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5 Days Trek into Ethiopia's highest pick Simen Mountains

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Day 1: Day1: Gondar - Sankaber

Stop At: Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia
We will meet you in the morning at Gonder Airport or your hotel in Gonder. Drive to the first camp (Sankaber) via Debark (the small town) you will be rewarded with very impressive views of the low land areas to the north and west. You will most certainly encounter troops of the endemic gelada baboons. The gelada baboon, only found in Ethiopia, is often referred to as the bleeding heart baboon or the lion monkey because their coat is shaggy resembling a lion, whilst their chest has a marked red heart or patch. The gelada baboon can be found in good numbers is quite easy to approach. Sankaber camp is situated at an altitude of 3250 meters on an impressive view point between the northern escarpment and the southern wazla. Before you arrive the camp you have about 2hrs. walk. Overnight Hotel

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camping

Day 2: Day2: Sankaber - Geech

Stop At: Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia
From Sankaber Camp the path to Geech Camp will stretch for approximately ten kilometers.(5-6hrs). The initial stages of this path leads through extensive areas of highland grasslands and heather forests. This path offers some of the most impressive views of the escarpement. One of the best views is of the Jinbar Wenz waterfall which plummets down the Geech Abyss. After descending down to the Jinbar Wenz River a short ascent remains to Geech village. In this area, cultivation is done in a two-year cycle. One side of the valley is planted whilst the other side lies fallow. You will notice extensive soil erosion in this area as a result of the combination of such factors as slope steepness, cultivation, overgrazing, erosive rainfall and limited land resources. We pause in Geech village as we are invited into one of the local houses for a coffee ceremony. Here you will participate in this very important social tradition of Ethiopia as well as gain an insight into the traditional lifestyle. Just above Geech village is the campsite which will serve as your base for two nights. The campsite has great views of the mountains and is characterized by giant Lobelia plants. These plants can grow up to 10 meters in height and may live for as long as twenty years, at which point they first flower before dying. Overnight Hotel
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camping

Day 3: Day3: Geech - Imet Gogo

Stop At: Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia
Walk from Geech to the three stanning places namely Imet Gogo, Saha, and Kedadit and then walk back to Geech camp, overnight here. Overnight Hotel
Duration: 24 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: camping

Day 4: Day4: Imet Gogo

Stop At: Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia
Walk from Geech to Chenek via Imet gogo. If you are lucky you might see the Ethiopian wolf. Time taken to complete this hike is about 7-8hrs and then overnight at Chenek.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camping

Day 5: Day5: Imeet Gogo - Cheneck

Stop At: Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia
Walk from Chenek to Bwahit Ras which is 4200mas and back to the camp site. The car will then meet you in the morning and drive you to Gonder, which takes about five hours via Debark.
Duration: 10 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Gondar#Ethiopia
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
5 days
Return Details
Gondar
Inclusions
  • 5x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • 5x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • 4WD transportation to and from Gonda
  • Cook & cooking materials
  • mule(s) & mule handler
  • sleeping bags & mattresses
  • Meal
  • bottled mineral water
  • tent
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Simien Mountains National Park
Exclusions
  • Tips.
  • Alcoholic drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
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