SIMEN MOUTAIN TREEKING - THE HIGH LAND AND LOW LAND TREKKING

Duration: 14 Days and 13 Nights

Tour code: ZTT 304

Transportation:  Flight and Surface

Day 1.   Arrive Addis Ababa. In the afternoon we make a city tour. OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL

Day 2. Early flight to Gonder. Today you visit the Gonderian castles and Debre Brehan Selassie church with its amazing angelic ceiling, and the both-house of king Fasilades.OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL

Day 3. you drive to Debark, some 100kms north of Gonder where we start our first day trekking. After we make all the necessary arrangements, we walk to Buyit Ras where we camp for the night. It may take us about 4:30 hours. OVERNIGHT CAMPING at Buyit Ras.

Day 4. This morning you will walk along the spectacular escarpments of Buyit Ras with outstanding views to the lowlands below. Then You will trace to Geech and the total walking hours would be 9-10:00 hours .OVERNIGHT CAMPING AT GEECH.

Day 5, Half day walk to Immetgogo (3900m) where we will have lovely views of the mountain ranges and gorges. Then, we walk back to our camp site for lunch, and the afternoon will be free. OVERNIGHT CAMPING AT GEECH.

Day 6, From Geech we trek to Cheneck (3600 m a.s.l) via Amba Ras. Today, we may walk for about 7:00 hours. OVERNIGHT CAMPING AT CHENECK.

Day 7, We make our way from cheneck to Ambiko with a lot of ascents and descents. It is much a long day (10 hours) trek with the optional walk to the submit of Buhahit (4430 m.a.s.l ) Today, there is a good chance of seeing the endemic Walia Ibex. OVERNIGHT CAMPING AT AMBIKO.

Day 8,  A full day trek to the peak of Ras Dashen (4546 m ). It takes us about 11:00 hours up and dawn walk; this is most difficult day of the trip: Ras Dashen is the highest mountain peak in the country. OVERNIGHT CAMPING AT AMBIKO.

Day 9,   From Ambiko we trek to Sona via Arkuaziye village. It will take us about 9:00 hours. Today, we are walking through farming fields in which people grow different crops OVERNIGHT CAMPING at Sana.

Day 10, We descend into the lowlands and Mekarebia. There are some sharp steep sections down from Sona. There is a possibility of crossing Anzia river after a three hours of descending. This is the most excellent birding sites of the trekking. Today, we shall have enough time for washing as the walking hours is too short.  OVERNIGHT CAMPING AT AT MEKAREBIA.

Day 11, From Mekarebia we trek to Mulit for about 6:00 hours. This is another good day for birding as well as for swimming in the lagoon of Derekwanz. COMPING AT MULIT.

Day 12, This morning we walk to Adiarkay (about 3:00 hours) where we meet our vehicle. Then, we drive back to Gonder on the same day. OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL.

Day 13, Fly back to Addis Ababa. OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL.

Day 14, Departure.  

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All our tours start in Addis, at Bole international airport at 7:00 and ends at 22:00 in bole international airport.

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