3 Days Simien Mountain Trekking

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3 Days 2 Nights
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This extensive trek explores in depth one of Africans largest mountain ranges, studded with at least a dozen peaks over the 4,000m mark. These include Ras Dejen the highest point in Ethiopia, and the 4th highest peak in Africa. The area was designated a national park in 1966, and the entire range a UNESCO world heritage site in 1978.

THE TREK
Trek through the Simien Mountains, following an extensive network of trails. The quality of these trails, along with the fantastic scenery, unique flora, diverse wildlife and rich bird life make this a rewarding and challenging trek. It is a paradise for natural history enthusiasts as well as for trekkers.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONAddis Ababa
DEPARTURE TIME9:00 am.
INCLUDEDTransportation in and out
Food and Mineral water
Cook (a person in charge of preparing fresh food every day)
Guide (English speaking)
Park ranger which is compulsory
Park entrance fees
Camping equipment such as Tent, Mattress and Sleeping bags.
Mule and muleteers for loading and unloading stuff and luggage
NOT INCLUDEDInternational air/flight tickets,
Alcohol beverages,
Tourist Insurance,
Video filming and photography fees,
Tips and items of personal nature like laundry, souvenirs, etc
All expense that are not mentioned in the included part

 

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Day 01: Gonder to Sankober

Depart early in the morning from Gondar (7am at the latest), driving to Sankober. We wilgl stop along the way to handle park fees, etc. If you like, we can drop you in or around Buyit Ras for a 3-4 hour hike to Sankober, which passes close to the escarpment edge. Nearing Sankober, you will have beautiful views on both sides of the escarpment ridge and where you will likely see the endemic Gelada baboons. In Sankober, you will be met with your supplies.

Accommodation: Camping at Sankober

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Day 02:Trek from Sankober to Geech (5Hrs)

From Sankober, depart into a valley, through which the Wazla (or Koba) River runs. (This river is often dry). Coming out of the valley you will have views of the Jinbar River waterfalls falling into the Geech Abyss. Continuing along, you will cross the Jinbar River and ascend into the village of Geech. Total trekking time: 4-5 hours

Accommodation: Camping Geech

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Day 03: Trek from Geech to Chenek – Drive back Gonder

After an early breakfast, depart from Geech to the peak of Imet Gogo at 3926m. Here you’ll have spectacular views over the lowlands – one of the highlights of the trip. As you continue to Chenek, you will pass Korbete Metia, a solid rock wall which opens up exposing beautiful views over the lowlands and the escarpment. This is also a good place for spotting lammergeiers.  Total trekking time: 7 – 9 hours, let in the afternoon drive to Gonder

Accommodation: your choose of Hotel in Gonder

 

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