Reston, VA USA
- This was an amazing 10 day trek which included lots of time among local people in their villages and alongside them on the trails through the Simien Mountains. The trekking is challenging and includes many days of long descents and ascents over rocky terrain. Summiting Mt. Ras Dashen was a highlight as was swimming in the river during one of trek days and - of course - all the spectacular scenery.
Food was plentiful and of good quality throughout. Our Explore Leader, Mountain Guide and camp staff/team were attentive to the group at all times and really looked out for each person as needed. For someone who is looking for challenging terrain, several long trekking days and the chance to see local wildlife this would be a great walking holiday.
I have a lower overall score only because some of the camps could have been cleaner (no fault of Explore) and the tents which were used were a bit too cramped for two people, kit bags and day packs.
Published on: 20 December 2015