11 Day Simien Mountains Hiking Group Tour

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Introduction

Located in the Simien Mountains, the Simien Mountains National park occupies a surface area of 180 km sq. The park, situated between 4,430 and 1,900 meters (6,200 - 4,500 feet), boasts varied flora with three marked botanical areas. The highest parts have meadows with little vegetation, characteristic of afro alpine zones. Here we can find the endemic Lobelia rhynchopetalum, small groups of perpetual flowers, Helichrysum, and the striking Kniphofia foliosa. 

In the park, we can find three of the most colorful endemic mammals in Ethiopia: the Walia Ibex (Capra ibex Walie) which lives wild at an altitude of more than 2,500 meters (8,200 feet), the Gelada Baboon (Theropihecus gelada) which inhabits the Simien Plateaux, and the Simien Wolf (Canis Simiensis) which is also found in great numbers in the Bale Mountains. 

This is a moderate trekking itinerary with medium level of difficulty. The best time to visit this park is the dry season, from mid-October to end of May. Travel is difficult during the rainy season between June and September, when several rivers may be flooded and difficult to cross, trails are slippery, and fog frequently obscures the view throughout the day. 

Day

Accommodation

Destination

Duration

Basis

Day 0

Jupiter International Hotel Bole Addis Ababa

1 night

B&B

Day 1

Own Arrangement

6 nights

FB

Day 7

Goha Hotel Gondar

1 night

FB

Day 8

Roha Hotel Lalibela

2 nights

FB

Key

B&B: Bed and Breakfast

FB: Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Addis Ababa : Jupiter International Hotel Bole

Gondar : Goha Hotel

Lalibela : Roha Hotel

Fast Facts

11 Days / 10 Nights

Reference Number: ASTDIN007

Price

Dates and Prices 2020

  • 16th October - 26th October - £3575pps
  • 20th November - 30th November - £3575pps

Extra Costs

  • Flight Supplement if international flight not with Ethiopian - £150
  • Single Supplement - £225

Includes:

  • Accommodation on a twin room sharing basis 
  • All meals out of Addis, and only breakfast in Addis 
  • All entrance fees 
  • Transfer in and out service
  • domestic airfare, subject to change
  • Mule rent 
  • First class camping gears
  • Cook for the camping days 
  • All ground transportation
  • Professional English speaking guide 
  • Portage fees 
  • All local guides 
  • Scouts 
  • Government tax

Excludes:

  • International Flights
  • Visa fees
  • Lunch and dinner in Addis 
  • Any alcoholic drinks 
  • Personal expense like souvenirs, laundry, etc
  • Tips
  • Any expense which is not stated in the ‘Included List’ above

Addis Ababa : Jupiter International Hotel Bole

Gondar : Goha Hotel

Lalibela : Roha Hotel

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