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Simien Mountains 4 Days Trekking

By GIGI Ethiopia Tours
Price is $500per adult

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Accommodation included: 3 nights

  • What's included

    Air-conditioned vehicle

  • What's included

    All Fees and Taxes

  • What's included

    Guide and Scouts where needed

  • What's included

    Entry/Admission - Simien Mountains National Park

  • What's excluded

    Any alcoholic drinks

Know Before You Book

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems

  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers

  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level

  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

  • Departure time: 9:00 AM

What you can expect

Itinerary

Day 1: Gondar - Sankaber

Stop At: Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia
Pick you at Gondar Airport or your hotel, drive along a good paved road from Gondar to the park headquarters in Debark. The 100 km journey will take around two hours. At the headquarters we will arrange our permits to the park and pick up our scout. After that we will drive for another hour before we start our first day introductory walk. This first hike is an easy one along the northern edge of the escarpment with a nice view points over the foothills and plains of northern Ethiopia. You will encounter Gelada baboon along this hike.
Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Sankaber

Day 2: Sankaber - Gich

Stop At: Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia
We follow the northern escarpment eastward, before we descend a little into the Kaba Valley. After that we climb up before we reach Gich Abyss and continue over a narrow ridge to a cliff where we have a spectacular view of the abyss towards the Simien foothills. We also find a large waterfall here, where the Jinbar River plunges 500 m into the abyss. We proceed for about two hours and have lunch at the Jinbar River. After lunch we walk through fields of barley before we arrive at the idyllic village of Gich. Here we can enjoy a traditional coffee ceremony in one of the huts and learn more about local farm life. From Gich village it is a short walk to Gich camp which is a good area to look for lammergeyer and thick billed raven. After a relaxing afternoon, we will take a short hike up to Kedadit to enjoy sunset plus the gorgeous shaded landscapes down to the cliff side towards to the eastern direction and return to the camp for dinner.
Duration: 9 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Camping overnight


Day 3: Gich - Chennek

Stop At: Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia
From Gich camp we stroll through endless fields of Giant Lobelia before we reach the towering cliffs of Imet-Gogo (3926 m). Here we will spend some time observing the superb views over the mountain valleys below and strangely shaped domes in the distance, which we will see from up close at the end of the trip. After that, we descend into the Jinbahir River Valley. In this way, we get a very different perspective of Imet-Gogo and the volcanic landscape, where it looks like big chunks of mountains have been blown away. The trail follows the edge of the escarpment, which is completely vertical here for several hundred meters. We climb to a summit of 4070 m where we will have lunch. After lunch we descend to Chennek for about two hours along a steep trail. From Chennek camp there are spectacular views in all directions. Sit down on a bench at the escarpment and try to spot Walia Ibex in the late afternoon or early morning. Sometimes Walia Ibex visit the edges of the campsite.


Duration: 9 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight camping

Day 4: Chennek - Buwahit

Stop At: Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia
Climb the second highest peak in the Simien mountains Buwahit (4430m) rewarding with one of the endemic wild animals in Ethiopia particularly in the Simien mountains called Walia Ibex (a goat family), in addition to the scenic views of surroundings including the chance to see the highest mountain peak in Ethiopia Ras-Dejen (4543m) and back down to Chennek camp where the car waiting us to pick and drive back to Gondar for about 4 hrs.
Duration: 8 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

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Activity Location

  • Ethiopia Amhara Region

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Traveler pickup is offered Airports Bahar Dar Airport, Bahir Dar Ethiopia Gondar Airport, Gonder Ethiopia
    • Ethiopia Amhara Region

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