Simien Mountains Trekking
Destination: Buyit Ras, Sankaber, Geech, Jinder River, Siha Gorge, Keda Dit, Innatye, Sona, Buwahit Chennek, Ras Dashen, Ambiko, Incya Valley, Mekarbe, Mulet, Derek Wenth, Awazza Village, Adi Arkay
Duration: 10 days/9 nights
Fly from Addis to Gondar & car picks us up from the airport and takes us to Debarek and drops us near Buyit Ras to trek Sankaber through wonderful scenarios of the landscape of the endless mountain ridges, and some Gelada Baboons.
In the morning at around 8am we trek to Geech on the way we visit
where Jinbar waterfall plunges in to the Abyss. The area is also a great spot
to see the Gelada Baboons.
In the morning we hike through the grass plateau a home to the Giant Lobelia Plants to Imet Gogo (3,926m) where we can see the wonderful view of the landscape and Valleys. After visitation on the way of our back to Geech we pass through Siha Gorge and take a lunch break. After lunch we proceed to Geech and relax for some time and we have a short trek to Keda Dit to enjoy the view of the sunset and trek back to Geech.
We trek around 7 hours towards Innatye where will descend to a Giant Hazel Forest and ridgelines open grasslands. We ascend to a place where we can see Walia Ibex, Gelada Baboon…
We ascend around 2 hours to Buwahit (4,430m) where we are able to see the Walia Ibex, Red Fox… We have lunch in Chennek.
We hike very challenging but very rewarding (8-9 hours) up to the peak of Mountain Ras Dashen (4,543m) amidst the Giant Lobelia Plants and we camp in Ambiko.
Today you will hike 9 hours form ambiko down into the Meseha river and up to the Arkwazye village. Here you will arrive at the Sona campsite and be able to take in the view of the first portion of the trek.
From Sona we reach Incya Vally and descend into the lowlands.
After lunch at the Incya River you will have time for a swim before heading out
for another hike along the banks of the river to Mekarbe campsite where you
will stay for the night.
We trek to Mulet through Incya River a place where we can have a big opportunity of watching various species of Birds. We have our lunch in Derek Wenth a place where we can have another chance of swimming. Proceed trekking through Awazza Village where we can see Table Mountain to our campsite Mulet.
Day 10We will have 3 hours trekking to Adi Arkay a town where we will meet our vehicle to take us to Gondar/other destination.