4 DAYS SIMIEN MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

Destination

SIMIEN MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

Duration

4 days

Starting from 400 $

Overview

Hold your nerve for a visit to the lofty massifs of Simien and the spectacular panoramas that follow. with deep canyons and bizarrely jagged mountains sculpting scenery so awesome that if you saw it in a painting you might question whether it was real, the Simien Mountains are arguably the most beautiful mountain range in Africa. Vast and unique, the highland plateau is capped by a dramatic skyline of jagged volcanic plugs and split by deep gorges and gullies. The views across this landscape are breathtaking the striking towers and formations having been described as ‘the chess pieces of the Gods’. you’d be hard pressed to find another trek with more views per km anywhere in the world. The trail follows the course of the ridge offering breathtaking view after breathtaking view. Highlights include the terrifying 700m drop of the Genbar Falls, the raised promontory of Imet Gogo with 360 degree views and summiting Buahit at 4,430m. Its hard to take your eyes off the drop, but the wildlife makes its best effort to divert you. Large troops of colourful gelada baboon roam the park, whilst the rare Wallia Ibex with its incredibly long curved horns .

PACKAGE DETAILS

DAY 1 - Fly to Gondar and drive directly to Sankabar

Fly to Gondar and drive directly to Sankabar (3,250m), the gateway to the Simien Mountains National Park, via Debark, where you will meet up with all the trekking crew. Late afternoon, trek for about 2 hours around the campsite. Overnight in Sankaber (camping)

DAY 2 - Trek for 5-7 hours to Geech (3,600m)

Trek for 5-7 hours to Geech (3,600m), through the Kaba Valley and walk by the narrow ridge of Jinbahir river plunges. Continue to the campsite with a short hike up to Kedadit to enjoy the sunset down to the gorgeous shaded landscapes. Overnight in Geech (camping)

DAY 3 - Trek to Imet Gogo promontory

Trek to Imet Gogo promontory, for one of the most spectacular views in the whole mountain range and continue for 4-5 hours to the road near Ambaras village to meet the car for the drive back to Gondar. Overnight in Gondar (hotel)

DAY 4 - In the morning, visit the UNESCO Royal Enclosure

In the morning, visit the UNESCO Royal Enclosure, a group of castles from the 17th century, the Debre Birhan Selassie church and the Fasilide’s pool area. In the afternoon, fly to Addis Ababa with time to do some shopping or sightseeing. In the evening, farewell dinner at a traditional restaurant with local dancers and musicians representing some of the country’s ethnic groups. Transfer to airport for departure

Note that :

The Trekking Adventure tour can be customized to fit different itineraries that can take from 3 to 10 days. It can also be combined with other tour packages.

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