Rating in Ethiopia
$ 2971

The Simien Mountains Trek

Trekking  +  walking
Trekking + walking
min $ 2971
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Addis Ababa, Gondar
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 2971
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  • At a glance
  • Itinerary
  • What's included
  • Accom.details
  • Dates & prices

At a glance

Your chance to
Trek through spectacular natural beauty
At a glance
9 nights wild camping, 4 nights standard hotels with en suite facilities
Trek through the Chess pieces of the Gods
The dramatic skyline of peaks and jagged volcanic plugs which tower over the highland plateaux of the Simien Mountains compete with rugged gorges and deep gullies to form what is, arguably, the most awe-inspiring landscape in Africa. As we trek through this distant mountain range we pass small hamlets where villagers eke out an existence from the limited arable land. We may come across large troops of Gelada baboons foraging on the escarpment; and, with luck, spot Walia ibex and Ethiopian wolves.
Walk profile
Daily distance in km/miles:

Day 3 13.0km/8.1miles
Day 4 21.0km/13.0miles
Day 5 10.0km/6.2miles
Day 6 13.0km/8.1miles
Day 7 17.0km/10.6miles
Day 8 21.0km/13.0miles
Day 9 21.0km/13.0miles
Day 10 10.0km/6.2miles
Day 11 17.0km/10.6miles
Day 12 7.0km/4.3miles

Number of days walking:
Approximately 2.5-12 hours walking per day
High altitude; including steep, rocky terrain


Day 1
Start Addis Ababa; half-day city tour.

Day 2
Fly to Gondar; city tour.

Day 3
Drive to Debark; start trekking to Sankaber Camp.

Day 4
Trek to Geech via Jinbar Waterfall.

Day 5
Day walk to Imetgogo.

Day 6
Trek to Chennek via Enatyie Escarpment.

Day 7
Trek to Ambiko with ascent of Bwuhit.

Day 8
Ascent of Ras Dashen.

Day 9
Trek to Sona via Arkwasiye.

Day 10
Descend to Ansiya Wenz River and on to Lamo Camp.

Day 11
Continue to Mulit Camp.

Day 12
Short walk to Adi Arkay where the trek finishes; drive to Gondar.

Day 13
Fly to Addis; trip ends.

Guided Group
This is a small group adult holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 18 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
Activity level
You have a good level of fitness and are looking for a physically challenging holiday. Previous experience is essential for activity based trips.

What's included

What's included
All breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
What's not included
Travel insurance


Accommodation details
Wild Camping & Hotels
You will spend 9 nights wild camping and 4 nights in standard hotels. Tents will be erected by local staff members, who will also cook and wash up. Limited single accommodation is available and we can arrange extra accommodation before or after the trip.
Single supplement available from GBP200

Dates & prices

These are ‘land only’ prices which require you to book your own flights and join the rest of the group on Day 1 of the trip. For more information please see Trip Notes

Date Price excl. flights (pp) from
Mon 17 Oct 16 - Sat 29 Oct 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,755
Mon 31 Oct 16 - Sat 12 Nov 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,755
Mon 14 Nov 16 - Sat 26 Nov 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,565
Mon 28 Nov 16 - Sat 10 Dec 16


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,565
Mon 09 Jan 17 - Sat 21 Jan 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,635
Mon 13 Feb 17 - Sat 25 Feb 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,635
Mon 27 Feb 17 - Sat 11 Mar 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,635
Mon 02 Oct 17 - Sat 14 Oct 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,695
Mon 16 Oct 17 - Sat 28 Oct 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,695
Mon 30 Oct 17 - Sat 11 Nov 17


Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,695
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Exodus
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