Starting from $300 per person [1]

7 days touring

Travel by Private Car

Tour Available: All year round

Meals: 6 Breakfasts; 7 Lunches; 6 Dinners; [2]

Fitness level required: High

This seven day hike, is tailored towards serious hikers, and will take you across a large part of the Simien Mountains National Park.

The starting and finishing point for the tour will be Gondar. The trek includes two half days of trekking and five full days. The elevation of the trek will rise and fall between 2000 – 4000 meters above sea level.

Expect to see a variety of wildlife including Gelada monkey, Walia Ibex and a variety of bird life. If you’re lucky you may also see the simien fox as well as leopards.

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Simien Mountains National Park – 7 Day Trek

Day 1: Gondar / Sankaber (Simien Mountains National Park)

The tour will leave Gondar at 8.00 am and arrive in the Simien Mountains National Park around 11.00 am.

Once we are in the park, the car will drop us two hours before the first camp site of Sankaber. For two hours, hike along the cliff edge towards the campsite of Sankaber. Along the route, stop for a picnic lunch. That night, camp in tents at Sankaber.

Simien Mountains National Park

Simien Mountains

Simien Mountains National Park is one of the national parks of Ethiopia. Located just north of Gondar, the park includes Ras Dejen (also referred to as Ras Dashen), the highest point in Ethiopia (4,533m). The park is also home to the a large variety of wildlife including gelada monkeys, walia ibexes as well as over 180 species of birds.

Meals Included on this Day

Lunch & Dinner

Private Vechicle

Gondar - Simien Mountains National Park

2h - 3h

150km

Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

Day 2: Sankaber / Geech

The hike from Sankaber to Geech camp takes about 5 to 6 hours passing through spectacular scenery that winds between the cliff edge and forests. Along the way we pass the 500m high Jinbar waterfall and stop for lunch on the banks of the Jinbar river. We pass through Geech village where we can have coffee with a local family in their traditional tukul hut. This is a great way to glimpse the day to day life of the mountain people.

Overnight at Geech camp (3600m).

Meals Included on this Day

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Geech / Chennek

From Geech to Chennek camp takes around 7 to 8 hours. On the way we visit Imet Gogo, which offers a spectacular panoramic view of the whole of the Simien mountain range. Imet Gogo, at 3926m, has incomparable 360 degree views of canyons, cliffs and valleys that look as if they go on forever.

Overnight at Chennek camp (3600m).

Meals Included on this Day

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Chennek / Sona

From Chennek, we trek to Sona via Buwhit pass (4200m). This is a good opportunity to spot the magnificent walia ibex as well as the endemic, but rare, Simien fox. Wonderful views along the way before we descend to Sona, which is renowned for its fantastic sunsets.

Overnight Sona camp (3450m)

Meals Included on this Day

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Sona / Mekarebya

From Sona we hike to Mekarebya. This trek takes around 5 hours and it’s downhill almost all of the way.  As we are descending a lot, you notice the temperature go up.  The vegetation also changes to that which you would have seen in the highlands.

Overnight at Mekarebya camp (2000m)

Meals Included on this Day

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Mekarebya / Mulit

From Mekarebya we hike for 5/6 hours to Mulit. This is an interesting hike where you will likely see verbat monkeys. We cross the Insya river a couple of times before a final steep hike to the campsite.

Overnight at Mulit camp (2100m).

Meals Included on this Day

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Mulit / Adiarkay / Gondar

From Mulit we make our way, mostly downhill, for 2.5 hours to Adiarkay. Once we reach the main road we’ll then start the drive to Gondar.

Once we arrive back in Gondar, the program will finish.

Meals Included on this Day

Breakfast & Lunch

Private Vechicle

Simien Mountains National Park - Gondar

2h - 3h

185km

Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.


Points to note:

[1] The "price per person" amount is a guide price only. Please submit a quote request for a more definite price.

[2] The price for meals includes a soft drink / water plus tea and coffee with each meal. Alcohol is not included but can be purchased at an extra cost.

[3] Hotels listed on individual days of the tour will be booked where possible but may be changed subject to availability.

Starting from $300 per person

7 days touring

Travel by Private Car

Tour Available: All year round

Meals: 6 Breakfasts; 7 Lunches; 6 Dinners;

Fitness level required: High

Gondar

Gondar, Amhara, Ethiopia

Starting and finishing point for the trip. We'll drive around 150km to enter the park.

Simien Mountains National Park

Simien Mountains National Park, Wag Hemra, Amhara, Ethiopia

Your home for the next 7 days.

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