Simien Mountains National Park – 7 Day Trek

This seven day hike, is tailored towards serious hikers, and will take you across a large part of the Simien Mountains National Park.

The starting and finishing point for the tour will be Gondar. The trek includes two half days of trekking and five full days. The elevation of the trek will rise and fall between 2000 – 4000 meters above sea level.

Expect to see a variety of wildlife including Gelada monkey, Walia Ibex and a variety of bird life. If you’re lucky you may also see the simien fox as well as leopards.

per adult from

$2,464

NZD

Duration

7 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

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  • What's included :
    • 6x Breakfast
    • 6x Dinner
    • 7x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Guide and Scout fee
    • Entry/Admission - Simien Mountains National Park
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic Beverage
    • Services which are not mentioned on the inclusion

  • Day 1: GONDAR / SANKABER (SIMIEN MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK)

    Stop At: Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia
    The tour will leave Gondar at 8.00 am and arrive in the Simien Mountains National Park around 11.00 am.

    Once we are in the park, the car will drop us two hours before the first camp site of Sankaber. For two hours, hike along the cliff edge towards the campsite of Sankaber. Along the route, stop for a picnic lunch. That night, camp in tents at Sankaber.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping Overnight at Sankaber

    Day 2: SANKABER / GEECH

    Stop At: Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia
    The hike from Sankaber to Geech camp takes about 5 to 6 hours passing through spectacular scenery that winds between the cliff edge and forests. Along the way we pass the 500m high Jinbar waterfall and stop for lunch on the banks of the Jinbar river. We pass through Geech village where we can have coffee with a local family in their traditional tukul hut. This is a great way to glimpse the day to day life of the mountain people.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Geech camp (3600m)

    Day 3: GEECH / CHENNEK

    Stop At: Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia
    From Geech to Chennek camp takes around 7 to 8 hours. On the way we visit Imet Gogo, which offers a spectacular panoramic view of the whole of the Simien mountain range. Imet Gogo, at 3926m, has incomparable 360 degree views of canyons, cliffs and valleys that look as if they go on forever.


    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Chennek camp (3600m)

    Day 4: CHENNEK / SONA

    Stop At: Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia
    From Chennek, we trek to Sona via Buwhit pass (4200m). This is a good opportunity to spot the magnificent walia ibex as well as the endemic, but rare, Simien fox. Wonderful views along the way before we descend to Sona, which is renowned for its fantastic sunsets.

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight Sona camp (3450m)

    Day 5: SONA / MEKAREBYA

    Stop At: Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia
    From Sona we hike to Mekarebya. This trek takes around 5 hours and it’s downhill almost all of the way. As we are descending a lot, you notice the temperature go up. The vegetation also changes to that which you would have seen in the highlands.


    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Mekarebya camp (2000m)

    Day 6: MEKAREBYA / MULIT

    Stop At: Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia
    From Mekarebya we hike for 5/6 hours to Mulit. This is an interesting hike where you will likely see verbat monkeys. We cross the Insya river a couple of times before a final steep hike to the campsite.


    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Mulit camp (2100m).

    Day 7: MULIT / ADIARKAY / GONDAR

    Stop At: Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia
    From Mulit we make our way, mostly downhill, for 2.5 hours to Adiarkay. Once we reach the main road we’ll then start the drive to Gondar.

    Once we arrive back in Gondar, the program will finish.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Gondar Airport, Gonder Ethiopia
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • 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
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Simien Image Tour and Travel

Activity ID: V-206584P9

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