Simien Mountains Trekking

ZenAye Ethiopia Tours - trek - 7 days

picture description: waterfall, wilderness, trekking, Simien Mountains, with ZenAye Ethiopia Tours, Swiss-African expert in tour operation / photo: Linetta Schneller
rough wilderness / photo: Linetta Schneller

Simien Mountains are known as the roof of Africa, with breathtaking landscapes, hidden gems, emerald valleys, jagged gorges, sky-scraping rock formations and endemic wildlife. Situated about 100 km from Gondar in northern Ethiopia Simien Mountains are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and National Park with an impressive scenery of great beauty.

Simien Mountains - a paradise for hiking and treks, an extraordinary place to explore and experience Ethiopian genuine nature and a unique, original Africa.

Come, see and explore the wonders!

Overview and main features

Code: TA 407.07
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Transportation: airplane / car
Accomodation: 3 nights at hotel / 3 nights at campsite
Focus of tour: mountain trekking, hiking, adventure, striking landscape of Simien Mountains, highland, endemic wildlife, nature, daily walking time up to approximately 8 hours
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Day 1

Addis Abeba and city tour

Welcome to Ethiopia, the land of natural and cultural diversity and home to ancient civilization!

Our representative will meet you at Bole International Airport in Addis Abeba and take you to your hotel. Then half-day city tour of the capital with panoramic view over the metropolis from Entoto Mountains, Africa’s largest open-air-market Merkato and visit of the National Museum with Lucy, our 3.18 million year old ancestor.
Spend the night at the capital before your adventure will begin.

Day 2

Addis Abeba - Gondar

Visit various attractions in Gondar including: the famous Church of Debre Berhan Selassie with its extraordinary ceiling and wall paintings, the Castles of Gondar and the royal Fasilidas Bath.
Enjoy the fortress-city of Fasil Ghebbi that is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight at local hotel.

Day 3

Gondar - Debark - Simien Mountains - Sankaber camp

Drive from Gondar to the small town of Debark where we will get a permit for the Simien National Park and arrange mules and scout for our trekking. Then drive to Sankaber campsite (3,200 m) and first night in the silence of the Simien Mountains National Park.

Day 4

Sankaber - Geech camp (3,600 m)

En route we will see the beautiful Gelada Baboons, which are endemic to Ethiopia. After 6 to 7 hours of walking we reach the campsite and enjoy the calm and peace of the mountains.

Day 5

Geech - Chennek camp (3,600 m)

This day of our trek leads us through the great Simien Mountains scenery with different afro alpine plants and species. After a trek of 7 to 8 hours we get our well-deserved dinner and rest.

Day 6

Trekking near Chennek and drive to Gondar

Walking back to Chennek (total ~ 6 hours) where we meet our driver who brings us back to the historical town of Gondar. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7

Gondar - Addis Abeba

Flight to the capital. Back at the busy metropolis you will have free time to refresh yourself, have a coffee break or do some shopping.

In the evening you will have a complementary farewell-dinner at a traditional restaurant where you will be able to taste the best of spicy Ethiopian cuisine while watching live cultural music and dance performances from various ends of Ethiopia. Later on transfer to Bole International Airport and flight back home or further programme.

Further details and service

We are happy to answer any request you may have and give you further details on our treks and tour programmes.

We can of course also provide you with customized tours and tailor-made packages for groups and single travellers. We are glad to organize and schedule your personalized tour according to your individual needs and itinerary.

Our aim is to offer you top quality service in order to make your stay in Ethiopia unforgettable.
We are here for you, ready to take you to all the attractions!

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