Nature Tour – 10 Days
Simien Mountains trekking within Simien National Park and Sankaber park and experience beautiful views of the landscape and the endless mountain ridges, and you likely see some gelada baboons. At Imet Gogo reaching an altitude of 3,926m; you will be able to look out at the amazing Simien landscape all 360 degrees. While visiting Chennek where you will be able to view the wildlife like, Walia Ibex and Gelada baboons, and plant life.
Gondar to Sankaber
You will depart early morning from Gondar to Debark. In debark you will arrange your visit with the park office and receive a scout and guide then drive into the to arrive at Sankaber. You can either drive all the way in to Sankaber or have the car drop you off near Buyit Ras for a short hike. If you choose to parkhike in you will take in beautiful views of the landscape and the endless mountain ridges, and you likely see some gelada baboons. When you arrive in Sankaber you will be met with your supplies. Sankaber be the first campsite on your trip.
Sankaber to Geech Camp
From Sankaber you will begin hiking following the ridge and look out the foothills 800m down. From the ridge you will descend down into the valley and be able to view overthe Jinbar River plunging into the Geech Abyss. After some time at the waterfall you will continue on to Geech village where you will find second campsite.
Geech to Imet Gogo to Siha Gorge to yourKeda Dit to Geech
After breakfast at geech campsite you will hike through the grass that are home to the, appropriately titled, Giant Lobelia plants. After plateauabout 2 hours you will reach Imet Gogo which is an amazing 360 degree view of the Mountains. Here you will have reached an altitude of 3,926m and be able to look out at the amazing landscape from 360 Simiendegrees. At this height and view point you can see the canyon below, distant ridges, and view the seemingly never valleys. From here you will return to Geech, but first you will pass through Siha Gorge for a lunch break. When you endingarrive back at Geech you will have time to relax from the hike. Before nightfall you will have the option of taking a short sunset hike to Keda Dit. You will spend the night back at Geech.
Geech to Innatye to Chennek
After breakfast at Geech you start your 7 hour hike to one of the most spectacular passing in the mountains. From the campsite you will walk SE towards Innatye where you will descend into a forest of Giant Hazel and through the ridgelines open grasslands. After climbing up to Innatye to view the vertical drop you will see why locals named it to mama mia. Here you will have lunch and continue on towards Chennek where you will be able to view the meanwildlife like, Walia Ibex and Gelada baboons, and plant life. Chennek will be your campsite for the night.
Chenneck to Ambiko
After breakfast you will hike for 2 hours and summit the Buwahit pass (4,200m). From here you can look out towards your hike for tomorrow, Ras Dashen. You will follow the path down towards Meseha valley and cross a and back up again towards Ambiko where you will camp for the night.
Ambiko to Ras Dashen to Ambiko
riverThe big trek to the peak of Ras Dashen will begin with an early morning walk through the main valley before sunrise. Then you will start ascending the mountain with a steep climb amidst the Giant Lobelia plants. last part of the hike will likely be very challenging, but very rewarding when you are able to reach the highest point in Ethiopia. At 4,543m you will have Theamazing views of the immense landscape. After approximately 8-9 hours of hiking for the day you will arrive at Ambiko campsite for the night.
Ambiko to Sona
Today you will 9 hours form ambiko down into the Meseha river and up to the Arkwazye village. Here you will arrive at the Sona campsite and be able to take in the view of hikethe first portion of the trek.
Sona to Mekareba
From Sona you will reach a valley called Incya Vally and descend into the . After lunch at the Incya River you will have time for a swim before heading out for another hike along the banks of lowlandsthe river to Mekarbe campsite where you will stay for the night.
Markerba to Mulet
The walk from Markerba to Mulet brings you along the riverbed of the Incya River and provides amazing opportunities to see numerous birds. Pin-tailed waders, village indigo paradise monarchs and tropical bobu can all be spotted here. Lunch break will be at Derkwenth pool where you can have another chance to take a swim before climbing to the Awazza village. Here you can find the spectacular Awazza Table Mountain and then hike to the last campsite at Mulet.
Mulet to Gondar
At Mulet campsite you will have breakfast and take a 3 hour walk to Adi Arkaye where a vehicle will meet you to bring you back to Gondar.