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Simien Mountains 6 day trek

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Simien Mountains 6 day trek

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  • If you are experienced trekker, in this simien mountains 6 day trek you can visit the highland and the lowland areas of simien mountains National park. Please ask us and we can design a tailor-made trekking packages based on your interest.
  1. What is included in the package price?
  • 4WD transportation to and from Gonder
  • Guide
  • Scout
  • Cook and cooking materials
  • Mule and mule handlers
  • Tents
  • Mattresses
  • All parking entrance fee
  • Food and bottled water
  1. What is excluded in the package prices?
  • Excluding: alcoholic drinks, tips and sleeping bag

     3. Where our driver will pick you up?

Our driver will pick you either from your hotel in Gondar or directly from Gondar airport.

  1. When the Simien Mountains National Park office close?

The office is open from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. The travelers should arrive before 5:30pm at Debark town to           pay the entrance fees and to take their local guide and scout.

  1. How you get to the simien mountains?

For 1-4 travellers we use landcruiser but for for 5-10 travellers we use minibuses.

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Day 1: Gondar-Sankaber (3250 m), 3-4 hours
Pick you at Gondar Airport or your hotel, drive from Gondar to the park headquarters in Debark. The 100 km journey will take around two hours. At the headquarters we will arrange our permits to the park and pick up our scout. After that we will drive for another hour before we start our first day introductory walk. This first hike is an easy one along the northern edge of the escarpment with a nice view points over the foothills and plains of northern Ethiopia. You will encounter gelada baboon along this hike and over nigh at Sankaber.
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Day 2: Sankaber – Gich (3600 m), 5-6 hrs
we follow the northern escarpment eastward, before we descend a little into the Kaba Valley. After that we climb up before we reach Gich Abyss and continue over a narrow ridge to a cliff where we have a spectacular view of the abyss towards the Simien foothills. We also find a large waterfall here, where the Jinbar River plunges 500 m into the abyss. We proceed for about two hours and have lunch at the Jinbar River. After lunch we walk up to Gich camp which is a good area to look for lammergeyer and thick billed raven. After a relaxing afternoon, we will take a short hike up to Kedadit to enjoy sunset plus the gorgeous shaded landscapes down to the cliff side towards to the eastern direction and return to the camp for dinner.
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Day 3: Gich – seha valley imetgogo-Gich
FromGich camp we stroll through endless fields of Giant Lobelia before we reach the towering cliffs of Imet-Gogo (3926 m). Here we will spend some time to absorb the superb views over the mountain valleys below and strange shaped domes in the distance, which we will see from up close at the end of the trip.Come back to Gich camp
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Day 4: Gich-Chenek
We will walk down to Ginbarriver and climb up to hynameda.We climb to a summit of 4070 m which is called enatyewhere we will have lunch. After lunch we descend to Chennek for about two hours along a steep trail. From Chennek camp there are spectacular views in all directions. Sit down on a bench at the escarpment and try to spot Walia Ibex in late afternoon or early morning. Sometimes Walia Ibex visit the edges of the camp site.Chenek camp
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Day 5: Chenek – Buwahit, 5-6 hrs
Climb the second highest peak in the Simien mountains Buwahit (4430m) rewarding with one of the endemic wild animals in Ethiopia particularly in the Simien mountains called Walia Ibex (a goat family), in addition to the scenic views of surroundings including the chance to see the highest mountain peak in Ethiopia Ras-Dejen (4543m) and back down to chenek camp
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Day 6: Chenek – Gondar
After having your breakfast, You will drive back to Gondar.

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