Ethiopian Mountains for hikers – Semen Mountains National park 9 Days

Walia-Ibex-Chennek-Camp-site

Ethiopian Mountains for hikers – Semen Mountains National park 9 Days

Ethiopian Mountains for hikers – Semen Mountains National park 9 Days

Itinerary

Program: Nature, Wildlife & History  

Tour Code: Ibex 06

Duration: 8 Nights (9 Days)

Transportation: Drive, trekking & Flight

Tour starts: Addis Ababa

Tour ends: Addis Ababa  

Day 1: City Tour of Addis Ababa

Arrive in the morning at 10 o’clock to Addis Ababa Bole International Airport meet with me there and transfer to Ghion Hotel or similar for check in and drive to the Entoto Mountain for a panoramic view of Addis, Entoto Museum and the old palace of MenelikII (at Entoto Mountain), the National Museum, where one can see different archaeological findings, trinity Museum, Mausoleum of emperor MenelikII and finally Merkato – the largest open market in Africa. Overnight –hotel – Addis Ababa

Day2: Castles of Gondar & Simien Mountains National Park 

After breakfast; fly from Addis to Gondar and visit the Castles of emperor Fassiladas, his swimming pool, the empress Minitab’s Palace, the Banquet Room of Emperor Bakaffa… the 17century church of Debre Birhan Silassie (Light of Trinity). After lunch; drive to the Semien Mountains national Park. On the way; visit the Felasha/Jews village.  Overnight – tented camp in Sanka Ber – Semien Mountains National Park

Day3: Geech (Gich)

Morning, start the first day trek From Sanka Ber to Geech (also spelled as Gich)). At many points on the way, you will discover the endemic Gelada Baboon. Lunch at suitable place on the way.  Overnight – Tented Camp – Geech

Day4: Imetgo peak Mountain

Climb Imetgo and Kedadit (Peak Mountains) and proceed to Chennek. On this day, you will appreciate the extremely fabulous Simien Mountains landscape, Gelada Baboon and a big chance for the Walia Ibex at Chennek. Overnight – tented Camp – Chennek

Day5: Buayt -Ambiko

Morning, explore Chennek area to see Walia ibex in groups. Here, you may see ibex and Gelada Baboons heating the morning sun together. After Breakfast, trek from Chennek to Ambiko via peak mountain named Buayt (4430m). Overnight – Camping – Ambiko

Day6: Ras Dashen (Ras Dejen)

Wednesday; 06June2012: Morning. Climb Ras Dashen, the Highest Mountain in Ethiopia from Ambiko (4543 meters). At the top of this mountain, you will indeed feel the climax experience and mountain breathing satisfaction amongst peaks in the Simien chained mountains. Descend down to Ambiko for dinner and overnight – Ambiko

Day7: Simien N.Park & back to Gondar Castles

Trek back to Chennek and drive to Gondar. Overnight – Hotel – Gondar 

Day8: Gondar – Addis

Morning, fly from Gondar to Addis Ababa and City tour of Addis. Depending on the remaining time & interest, drive to the Entoto Mountain for a panoramic view of Addis, Entoto Museum and the old palace of MenelikII (at Entoto Mountain), the National Museum, where one can see different archaeological findings, trinity Museum, Mausoleum of emperor MenelikII and finally Merkato – the largest open market in Africa. Evening, dinner at ethnical live dance club to observe different cultural dances (Habesha Cultural Restaurant or Yod Abyssinia Restaurant) & Overnight –Hotel – Addis

Day9: City Tour of Addis Ababa – Departure

Morning, transfer to Bole International Airport for departure (end of the trip)

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