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Simien Mountains

The Simien highlands of northern Ethiopia form one of the major mountain massifs in Africa. A highlight is the ascent to the summit of Ras Dashen - Ethiopia's highest peak and the fifth highest on the continent. As we trek through this isolated region we admire the spectacular scenery of rocky plateaux, spires, mesas and deep gorges.

Tour Highlights

  • Simien Mountains: trek one of Africa's most spectacular and least visited mountain ranges in Africa.
  • Ras Dashen: climb Ethiopia's highest peak at 4543m.
  • Camping: enjoy wild camping in stunning locations.
  • Gondar: discover the medieval Fasilidas Castle and Debre Berhan Church.

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join tour Addis Ababa

  • 2
    Fly to Gondar

  • 3
    Drive to Simien Mountains National Park via Debark; PM trek to Sankaber

  • 4
    Trek to Geech Camp

  • 5
    Hike to Imet Gogo from Geech Camp

  • 6
    Trek to Chenek Camp

  • 7
    Trek to Ambikwa

  • 8
    Ascent of Ras Dashen; returning to Ambikwa

  • 9
    Trek to Sona

  • 10
    Trek to Mekarebia

  • 11
    Trek to Mulit

  • 12
    Trek to Adi Arkay, drive to Gondar

  • 13
    Fly to Addis; afternoon free. Tour ends

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Simien Mountain Trek
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Included meals 12 10 9
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Minimum Age
From 16 years
Transport
4WD, Bus, Flight
Accommodation
3 nights Standard Hotel
9 nights Basic Camping
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Cook, Muleteer(s)
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16