ETT-1015: Ethiopia's Historic Route and Simien Mountain Trek

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

15 days 14 nights

Views

623

Maximum Seats

20

Tour Overview

Day 1

Addis Ababa

Visit the Ethnographic Museum, a great introduction to Ethiopian culture and history. Tour the Mercato, one of Africa's largest outdoor markets, and Trinity Cathedral, resting place of Emperor Haile Selassie.
Day 2

Addis Ababa - Bahir Dar

Fly to Bahar Dar on Ethiopian Airlines. Visit the marketplace in Bahar Dar. Take a boat tour on Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile, and tour ancient island monasteries.
Day 3

Bahir Dar - Gondar

Drive through the countryside to Gondar. Tour the Royal Enclosure, a UNESCO World Heritage site featuring five castles built by a succession of Ethiopian Kings beginning in the early 17th century. Having survived several wars, including air raids during World War 2, the castles are a testament to the resilience of this once mighty African Empire. Visit the church of Debre Birhan Selassie, famous for its religious art and especially its iconic ceiling depicting angels.
Day 4

Gondar - Simien Mountains National Park

Morning departure to Debark (100 km from Gondar), where the headquarters of Simien Mountains National Park is located. Meet the Scout, Mountain Guide, and others on the trekking team. Continue driving to Sankabar (31 km from Debark) and 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, possibly spotting wildlife such as the endemic Gelada Baboons and the “bone breaker” bird Lammergeyer. Camp at Sankabar (3200m.)
Day 5

Trekking Simien Mountains National Park

Trek Sankaber - Geech (3,600m elevation) which will take between 5-7 hours. After one and half hours, see the Jinnbar River and falls which you will cross later in the day. After crossing the river, ascend for about 2 hours to Geech. The scenery is wonderful and a herd of Gelada Baboons can be seen on the journey. Camp at Geech (3600m.)
Day 6

Trekking Simien Mountains National Park

Trek Geech - Imet Gogo- Geech. Trek to some of the best viewpoints in the National Park. Imet Gogo boasts spectacular views in every direction. Possible wildlife sightings on this 4 -5 hour trek include the Simien Wolf, the Walia Ibex, and Klipspringers.
Day 7

Trekking Simien Mountains National Park

Trek Geech - Chenek (3,620m elevation); trek along the 4,000-meter breathtaking Enatye escarpment before descending to Chenek. Walia Ibex and Gelada Baboons are routinely spotted.
Day 8

Trekking Simien Mountains National Park​

Trek to Ambiquo campsite (3,200m) approximately 9 hours via Mt. Buhit (4,430m); cross the Mesheha River before reaching Ambiquo.
Day 9

Trekking Simien Mountains National Park​

Trek Ambiquo - Ras Dashen - Ambiquo; early morning departure to the summit of Ras Dashen, at 4,543 meters, Africa’s fourth highest peak. Trek up the Valley from your campsite to the small village of Mizma. From here, a steep climb brings you to an impressive amphitheater made up of three major buttresses of expanded rock. It is then an easy scramble to the summit. To reach the Summit can take up to 6 hrs. Return to Ambiquo camp overnight.
Day 10

Trekking Simien Mountains National Park​

Trek Ambiquo - Chenek; return to Chenek, bypassing Mt. Buahit on the return.
Day 11

Simien Mountains National Park - Gondar

Meet with vehicles and return to Gondar. Relax and recover from the trek.
Day 12

Gondar - Lalibela

Fly to Lalibela on Ethiopian Airlines 700 kilometers north of Addis Ababa. Tour the magnificent rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This group of eleven monolithic and semi-monolithic structures was carved directly into the stone of the mountainside at least 800 years ago. This complex boasts the largest monolithic church in the world, a maze of passageways and tunnels, intricately carved reliefs, and fabulous examples of icon paintings.
Day 13

Lalibela

For the morning we have two choices: Take a morning hike with mules to Mount Asheton, with its 13th century rock-hewn monastery and great views of the town; - OR - Drive to Yemrehanna Kristos, a beautiful church situated in a shallow cave that predates the churches of Lalibela. The drive to Yemrehanna will also give you the opportunity to view the rural countryside and villages of the Ethiopian highlands. Following either option above continue with a tour of Lalibela’s churches in the afternoon.
Day 14

Lalibela - Axum

Fly to Axum. Tour the ancient stelae fields, standing for 2000 years. Visit the new and impressive Archeological Museum. Visit other tombs and archeological sites as time permits.
Axum - Addis Ababa

Axum - Addis Ababa

Fly to Addis Ababa. Visit the National Museum, home of the 3 million-year-old skeleton “Lucy.” Optional souvenir shopping. Enjoy a farewell dinner at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant featuring dancers and musicians representing some of the country's many ethnic groups. Transfer to airport for late night departure if needed. End of Tour

Inclusion

  • All Entrance fees and licenses as per the program

  • Accommodation and all meals throughout the tour

  • Bottles of water for the trip

  • Surface Transport expense

  • Local guide service

  • Domestic flight tickets

Exclusion

  • Alcoholic Beverage

  • Laundry services

  • Any personal items like Internet and telephone

  • Services which are not mentioned on the inclusion

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