The Simien Mountains Trek

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 13 days
  • tour type Group Tour
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • Starts Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Ends Addis Ababa , Ethiopia
  • +7
  • Castles of Gondar
  • Trekking through dramatic scenery
  • Endemic flora & fauna
  • Remote mountain communities
The Simien Mountains Trek tour starts and ends in Addis Ababa. It is a climbing trip that takes 13 days taking you through Addis Ababa, Debark, Mekarebya and 6 other destinations in Ethiopia. The Simien Mountains Trek is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, meals and others.

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.
Customer reviews
5 - Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Simien Mountains - Spectacular, Amazing, Tough
5 - Excellent
“This is a challenging trek but very rewarding. It's challenging because of the many ascents and descents every day. The trip notes are accurate and there are some long 10 hour days - in the heat - which means the sight of the camp site is the best feeling ever! The trails are very rocky with many loose stones which means going down can be difficult - so you need to be sure footed. Very enjoyable. Loved it.”
5 - Excellent
“Stunning scenery. Walking definitely at the upper end of the challenging grade.”
5 - Excellent
“This trip far exceeded my expectations. This hidden gem of a place gave us all some wonderful experiences. The Ethiopian people are strikingly handsome, the Simien mountains are fabulous, the trekking great (if tough and dusty at times), the crowd of trekkers great fun (thanks to our Irish crowd for the singing and card playing) and the trek leaders fantastic. Thinking of Kilimanjaro? Forget it, go here!”
5 - Excellent
“Fantastic scenary and wildlife. Challenging trek that made me want to do more! Great guides, mulateers and cooks.”
  • Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa; half-day city tour.
  • Day 2: Fly to Gondar; tour castles and Debre Birhan Selassie church.
  • 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; ascend Bwuhit.
  • Day 8: Ascent of Ras Dashen, highest point in Ethiopia.
  • 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 Ababa; evening depart.
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  • 9 nights wild camping, 3 nights standard hotels with en suite facilities , All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
  • All transport and listed activities
  • 10 days point-to-point walking with full porterage
  • Good fitness required
  • Altitude maximum 4543m, average 3300m
  • Harar and Lalibela extensions available
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Any international flights to/from Addis Ababa are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this The Simien Mountains Trek tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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A deposit of 300 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 0 days before departure. For any departures within 20 November 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Simien Mountains Trek tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this The Simien Mountains Trek tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CANCELLATION No additional cancellation fees apply for this The Simien Mountains Trek tour. You can cancel the tour up to 1 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 0 days of departure.
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