5 Days Simien mountain trekking
Ras Ethiopia Travel will take you through the dramatic landscapes and spectacular summits of Simien Mountain National Park
Start: Addis Ababa
Finish: Addis Ababa
Duration: 5 Days Simien Trekking
Code: RET 105
Age group: Min14, 80
Group size: Min 1, Max 15
What is Included in this Price?
Domestic Flight, Accommodation, Meals, entrance fee, camping equipment, Overland Transport, Local Guide, Scouts
Why you'll love this trip:
Trek the majestic series of undulating amethyst peaks that make up the Simien Mountains on this hiking adventure through some of the world’s most unique and remote landscapes.
Day 1: Flay from Addis Ababa to Gondar
explore the sites of Gondar, including a visit to the Royal Enclosure, with six castles and several other buildings. Additionally, visit Fasilidas’s Pool, still used for Timket celebrations today, Ras Gimb Palace Museum and the Debre Birhan Selassie church, with the most famous ceiling in Ethiopia. Overnight in Gondar
Day 2: Gonder to Sankober
Depart early in the morning from Gondar (7am at the latest), driving to Sankober. We wilgl stop along the way to handle park fees, etc. If you like, we can drop you in or 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. In Sankober, you will be met with your supplies.
Accommodation: Camping at Sankober
Day 3: Trek from Sankober to Geech 5hur
From Sankober, 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. Total trekking time: 4-5 hours
Accommodation: Camping Geech
Day 4: Trek from Geech to Chenek – drive back Gonder
After an early breakfast, depart from Geech to the peak of Imet Gogo at 3926m. Here you’ll have you will pass Korbete Metia, a solid rock wall which opens up exposing beautiful views over the lowlands and the escarpment. This is also a good place for spotting lammergeiers. Total trekking time: 7 – 9 hours, let in the afternoon drive to Gonder
Day 5: Gondar to Addis Ababa
This morning we take a flight to Addis Ababa as our trips come to an end. You all are free to go