Erta Ale is 613 metres (2,011 ft) high, with one or sometimes two active lava lake at the summit which occasionally overflow on the south side of the volcano.
Haimanotours organizes group and individual tour to this wonderful place.

It is notable for holding the longest-existing lava lake, present since the early years of the twentieth century (1906). Volcanoes with lava lakes are very rare: there are only six in the world.
Erta Ale means "smoking mountain" in the local Afar language and its southernmost pit is known locally as "the gateway to Hell".

                           Active volcano

Dallol in the Danakil Depression is one of the hottest places year-round anywhere on Earth. The climate varies from around 25 °C (77 °F) during the rainy season (September–March) to 48 °C (118 °F) during the dry season (March–September).

The Afar Triangle is well known as one of the cradles of extinct hominidi. It contains the Middle Awash site of many fossil hominid discoveries, such as Ardi ( Ardiopthicus Ramidus); the Gona.(Gawis Cranium), site of the world's oldest stone tools; and Hadar, site of Lucy, the fossilized specimen of Austrolopticus Afarensis.