Danakil depression tour (Erta Ale Volcano) via Hamedilla
Fly from Addis to Mekelle. The flight can be one day before in any flight time. If you arrive in the two first flights we organize a city tour in Mekelle. Unless if you arrive in the afternoon you meet the Danakil organizers in Mekelle office and give you shuttle to your recommended hotel. The tour organization starts from Mekelle at 8.30 AM. It’s a long way takes 7 hours driving to the base of Erta ale volcano (a place called Askoma). On the way lunch and taking pictures to the wonderful landscapes is considered. You will stay on the place called Askoma for about 2 hours until the sun down and eat your dinner before trekking. It is very hard hiking to the volcano on the day time. It is the hottest place in earth with annual average temperature of 40-50ºC, but it is the most incredible place you have to experience and visit. Erta ale means literally “smoky mountains” by the local afar language and they called it “the gate way of hell”. When the sun down you start hiking for about three hours to the top of the volcano. After 10 minutes break you will see the most astonishing volcano quite near to the lava. The volcano is 50m wide besides of the two corners and 100m down from its epicenter. Overnight on the top of the volcano.
Erta Ale – Hamedila
5.30am early morning you will see the striking activities of the volcano on the day time. You will be back to the camp (Askoma means red sand by the local Afaric language) 3 hours trekking down. You will pass with scattered small dessert trees and an igneous rock from the many years eruption of the volcano. And you will eat your breakfast on the camp Askoma. After 1 hour rest and accumulating of cooking materials you will proceed to Lake Afdera for lunch. You can swim in this salt lake. And then proceed to Hamedilla. Hamedila is a small village with around 700 peoples living there in winter, autumn and spring seasons. Overnight Hamedilla.
Dallol – Mekelle
Early morning with sun rise you will drive to Dallol. Dallol Danakil is the astounding and staggering place of the earth. It’s the second lowest point in earth after the dead sea of Israel. This breathtaking place has many salt springs with different colors and structures. It has a composition of many minerals with extra outstanding of sulfur and potassium elements. The place where the salt digging out from the ground is part of this overwhelming place. You will see the phenomenal sites of the desert place including the sulfur and potassium place, salt mountains, oil lakes and the salt mining place. After all the enjoyable visit of Danakil depression you will drive to Mekelle via Berahle and finish the unforgettable Danakil trip.
The Tour Includes
⦁ 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.
⦁ Plenty bottles of water
⦁ 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.
⦁ Government 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.
New model landcruser cars with professional long time adventure place drivers
Fees, entrance to the visiting places and permission to the region
Enough bottles of water
Professional English speaking guides and assistant guides
A convenient arrangement of full of expenses like food water and shelter
Security and scouts per the targeted places
Cooks, assistant organizers
Number of cars depends on the group but 3 peoples per car
Tents and another kit lists provide based on your interest and negotiation
Necessary items for 3 days Danakil trip
Torch light or mobile batteries with flash lights
Short and simple long pants for Dallol and tracking to the volcano
Medicines, sanitary, hygienic and clean equipment like napkins, sun screams and wholesome antiseptic equipment
Small packing equipment like back packs or plastic bags
Note without the things mention in price exclusion all the expenses are covered