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Simien Mountains Trekking – 5 Days

Durations

1 Week

Difficulty

Easy

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Overview

Get on on an incredible 5-day adventure to explore the Simien Mountains and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lalibela in Ethiopia. Begin in the historic city of Gonder, known for its medieval castles and churches. Trek through the stunning landscapes of the Simien Mountains, encountering wildlife like Gelada Baboons and Lammergeiers along the way. Marvel at the breathtaking views from Imet Gogo and Mount Buhawit. Discover the remarkable rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, carved into the red rock. Immerse yourself in the local culture, enjoy coffee ceremonies, and experience the warm hospitality of the Ethiopian people. This tour offers a unique blend of natural beauty, historical sites, and cultural encounters,

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Itinerary

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Fly from Addis to Gondar and drive to Simien Mountain National Park via Debark. Here, you trek the surrounding escarpment and viewpoints of Sankaber thereby acclimatization yourselves to the coming trekking. Overnight: Camping at Sankaber.

Trek from Sankaber via Jinbar Falls and Geech village to Geech. The endemic Galada Baboon (the bleeding heart baboon) is abundant both in Sankaber as well as Geech. Overnight: Camping at Geech.

Trek from Geech via Kedadit, Saha Gorge, the spectacular viewpoints of Imet gogo (3926m) and Inatiye to Chenek. In this area you will be able to visit unique flora which includes, the Giant Lobelia (Lobelia rynchopatelum), St. John’s Wort (Hypericum revolutum), Giant heath (Erica arborea), Red-hot pokers or torch lilies (the Kniphofia), Everlasting flowers (Helichrysum), Sodom’s Apple (Solannum indicum), the ivory colored Abyssinian Wild Rose (Rosa Abyssinica), Koso (Hagenia abyssinica), geranium, alchemilla etc. Overnight: Camping at Chenek.

In the morning, trek half way to Bwahit (4430m) to visit the elegant endemic Walia Ibex in the abysses and craggy ledges of the Simien Mountains. Then, drive back to Gondar. En route, you visit Falasha village (Black Jews) near Gondar. Optional enjoy the morning exploring the camp site and the surrounding. Chenek is the best spot in order to observe the endemic Walia Ibex. Then, drive back for Gondar around lunch time, on the way visit the Ethiopian Jewish village known as Felasha village. Overnight: in 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, Debre Birhan Selassie church, with the most famous ceiling in Ethiopia. Transfer to Gondar Airport for the flight back to Addis Ababa. End of Tour!

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Over 18 ( 280 $ )

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Under 18 ( 140 $ )

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Health Insurance ( 220 $ )

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