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    The Semien Mountains

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    HET 601 – Trekking Tours – The Semien Mountains

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    The beautiful landscapes of Ethiopia, and the sometimes wild and dramatic terrain, make Ethiopia a perfect hiking country, whether you are looking for a trek across the vast moorlands of the Bale plateau, or the Simien Mountain, the dramatic countryside around Lalibella, or the wilderness of the Awash River, camping under the height of a thousand stars. Less strenuous, and more relaxing, are the pleasant local trails that flow the banks of Rift valley lakes, or resort areas close to Addis Ababa, such as a walk through the vineyards of Ambo.

    Why you choose this package!

    • Semien Mountains National Park
    • Gondar
    • Ras Dashen
    • Ambiquo climbing Buhit 
    • Waliya Ibex
    • Gelada Baboon

    Day 1,Arrive in Addis Ababa

    Upon arrival in Addis Ababa, you will be met at the airport and transferred to the Hotel.

    Day 2,Fly to Gondar

    Fly to Gondar.  The rest of the day visit attractions in Gondar that includes: Castles of Gondar- included in the World Heritage List, the royal Fasiledes Bath and the Church of Debre Berhan Selassie with its unique murals.

    Day 3,Drive to Debark town

    Drive to Debark town (104 Kms), where the head quarter of Semien Mountains National Park is found. Then we continue driving to Sankaber (31 Kms) the first campsite of the National Park. On this drive you will gain your first impression of the scale and beauty of this highland region, the extraordinary scenery, enjoying the endemic Gelada Baboons and the bone breaker giant bird Lammergeyer roaring around

    Day 4,The high-Lying Geech camp (5HRS)

    After a short walk to Enjinbara Falls you proceed on Mules to the high-Lying Geech camp (5HRS). This is The Most Arduous day’s Trek, taking you through cultivated areas and then into the Afro-Alpine Zone proper where Giant Lobelias trees stand like sentinels presiding over their unworldly landscape you should encounter troops of the Endemic Gelada Baboon the males have shaggy, leonine Manes and Bleeding Heart patches on their chests. Rueppell’s Griffons, choughs and Lammergeyers are often seen. Stay in Geech camp (ALT.3660M),

    Day 05,We trek to Chenek

    We trek to Chenek, we will be walking through the Giant lobelia trees and under these trees African field Rats are common. After picnic lunch we walk on the edge of Enatye escarpments (4000m. above sea level), which is another breathtaking view in the national park; finally we descend to Chenek. Chenek is the best place to see the endemic Waliya Ibex and more Gelada Baboon. It takes 6 - 7 hours walk

    Day 06,To Ambiquo climbing Buhit 

    We walk to Ambiquo climbing Buhit (14530ft/4430m) Mountain the 2nd highest peak next to Ras Dashen in Semien Mountain ranges, giving excellent views over the whole area. After, refreshment at the summit, you descend towards Chero Laba crossing the Mesheha River, we will reach to Ambiquo and resting for the night here, before the big day on Ras Dashen. The walk of this day takes 7- 8 hours.

    Day 07,To Ras Dashen

    Very early morning start walking toward mount Ras Dashen.You gets up in the pre dawn chill for what will be the most challenging day of the Trek. To reach the summit can take up to 6 hrs. You will head up the valley from campsite to the small village of Mizma, from where you will climb steeply up wards, eventually reaching an impressive amphitheater made up of three major buttresses of expanded rock, one of which is your goal, Ras Dashen. It is then an easy scramble to the summit, Ras Dashen, which is the highest peak of the country (14901ft/4543m). After taking in the impressive views descend back to Ambiquo for an overnight. The whole round trek takes from 8-10 hours

    Day 08,Bohit Mountain

    You walk back to Chenek passing through the side of the Bohit Mountain. Overnight is camping at Chenek campsite. (3600m) this day takes about 6-7 hours walk. - (3600m)   

    Day 09,Visit the felasha

    Here you will be picked up by the vehicle and drive to Gondor. On your way back visit the felasha “Ethiopian Jewish” village for their clay makings and their villages.

    Day 10,Fly back to Addis Ababa

    Morning transfer to the airport to fly back to Addis Ababa and connect your flight

    Highly Qualified Drivers and Guides

    We have highly skilled and efficient drivers and guides with us, to make your vacations comfortable and memorable. Our drivers have knowledge in travel field and know about vehicle maintenance too. Our guides are multilingual, well-trained in wildlife identification, flora and fauna as well as the region's history and the way of life of the local people. They also guide you for the best site for camping and photographing site and they have been often praised for their impeccable behavior and neatness.

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    Additional Info

    • Duration : 10 Days, 9 NIghts
    • Person : 10 Person
    • Availability : 50
    • Price : $
    • Location : Semien Mountains, Gondar

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    Tour Duration: 9 nights/10 days Season: January – December We offer our clients customized domestic and international tour packages that are designed according to the requirement and budget of the traveler.


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