7 Days Simien Mountain National Park

Code: HET008
7 DAYS - 6 NIGHTS
  • Simien Mountains
  • Semien_Mountains_13
  • simien mountain

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Day 1- FLY ADDIS ABABA GONDER- EXPLORE CAMELOT OF AFRICA

Early morning meet at your preferred place and transfer to the domestic terminal to fly Gonder, upon arrival meet with SET staff and transfer to your hotel, after check in and breakfast start exploring Gonder known as the “Camelot” of Africa, nestled in the foothills of the breathtaking Semien Mountains National Park in the northwestern part of the country was the 17th and 18th century capital city of Ethiopia, which was founded by Emperors Fasiladas (1632 – 1667) and was home to a number of emperors & warlords, curtsies and kings who built several castles and palaces around the area. Visit the oldest and the most impressive Gonderine structure, the magnificent castle compound including the two storied palace of emperor Fasiladas, built of roughly hewn brown basalt stone held together with mortar, the fantastically decorated Debre Brehan Silassie Church (light of Trinity),the bath (now baptismal place during Ethiopian epiphany, January 19) of king Fasiladas and the ruined palace of Queen Mintiwab at Qusquam, were the Scottish explorer James Bruce used to reside for sometimes, overnight hotel.

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Day 2- DRIVE GONDER- SIMIEN MOUNTAINS (UNESCO) TREK TO SANKABER

Morning after breakfast drive to Simien Mountains National Park after 100km arrive to Debark the head quarter to escort the local guide and scout then further drive and start trek to Sankaber (2-3hrs), the Simien Mts. National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its dramatic highland scenery, it is also world renowned for its endemic wild life of Walia Ibex, Ethiopian Wolf and the Gelada Baboon, overnight camping at Sankaber

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Day 3- TREK SANKABER- GEECH

Morning after breakfast Trek Sankaber to Geech (5-6hrs) en route view and admire the endemic Gelada Baboonand the spectacular scenery, overnight Geech camping.

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Day 4- TREK GEECH- IMET GOGO- SAHA- GEECH

After a relaxed breakfast Continue trekking the peaks of Imet GoGo and Saha (5-6 hrs) to see the dramatic view of the Simien Mountain National Park. Then Trek back, overnight Geech camping.

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Day 5- TREK GEECH- CHENEK VIA KEDADIT

Early morning after breakfast Trek Geech- Chenek (8-9 hrs) on the way observing the endemic Walia Ibex and the breathtaking rock formation of the UNSCO heritage national park, overnight Chenek Camping

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Day 6- MORNING TREK CHENEK- BWAHIT- RAS THEN DRIVE TO GONDER

Early morning Trek Chenek- Bwahit Ras the second highest pick in the park (4430m) to see the breathtaking view of the landscape and observe endemic Walia Ibex then trek back meet the car at Chenek base camp drive back to Gonder on the way visit the Felasha Village (Ethiopia Jews) late afternoon arrival to Gonder, overnight hotel.

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Day 7- FLY GONDER- ADDIS ABABA- DEPARTURE

Morning after breakfast transfer to the airport fly back Addis Ababa, PM arrival at Addis and free time evening farewell cultural dinner in traditional restaurant with live ethnic music and dance then transfer to the airport for your departure.

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