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Trekking in the Simien mountains national park

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9 Days and 8 Nights

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Overview

Simien Mountains National Park  is the main destination of Peoples who wants to visit and have a tour experience in Ethiopia.Trekking Simien Mountain is the most amazing thing you have to Experience in Ethiopia.

The Simien Mountain massif is a broad plateau, cut off to the north and west by an enormous single crag over 60 kilometers long. To the south, the tableland slopes gently down to 2,200 meters, divided by gorges 1,000 meters deep which can take more than two days to cross. Insufficient geological time has elapsed to smooth the contours of the crags and buttresses of hardened basalt.

Within this spectacular splendor live the Walia (Abyssinian) ibex, Simien red fox and Gelada baboon – all endemic to Ethiopia – as well as the Hamadryas baboon, klipspringer and bushbuck. Birds such as the lammergeyer, augur buzzard, Verreaux’s eagle, kestrel and falcon also soar above this mountain retreat.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport
Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport

Reception by your guide and transfer to hotel for check-in. after a short break you will have City tour of Addis Ababa overnight stay in Addis Ababa

Day 2: Fly Addis Ababa to Gondar
Day 2: Fly Addis Ababa to Gondar

Fly Addis to Gondar continue driving from Gondar to Sankober then you will start your trek around Buyit Ras for a 3-4 hour hike to Sankober, which passes close to the escarpment edge. Nearing Sankober, you will have beautiful views on both sides of the escarpment ridge and where you will likely see the endemic Gelada baboons. Overnight stay camping

Day 3: From Sankober, to Geech
Day 3: From Sankober, to Geech

After an early breakfast, depart From Sankober, to Geech depart into a valley, through which the Wazla (or Koba) River runs. (This river is often dry). Coming out of the valley you will have views of the Jinbar River waterfalls falling into the Geech Abyss. Continuing along, you will cross the Jinbar River and ascend into the village of Geech. overnight stay camping

Day 4: From Geech to the peak of Imet Gogo
Day 4: From Geech to the peak of Imet Gogo

After an early breakfast depart from Geech to the peak of Imet Gogo at 3926m. Here you’ll have spectacular views over the lowlands – one of the highlights of the trip. As you continue to Chenek you will pass Korbete Meda, a solid rock wall which opens up exposing beautiful views over the lowlands and the escarpment. This is also a good place for spotting lammergeyers. Overnight camping in Chenek.

Day 5: Depart from Chenek
Day 5: Depart from Chenek

After an early breakfast, depart from Chenek continue east up a valley to Mt. Bwahit, overlooking the camp from where you just came. After crossing the Bwahit Pass you come to a viewpoint offering wonderful views of the Mesheha River Valley as well your first glimpse of Ras Dashen. From here, the path descends passes through the village of Chiro Leba and finally leads to the Mesheha River. Across the river you climb back up the valley to the village of Ambikwa. Overnight stay camping in Ambikwa.

Day 6: Ras Dashen
Day 6: Ras Dashen

After an early breakfast Starting early you will continue up the valley to the village of Mizma which you will have a steep ascent to a ridge crest overlooking a large valley. The path then follows along the side of the valley straight at Ras Dashen. You will eventually reach a point where you will see three distinct buttresses. The buttress on the left is the summit of Ras Dashen. A pile of rocks at the top of the buttress marks the summit. After your successful arrival at the highest point in Ethiopia you return to Ambikwa for overnight.

Day 7: Chenek
Day 7: Chenek

you return back to Chenek for overnight camping.

Day 8: Returning to Gondar
Day 8: Returning to Gondar

you will be transported out of the park, returning to Gondar. Overnight stay in Gondar

Day 9: Explore the royal enclosure
Day 9: Explore the royal enclosure

In the morning you will explore the royal enclosure which contains several stone-built castles of different emperors. The most impressive building is Fasilidas castle. He was the emperor who established Gondar as a powerful cultural and religious center at 16th century.
After visit take a flight from Gondar to Addis Ababa. Evening you will have a farewell dinner at one of the best traditional restaurants of Addis Ababa where you can taste the variety of Ethiopian meals, and see the folkloric dance of the Ethiopians. Then, be transferred to the airport for your departure

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  • Guide
  • Scout
  • entrance fee
  • Food and bottled water
  • alcoholic drinks
  • tips

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