Depart early in the morning from Gondar (7am at the latest), driving to Sankober. We will stop along the way at Debark to handle park fees, etc. We will drop you near to BuyitRas for a 3-4 hour hike to Sankober, which passes close to the escarpment edge. Nearing Sankober, you will have beautiful views on both sides of the escarpment ridge and where you will likely see the endemic Gelada baboons. In Sankober, you will be met with your supplies. Overnight camping in Sankober.
From Sankober, depart into a valley, through which the Wazla (or Koba) River runs. (This river is often dry). Coming out of the valley you will have views of the JinbarRiver waterfalls falling into the Geech Abyss. Continuing along, you will cross the JinbarRiver and ascend into the village of Geech. Total trekking time: 4-5 hours
After an early breakfast, depart from Geech to the peak of ImetGogo at 3926m. Here you’ll have spectacular views over the lowlands – one of the highlights of the trip. As you continue to Chenek, you will pass KorbeteMetia, a solid rock wall which opens up exposing beautiful views over the lowlands and the escarpment. This is also a good place for spotting lammergeyers. Overnight camping in Chenek. Total trekking time: 7 – 9 hours
From Chenek, continue east up a valley to Bwahit Peak, overlooking the camp from where you just came. After the visit, return to camp and depart for Gondar for overnight (hotel).
95. Transportation between the Simien Mountains and Gondar (return)
96. English-speaking guide
97. Entrance fees to Simien Mountains National Park
98. Armed scouts, mules and mule handlers
99. All food & water while camping
100. All cooking & camping materials, including cooking tent, tables & chairs
101. Cook to prepare food for entire expedition team
102. Accommodation and/or services in Gondar
103. Alcoholic beverages
104. Camera and/or photo fees
105. Items of a personal nature
The Simien Mountains are one of the best trekking destinations in the world.
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