Erta Ale, Dallol Depression Mekelle

Erta Ale, Dallol Depression

  Tour operator: Tankwa Tours  
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Description

Day one: After breakfast in Mekele drive to Eartale (the crust of the earth) via Dodom (the base of Erta Ale).  Dodom is situated about 17km from Erta Ale and it takes approximately 3 hrs trekking.  It’s 613masl which is a lava lake and one of only five in the world, at the summit. Ertale is notable for being the longest existing lava lake, present since the early years of the twentieth century. Erta Ale ranks one of the most alluring and physically challenging natural attractions anywhere in Ethiopia. It is a shield volcano with a base diameter of 30 km and 1km square caldera at its Summit and it contains the world’s lave lake.

What to see and Experience 

You will experience the worst roads in the world distanced 70-80 km and takes around 6 hrs drive passing through changing landscape of solidified lava, rock, sand and occasional palm lined oasis. After you pass several small hamlets scattered here and there in this desert, you will watch the smock of the curst of the earth.  Have early dinner and proceed to “the gat way to hell!” From Dodom to Earta Ale takes approximately 3 hrs trekking. Don’t worry Camels transport all the camping materials and some food (sleeping materials like light mattresses and mat and water to the rim of the volcano, where you spend the night watching the dramatic action of the boiling lava just a km away.   Overnight nearby active volcano

Day two:  morning Ertale walk to Dodom – Leave backto Dodom after an early breakfast. You will reach latest at 10:30 o’clock at the camp, where you will be relaxing. As soon as possible, drive to reach the mythical Lake Giulietti (or Lake Afdera), a salt water lake located more than100 meters below sea level, in one of the deepest depressions of the planet. Because of the picturesque landscape, it is interesting to visit the salt flats where the Afar people obtain the salt by evaporating the water of the lake. Continue to Erbiti and overnight in Abaala/ Hamed ela.

Day three: Abala/Hamedela to Mekele, Morning drive to Ragad (Asebo) and then you drive ahead to Dallol and visit the difference landscape formed by volcanic activity. Excursion to Dallol (116 meter below sea level, one of the lowest places in the world) colorful salts mining, visit Lake Assal, follow up camel caravans (No camel caravan on July, August and early September) and walk with the Afar people. Late afternoon drive back to Hamedela and proceed to Mekelle.

What to see and Experience 

On your way enjoy caravan camels bring or towards to bring salts from Asebo, You will enjoy the area over passing through a small town called “Berhale” where the caravan camels stop before they proceed to the northern highlands. Enjoying the activity of breaking the salt from the ground, cutting in to rectangular pieces and loading up on camels, visit the difference landscape formed by volcanic activity, visit oily lake, colorful salts mining, follow up camel caravans and walk over sulfur-caked surface with the hospitable and welcomed people of Afar. Overnight Mekele

The price is considering with group.

Service Including

Plenty bottles of water 1.2 litters for the trip, Transport latest model Toyota with Experienced driver throughout the Tour, Experienced English Speaking Guide throughout the tour, All Entrance fees and licenses as per the program, Accommodation and all meals throughout the tour, Surface Transport expense with four wheel drive Land-cruiser
including fuel expense and drivers allowance, Local guide service for the afar region as per the program, Cooking, camping equipment,  Scout and police service in Afar Region as per the program, Experienced cook throughout of the tour as per the program, Taxes-VAT, Minimum of 2 cars per trip with local security, For the duration of the trip we are responsible for all meals, water, entrance fees, accommodation, security and transportation.

The service doesn't including 

All flights, alcohols and Tips are your responsibility. Giving TIPs is not mandatory but recommended. However don’t give tips unless you are happy about the service given to you by our colleague.

Equipment you may need to bring:

Small umbrella, Sun blocker, sun glass, and appropriate trekking shoes, torch light… equipment for desert tour and recommended medicines (get advice by your Dr.) 

If you have any question or need any help feel free to contact us at any time. It’s always a pleasure for us to be your local agent for exploring ‘the crust of the earth’ - Danakil depression
 

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Day one: After breakfast in Mekele drive to Eartale (the crust of the…

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Description

Day one: After breakfast in Mekele drive to Eartale (the crust of the earth) via Dodom (the base of Erta Ale).  Dodom is situated about 17km from Erta Ale and it takes approximately 3 hrs trekking.  It’s 613masl which is a lava lake and one of only five in the world, at the summit. Ertale is notable for being the longest existing lava lake, present since the early years of the twentieth century. Erta Ale ranks one of the most alluring and physically challenging natural attractions anywhere in Ethiopia. It is a shield volcano with a base diameter of 30 km and 1km square caldera at its Summit and it contains the world’s lave lake.

What to see and Experience 

You will experience the worst roads in the world distanced 70-80 km and takes around 6 hrs drive passing through changing landscape of solidified lava, rock, sand and occasional palm lined oasis. After you pass several small hamlets scattered here and there in this desert, you will watch the smock of the curst of the earth.  Have early dinner and proceed to “the gat way to hell!” From Dodom to Earta Ale takes approximately 3 hrs trekking. Don’t worry Camels transport all the camping materials and some food (sleeping materials like light mattresses and mat and water to the rim of the volcano, where you spend the night watching the dramatic action of the boiling lava just a km away.   Overnight nearby active volcano

Day two:  morning Ertale walk to Dodom – Leave backto Dodom after an early breakfast. You will reach latest at 10:30 o’clock at the camp, where you will be relaxing. As soon as possible, drive to reach the mythical Lake Giulietti (or Lake Afdera), a salt water lake located more than100 meters below sea level, in one of the deepest depressions of the planet. Because of the picturesque landscape, it is interesting to visit the salt flats where the Afar people obtain the salt by evaporating the water of the lake. Continue to Erbiti and overnight in Abaala/ Hamed ela.

Day three: Abala/Hamedela to Mekele, Morning drive to Ragad (Asebo) and then you drive ahead to Dallol and visit the difference landscape formed by volcanic activity. Excursion to Dallol (116 meter below sea level, one of the lowest places in the world) colorful salts mining, visit Lake Assal, follow up camel caravans (No camel caravan on July, August and early September) and walk with the Afar people. Late afternoon drive back to Hamedela and proceed to Mekelle.

What to see and Experience 

On your way enjoy caravan camels bring or towards to bring salts from Asebo, You will enjoy the area over passing through a small town called “Berhale” where the caravan camels stop before they proceed to the northern highlands. Enjoying the activity of breaking the salt from the ground, cutting in to rectangular pieces and loading up on camels, visit the difference landscape formed by volcanic activity, visit oily lake, colorful salts mining, follow up camel caravans and walk over sulfur-caked surface with the hospitable and welcomed people of Afar. Overnight Mekele

The price is considering with group.

Service Including

Plenty bottles of water 1.2 litters for the trip, Transport latest model Toyota with Experienced driver throughout the Tour, Experienced English Speaking Guide throughout the tour, All Entrance fees and licenses as per the program, Accommodation and all meals throughout the tour, Surface Transport expense with four wheel drive Land-cruiser
including fuel expense and drivers allowance, Local guide service for the afar region as per the program, Cooking, camping equipment,  Scout and police service in Afar Region as per the program, Experienced cook throughout of the tour as per the program, Taxes-VAT, Minimum of 2 cars per trip with local security, For the duration of the trip we are responsible for all meals, water, entrance fees, accommodation, security and transportation.

The service doesn't including 

All flights, alcohols and Tips are your responsibility. Giving TIPs is not mandatory but recommended. However don’t give tips unless you are happy about the service given to you by our colleague.

Equipment you may need to bring:

Small umbrella, Sun blocker, sun glass, and appropriate trekking shoes, torch light… equipment for desert tour and recommended medicines (get advice by your Dr.) 

If you have any question or need any help feel free to contact us at any time. It’s always a pleasure for us to be your local agent for exploring ‘the crust of the earth’ - Danakil depression
 

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