10 DAYS - TREKKING SURMA : VISIT THE UNTOUCHED CULTURE

10 Days Surma Trekking: Visit the untouched culture

Day 1: Arrival to Addis Ababa

Upon arrival in Addis Ababa, you will be accompanied by tour employee and transferred to your hotel. 

Day 2 Addis Ababa City tour

Before heading into the country’s rural splendour strike out into this colourful metropolis with your charming local guide. Visit the former palace of Emperor Haile Selassie, now a fabulous Ethnographical museum, St George’s Cathedral and a panoramic view of the capital from the Entoto Mountain.

Meal: breakfast /lunch /Dinner

Overnight at Hotel

Day 3: Drive to Jimma

Morning after breakfast drive 345km to Jimma. On the way we cross the magnificent and picturesque Gibe gorge and the Gibe River. Jimma was the capital of the former Keffa province. It is in this region that the coffee beans originated for the first time by a shepherd.

Meal: breakfast /lunch /Dinner

Overnight at Hotel

Day 4: Drive to Mizan Teferi

Today, we will be continuing our south-west routing as we make our way to Mizan Teferi. The 240km drive is made up of a mosaic of forest and cultivated land dominated by coffee, tea and various spices, and we will have ample opportunity to stop and take advantage of any photographic opportunities we may encounter.

Meal: breakfast /lunch /Dinner

Overnight at Hotel

Day 5: Drive to Bebeka

En-route we will visit coffee plantation, the Ethiopias largest old coffee plantation. On the way visit the Menit tribe. After crossing the Akobo River you experience the African Savanna grass land and on the way visit Orom, Kefecho and Bench tribe in their village.

Meal: breakfast /lunch /Dinner

Overnight Camping

Day 6: Drive Kibish

We will arrange you mules for your personal equipment’s and for you self also. And you will experience a walk-through Savanna grassland. If there is any Donga (Stick fighting of the Surma people) we will attend it  otherwise we walk around the old kibish village (14kms round trip) for the visit of more of the Surma villages-to visit and appreciate the very attractive culture of Surma tribe, they are renowned for the strange custom followed by their women who, on reaching maturity, have their lower lips slit and circular or rectangular clay discs inserted The rest of the day you finalize the arrangement of the team for the next trek to the next site.

Meal: breakfast /lunch /Dinner

Overnight Camping

Day 7: Drive back to Tulgit

After breakfast we walk with in the Surma territory for about 4-5 hours. The walk will have gentle slope ascending and descending. Upon arrival at Tulgit we will walk for about 40 minutes to visit the Surma Village.

Meal: breakfast /lunch /Dinner

Overnight Camping

Day 8: Drive Maji

Morning we walk through the beautiful country side for about 3 hours to visit the Dizi tribal village and the spectacular Maji Falls. We Walk back to Maji. The rest of the day we finalize the arrangement of the team for the next trip to Jimma.

Meal: breakfast /lunch /Dinner

Overnight Camping at Maji (altitude 2400 m).

Day 9: Drive back to Jimma

Drive to Jimma, with a stop to waterfalls on the way, for short walking too. Reach Jimma and visit the AbaJifar palace, old king house + the museum of all his artifacts and more, in town.

Meal: breakfast /lunch /Dinner

Overnight Hotel

Day 10: Drive to Addis Ababa

Heading to Addis Ababa we will be driving 330 kms to Addis. we will stop at Walkite for lunch. En route we will be visiting the Gurage and Oromo people and their beautiful villages. In the evening before departure, you will be invited a farewell dinner party at one of the best traditional restaurants in Addis where you taste variety of Ethiopian meals, and watch the folkloric dancers of the Ethiopian people.