Trekking To Semien Mountains
National Park ( Tour Code GTT:003 Duration 12 Days)
Day 1: ARRIVAL AT ADDIS ABABA:
Arrival at Bole International Airport (Addis Ababa) where you will
be met by a Ghion Travel and Tours representative and transferred to
your hotel. Overnight in your hotel in Addis.
Day 2: GONDAR: Fly to Gondar and
visit the 17th century castles and churches. Overnight stay will be
in your hotel.
Day 3: Morning drive to Sanka
ber and continue your first trekking for about 3to 4hours through
cultivated areas. Overnight stay will be camping.
Day 4: SEMIEN MOUNTAIN; Trekking
for about 6 to 7 hours to Geech through meadows and forests and some
cultivated areas. Here you may meet your first trop of Gelada
Baboons around Sanka ber. Walk to the edge of the abuse to see Walia
Ibex. At Geech there is a toilet and a convenient nearby water fall
for washing. Overnight stay will be camping.
Day 5: SEMIEN MOUNTAIN; The trek
takes about 5 to 6 hours. Here you will pass a spot known as Kibran
Metia, just before arrival to Chenek; it provides stunning views of
the lowlands below and the escarpment edge to the west. There is a
fast running stream about five minutes walk south of Chenek camp.
Lammergeyers are often seen here. Chenek is probably the best spot
in the Simien Mountains for wild life. Overnight stay will be
Day 6: SEMIEN MOUNTAIN; Trek for
about 9 to 10 hours from Chenek to Ambikwa following a track that
leads you to the south east of Chenek. Here you will have a good
viewpoint on the eastern escarpment near the Ambikwa camping spot.
Overnight stay will be camping.
Day 7: SEMIEN MOUNTAIN; Trekking
for about 9 to 10 hours from Ambikwa to Ras Dashen and returning
back to Maje. Here you will have a stream river near the Maje
camping spot. Overnight stay will be camping.
Day 8: SEMIEN MOUNTAIN; Trek for
about 9 to 10 hours from Maje to Arkwasiye via Mentaber. Overnight
stay will be camping.
Day 9: SEMIEN MOUNTAIN; Trekking
for about 7 to 8 hours from Arkwasiye to Ansiya riverside via Sona,
a spot where you meet after 3hours trek. Overnight stay will be
Day 10: SEMIEN MOUNTAIN; Trek
for about 7 to 8 hours from Ansiya to Hawaza. Overnight stay will be
camping at Hawaza.
Day 11: AXUM: Trek for about 3to
4 hours from Hawaza to Adi Arkay. After taking a break in Adi Arkay.
Continue to drive to Axum, the ancient capital of Ethiopia and the
cradle of Ethiopian civilizations. Axum is famous for its more than
2000 year old Axumite steles measuring some of them up to 33m high,
the bath and palace of Queen of Sheba, King Kaleb's and other kings
tombs, archaeological museum which is widely rated as Ethiopia's
best, the church of St. Mary of Tsion, where the original Ark of the
covenant is housed. Legend has it that the son of the Queen of Sheba
and King Solomon of Israel, King Menelik I brought the original Ark
from Israel to Axum. Overnight stay will be in your hotel.
Day 12: DEPARTURE: Transfer to
the Airport and fly to Addis Ababa. Evening welfare dinner party
with national music and dancing. O/n hotel
Day 12: CITY TOUR AND DEPARTURE;
Sightseeing tour that includes Trinity Cathedral-a beautiful church
with a baroque style of European Architecture unique to both
Ethiopia and Africa, National Museum-the home of the famous complete
hominid fossil remain of Lucy dated 3.5 millions years back,
Ethnological Museum-presents different collections to have an
overview of the history, culture, tradition and religions of almost
all tribal groups in Ethiopia, St. George Cathedral and Museum-a
historical church with the traditional Ethiopian Orthodox Church
architecture founded by Emperor Menelik-II, Mount Entoto panoramic
view point at the highest pick in Addis with an altitude of 3200
meters, The Merkato: the biggest open air market in Africa. Evening
welfare dinner party with national music and dancing, and transfer
to Bole International Airport for your flight back home.
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