: Bale Mountains National Park

Today you will drive to Bale mountains national park, En route visit the Awassa fish market, the Sidamo fisherman as they land their catches of Tilapia and catfish, and gut and fillet them by the lake. Then leave Awassa behind and drive along the rough road to the Bale Mountains National park, a journey that is both scenic and exciting.

Bale Mountain National Park is known for their wildlife. Over 60 mammals Species and 260 bird species have been recorded here.

Overnight camping in the Bale Mountains. 

Day 3: Bale Mountains National Park

Trek from Dinsho (3100m) – Finch Habera, 4hrs. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes and different birds; before the camp site (3300m) there is a waterfall, carved a deep cave under its ledge.

Overnight camping in the Bale Mountains. 

Day 4: Bale Mountains National Park

Trek from Habera – Wasama, 5 – 6 hrs. Ethiopian Wolf and birds like Tawny Eagle, Augur Buzzard and the endemic Lammergeyer will meet you on your way.

Overnight camping in the Bale Mountains. 

Day 5: Bale Mountains National Park

Trek from Wasama – Garba Gurcha (4,100m), 5 – 6 hrs. Cross Mt. Batu (4,203m), the second highest peak of the Bale Mountains National Park. The view over the lake and to the lowlands beyond is magnificent.

Overnight camping in the Bale Mountains.

Day 6:  Bale Mountains National Park

Trek from Gabra Guracha – Senatti plateau, 4000m above sea level. Then after 2hrs walking met by the driver and proceed to the second highest mountain in Ethiopia, Mt. Tullu Deemtu 4,377m above sea level. Search for the endemic Ethiopia Wolf and Abyssinian Hare.

Overnight camping in the Bale Mountains. 

Day 7: Bale Mountains National Park

Today leave Bale and drive to Addis Ababa.

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Prices are per person based on two travellers. 

Single Supplement And Child Policy

Single Supplement 64 USD per person. 


  • Expert English speaking trekking guide.
  • Airport transfers and road transport via air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Accommodation based on twin rooms.
  • Meal plan full board.
  • Fees for entrances, local guides and compulsory scouts for activities mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All government taxes for the services included in the tour price.


  • International flights and visa fees.
  • Activities not mentioned or stated as optional in the itinerary.
  • Fees for photos and video.
  • Other personal expenses, souvenirs, tips and gratuities, etc.

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