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4 Days Simien Mountains

4 Days Simien Mountains

Tour Type

Duration

4 Days

Transportation

4W Drive

Tour Overview

This 4-day trek in the Simien Mountains takes you to the highlights of the Simien Mountains National Park.

Itinerary

Day 1
Depart early in the morning from Gondar (7am at the latest), driving to Sankober.  We will stop along the way to handle park fees, etc.  If you like, we can drop you in or around Buyit Ras for a 3-4 hour hike to Sankober, which passes close to the escarpment edge.  Nearing Sankober, you will have beautiful views on both sides of the escarpment ridge and where you will likely see the endemic Gelada baboons.  In Sankober, you will be met with your supplies.  Overnight camping in Sankober.

Day 2
From Sankober, depart into a valley, through which the Wazla (or Koba) River runs.  (This river is often dry).   Coming out of the valley you will have views of the Jinbar River waterfalls falling into the Geech Abyss.   Continuing along, you will cross the Jinbar River and ascend into the village of Geech.  Total trekking time: 4-5 hours

Day 3
After an early breakfast, depart from Geech to the peak of Imet Gogo at 3926m.  Here you’ll have spectacular views over the lowlands – one of the highlights of the trip.  As you continue to Chenek, you will pass Korbete Metia, a solid rock wall which opens up exposing beautiful views over the lowlands and the escarpment.  This is also a good place for spotting lammergeiers.  Overnight camping in Chenek.  Total trekking time: 7 – 9 hours

Day 4
From Chenek, continue east up a valley to Bwahit Peak, overlooking the camp from where you just came.  After the visit, return to Gondar for overnight.


Includes

  • Airport transfers and road transport by private car
  • Full board, including mineral water.
  • Full camping equipment including tents, mattresses and sleeping bags for camping and trekking. Recommended to bring your own sleeping bag.
  • Fees for entrances, local guides, compulsory scouts/ security personnel for activities mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All government taxes for the services included in the tour price

 

Excludes

  • Additional food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Souvenirs

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