General

The Simien Mountains present perhaps the most dramatic mountain scenery in Africa – great volcanic plugs, formed some 40 million years and eroded over the aeons into fantastic crags, pinnacles and flat topped mountains. The Trek follows an extensive network of trails. The quality of these trails, along with the beautiful scenery, unique flora, diverse wildlife and rich bird life make this a rewarding and challenging trek. It is a paradise for history enthusiasts as well as trekkers. If you came to trek the simien mountains, we think you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to visit Lalibela and Gondar, so we have included them in this package

Program Duration:

  • 5 days

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Visit Lalibela, the “Jerusalem of Africa”, home of the fascinating rock-hewn churches from the 12th century. You will stay the night here.
  • Two-hour visit of Gondar, the ancient capital of Ethiopia, known as the Camelot of Africa for its medieval castles and churches
  • Trek Sankaber, boundary of the Simien National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its dramatic highland scenery. It is also world-renowned for its endemic wildlife of Walia Ibex, Ethiopian Wolf and the Gelada Baboon. You will camp here for the night
  • Trek Sankaber to Geech (5-6hrs) en route view where you will see the endemic gelada baboon. You will camp in Geech
  • Trek through the peaks of Imet GoGo, Enatiya and Sah, where you will see the dramatic view of the Simien Mountain National Park. You will end the day in Chenek, where you will camp and have dinner
  • [OPTIONAL] On the last day, if you wake up early, you will have the opportunity to climb the second highest peak in the Simien mountains Buwahit (4,430m). At Buwahit, you will see one of the endemic wild animals in Ethiopia particularly in the Simien mountains called Walia Ibex (a goat family)
  • Around late morning, you will be back down to chenek camp where you will be picked up by a car and driven back to Gondar

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Pick-up from Airport
  • Experienced English speaking trekking guide
  • Scouts and cooking staff
  • Mules to carry your luggage and trekking equipment
  • Road transportation cars, drivers, fuel
  • Accommodation (Twin/Double Room sharing)
  • Meal plans
  • Fees for entrances, local guides, scouts, boats for activities mentioned above.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International flights and visas
  • Activities not mentioned above
  • Photo and video fees
  • Other personal expenses

Tips

  • Holidays such as Ethiopian New Year (11 September), Meskel (Finding of the True Cross; 27 September), Gena (Ethiopian Christmas; 7 January) and Timkat (Epiphany; 19 January) are celebrated colourfully throughout the region. These holidays fall one day later in leap years
  • The best place for handicraft shopping is Lalibela
  • Most key sites in northern Ethiopia lie at altitudes of 2,000m or higher, with the high Simiens topping the 4,000m mark. Although day temperatures are rather mild all year round it can be chilly at night or during the rainy season. Bring plenty of warm clothing
  • Some monasteries in northern Ethiopia have been closed to women for centuries, a rule also applied to tourists

Source: ETO

Available departures

This tour is available throughout the year, including public holidays. Note: The starting from price requires a minimum of FOUR people.

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