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Shoshi Trekking - a guided adventure hike with the Hamar community in Ethiopia provided by Yared Tour & Travel

Shoshi Trekking - a guided adventure hike with the Hamar community in Ethiopia

Shoshi Trekking - a guided adventure hike with the Hamar community in Ethiopia
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About
Our guided intermediate hike, Shoshi Trekking, developed and organised by Yared Tour & Travel, takes you completely off-the-beaten path with the Hamar community, one of 16 distinct tribal communities in the Lower Omo Valley. Shoshi which means ‘guest’ in Hamar language is the heart and spirit of the experience. Along the trail, you are invited into villages and family homes for the chance to immerse in genuine Hamar hospitality and to learn about how the community live together close to nature in the same way they have for centuries. Shoshi trekking seeks to distribute the benefits of tourism to more remote Hamar communities pledging that 70% of money will go direct to Hamar families. The full-board, small group trek best suits adventurous and socially conscious travellers who don’t want the usual tourist experience but value the chance to connect with local people, delve deeper into rural tribal culture, and are more than happy to hike for the privilege.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7 days
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7 days
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 223358P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Purified drinking water everyday
  • Camping gear and sleeping materials
Exclusions
  • Private transportation
Duration
7 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • The quickest and easiest way to arrive in the Omo Valley is by domestic flight to Jinka Airport and there are daily flights (apart from Saturday). Once in Jinka, there are different transport options for reaching Turmi depending on your budget, timeframe and preference. 1. We can arrange a private transfer from Jinka airport to Turmi. This is not included in the package price but if you'd prefer this option, we will arrange a transfer for you and let you know the cost. 2. You can also travel to Turmi by local buses. These run almost daily early in the morning from Jinka bus station so it's best to spend one night in Jinka and set-off the following morning. Just let us know which option suits you better and we'll assist with the arrangements.
  • Mango Campsite, XGG8+76H, Turmi, Ethiopia Mango Campsite is a small community-run camping ground 3km outside of Turmi on the Arbore road. The campsite is located on the Kaske river next door to Buska Lodge. You will need to arrive at Mango campsite the day before the trekking begins for dinner, a briefing and overnight camping.
  • Airports:
  • Jinka international airport, PHX7+37F, Jinka, Ethiopia
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for children under 16 years
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Purified drinking water everyday
  • Camping gear and sleeping materials
Exclusions
  • Private transportation
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • The quickest and easiest way to arrive in the Omo Valley is by domestic flight to Jinka Airport and there are daily flights (apart from Saturday). Once in Jinka, there are different transport options for reaching Turmi depending on your budget, timeframe and preference. 1. We can arrange a private transfer from Jinka airport to Turmi. This is not included in the package price but if you'd prefer this option, we will arrange a transfer for you and let you know the cost. 2. You can also travel to Turmi by local buses. These run almost daily early in the morning from Jinka bus station so it's best to spend one night in Jinka and set-off the following morning. Just let us know which option suits you better and we'll assist with the arrangements.
  • Mango Campsite, XGG8+76H, Turmi, Ethiopia Mango Campsite is a small community-run camping ground 3km outside of Turmi on the Arbore road. The campsite is located on the Kaske river next door to Buska Lodge. You will need to arrive at Mango campsite the day before the trekking begins for dinner, a briefing and overnight camping.
  • Airports:
  • Jinka international airport, PHX7+37F, Jinka, Ethiopia
Duration
7 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for children under 16 years
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
8 stops
Day 1
Arrive at Mango campsite
Day 2
Nature and culture walking tour...
Day 3
Trek to a Hamar mountain village
Day 4
Highland hike to a Hamar village
Day 5
Trek through a mountain forest...
Day 6
Discover the origin of Hamar and...
Day 7
Trekking through the Hamar valley
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MVinnie
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Truly unique, once in a life time experience
Dec 2019 • Friends
I travelled to Ethiopia in December and I couldn’t recommend this company enough. There are many travel agents out in Ethiopia promising an immersive experience but I can truly say this company is the only one that did us a unique experience - access to true tribal life. Be careful not to fall privy to many companies who will drop you off in 4x4s for a 10 minute photo shoot.... the only way to fully experience this beautiful country is hiking to remote tribes that are not accessible by car.

I wasn’t sure what to expect but all I can say is be open minded and enjoy every moment as you will be overwhelmed by their sense of community and the love they have for everyone and everything. It will get under your skin!

In terms of what we did - We hiked along the Ethiopian landscape with local guides and donkeys. We ate with families at different settlements along our hike which gave us a much needed respite from the terrain.

In the evenings we would watch sunset while our local guide and host family would prepare us local food and local wine before we would spend the evening getting to know the families.

In terms of sleeping, we opted for the camping option which meant we would set up within the compound of the host family. For me, this was my favourite part - waking up to the sound of children playing and then unzipping my tent and being greeted by a goat!

My main contact for the visit was a lady called Elizabeth who is native English but had moved over to Ethiopia some 10 years ago and she was a great guide and so knowledgeable.

I cannot recommend this trip and company enough!!
Written 4 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Yared Tour & Travel
louras247
louras247
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Mysterious
It was the thirt time I travelled as a female with Yared Tours with my guide Haile. All was fine and I felt safe
luesav
luesav
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Highly recommend Yared tours
I traveled solo as a female to Ethiopia. Yared organised everything so I had an authentic safe Ethiopian experience
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