6 Days Simien Trekking Tours
Duration: 5 Nights
Tour Code: EAET 902 A#1
There are few more exciting ways to enjoy Ethiopia’s natural beauty and witness the isolated life in high mountain villages than trekking through one of Ethiopia’s many mountain ranges. EAET offers trekking enthusiasts of all levels a wide verity of destinations as well as many options and modes of transport. The Simien Mountains, commonly known as the “Roof of Africa” is home to the country’s highest peak: Ras Dashen (4620m) and at least another dozen 4000m plus peaks. It is often considered Ethiopia’s most impressive National Park. The steep mountains are also home to three endemic Ethiopian Species, namely the Gelada Baboon, Walia Ibex wild goat and the Simien Fox.
Itinerary #1: Simien Park Trek Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous
Day 1: Arrive in Addis Ababa. Overnight Hotel
Day 2: Fly to Gonder, drive to Debark and proceed in vehicle to Sankaber Camp (3250m), all day travel. Overnight Camping
Day 3: Trek from Sankaber Camp to Geech Camp (3600m), 5-7 hrs trekking through the Koba River Valley and the Geech abyss. Early risers may have time to visit Imet Gogo peak (3925m) in the same Day. Overnight Camping
Day 4: Trek from Geech Camp to Chenek Camp (3620m), 5-7 hrs trekking under Simien peaks and high chances of seeing wildlife. Overnight Camping
Day 5: Drive from Chenek Camp back to Gonder, via Debark. Overnight Hotel
Day 6: Fly from Gonder back to Addis Ababa.
Ras Dashen by Surface
Duration 5 Nights/ 6 Days
Tour Code: 902 A#2
Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa. Overnight Hotel
Day 2: Fly to Gonder, Drive to Debark and proceed in vehicle to Chenek Camp (3620m), all day travel. Overnight Camping
Day 3: Trek from Chenek Camp to Ambiko Base Camp (3200m). this 8-9 hr hike is very strenuous and takes hikers first to 4200m over the Bahit Pass. The path then descends all the way to 2800m to the Mesheha River and climbs again to the Ambiko base Camp. Overnight Camping
Day 4: Trek from Ambiko Base Camp (3200m) to Ras Dashen (4620m). This all day trek passes through the village of Mizma before following an obvious ridge (road) that switchback to the top. After reaching the summit, return to Ambiko Base Camp. Overnight Camping
Day 5: Trek from Ambiko Base Camp (3200m) back to Chenek Camp where transportation will be waiting to drive back to Gonder via Debark. Overnight Hotel
Day 6: Fly from Gonder Back to Addis Ababa.