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Danakil Depression ErtaleTour 2 Days From Mekele

  • Package Duration: 2 Days
  • Mode of Transport: Car
  • Tour Code: DDT 2

Day 1: Mekelle-Drive to Dodom-Volcano

On arrival at Atse Yohanes Int Airport Meklle,We drive from to - Dodom. We start early drive to Dodom (at the base of Erta Ale). Leave after an early breakfast, possible at 07:30. This is may be one of the worst roads in the world. The 70 km distance may take about 5 hrs 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 land, Dodom is about 9.5km from Erta Ale and it takes about 3 hrs trekking.

Early dinner around 17:00 and trek up to Ertale at 20:00 hours. 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 we spend the night watching the dramatic action of the boiling lava. 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. Erta Ale contains the world’s only permanent lava lake.

Overnight on the top of the mountain. Erta Ale is 613 meters, with a lava lake, one of only five in the world, at the summit. It is notable for being the longest existing lava lake, present since the early years of the twentieth century.

O/n camping on the mountain

Day 2:Ertale-Meklle-Departure

Early in the morning Descend from Erta Ale around 9 am  and proceed to Mekele then transfer to you the airport or hotel.

What do you need ?

  • Light ( for walking in the night)
  • Small backpack for the trek to the top of the volcano
  • Closed, comfortable shoes (trekking shoes)
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun protection like sun cream, hat
  • Jacket for the night on the volcano
  • Sleeping bag, pillow or blanket (It can be provided by our company )
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