2 night/3 day trekking tour
Day 1: Arrive at the Guassa Community Lodge at Regreg around lunchtime, meet up with guide and check in.
After a short rest, take a short trek to the nearby mountaintop; an idylli spot which offers genuinely stunning views over the Guassa plateau and the chance to spot the Ethiopian wolf. Along the trail, your guide will describe the natural surroundings as well as the history and local conservation efforts.
You will end back at Regreg, where you’ll be briefed about the upcoming treks.
Day 2: After an early breakfast, you’ll trek on foot or mule back from Regreg to Atse Wiha Camping ground, for around 5 to 6 hours, walking through an Afroalpine meadow to “Lobelia Valley”, with thousands of these giant plants. The trail then winds its way into the moorland where visitors will experience the enormous highland flora as well as an impressive array of animal life including the endemic gelada and Ethiopian wolf.
Have a picnic lunch in the majestic surroundings, and keep an eye out for a rare and the graceful bird of prey - the lammergeyer, or bearded vulture. This raptor, considered the lord of the high plateau, can often be seen soaring in searching of food. In the late afternoon, the mules are sent back to their base and you’ll set up camp at Atse Wiha.
Day 3: Begin with a short trek to the main road, from where you will be driven to the traditional Menz village at Tebab. The Menz people are famous for their two storey stone huts with thatched roofs, and their woven wool rugs and traditional blankets are considered to be some of Ethiopia’s finest weaving work. You will then be taken back to Addis.