Alpha Tour and Travel  Agency

Kazanchis, Woreda 08-Kirkos  Subcity

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Tel. +251 115 585 184

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Fax:+251 115 543 999


POBox: 21481 Code 1000 Addis Ababa


Wonchi is one of the woredas in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Debub Mirab Shewa Zone, Wonchi is bordered on the

southwest by Amaya, on the nort by Mirab Shewa Zone, and on the southeast by Walisona Goro. The major town in Wonchi is Chitu.


The highest point in Wonchi is Mount Dendi, located on the border with Dendi woreda. Although coffee is an important cash crop of this woreda, less than 20 square kilometers are planted with this crop.

Wonchi Lake

Wonchi lake is a crater lake which located on the mountain range between the town of Ambo and Woliso. This beautiful lake is situated at altitude of about 3000m above sea level. Wonchi contains hotsprings, waterfalls and breathtaking valleys and scenery. In the island, an old monastry named Cherkos is found. Beside all this Wonchi is the home of indigenous forest reserves. Wonchi is a paradise for trekkers. The panorama to the right and left side of the gravel road is breathtaking. Once you arrive at the Crater Lake you would be totally overtaken by the beauty of the surrounding landscape and the freshness of the air.


There are two islands in the lake. In one of the islands there is an ancient church called Cherkos monastery. You can navigate to the monasteries on ferries. The tourist can hire horses to take you down the mountain to the lake. It takes about one hour from the top view to reach the lake side.


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