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10 Days Simien Mountains Trekking Tour

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Yoseph Getnet /General manager

Ghion Travel and Tours PL

GTT is a professional registered Tour Operation Company based in Ethiopia.

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10 Days Simien Mountains Trekking Tour

Ethiopia’s premier trekking and walking destination, the 412km2 Simien Mountains National Park was inscribed as a Natural World Heritage Site in 1979, whereupon UNESCO lauded it as “one of the world’s most spectacular landscapes, with jagged mountain peaks deep valleys and sharp precipices dropping some 1,500m”. In addition to the splendid scenery and hiking opportunities, the Afromontane meadows and moorlands of the upper Simiens also form one of Ethiopia's most important biodiversity hotspots, populated by an alluring wealth of endemic plants and animals including Walia ibex, Gelada baboon and Ethiopian wolf.

DAY 1

Arrival Addis, City Tour

Up on Arrival, you will be met by a Ghion Travel and Tours representative and transferred to hotel. After check in, city tour of Addis that includes Trinity Cathedral-a beautiful church with a baroque style of European Architecture unique to both Ethiopia and Africa, National Museum-the home of the famous complete hominid fossil remain of Lucy dated 3.5 million years back, Ethnological Museum-presents different collections to have an overview of the history, culture, tradition and religions of almost all tribal groups in Ethiopia, Mount Entoto panoramic view point at the highest pick in Addis with an altitude of 3200 meters, Merkato, the biggest open air market in Africa. Overnight in Hotel Read more

Addis Ababa
DAY 2

Flight to Gondar, City Tour

In the morning, transfer to airport for flight to Gondar. Gondar was one of the hidden cities of the foreign trade area in the 17th century AD. Gondar is the site of ancient castle building palaces of different emperors constructed in the European middle age architectural style. After check-in to hotel visit the curious symbiosis of Ethiopian and Portuguese architectural representation of the Royal Enclosure which is also known as” the Camelot of Africa”, the iconic church of Debre Birehan selassie, bath of king Fasilledes which still in use for the colorful celebration of Ethiopian epiphany (Timket). Overnight in Hotel Read more

Gondar
DAY 3

Drive to Simien Mountains

In the morning, drive to Simien Mountains National Park. Our vehicle drop you off inside the park at Chequanit area and begin your first trekking (Walk up and down ward on little sloppy field approx. 3- 4 hours/6km) through cultivated areas. Here, you will have a chance to see the group of the Endemic animal, Gelada Baboons in a close distance. Overnight stay will be camping. Read more

Sankaber
DAY 4

Trek to Geech

Trekking for about 6 to 7 hours to Geech through meadows and forests and some cultivated areas. Here you may meet your first trop of Gelada Baboons around Sanka ber. Walk to the edge of the abuse to see Walia Ibex. At Geech there is a toilet and a convenient nearby water fall for washing. Overnight stay will be camping. Read more

Geech
DAY 5

Trek to Chenek

Hike downward and then walk upward and walk through up and down fields. The trek takes about 5 to 6 hours. Here you will pass a spot known as Kibran Metia, just before arrival to Chenek; it provides stunning views of the lowlands below and the escarpment edge to the west. There is a fast running stream about five minutes walk south of Chenek camp. Lammergeyers are often seen here. Chenek is probably the best spot in the Simien Mountains for wild life. Overnight stay will be camping. Read more

Geech
DAY 6

Trek to Ambiko

Hike steeply upwards to the summit and then walk little escarp area for about 9 to 10 hours following a track that leads you to the south east of Chenek. Here you will have a good viewpoint on the eastern escarpment near the Ambikwo camping spot. Overnight stay will be camping

Ambiko
DAY 7

Trek to Ras Dejen

In the morning hike up to the top highest peak of Ras Dashen for about 8 to 9 hours, the highest point in the country with an altitude of 4533l and not difficult to climb. Then trek back to Ambiko and overnight camping

Ambiko
DAY 8

Trek back to Chenek

Hike up and down escarpments for about 7 to 8 hours from Ambiko to Chennek overnight camping.

Chenek
DAY 9

Drive back to Gondar

After breakfast, after packing all camping and cooking equipment, our vehicle will come and pick you from there and then drive back to Gondar. Late afternoon you will be free time to refresh yourself. Overnight in hotel

Gondar
DAY 10

Flight back to Addis, Depart

Morning, transfer in to airport to fly back to Addis Ababa. In the afternoon, you will have leisure and shopping time. In the evening, farewell traditional dinner in one of the best restaurant in Addis followed by folkloric dance of different Ethiopian nations. Then transfer to airport to fly to back home where the tour ends. Read more

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Addis Ababa
Day 2
Location Gondar
Hotel Goha Hotel
Day 3
Location Simien Mountain National Park
Hotel Camping
Day 1
Location Gondar
Hotel Goha Hotel

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Hotel accommodation on Twin/Double room sharing using tourist standard hotels (3/4 star) hotels, full camping gear and cooking equipment (tents; (two person occupancy (big one) and one person occupancy (smaller one), mattress, sleeping bag and pillows.
  • Meal on full board basis; breakfast, lunch and dinner with mineral water
  • All ground transportation, transfer in and out including fuel and driver allowance using Mini Bus
  • All the mentioned entrance fees
  • English speaking local guides at each destination
  • 2 or 3 scouts during trekking
  • Private cook during camping with assistant/waiter
  • Mules and mule riders for transportation for the luggage’s, camping and cooking equipment from camp to camp

Package excludes

  • Any Airfare (International + domestic)
  • Luggage porter’s fee at hotels and airports
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Visa fees
  • Additional journeys and transfers
  • Tips and other personal expenses

More information

  • Single room/tent supplement for standard accommodation = USD 260 p/p
  • NB: There will be a discount for large group more than 7 participants

REVIEWS

2 Reviews

Emily, United States

I appreciate everything this tour operator did for us! intelligent tour professional and a very lovely tour company! i highly recommend to tourists to use Ghion Travel and Tours

Onesmo Novath, Tanzania, United Republic of

Excellent Ethiopia tours with Ghion Travel & Tours. They have nice services, competent tour guides and their price is affordable. I can highly recommend Ghion Travel & Tours.

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