5 Day Simien National Park Treks

Simien National Park Treks Through High Peaks and to Astonishing Waterfalls

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Simien National Park5 Day Trek in the Simien National Park

Day 1: Today we transfer from Gondar to Sankabar camp in the Simien National Park. You will be dropped off approximately two hours before the campsite with your guide to begin your hiking and to enjoy the views of the National Park.  It is highly likely that you will spot large groups of Gelada Baboon and you will be able to get amongst them in a very relaxed environment. As these Baboons are herbivores, they pose no threat to humans. Tonight will be spent camping at Sankabar at an altitude of 3250m above sea level.

Day 2: This morning we set out from Sanakabar for a 6 hour hike to Gich camp via Jinibar falls. We camp at 3600m tonight.

Day 3: Todays trek is approximately 9 hours from Gich to Chennek (3620m) via Imet Gogo. At Imet Gogo there are excellent views of the Simien escarpment. Gich plateau has an abundance of the endemic plant Giant Lobelia and it may be possible to view more Gelada monkeys, Walia ibex and the rare Ethiopian wolf.

Day 4: Today we  trek the second highest peak in the Simien Mountains  Bwahit, at 4430m. We return to Chennek camp for camp.

Day 5: This morning we explore the area around Chennek, enjoying the spectacular views before we are picked up this afternoon and transferred back to Gondar.