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Semien Mountains With Ras Dashen Trekking

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13 Days and 12 Nights

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Daily Tour

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Overview

Another trekking package in semien mountain, mount Dashen is the highest peak in Ethiopia 4620 meter and you will trek an average of 6 hours per day to land on the peak , its needs much strength and endurance for this trekking and there are restrictions for tourists given by our company prior to this trip.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa and Optional City Tour
Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa and Optional City Tour

Arrive Addis Ababa and Optional City Tour Our representative welcomes you on your arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport and transfer to hotel. After refreshment, depends on the time city tour of Addis Ababa. Overnight Hotel

Day 2: Fly from Addis Ababa – Gondar
Day 2: Fly from Addis Ababa – Gondar

Addis Ababa – Gondar (Flight) Fly to Gondar. The rest of the day visit attractions in Gondar that includes: Castles of Gondar- included in the World Heritage List, the royal Fasiledes Bath and the Church of Debre Berhan Selassie with its unique murals. Overnight Hotel

Day 3: Gondar – Sankaber
Day 3: Gondar – Sankaber

Gondar – Sankaber Drive to Debark town (100 Kms), where the head quarter of Semien Mountains National Park is found. Then we continue driving to Sankaber (31 Kms) the first campsite of the National Park. On this drive you will gain your first impression of the scale and beauty of this highland region, the extraordinary scenery, enjoying the endemic Gelada Baboons and the bone breaker giant bird Lammergeyer roaring around. Overnight Camping at Sankaber

Day 4: Sankaber – Geech Camp Site (Trekking 5-6 hours)
Day 4: Sankaber – Geech Camp Site (Trekking 5-6 hours)

Sankaber – Geech Camp Site (Trekking 5-6 hours) After about 1 and half hours walk we see the Jinnbar River and falls, after crossing the river, we ascend for about two hour to Geech, which is full of Giant Lobelias. The scenery is wonderful, and herd of the endemic Gelada Baboon can be seen on our way. Overnight Camping at Geech Campsite

Day 5: Geech – Imet Gogo – Geech (Trekking 4-5 hours)
Day 5: Geech – Imet Gogo – Geech (Trekking 4-5 hours)

Geech – Imet Gogo – Geech (Trekking 4-5 hours) At a morning we walk to Imet Gogo, the view here enables one to look all directions, one of the best views in the national park. After a short stay here continue walk to Seha, the other super viewpoint in the National park. We will have our picnic lunch and we continue to the last viewpoint, Quedadit. After some stay we walk back to Geech camp site. The walk this day is not hard; it takes about 4 – 5 hours. It is the day that we will be walking in the best part of the national park. If we are lucky we might have the chance to see mammals like the Ethiopian wolf, Walia Ibex and Klipspringers. Overnight Camping at Geech Campsite

Day 6: Cheneck
Day 6: Cheneck

We trek to Chenek, we will be walking through the Giant lobelia trees and under these trees African field Rats are common. After picnic lunch we walk on the edge of Enatye escarpments (4000m. above sea level); finally we descend to Chenek. Chenek is the best place to see the endemic Waliya Ibex and more Gelada Baboon. It takes 6 – 7 hours walk. Overnight Camping at Chenek

Day 07: Chennek – Ambiquo. (Trekking 7- 8 hours)
Day 07: Chennek – Ambiquo. (Trekking 7- 8 hours)

Chennek – Ambiquo. (Trekking 7- 8 hours) We walk to Ambiquo through Buhait (14530ft/4430m) Mountain the 2nd highest peak next to Ras Dashen in Semien Mountain ranges, giving excellent views over the whole area. After refreshment at the summit, you descend towards Chero Laba crossing the Mesheha River, we will reach to Ambiquo and resting for the night here, before the big day on Ras Dashen. Overnight Camping at Ambiquo

Day 8: Ambiquo – Ras Dashen – Ambiquo (Trekking 8-10 hours)
Day 8:  Ambiquo – Ras Dashen – Ambiquo (Trekking 8-10 hours)

Ambiquo – Ras Dashen – Ambiquo (Trekking 8-10 hours) Very early morning start walking toward mount Ras Dashen. To reach the summit can take up to 6 hrs. You will head up the valley from campsite to the small village of Mizma, from where you will climb steeply up wards, eventually reaching an impressive amphitheatre made up of three major buttresses of expanded rock, one of which is your goal, Ras Dashen. It is then an easy scramble to the summit, Ras Dashen, which is the highest peak in the country (14901ft/4543m). After taking in the impressive views descend back to Ambiquo for an overnight. Overnight Camping at Ambiquo

Day 9: Ambiquo – Sona (Trekking 6-7 hours)
Day 9:  Ambiquo – Sona (Trekking 6-7 hours)

Ambiquo – Sona (Trekking 6-7 hours) Trek from Ambiquo to Sona. Walk from Ambiquo to Sona through the magnificent landscape. En route you will see mount Wali Kend and mount silky in a distance view. Overnight camping in Sona

Day 10: Sona – Mekarebia (Trekking 4-5 hours)
Day 10: Sona – Mekarebia (Trekking 4-5 hours)

Sona – Mekarebia (Trekking 4-5 hours) Trek from Sona to Mekarebia. We descend for about 2 hours and we cross a river. On this river stay for about 2 hours to swim and wash some clothes and walk to(if the group is interested) Mekarebia. Overnight Camping

Day 11: Mekarebia – Mulit (Trekking 4-5 hours)
Day 11: Mekarebia – Mulit (Trekking 4-5 hours)

Mekarebia – Mulit (Trekking 4-5 hours) Trek from Mekarabia to Mulit .On the way to Mullit this day another opportunity for swimming at the river. Overnight Camping

Day 12: Mulit – Aderkay meet vehicles and drive to Gondar
Day 12: Mulit – Aderkay meet vehicles and drive to Gondar

Mulit – Aderkay meet vehicles and drive to Gondar Trek from Mulit to Aderkay meet vehicles and return to Gondar. We have a two hours walk to Adi Arkai; here we will be picked up by vehicle and drive to Gondar. Overnight Hotel

Day 13: Fly to Addis Ababa and in the evening Departure
Day 13: Fly to Addis Ababa and in the evening Departure

Fly to Addis Ababa. Evening a fare well dinner party in one of the traditional Ethiopian restaurant with dances from different ethnic groups. Then transfer to The Airport for your flight back home

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  • entrance fee
  • Food and bottled water
  • alcoholic drinks
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