Simien Mountains Private Trekking Tour 5 days

This spectacular UNESCO protected site will not fail to take your breath away, especially from the top of Ras Dashen, Ethiopia's, highest point at 4543m above sea level. Be awestruck in the landscape's every direction, from the deep valleys to the jagged mountain peaks. Once again, wildlife lovers will get a thrill from Ethiopia's animal range: over 20 large mammal species and over 130 bird species reside in the park. Amongst these, you can spot the gelada baboon, the carcal (large cat), and the three metre wing-spanned lammergeier (bearded vulture). Endangered species can also be found, including the Ethiopian wolf and the Walia Ibex, a wild goat found nowhere else in the world. Some say the Simien Mountains are the rival of Colorado's Grand Canyon; the only way to find out is to see them for yourself.

3 days itinerary

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4 days itinerary

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5 days itinerary

Day 1 Gondar/ Debark - Sankaber

Drive from Gondar (pick up from the air port) or from Debark, to Sankaber but before we arrive to the camp we will have 3 to 4 hrs walk then we camp at Sankaber (3250m)

Day 2 Sankaber - Geech - Jinbar Waterfall

Walk from Sankaber to Geech (3600m) via the Jin Bahir waterfall 5 to 6 hrs. Once we arrive at the Geech camp have a tea and coffee break we can go to the nearest view point to see the sun set it takes about 1h both way.

Day 3 Geech - Imet Gogo

Walk from Geech to Chenek via Imet Gogo (3926m) which is the most beautiful part of the Simien Mountains about 7 to 8 hrs.

Day 4 Chenek - Buwhit - Chenek

Walk from Chenek to Buwhit and back to Chenek about 5hrs both way.

Day 5 Gondar

Walk around the car comes then around 10 o'clock drive back to Gondar so you will be in Gondar around 3 o'clock in the after noon.

Note All accommodation is at campsites with tents. All camping equipement provided.

* Please check prices for full list of inclusions and exclusions


What's included

  • Arrival and departure airport/ hotel transfers (depending on the time of your arrival/departure the price may increase)
  • Transportation according to the chosen level
  • Petrol
  • English speaking driver/ guide
  • Park/ museum entrance fees
  • Accommodation according to the chosen level
  • Meals

Available in

English
(Other languages possible on request)


Available for

Students, Adults, Seniors



Departure & Return

Start city: Gondar

Nearest airport: Gondar Airport



Additional Info

Country: Ethiopia

Duration: 5 days

from $539

* Minimum of 1 adults are required on this tour

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  • Simien Mountains
  • Nature
  • Trekking
  • Wildlife

Our clients say:

This food tour was the best thing we did in Addis Ababa. We had such a great time with our excellent guide - Meklit - who was smart, insightful and simply a wonderful person to spend some time with. The best part of the tour was a home visit to a local family and just simply talking and spending time together. The food was of course excellent too! We finally felt a bit more like home in Ethiopia thanks to this superb experience. Thank you Meklit and Afro Ethiopia Tours for enriching us with such fantastic memories.
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