North Ethiopia scenery in Simien Mountains
WWalia Ibex in Simien Mountains, Ethiopia
Gelada Baboon, endemic Ethiopian mammal, in Simien Mountains
Walia Ibex in Simien Mountains, Ethiopia
Gelada Baboon, endemic Ethiopian mammal, in Simien Mountains
Mountain landscape in North Ethiopia
Gelada Baboon, endemic Ethiopian mammal, in Simien Mountains
Gelada Baboon, endemic Ethiopian mammal, in Simien Mountains
landscape in Simien Mountains, North Ethiopia
North Ethiopia scenery in Simien Mountains
Knifolia Foliosa in Simien Mountains, Highlands of Ethiopia
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13 days / 12 nights

 Adventurous – trekking above 3 000 m

Standard 3* Hotel, Camping or Lodge

Surface – Air – Horse Riding

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included unless otherwise mentioned

Individual, start from 2 people

Price on request

Departure every week, on request – best period between October and May

Tour code TSM01

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Tour Overview

Superb trekking in the Simien Mountain National Park.

The Simien Mountains are often called “the roof of Africa” where are located 20 peaks towering to heights above 4 000 meter. The mountains are lush and green.

You will discover fantastic landscapes with breathtaking views and unique endemic fauna and flora as Gelada Baboon, Ibex Walia and Giant Lobellia.

The Simien is considered as a trekking paradise. The Simien escarpments have been elected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

You will be accompanied by a cook who will prepare all meals. Some mules will escort you to ensure the transportation of all luggage and equipment.

You will visit the historical town of Gondar called The Camelot of Africa.

Highlights :

  • Simien National Park
  • Gondar
  • Peak of Ras Dashen (4 620 m)
  • Peak of Imet Gogo (3 926 m)
  • Peak of Inatye (4 070 m)
  • Peak of Bwahit (4 430 m)
  • Endemic mamals : Gelada baboon, Walia Ibex

Attention point :

Best period for this tour : dry season, October to May
Need to acclimatise : altitudes above 3 000 m
You should be ready to be on your feet for long time periods (6-8 hours per day and more when you will go on the Ras Dashen peak).
You will use good trails which are the paths used by local people when they travel between their villages.

Day by day

Day 1 : Addis Ababa (B-L-D)

Arrival in Addis Ababa. Transfer to your Hotel. Following the arrival time, if possible city tour: visits of the archeological museum, ethnological museum, Mercato market, Entoto Mountains.

O/N in hotel.

Day 2 : Gondar – Simiens Mountains (B-L-D)

In the morning flight to Gondar. Drive Gondar- Simien Mountains via Debark.

O/N in the Simien Lodge or camping in Sankaber (3 236 m).

Day 3 : Sankaber – Geech(B-L-D)

Trekking Sankaber (3 236 m) – Geech   (5-6 h).

O/N Camping.

Day 4 : Geech – Chenek (B-L-D)

Trekking Geech (3 617 m) – Chenek (3 620 m) (7-8 h) via Imet Gogo (3 925m) and Enatiye (4 070m).

O/N Camping.

Day 5 : Chenek – Mizma (B-L-D)

Trekking Chenek (3 620 m) – Mizma ( 3 500 m) (7-8 h) via Bwahit (4 430m).

O/N Camping

Day 6 : Mizma (B-L-D)

Trekking from Mizma (3 500 m)   to the highest mountain of Ethiopia, Ras Dashen (4 543 m) and back (7-8h).

O/N Camping.

Day 7 : Mizma – Arkwasiye(B-L-D)

Trekking Mizma (3 500 m) – Arkwasiye (3 600 m) (7-8 h).

O/N Camping.

Day 8 : Arkwasiye – Sona (B-L-D)

Trekking Arkwasiye (3 600 m) -Sona (3 020 m)   (6-7 h) via Silki (4430 m).

O/N Camping.

Day 9 : Sona – Mekarebia (B-L-D)

Trekking Sona (3 020 m) – Mekarebiya (1 665 m) (5-6 h).

O/N Camping

Day 10 : Mekarebia – Amba Toleka(B-L-D)

Trekking Mekarebiya (xxxx m) – Amba Toleka (2 600 m) (5-6 h).

O/N Camping

Day 11 : Amba Toleka – Ardi Arkay(B-L-D)

Trekking Amba Toleka (2 600 m) – Adi Arkay (xxxx m) (2 hours).

O/N Camping

Day 12 : Ardi Arkay – Gondar (B-L-D)

Drive from Adi Arkay to Gondar. Visit of the Royal Compound.

Day 13 : Addis Ababa (B-L-D)

Morning after breakfast, transfer to the airport to take a short flight back to Addis Ababa. Shopping possible and farewell dinner with traditional Ethiopian dances and dishes.

Transfer to the Airport. Departure.

Price and conditions

Included in the tour package : 

  • Overnight accommodations in hotels as indicated (or comparable standard).
  • For the camping comfortable tents and all necessary equipment is provided
  • Boarding as indicated (B= Breakfast/ L=Lunch/ D= Dinner)
  • Professional English-French German Italian Japan speaking guide
  • All excursions and transports as indicated
  • Boat excursions as indicated
  • Entrance fees for all sights and visits as indicated
  • Photos
  • Soft drinks and water

Services not included : 

  • International & internal flights
  • Visa fees
  • Not indicated meals
  • No alcoholic drink
  • Video camera- fees
  • Not mentioned visits and excursions

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