11 Day Simien Mountains Hiking Group Tour

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Day 1 : Addis Ababa

Upon arrival you will be welcomed by your guide and drive about 15 minutes to your hotel.  You have the rest of the day to relax before the start of the tour.

Day 2 : Own Arrangement

Fly from Addis to Gondar and drive 136 km north to Sanka Ber via Debark, the headquarters of Simien Mountains National Park. Around Sankaber, make short walks to visit the incredible Simien Mountains and one of the endemic mammals of Ethiopia. 

Day 3 : Own Arrangement

Day 3: Sankaber – Geech (3,550m) - Trekking time: 5 – 6 hrs

Activities: Trek from Sanka Ber to Geech visiting the Jinbar Falls and with stops to visit the other views of the Simien Mountains.

Overnight: First class camping gear with private cook

Day 4 : Own Arrangement

Geech - Imetgogo (3,986m) –Chenek (3,600m) - Trekking time: ~ 7 hrs

Activities: Trek from Geech to Chenek via Imetgogo to have one of the best views of in the Simien Mountains National Park.Today you will have a chance to visit the other endemic not only to the Simien Mountains but also to Ethiopia – the Walia Ibex.  

Overnight:  First class camping gear with private cook

Day 5 : Own Arrangement

Chenek – Ambiqo - Trekking time: 6 – 8 hrs

Activities: Trek from Chenek to Ambiqo climbing Buhait Mountain the 2nd highest Peak next to Ras Dashen in Simien Mountain ranges.  

Overnight: First class camping gear with private cook

Day 6 : Own Arrangement

Ambiqo – Ras Dashen (4,620m) - Ambiqo - Trekking time: 7 – 9 hrs

Activities: Trek from Ambiqo climbs to the Ras Dashen the highest peak in Ethiopia (4620 m) and return to Ambiqo

Overnight: First class camping gear with private cook

Day 7 : Own Arrangement

Ambiqo – Cheneck - Trekking time: 6 – 8 hrs

Activities: Trek back to Chenek. En route you may see some Simien Fox or the  Ethiopian Wolf.

Overnight: First class camping gear with private cook

Day 8 : Gondar

Chenek- Gondar - Driving time: 5 hours

Activities: Drive back to Gondar, and make sight seeing tour of Gondar

Overnight: Goha Hotel or Similar 

Day 9 : Lalibela

Gondar – Lalibela 

After breakfast, transfer in to airport for your flight to Lalibela that is home to the 12th century hand carved rock churches of King Lalibela (1181 - 1221) whom the town is named after. 

After lunch in your hotel, visit the first group churches of Lalibela (UNESCO World Heritage Site) which are found northeast of a stream named ‘River Jordan’. 

Overnight: Roha Hotel or similar

 

Day 10 : Lalibela

Lalibela

In the morning, make a mule back ride to the hill top semi monolithic church of Asheten Mariam (13th Century AD). The peak of the hill offers a wonderful viewpoint to have bird eye view of the surrounding area including the town of Lalibela. In the afternoon, visit the second and the third group of churches of Lalibela. 

Overnight: Roha Hotel or similar

Day 11 : End of Itinerary

Fly back to Addis and make sight seeing tour of Addis Ababa that includes visiting the National Archeological Museum, Merkato (the largest open air market in East Africa). We will also have time for shopping.

In the evening, you will be guest of Dinknesh Ethiopia Tour at one of the famous traditional restaurants of Addis where you enjoy watching the folkloric dances of the Ethiopian people, and taste Ethiopian meals.

Departure in line with you onward flight/flight home.

 

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