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Trekking Ethiopia's Simien Mountains - Explore!
13 days

Trekking Ethiopia's Simien Mountains

From Addis Ababa to Addis Ababa
Tour Operator:
Explore!
Max group size:
16
Physical rating:
Active
Age range:
16 to 85
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
124522
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Highlights

  • Trek one of the least visited mountain ranges in Africa
  • Climb Ethiopia's highest peak of Ras Dashen
  • Enjoy wild camping in stunning alpine locations
  • Wander through the halls of the medieval Fasilidas Castle
  • Explore impressive churches carved in rocks at Lalibela

Itinerary

Start and end in Addis Ababa! With the hiking & trekking tour Trekking Ethiopia's Simien Mountains, you have a 13 day tour package taking you through Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and 8 other destinations in Ethiopia. Trekking Ethiopia's Simien Mountains includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join trip in Addis Ababa. PM orientation tour of the city
  2. Day 2: Fly to Gondar and visit local sites including castle ruins
  3. Day 3: Drive to Simien Mountains National Park via Debark; PM trek to Sankaber
  4. Day 4: Trek to Geech Camp via Sankaber
  5. Day 5: Optional acclimatisation hike to Imet Gogo from Geech Camp
  6. Day 6: Trek to Chenek Camp traversing the Jinbar river
  7. Day 7: Trek to Ambikwa
  8. Day 8: Ascent of Ras Dashen; returning to Ambikwa
  9. Day 9: Recross the Mesheha River en route to Arkwasiye
  10. Day 10: Walk to roadhead and drive to Gondar
  11. Day 11: Fly to Lalibela. Visit rock stone churches
  12. Day 12: Mule trek to Ashatan Maryam Church
  13. Day 13: Fly from Lalibela to Addis Abada where the trip ends
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
Camping

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Food
    Excellent
    5.0
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  • J
    December 08, 2019
    If you make your own travel arrangements, make sure the UK Explore office knows which hotel the group is staying in, otherwise joining the group can be tricky. Read and believe the trip notes. Bring thermals, waterproofs as well as sun cream. Up hill... Show more
    Trip date: November 2019
  • J
    December 06, 2019
    We all agreed that it was ‘character building’ because of the unusual amount of rain in the dry season - no fun when you are cold and camping. However, we saw loads of baboons and Ibex, when the weather was clear we had amazing views and there were... Show more
    Trip date: November 2019
  • A
    May 17, 2019
    Loved the whole trip. Great group of like-minded people. Excellent leader. Trip provided everything I expected and more.
    Trip date: April 2018
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    May 17, 2019
    Food on trek was excellent but perhaps we could have had more for breakfast - eggs as well as porridge?
    Trip date: November 2018
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    May 17, 2019
    An excellent trip, and one I’d wanted to do for a very long time - it didn’t disappoint
    Trip date: April 2018
    Review collected by Explore!

Availability

13 days
Trekking Ethiopia's Simien Mountains
From Addis Ababa to Addis Ababa
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Good to Know

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    Visa

    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

    Vaccines

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for Ethiopia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Ethiopia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Cholera - Recommended for Ethiopia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Ethiopia. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Ethiopia. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Rabies - Recommended for Ethiopia. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    • Meningococcal meningitis - Recommended for Ethiopia. Ideally 3 weeks before travel.
    • Yellow fever - Recommended for Ethiopia. Ideally 10 days before travel.
  • Payment information
    • For any tour departing before 22 April 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 22 April 2020, a minimum payment of 30% is required to confirm your booking with Explore!. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 65 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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