EH-103 Simien Mountains Trekking

EH-103 Simien Mountains Trekking

Day 1: Addis Ababa            

Arrive at Bole international airport and meet and assist by ET-holidays representative. Depending on your arrival time, you will have a city tour of Addis. Addis Ababa sightseeing will include Mount Entoto for the panoramic view of Addis Ababa ,National museum: home for the oldest and famous hominid fossil ‘Lucy’, Trinity cathedral church, Ethnographic museum the then palace of Emperor Hailesellase known as little Ethiopia and Merkato:  the biggest open air market in East Africa. Along the way you will visit significant historical monument of Addis Ababa

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Overnight: Hotel

Day 2: Addis QGondar- Sankaber

Morning Fly to Gondar. Up on arrival you will have sightseeing of Gondar. Gondar was once the Royal Capital of Ethiopia founded in 17th C by Emperor Fassiladas. It was a hub of art, music and literature of Ethiopia. Your visit in Gondar will include the Royal enclosure, King Fasil’s bath and the fascinating Debrebirhan Selassie church which is well known for its intriguing ceiling paintings.

Afternoon you will drive to Debark where the Simien Mountains National Park Headquarters is located. Here you will pick up your trekking guide and scout. Continue Driving to the first camp site Sankaber. 2 hours from your arrival to the Camp you will start walking through the dramatic landscapes and spectacular scenery of the national park. Spending the night at Sankaber camp site is great idea for acclimatize the Altitude.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Overnight: Camping at Sankaber

Day 3: Sankaber- Geech

After breakfast, you will trek from Sankaber to Geech and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Semen Mountain. It will take from 6-7 hours. On your route after crossing the valley you will have the views of Jinbar waterfall. Continuing the trek, you will cross the Jinbar River and ascend into the village of Geech. While trekking to Geech you will see the most spectacular landscape of the Simen Mountains, troops of Gelada, lammergeyer, and different types of vegetation’s.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Overnight: Camping at Geech

Day 4: Geech- Chenek

After having breakfast at Geech campsite, you will have another wonderful trek through the grass plateau that is home to the Giant Lobelia plants via Kedadit Gorge, the spectacular viewpoints of Imet Gogo and Enatiye to Chenek. On this day, you will extremely appreciate the fabulous Simien Mountains landscape viewing 360 degrees. At this summit and view point you can see the canyon below, distant ridges, and view the seemingly never ending valleys.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Overnight: Camping at Chenek

Day 5: Chenek – Ambiko

After breakfast you will trek from Chenek to Ambiko via ‘Buahit’ the second peak of the park with an altitude of 4437masl. This route is the spectacular place to see the endemic Walya Ibex more closely. If you are lucky you may see the rare endemic Ethiopian wolf.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Overnight: Camping at Ambiko

Day 6: Ambiko – Ras Dashen - Ambiko

Early in the morning you will trek to Ras Dashen, the highest point in the country with an altitude of 4620masl and not difficult to climb then trek back to Ambiko. SMNP is considered as the roof of Africa for the reason of having many summits above 4000masl.

Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Overnight: Camping at Ambiko

Day 7: Ambiko - Chenek

After early breakfast trek back from Ambiko to Chenek for your overnight.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Overnight: Camping at Chenek

Day 8: Chenek- Gondar
After breakfast drive back from Chenek to Gondar. This day will be at leisure for you after arriving in Gondar. You can enjoy the day on your own pace.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Overnight: Hotel

Day 9: GondarQAddis - Departure

Fly back to Addis.  Late in the afternoon have a farewell dinner at one of the best traditional restaurant in Addis Ababa then drive to the Airport for your flight back home.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner  


Destination Information

Package Price includes:

  • International and domestic flights
  • Accommodation on double/twin bed basis
  • Camping at the camping places
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Cooking stuff at the camping places
  • Cook at the camping places
  • All entrance fees according to the tour program
  • Transfers airport  - Hotel – Airport
  • Ground transportation per the package itinerary 
  • Scout fees
  • Driver allowance
  • English speaking guide

 

Package Price Excludes:

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Video and camera fees if and where applicable
  • Tips, telephone calls, laundry services and other expenses of personal nature
  • Entrance fees to any special ceremonies you might encounter by chance
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price include section

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