General Information

  • Spaces Available: All spaces are available
  • Days and Nights: 4 Days and 3 Nights
  • Tour Code: SMNPTP-EBTT 01/2018
  • Tour Guide:-
  • Minimum Participant: 1 traveler and 1 Ethio Blossoms Tour guide
  • Transportation: Surface Drive and Trekking
  • Start Location: Addis Ababa
  • End Location: Addis Ababa
  • Type of Tour: Adventure and Nature

Highlight of the tour!

Day Activity Accommodation
Day 1 Drive Gondar – Sanka-ber Camping
Day 2 Trek Sanake – ber- Geech Camping
Day 3 Trek Geech – Chenek Camping
Day 4 Drive Chenek – Gondar

It is an unforgettable trek through the remote splendor of the magnificent Simien region. Often compared for its scenic beauty to the Grand Canyon, the Simien Mountains National Park is one of the major highlands of Africa. Its peaks include Ras Dashen, which at 4533m is the highest peak in Ethiopia. The Park is a World Heritage Site, and is rich with wild life totally unique to the region, including the scarlet-chested Gelada Baboon, the Alia Ibex and the Simien Fox. The mountains are also home to diverse plant-life and over fifty species of bird.

DAY 01 – GONDAR TO SANKA-BER

You will depart early morning from Gondar to Debark. In debark you will arrange your visit with the park office and receive a scout and guide then drive into the park to arrive at Sanka-ber. You can either drive all the way in to Sanka-ber or have the car drop you off near Buyit Ras for a short hike. If you choose to hike in you will take in beautiful views of the landscape and the endless mountain ridges, and you likely see some gelada baboons. When you arrive in Sanka-ber you will be met with your supplies. Sanka-ber will be the first campsite on your trip.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Transportation: Land Cruiser 4WD and Trekking
  • Accommodation: Camping

Consultant Note

  • You will trek approximately 5 hours
  • Game drive varies the time

DAY 02 – SANKABER TO GEECH CAMP

From Sanka-ber you will begin hiking following the ridge and look out over the foothills 800m down. From the ridge you will descend down into the valley and be able to view the Jinbar River plunging into the Geech Abyss. After some time at the waterfall you will continue on to Geech village where you will find your second campsite.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Transportation: Trekking
  • Accommodation: Camping

Consultant Note

  • You will trek approximately 4 hours
  • Game drive varies the time

DAY 03- GEECH TO CHENNEK

After breakfast you will start off on a 7-8 hour hike of the best views you will see in the Simien Mountains. In route you will pass through Imet Gogo. Here you will have reached an altitude of 3,926m and be able to look out at the amazing landscape from 360 degrees. At this height and view point you can see the canyon below, distant ridges, and view the seemingly never ending valleys. After Imet Gogo you will hike to the view point at Innateye valley at an altitude of 4,070m. Lunch will be here and then you will descend to Chennek (3,600m) for your third campsite.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Transportation: Trekking
  • Accommodation: Camping

Consultant Note

  • You will cover approximately 470km approximately 9 hour drives
  • Game drive varies the time

DAY 04- CHENNEK TO GONDAR

You will have breakfast at the campsite then a 2 hour hike up to the Buwahit peak. Here you will be standing on the second highest peak in the Simien Mountains (4,430m). Here is where many visitors are able to see the endemic animals like the Walia Ibex and Ethiopian Red Fox. After spending time at the peak you will hike back down to Chennek for lunch and transportation back to Debark/Gondar.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Transportation: Land Cruiser 4WD
  • Accommodation:

Consultant Note

  • You will cover approximately
  • Game drive varies the time
  • The tour program can be modified differently, rearranged, combined with other itinerary and shorten or extended to suit your interest, time and budget.
  • Up on request Ethioblossoms can arrange various tour programs based on your interest.
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