4 Days Trekking tour itinerary for Debarq & Gondar: Meet Gelada Baboons, The Backbone Of Simien
Visit the majestic Simien Mountain in Northern Ethiopia in an exotic setting with gentle highland ridges and high plateau. Trek to this massive landscape on this guided tour. Be amazed by the distant ridges, seemingly never-ending valleys, and stunning mountains.
Gondar to Sankaber
Depart early morning from Gondar to Debarq.
In Debarq, arrange your visit with the park office and receive an Ethiopian scout and guide, who will then drive you into the park to arrive at Sankaber. You can either drive all the way to Sankaber or have the car drop you off near Buyit Ras for a short hike. If you choose to hike, you will take in beautiful views of the landscape and the endless mountain ridges, and you are likely to see some gelada baboons.
When you arrive in Sankaber, you will be met with your supplies. Sankaber will be the first campsite on your trip.
Sankaber to Geech Camp
From Sankaber, begin hiking following the ridge and look out over the foothills 800m down. From the ridge, descend down into the valley and be able to view the Jinbar River plunging into the Geech Abyss.
After some time at the waterfall, continue on to Geech village, where you will find your second campsite.
Geech to Chennek:
After breakfast, start off on a 7-8 hour hike of the best views you will see in the Simien Mountains. In route, pass through Imet Gogo. Here, you will have reached an altitude of 3,926m and be able to look out at the amazing landscape from 360 degrees. At this height and viewpoint, you can see the canyon below, distant ridges, and view the seemingly never-ending valleys.
After Imet Gogo, hike to the viewpoint at Innateye valley at an altitude of 4,070m. Lunch will be here and then, you will descend to Chennek (3,600m) for your third campsite.
Chennek to Gondar:
Eat breakfast at the campsite.
Go for a 2-hour hike up to the Buwahit Peak. Here, you will be standing on the second highest peak in the Simien Mountains (4,430m). Here is where many visitors are able to see the endemic animals like the Walia Ibex and Ethiopian Red Fox.
After spending time at the peak, hike back down to Chennek for lunch and grab transportation back to Debark/Gondar.
4WD transportation to and from Gonder
Ethiopian guide and scout
Professional cook complete cooking materials
Mule(s) & mule handler
Tent, sleeping bags & mattresses
Tables & chairs on the mountain trek
All park entrance fees
Plenty of food & bottled mineral water
Camping fire every single night
If you want to do a private tour with less or more than 4 people, please request the price.
Walking shoes are required for the tour.
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