Eight Day Simien Mountains Trekking Adventure

Eight Day Simien Mountains Trekking Adventure

Short Overview

Venture into the mist-shrouded Simien Mountains for an unforgettable eight-day trekking adventure.

There's no better way to fully immerse yourself in the immense natural beauty of Ethiopia!

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Private 4x4 custom safari vehicles
AMREF air rescue insurance included in each trip

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Details

Details of Eight Day Simien Mountains Trekking Adventure

DAY ONE: ADDIS ABABA - GONDAR

You'll board your scheduled flight from the Ethiopa's capital, Addis Ababa to Gondar.

Dependent on when you arrive, you'll have somefree-time before lunch and an afternoon tour to the 'Camelot of Africa'. 

Where most of Ethiopia's most famous landmarks have close Christian ties, Gondar finds its roots in Ethiopia's early Jewish population.

Fasil Ghebbi, the Royal Enclosure, is the most impressive site in Gondar, but you'll also pay a visit to other local landmarks such as the Bath of King Fasildas and the breathtaking Debre Berhan Selassie Church.

In the evening, you'll retire to your hotel to get some rest.

DAY TWO: GONDAR - SIMIEN MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

With a picnic lunch packed, you'll set off for Simien Mountains National Park to meet with your guide for the adventure to come.

You'll travel by car for much of today, heading deeper into the park before stopping for an afternoon hike to spot Gelada Baboons in their natural habitat.

Tonight, you'll set up camp at Sankaber Camp.

DAY THREE: SIMIEN MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

You'll set out bright and early today, making your way overland towards Geech Camp.

Your day of hiking will take you through some absolutely mind-boggling landscapes as you pass by Walia ibex, klipspringers, giant Lobelia plants, and a startling variety of bird life. You'll also pass local villages along the way before setting up camp for the evening.

DAY FOUR: SIMIEN MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

It's another full day of trekking today, as you'll take a picnic lunch and venture deeper into the park.

It's likely to be quite chilly when you start your day, but the crisp mountain air and the towering pillars are sure to invigorate you as you explore one of Ethiopia's most stunning wilderness areas.

You'll trek up Imet Gogo today, one of the highest points in the Simien Mountains. From here, you'll have a spectacular view of the surrounding landscape.

Wildlife you can hope to spot today include the Walia ibex, Lanner falcon, Simien wolf, Gelada Baboons, and more.

You'll again overnight at Geech Camp.

DAY FIVE: SIMIEN MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

You'll take another picnic lunch with you today as you venture out for a full day of hiking.

Your travels today will take you through the towering heath forests, across broad fields, and through mountain valleys. Stopping along the way to catch your breath and enjoy your picnic lunch, you'll hike as high as 4,000m today before overnighting at 3,600m at Chenek Camp.

DAY SIX: SIMIEN MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

It's a big day today, as you'll be hiking Ethiopia's highest peak: Ras Dashen!

With a peak elevation of 4,543m, Ras Dashen towers over all else in the Simien Mountains and will doubtless be a highlight of your time in Ethiopia.

Along the way, you'll again have the opportunity to spot all manner of wildlife. 

You'll overnight at Ambiko.

DAY SEVEN: SIMIEN MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

You'll make your way down to 2,750m today as you descend back towards civilization.

You'll have lunch today in the local village of Chirolaba before hiking to Buahit Pass en route to Chenek Camp.

DAY EIGHT: SIMIEN MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK - ADDIS ABABA

Your adventure ends today, as you'll board a flight back to Addis Ababa for your onward travel.

Itinerary in Brief


  • DAY 1 - ADDIS ABABA - GONDAR Camelot of Africa tour. (L,D)

  • DAY 2 - GONDAR - SIMIEN MOUNTAINS. Hiking (B,L,D)

  • DAY 3 - SIMIEN MOUNTAINS Hiking. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 4 - SIMIEN MOUNTAINS Hiking. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 5 - SIMIEN MOUNTAINS Hiking. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 6 - SIMIEN MOUNTAINS Hiking. Climb Ras Dashen (B,L,D)

  • DAY 7 - SIMIEN MOUNTAINS Hiking. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 8 - SIMIEN MOUNTAINS - ADDIS ABABA Transfer. (B)

B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner

Attractions


  • Explore the stunning Simien Mountains National Park

  • Visit the Camelot of Africa in Gondar

  • Ascend to the highest peak in Ethiopia, Ras Dashen

  • Experience local culture

  • Camp in the wilderness

  • Spot wildlife such as Walia Ibex, Gelada Baboons, Simien Wolves, and more!

Why Book with Shadows of Africa?

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Tailor Made, Private Tours

We specialize in tailor-making your tour to suit your tastes and budget. We can customize everything from routes to accommodation to optional activities.
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With offices in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, the USA, Europe, and Australia, you have access to Shadows of Africa personnel 24/7. We’ re with you from the planning stages all the way through to dropping you off at the airport at journey’ s end.
World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

Our drivers are all fluent in English and all have at least a decade of safari experience. Our guides are chosen to be personable and knowledgeable, and with no limit on drive distance – you can game drive from dawn until dusk.
Specialized Safari Vehicles

Specialized Safari Vehicles

Our safari fleet is made up of specially customised 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers equipped with large windows, pop up roof, phone charging stations, comfortable seats, and a fully stocked supply of water, coffee, and tea.
Full Financial Protection

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With offices in the US, Europe, Tanzania, and Australia, you can make payment to whichever is most convenient. We also accept payments via credit card and PayPal.
Your One Stop African Operator

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We can arrange safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, or Kenya, as well as beach getaways to Zanzibar, the Kenya Coast, or the Seychelles.

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