TRIP ITINERARIES

The following itineraries were prepared for treks in Bale Mountains National Park (BMNP), where we are based, to give you an idea of what you can do and see. These are not fixed plans and can be changed according to your preference. Also we have only included itineraries for the Bale Mountains but can make itineraries for most of the popular tourist destinations in Ethiopia. Just let us know what you would like to see and/or do and we can plan an itinerary for you.


The Northern Grasslands, Forests & Weyb Valley (3 days, 2 nights):



In this short trek you will traverse through several of the distinct habitats of the northern extents of BMNP. This trip offers great wildlife (Menelik’s bushbuck, mountain nyala, Ethiopian wolf, etc.) and raptor viewing opportunities and is perfect for those who have only a few days to spend in the park.
Day 1 - Dinsho to Sodota
Day 2 - Sodota to Adele
Day 3 - Adele return to Dinsho via the Gaysay Grassland

The Flora & Fauna of the Sanetti Plateau (4 days, 3 nights):

This trip is for those who have an extra day or 2 to spend in the park. It traverses the entirety of the Sanetti plateau and offers numerous chances for viewing the bird and wildlife that have adapted to the elevations of the Sanetti plateau.
Day 1 - Dinsho to Habera
Day 2 - Habera to Wassama
Day 3 - Wassama to Garba Gurracha
Day 4 - From Garba Gurracha short trek to Konteh Mountain then return to Dinsho via road.

The Landscape of the Sanetti Plateau (5 days, 4 nights):

In this trip you will traverse a good portion of the Sanetti plateau and although you will have ample opportunity for viewing the plateau’s bird and wildlife, it offers better views of the landscape and a glimpse into the geology of the region.
Day 1 - Dinsho to Sodota
Day 2 - Sodota to Kerensa
Day 3 - Kerensa to Rafu
Day 4 - Rafu to Garba Gurracha
Day 5 - From Graba Gurracha short trek to Konteh Mountain and if desired visit the Harenna forest, then return to Dinsho via road.

The Entirety of the Sanetti Plateau (7 days, 6 nights):

This is a long trek that will take you through the entirety of the Sanetti plateau. You will see all the landscapes, and be offered with ample opportunities for viewing the plateau’s unique bird and wildlife. You will come away with a great appreciation and new take on the region after completing this trek, which is rigorous and meant for those who are fit.
Day 1 - Dinsho to Sodota
Day 2 - Sodota to Kerensa
Day 3 - Kerensa to Rafu
Day 4 - Rafu to Garba Gurracha
Day 5 - Garba Gurracha to Worgona Valley
Day 6 - Worgona Valley to Batu Tikko
Day 7 - Batu Tikko return to Dinsho

The Entirety of BMNP (10 days, 9 nights):

If you want to see everything that BMNP has to offer, this is the trek for you. Starting from Dinsho you will see almost all of the park's unique ecosystems, view dramatic landscapes and be offered numerous opportunities to view many of the park's bird and wildlife species including those which are restricted to the Harenna forest. This again is a rigorous trek, which is meant for those who are fit but it will truly open your eyes to all of what BMNP has to offer and why we consider it such an ecological gem.
Day 1 - Dinsho to Sodota
Day 2 - Sodota to Kerensa
Day 3 - Kerensa to Rafu
Day 4 - Rafu to Rira Village
Day 5 - Spend day in Harenna Forest near Rira
Day 6 - Rira to Humbure
Day 7 - Humbure to Garba Gurracha
Day 8 - Garba Gurracha to Worgona Valley
Day 9 - Worgona Valley to Batu Tikko
Day 10 - Batu Tikko return to Dinsho