Simien Mountains – 4 Days Itinerary

Start and end in Gondar! With the hiking & trekking tour The Simien Mountains Trek, you have a 4 day tour package taking you through Gondar, Ethiopia. The Simien Mountains Trek includes 4WD transportation to and from Gondar, cook & cooking materials, mule(s) & mule handler, sleeping bags & mattresses all park entrance fees plenty of food & bottled mineral water and more.

Additional information
Semien Mountains National Park (SMNP) is dubbed as the "Roof of Africa," Ethiopia has the highest elevated portion of landmass on the continent. The SMNP is part of this landmass, it was declared as a World Heritage site by UNESO in 1978.

per adult from

$710

NZD

Duration

4 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • 4WD transportation to and from Gonda
    • Cook & cooking materials
    • Meal
    • Professional English speaking guide
    • bottled mineral water
    • mule(s) & mule handler
    • sleeping bags & mattresses
    • tent
    • Bottled water
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Dinner
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Simien Mountains National Park
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Tips.

  • Day 1: Day 1: Gondar-Sankaber (3250 m), 3-4 hours (STARTING POINT CAN BE AXUM AS WELL)

    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 and over nigh at Sankaber.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping

    Day 2: Day 2 Sankabar to Geech

    Stop At: Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia
    In the morning of day 2, we will walk to Geech via the spectacular Jinbar waterfall. The trek will take approximately 5 – 7 hours. After descending down to the Jinbar Wenz (which feeds the waterfall) a short ascent remains to Geech village. A short distance beyond Geech village is the camp site. The camp site has great views of the mountains and is characterized by giant lobelia plants. The nearby Kedadit summit provides one of the best places to see the sun set. The camp site is situated at 3600m ASL.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping

    Day 3: Day 2: Sankaber – Gich (3600 m), 5-6 hrs

    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: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping

    Day 4: Day 4: Chenek – Buwahit, 5-6 Hrs

    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 chenek camp where the car waiting us to pick and drive back to Gondar for about 4 hrs.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Not included
  • Departure Point :
    Gondar, Ethiopia
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by TANKWA TOURS & TRAVEL AGENCY

Activity ID: V-125268P21

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