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Simien Mountain Trek

Trip Length

Trip Code

13 days PFTS
Min Altitude Max Altitude
2300m 4543m

Maximum Passengers

18 people

Countries Visited

Ethiopia

Start City

End City

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Simien Mountain Trek

 
A trekking adventure like no other. Few know about the Simien, let alone travel there. Get there quick for a trekking and cultural experience of a lifetime.

 

Why we love it:

Simien Mountain Trek


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Addis Ababa

Activities:

Day 2: Gondar

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Goha Hotel or similar, Gondar

Activities:

Day 3: Debark

Travel time: Drive time: Approximately 3 hours
Trek time: Approximately 4 hours

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Activities:

Day 4: Geech

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Geech Camp or similar, Simien Mountains National Park

Activities:

Day 5: Geech - Imet Gogo Viewpoint

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Geech Camp or similar, Simien Mountains National Park

Activities:

Day 6: Chennek

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Chenek Camp or similar, Simien Mountains National Park

Activities:

Day 7: Ambiko

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Ambiko Camp or similar, Simien Mountains National Park

Activities:

Day 8: Ras Dashen Summit

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Ambiko Camp or similar, Simien Mountains National Park

Activities:

Day 9: Sona

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

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Day 10: Descend to Mekarebya

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

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Day 11: Mulit Camp

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

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Day 12: Gondar

Travel time: Driving Time: Approximately 6 hours
Trek time: Approximately 2.5 hours

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Goha Hotel or similar, Gondar

Activities:

Day 13: Gondar - Addis Ababa

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Activities:


Your Trip

What's Included

An experienced English-speaking local leader, services of a mule porterage team, cooks and camp staff, arrival transfer, transport, accommodation, meals and entrance fees.

Summary of accommodation, transport & meals

Transport

Accommodation

Meals

Not Included

International flights, airport departure taxes, visas, meals unless specified in the itinerary, insurance, laundry, any optional tours or activities during free time, tips and items of a personal nature.


What to know

Fitness

A good level of physical fitness and preparation is required for the trekking component of this trip. Each trekking day involves both gains and losses in altitude as the trek winds its way through the Simien Mountains. You may drop and gain approximately 1000 metres in altitude on a single day.

Vaccinations

Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Please talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region.  We're travel experts, not doctors and defer to the medicos when it comes to inoculations.

Visas and Permits

Please ensure that you have all required visas for your trip – this is your responsibility. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.

Ethiopia
Australians, Americans, Canadians, British and New Zealanders currently require a visa for Ethiopia. For all other nationalities please reconfirm your visa requirements with your travel agent. Tourist Visas may be granted for visits of up to one month, three months, or six months. The period of the visa begins on the date of issue, so please ensure the visa is valid from the date of issue until the final date of departure from Ethiopia. If you have visited Ethiopia in the last six days prior to your date of return to Australia, Australian Customs officials will ask you to present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate on entry into Australia.

Insurance

You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.

Responsible Travel

Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel (http://www.peregrineadventures.com/rt) page for more information.

Customs and Culture

Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in. Your leader will also help steer you though the complexities of local cultural norms.

Pre Departure Information
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.

Further Reading

Ethiopia

Ethiopia & Eritrea - Lonely Planet

The History of Ethiopia - Harold G Marcus

The Ethiopians - Richard Pankhurst

The Sign and the Seal - Graham Hancock

The Life of My Choice - Sir Wilfred Thesiger

Ethiopia with a Mule - Dervla Murphy

Ethiopia with Love - Thelma Tolstoy

Sheba: through the desert in search of the legendary Queen - Nicholas Clapp

The Pale Abyssinian - Miles Bredin

When the Emperor Dies - Mason McCann Smith


Important Information

This trip is run by our experienced sister company Exodus. Your group is therefore likely to be  a mixture of Peregrine passengers and other like-minded international travellers.

Ethiopia is a developing tourist destination and some facilities may not be up to certain expected standards. We are using the best hotels, but hot water, electricity and a wide choice of meals may not always be available. Please be aware that the roads can be very uneven, resulting in bumpy and dusty journeys.

Please note that you are unaccompanied on the domestic flights, but will be accompanied by representatives to the airports and met by other representatives upon arrival at the other end.

Please note there are no laundry services available whilst camping.

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version.  If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

11 September 2014


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