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Ethiopia Simien Mountains and Beyond Timket Festival - World Expeditions
18 days • 12 places

Ethiopia Simien Mountains and Beyond Timket Festival

From Addis Ababa to Addis Ababa
Visiting Addis Ababa, Blue Nile Falls, Bahir Dar, Lake Tana, Gondar, + 7 more
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World Expeditions
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Start and end in Addis Ababa! With the adventure tour Ethiopia Simien Mountains and Beyond Timket Festival, you have a 18 day tour package taking you through Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and 11 other destinations in Ethiopia. Ethiopia Simien Mountains and Beyond Timket Festival 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 Addis Ababa (2400m)
  2. Day 2: In Addis Ababa, city tour
  3. Day 3: Fly to Bahir Dar (1830m), visit Lake Tana monastery and Blue Nile Falls
  4. Day 4: Drive to Gondar (2120m)
  5. Day 5: Timket Festival and sightseeing
  6. Day 6: Drive to Debark, commence trek to Sankabar camp (3200m)
  7. Day 7: Trek to Geech camp (3640m, approx. 6-8 hr, 13 km; ascent 928m/descent 429m)
  8. Day 8: Optional summit of Imet Gogo (3926m, approx. 5-7 hr, 10 km)
  9. Day 9: To Chenek (3620m, approx. 6-7 hr, 14.5 km; ascent 849m/descent 824m)
  10. Day 10: To Ambiko (3170m, approx. 8-10 hr, 20 km; ascent 969m/descent 1466m)
  11. Day 11: Summit Ras Dashen (4533m, 10-12hr, 26 km, ascent 1355m/descent 1355m)
  12. Day 12: To Sona (3400m, approx 8-10 hr, 23 km; ascent 1136m/descent 1158m)
  13. Day 13: To Makarabia (2000m, approx 5-6 hr, 12 km; ascent 326m/descent 1800m)
  14. Day 14: To Mulit (1800m, approx 6-7 hr, 19km; ascent 690m/descent 592m)
  15. Day 15: Complete trek (approx 2-3 hr, 10km; ascent 78m/descent 485m), drive to Axum
  16. Day 16: In Axum
  17. Day 17: Fly to Lalibela in the morning or early afternoon, afternoon visit monolithic churches
  18. Day 18: Fly to Addis Ababa
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What's Included

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  • Meals
  • Transport
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  • Flights
  • Insurance
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Where You'll Stay

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Reviews About This Operator

  • Marius
    March 14, 2019
    Amazing itinerary and amazing guide, Yishak was great!
  • Amanda
    November 22, 2019
    Really interesting tour of Madagascar’s north east region. Amazing countryside, beautiful vistas, interesting villages, and of course the lemurs. Madagascar in general lacks solid infrastructure so getting to the areas of most interest is a journey. If... Show more
  • Dawn
    October 12, 2019
    Great tour and fantastic animal viewing.


18 days
Ethiopia Simien Mountains and Beyond Timket Festival
From Addis Ababa to Addis Ababa
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  • January 2021
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    Jan 16, 2021
    Feb 2, 2021
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    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.


    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.
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    • For any tour departing before 13 April 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 13 April 2020, a minimum payment of $500 is required to confirm your booking with World Expeditions. 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 75 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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