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Trek to Simien mountains (13-14 days)

Trek to the Simien Mountains called the “Roof of Africa”; breathe taking views almost a unique place in the world, wildlife and birds are a tourist paradise there, our guides and staff are well experienced professionals.

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1: arrive Addis Ababa; city tour, national museum, church of trinity.

Day 2: fly to Gondar; we will see the big Abay(Blue Nile) Gorge and the countryside  from the Airplane is interesting; visit the castles, which were built by Ethiopian kings in the 17th century. Debresillasse church which is decorated with Angels photo, Fasil bath where still lots of Christine people Celebrate Timket or the Epiphany. Goha, the hotel is with nice view is extraordinary.

Day 3: drive to Debark-Sankaber; start your acclimation walk (2-3 hrs) along scenic scenery.

Day 4: walk to Gich; enjoying the variety of Equatorial flowers, birds of prey or different sorts, and gorgeous views, fairly easy day (6-7 hrs.)

Day 5: walk to Immetgogo; Along the green field, Lobelia flowering trees steady going up to Immet-Gogo where you can see the chaise pieces of Old god, back to Saha and Kedadit, best views of the Simiens. Relaxing day (5hrs)

Day 6:  continue to Chenneck via Inatye; where the longest drop in the Simeins, also today you      have a better chance to see wildlife and more an amazing views (7-8hrs)

Day 7:  trek to Ambiko; a long trekking day of ascent  and descent, more chance to see Walia Ibex which is the Simien mountain endemic mammal, also birds. Chiroleba, a village we pass through often possible to get some soft drinks and heading to the base campsite. (10-11hrs)

Day 8:  climb to Ras Dejen; this is the hardest day of the trek but our experienced guide will set you nice pause to you will be able to do it safely. You will see on the top chains of mountains rather than a single peak. (11-12hrs)

Day 9: Trek to Sona; today will be more going ups and downs though there is less height gain this day is long. We will see the locals working and walking around. (10hrs)
Day 10: walk down to Mekarebia; a very good descent with lovely views down the Ensia River, is present for you to have swim and have lunch relaxing, then a short ‘flat-esh’ walk to camp is very good to see varieties of colorful birds.(4-5hrs)

Day11: walk to Mulit; Half an hour descent will get us down to Ensia River where will cross this river several times, will have nice views and birds flying from one tree to the other. At Camp, also amazing views of you can see circle round.

Day 12:  Back to Gondar; after 2:30 hrs of our final walk we will get to Adi-Arkay, from where we drive back to Gondar, looking back to the mountains where we have been the last few days and we will pass via Debark. (6-7 hrs of drive)

Day 13: Fly back to Addis; tonight we will have Ethiopian traditional food with local dance ceremony to leave you with good memory of Ethiopian back home.

  • Remark; this trip can also be done in 8 days or even shorter. Or it can be conjugated with, historic routes or  Bale Mountains (the African moorland) for more wildlife and scenery walking

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