9 days: Trekking with in Simien Mountain National Park


Day 1:  Arrive Addis Ababa and transfer to the Hotel, city tour:
A representative from   African Adventure Tours welcomes you on your arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport and transfer to hotel. After refreshment, city tour of Addis Ababa. O/n Ghion Hotel
Day 2:  Gondar:
After breakfast transfer to airport to fly to Gondar, established by king Fasiledous in 1636. The town was capital of Ethiopia17thc.  The rest of the day visit attractions in Gondar. The attractions that we visit in Gondar includes: Castles of Gondar- are included in the World Heritage List. the royal Fasiledes Bath and the Church of Debre Berhan Selassie with its unique murals. Overnight Goha Hotel  (2100m)
Day 3:  Sankaber:
Early departure for Debark town (100 Kms from Gondar), where the head quarter of Semien Mountains National Park is found. Here we pay the entrance fees and a scout and a local guide will accompany us. 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. O/n Camping at Sankaber. - (3200 m)
Day 4:  Cheneck:
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.  O/n Camping at Chenek.- (3600m)
Day 5:  Ambiquo
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. O/n Camping at Ambiquo - (10496ft/3200m).
Day 6:  Ambiquo

Ras Dashen – Ambiquo:  Very early morning start walking toward mount Ras Dashen.You get 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 amphitheatre 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 fourth highest peak in Africa (14901ft/4543m). After taking in the impressive views descend back to Ambiquo for an overnight. The whole round trek takes from 8-10 hours .O/n Camping at Ambiquo - (10496ft/3200m). 

Day 7:  Chenek:
You walk back to Chenek passing through the side of the Bohit Mountain. Over night is camping at Chenek campsite. (3600m) This day takes about 6-7 hours walk. . - (3600m)   
Day 8:  Gondar:
Here you will be picked up by the vehicle and drive to Gondar. En route you will have stops for watching herd of the Gelada Baboons and other picturesque points. O/n Goha Hotel. (2100m)
Day 9:  Addis Ababa:
After breakfast transfer to the airport to fly back to Addis Ababa.  Enjoy the rest of the day shopping.  Evening a fare well diner party in one of the Traditional Ethiopian restaurant with dances from the different ethnic Groups then transfer to the airport for departure

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