16 days tour to Simien mountains via Gondar, Geech, Jinnbar River and falls, climb nearby Imetgogo, and Chenek.
Duration: 14 days
Day 01: Arrival
Arrive in Addis Ababa- the third highest capital in the world lying between 2300 - 2500 meters, be met by our representative and get transferred into your hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Gondar and then drive to the magnificent worth seeing Simien Mountain National Park
Day 03: Set off for Geech, this will take between 5-6 hours.
See the Jinnbar River and falls, cross the river later in the day. And then, ascend for about an hour to Geech, which is full of Giant Lobelias. The scenery is wonderful.
Day 04: Climb nearby Imetgogo. From Imetgogo see all the surrounding countryside and walk to Saha and Qadadit to get other perspectives. In Qadadit see lots of Gelada baboons. Return to Geech, and late in the afternoon; walk towards the Jinnbar Falls to get a great view of the sunset.
Day 05: Today, walk to Chenek, about 5-6 hours. Cross valleys before coming to Chenek, this is situated on the escarpment among plenty of Giant Lobelias and wonderful views of the lowlands. Here one may be able to see the elusive Walia Ibex.
Day 06: Trek from Chenke to Ambiko, about 6-7 hours, at the foot of Ras Dashen via the Bahwit peak (4430m) and see Walia Ibex on the cliffs. Cross the river Mesha and pitch camp not far from the small village of Ambiko.
Day 07: On this day climb to Ras Dashen, Ethiopian’s highest peak at 4620m high and back to Ambiko. It takes about 8-9 hours.
Day 08: Depart Ambiko for Erkwazie, about 7 hours walk. Erkwazie is on a plateau, very misty at dawn, but with brilliant views once the sun has risen.
Day 09: On this day trek to Mount Silki, it is about 2 hours, for exceptional scenery and panoramic views. Walia ibex are often seen here. Continue to Sona.
Day 10: Walk from Sona to Mekerbya. It takes about 5-6 hours.
Day 11: Walk from Mekerbya to Mullet .It takes about 5-6 hours.
Day 12: Meet by our driver and transfer in to Simien Lodge
Day 13: Drive back to Gondar
Day 14: Fly back to Addis // Departure