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Tour 43 : Simien Mountains and Gondar

Duration: 8 days

‘The Roof of Africa’ : Trek the Simien Mountains

Program:  Trekking to the Simien Mountains and explore the medieval castles in Gondar on the way.

Transport: flights from Addis Ababa to Gondar and back to Addis Ababa. By road from Gondar to Debark and Chenek to Gondar at the end of your trekking in the Simien mountains.


  • Monuments, Churches, Ethnological, and Archaeological Museums in Addis Ababa
  • The Medieval Castles of Gondar
  • Wildlife and spectacular scenery in the Simien Mountains


Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa

Day 2: Fly to Gondar

Day 3: Simien Mountains. Drive to Debark. Then tour/trek formalities and arrangements. Drive a little further in the direction to Sankaber and get dropped off for your first day of trekking to Sankaber.

Day 4: Simien Mountains. Trek to Geech

Day 5: Simien Mountains. Day-hike to the viewpoint at Imetgogo

Day 6: Simien Mountains. Walk along the ridges to Chenek

Day 7: Simien Mountains. Day-hike to Bwahit and back to Chenek

Day 8: Drive back to Gondar for your flight to Addis or extend your trip to the ancient town and the archaeological site Aksum or to the Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela as your time allows.