Day 1: Arrival / Makalle. Arrival in Addis Ababa, transfer to hotel for breakfast and to take a rest. In the afternoon take a flight to Makalle. O/N. Hotel.
Day 2: Mekalle / Amedeilla. Drive Mekella to Amedeilla via Braille. On the way camel caravans. O/N. Camping.
Day 3: 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 4: Dallol / Ert-Ale. Amedeilla to Ert-ale via Kusruwad. 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 5: Ert-Ale / Dallol. Return back to Amedeilla. O/N. Camping.
Day 6: 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 7: Dallol / Makalle. Drive Amedeilla to Mekalle. Spot the camel caravans. O/N. Hotel.
Day 8: Makalle / Lalibela. Get your picnic lunch and head for Lalibela. On the way post so many Baobab trees and enjoy with the surrounding sceneries. O/N. Hotel.
Day 9: Rock Churches. Explore the 12th & 13th century Rock Churches of Lalibela. O/N. Hotel.
Day 10: Lalibela / Gonder. Head to Gonder via Gashena Debre Tabor road. Enjoy with the surrounding areas.O/N. Hotel.
Day 11: Royal Enclosure / Semen Park. Visit the 16th & 17th century Royal enclosure which has so many palaces and buildings. Visit also the church of Debre Birhan Selassie Church which is famous by it religious wall painting and the 80s Angel faced cherubims. Take your lunch and leave for the National park. Spot an endemic Gelada Baboon. O/N. Lodge.
Day 12: Sankaber / Geech (approx 6-8 hours). Trek Sankaber to Geech via Geech Abyss. On the way visit Jimbahir Fall. O/N. Camping.
Day 13: Geech (approx 3-5 hours). Acclimatization tour at Geech to different view points including Imetgogo, Saha and Kedadit. You will spot the big bird-Lammergyer. O/N.Camping.
Day 14: Trek / 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 / Ambikwo. Trek to Ambikwo through Giant Lobelia trees (endemic) to Chenek. Spot an endemic Walia Ibex. O/N. Camping.
Day 16: Summit / 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 / Chenek. Following the same trekking route, trek back to Chenek. O/N. Camping.
Day 18: Gonder / 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/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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