Day 1: You will arrive into Gondar airport and be met by our representative, who will drive you immediately to Debark. Debark is the gateway to the Simien Mountains, so here we get all the necessary permits to trek and camp in the Simien Mountains National Park over the next 6 days. Our first campsite and stop is at Sanka Ber. We immediately start our trekking with a 3 to 4 hour trek to our campsite. On the way we see troops of Gelada Monkeys, the only fully herbivore monkeys on earth and enjoy beautiful views over the escarpment. We trek up hills and through ravines to our destination. We have a full camp setup and our group will include not only other trekkers but a driver, guide to explain all the fauna and flora, an armed scout to protect us from aggressive animals and a cook to make sure we are well fed throughout our expedition. Camp overnight.
Day 2: Early in the morning after breakfast, you will trek for 5 to 6 hours from Sanka Ber to Geech enroute enjoying the stunning views of waterfalls and spotting endemic wildlife and birdlife. Camp overnight
Day 3: In the morning after breakfast, you will make 6 hours excursion to Imetgogo to enjoy one of the best views of Ras Dashen, the highest mountain in Ethiopia. In the evening you return to the Geech camp for overnight.
Day 4: Our last day in the mountains, we take in our last views before heading back to the Gondar airport via Debark.
Day 1: Drive Addis Ababa to Dinsho
After breakfast, drive through the Ethiopian Great Rift Valley and the spectacular mountain scenery to Dinsho, the headquarters of Bale Mountain National Park. For the rest of
the day, walk around the national park to see the endemic flora and fauna.
Day 2: Dinsho-Geysay Valley-Dinsho
Trek to Geysay Valley through the dramatic highland scenery of Afro-Alpine vegetation, which covers a
vast mountainous area. Enroute, you can spot endemic birds and mammals.
Day 3: Dinsho-Sanetti Plateau-Goba
Drive from Dinsho to Sanetti Plateau, one of the highest peaks in the national park. For the rest of the
day, trek around Sanetti to discover the endemic mammals such as the Ethiopian wolf. Drive to Goba for an overnight stay.
Day 4: Return to Addis Ababa
In the morning, we drive back to Addis Ababa or fly to Addis Ababa (thrice weekly flight).