Mount Tullu Demtu is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4,389 m (14,400 ft) above the sea level, situated in Oromia Region in southeast Ethiopia, located in the Bale National Park. It’s one of the Africa's highest mountain roads.
This road is usually open all year, but it can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow. Ethiopia's Bale Mountains National Park is situated some 450 kilometers southeast of Addis Ababa. The National Park is being traversed by a rough road through the Sanette Plateau at an elevation of 4,000 meters above sea level. A small way diverts from this road up to Ethiopia's second tallest mountain - the Mt. Tulluu Dimtuu with its peak at 4,377m.
Due its unique location and the climb in elevation over thousands of feet, and passing through remote areas, it is important when driving in these conditions to be prepared. A telecommunication facility is situated on top of this extinct volcano and it can be accessed by a dirt gravel road. The final way up to the summit is steep and narrow. The ride commences at an altitude of some 2,600 meters in the small town of Goba. The route leads up to the entrance gate of the National Park at 3,500m and after 20 kilometers of distance the stormy Sanette Plateau is reached. The way subsequently winds further 17 kilometers without any substantial altitude gain to the Mt Tulluu Dimtuu peak. And finally you have to conquer the last four kilometers to the top of the mountain. On the summit there is no pass sign but only the telecommunication facility guarded by a single person.