2017 Ethiopia Trek: Lowest to Highest

Pull on your hiking boots in November 2017 and help us raise vital funds for our e-learning project in Ethiopia.

Trek through the Danakil Depression, one of the hottest and harshest places on earth, to Erta Ale Volcano before venturing high into the Simien Mountains to summit Ras Dashan – taking you from the lowest to highest points in Ethiopia.

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This charity trek is our major fundraiser for the Wild Frontiers Foundation. Ethiopia is one of our favourite countries, which we have enjoyed travelling to for over 10 years. With its diverse and challenging environments, it makes the perfect setting for a fundraising trip that will help give back to young people in a community that is close to our heart.

Wild-Walk-Simiens-Ethiopia-01The money raised from the trek will go towards the Wild Frontiers Foundation project to establish four new e-learning centres in remote school across Ethiopia. It costs £2500 to set up each e-learning centre and install 25 recycled computers, loaded with educational software. Teachers from the schools will also be trained in basic digital literacy skills, simple hardware maintenance and how to use computers to teach a different subjects.

Danakil-Depression-Tour-02This is a self-funded trek, in that you pay your way to take on the challenge, and we ask you to commit to raise a minimum of £500 for the cause.

This trip offers amazing sites and challenges in equal measures, also giving you the opportunity to kick off your walking boots and enjoy the country’s colourful capital, Addis Ababa, the UNESCO World Heritage town of Lalibela with its amazing rock hewn churches and the medieval castles of Gondar.

Highlights include:

  • Trek in the Danakil Depression from the base to the rim of Erta Ale Volcano
  • Camp on the rim of the volcano
  • Explore the otherworldly landscapes of Dallol
  • 7-day trek through the Simien Mountains to the summit of Ras Dashan
  • Visit isolated villages and remote camp among spectacular scenery
  • Visit Camara, our charity partners in Ethiopia, and see e-learning projects in action

The 18-day trip – Trek Ethiopia: Lowest to Highest – departs 12 November 2017. Tours prices £3525 (excluding international flights).