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The Historic Route with Simien Mountan Trekking 10 days

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  • Trip Type Culture-Nature-Trekking
  • Tour Code GHET-N01
  • Private Journey
  • 10 days
  • The Simien Mountains present the most dramatic mountain scenery in Africa: Great volcanic plugs, formed some 40 million years a go and eroded over the aeons into fantastic crags, pinnacles and flat topped mountains, " the chess pieces of the Gods" as one writer described them, tower over precipitous gorges, river valleys and plains stretching all the way to Eritrea. There are many peaks over 4000 meters, and above

This trek leads through landscapes covered by deep gorges, jagged plugs and striking rock towers. On route we climb some of Africa's highest peaks: Ras Dashen (4620m), Buyit Ras (3250m), Bwahit (4430m). This park is a haven to many endemic species of wildlife and flora, including the Gelada baboon, Walia Ibex, and many bird specious. The Park has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

This trip is just a perfect combination of Ethiopia’s incredible diversity of histrory and ancient civilization , culture and nature. On this trekking adventure, you will also have the chance to interact with the local host community and witness the life style and culture of the people living isolated in the mountains with a unique and ancient farming style.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive Addis Ababa

Arrive in Addis Ababa. transfer to the hotel. If you arrive in the morning we can arrange an optional city tour.

Overnight: hotel.

Day 02: Addis Ababa- Bahirdar

In the morning, drive to Bahirdar through the Great Blue Nile Gorge with a stopover at different small towns like Dejen, Chancho and Goha Tsion.

Overnight: Hotel-Bahirdar.

Day 03: Lake Tana-Blue Nile Falls-Bahir Dar

In the morning, we will make boat cruise over Lake Tana to visit the ancient 14th century island monasteries of Lake Tana. After having lunch at the hotel, we will drive 35 KM to visit the majestic Blue Nile Falls.

Overnight: Hotel-Bahirdar.

Day 04: Bahir Dar-Gondar

After breakfast, drive to Gondar through the beautiful countryside scenery to arrive at Gondar around lunchtime. After lunch tour of the ancient city of Gonder.

Overnight: Hotel.

Day 05:Gondar-Simien Mountains

After an early breakfast, we will drive to the Simien mountains National park. The rest of the day, trek to explore the surrounding of Snakaber, part of the Simien Mountains National Park.

Overnight: camping in Sankaber.

Day 06: Sankaber – Geech (3,550m)

Trek for 5 to 6 hours from Sanka Ber to Geech enroot enjoying the stunning view.

O/N: camping.

Day 07: Geech – Imetegogo – Chenek (3600m)

7-9 hours Trek with the most beautiful viewpoints and the Intaye (4000 m)

O/N camping in Chenek.

Day 08: Chenek - Gondar

In the morning Trekking around Chenek, proceed to Gondar by vehicle.

O/N: hotel

Day 09: Gondar - Lalibela

Flight from Gondar to Laliebela, visit the most important rock-hewn churches of Lalibela

O/N hotel

Day 10: Lalibela-Addis Abeba - Departure

In the morning transfer to Lalibela airport for the flight to Addis Abeba. Depending on your departure we can arrange an optional city tour in Addis Abeba.

In the evening, there will be Grand Holidays’ complimentary farewell dinner party with traditional special buffet and local drinks and . (flight schedule permitting) At the end of the farewell dinner, transfer to Addis Ababa airport for the flight back. End of tour.

 
 

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