Tour Name: Danakil depression and the rock-hewn churches of Tigray with Gheralta Mountains
Tour Code: IETT 009
Transport: Flight and surface
Accommodation: Hotels & lodges & camping
Rock-hewn churches of Tigray, and the Danakil depression which is often known as “Another planet”
Day 01: Arrival in Addis Ababa, city tour of the capital.
Day 02: Morning flight north to Mekele and continue driving into the Danakil depression through
Abala and Erebti. Your drive will take you to the foot of Ert Ale from where you will start your late afternoon 3hrs trek to Ert Ale volcano. Basic camping near the volcano.
Day 03: Trek back to the cars and drive north to Hamed Ela. Camping or nomad house
Day 04: Morning excursion to Dallol hill where you will see the colorful surface covered by different minerals and the volcanic chimneys. Afternoon visit the traditional salt mining and camel caravans.
Day 05: Drive out of the Danakil depression to the Gheralta Mountains.
Day 06: Full day to visit the rock-hewn churches of Tigray on the Gheralta Mountains.
Day 08: Drive back to Mekele through the 7th Muslim town at Negash and the rock-hewn church of Abrhan Atsbaha. Late afternoon/evening flight back to Addis.