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Gelada Baboon endemic mamals in Simien Mountains, Ethiopia
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10 days / 9 nights

Adventurous – trekking above 3 000 m

Standard 3* Hotel, Camping or Lodge

Surface – Air

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 TSM02

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Tour Overview

The Simien Mountains National Park offers superb walks treks to view the scenery and the endemic wildlife, bird life and plants.

It is home to a multitude of unique flora and fauna species, as well as several endemic species of mammal: the Gelada Baboon, Walia Ibex.

The park is dominated by Ras Dashen, which is the highest peak in Ethiopia at 4,640m above sea level.

This trek has been designed to give you the best of the Simien Mountain. You will explore stunning scenery, remote villages and abundant unique flora and endemic mammals.

You will have the possibility to summit the highest mountain of Ethiopia: the Ras Dashen and you will also discover the escarpments of Sankaber, Geech, Misma,Chenek

It gives a wonderful mountain trekking opportunity for those who seek a unique trekking experience in the North Mountains of Ethiopia. You will have the possibility to interact with the local community and witness their culture and their way of life.

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- Sankaber (3 236 m) (5-6 h).

O/N Camping

Day 3 : Sankaber – Geech (B-L-D)

Trekking Sankaber (3 236 m) – Geech (3 617 m) (6-7 h).

O/N Camping

Day 4 : Geech – Chenek (B-L-D)

Trekking Geech (3 617 m) – Chenek (3 620 m) (7-8 h).

O/N Camping

Day 5 : Chenek – Mizma (B-L-D)

Trekking Chenek (3 620 m) –Chiro Leba (6h) or Mizma (3 500 m) (10h).

O/N Camping

Day 6 : Mizma – Ras Dashen-Mizma (B-L-D)

Trekking Mizma (3 500 m) – Ras Dashen ( 4 620 m)   and back to the camp in Mizma ( 3500 m) (11-12 h).

O/N Camping

Day 7 : Mizma – Chenek (B-L-D)

Mizma (3 500 m)   – Chenek (3 620 m) on a different route (8 h-9h).

O/N Camping

Day 8 : Chenek – Sankaber (B-L-D)

Trekking Chenek (3 620 m) – Sankaber (3 236 m) on a different route (6-8 h).

O/N Camping

Day 9 : Sankaber – Gondar (B-L-D)

Drive from Sankaber (3 236 m) to Gondar. Visit of the Royal Compound.

Day 10 : 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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Tour : Trekking round trip up to Ras Dashen (4 640 m) with camping - please let us know your requirements !

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