High mountain itinerary with landscapes full of escarpments and deep canyons that are populated by the Simien walia ibex, the Ethiopian wolf and many droves of Gelada baboons . The landscapes running over the Tekeze valley and the 3000 m clear sky make these days a real close to nature experience.
The logistical support for the trekking is provided by Medir Tour with the transport of the luggage with mules and also all camping materials with high mountain tents, dining room tents, and professional camping kitchen service.
The itinerary is suitable just for expert and well trained excursionists, and it can be organized just from September to May.
Gondar: Camelot of Africa, seventeenth-century capital, unique with its castles and style that is a mix between the Asian and European one.
Simien Mountains National Park: Unesco Heritage site since 1979, the National Park offers wide views on the valley of Tekeze’ river, and also a unique overview of endemic fauna and flora of afro alpine ecosystem.
Jimbar Waterfalls: This spectacular 800 m waterfall is one of the most evocative view of the park.
Chenek: A terrace on the heart of the National Park where the dramatic profile of Imet Gogo stands out.
1- Addis Ababa-Gondar. Flight and visit of the city. Hotel.
2- Gondar-Sankaber-Geech. Around 6 hours of raise and falls. Jimbar Waterfalls. Camping.
3- Geech-Imet Gogo-Geech. Loop where 3 peaks are reached. Camping.
4- Geech-Enatyie-Chenek. 6 hours walk uphill to reach a spectacular peak. Camping.
5- Chenek- Bwai Peak – Gondar. Climb one of the highest peak and then back to Gondar by car.
6- Gondar-Addis Ababa. Flight back to the capital or another destination.
Personalization and extensions
– Add 3 nights to the itinerary and reach Ras Dashen, 4620m.
– Add one day and enjoy one night at the spectacular Simien Lodge.
– Add one stop to acclimatize from Chilquanit to Sankaber.
– Visit the community tourism project of Simcot at the community of Argin, with the demonstration of handcrafted products.