Simien Trekking and
Timket ( Tour Code SGTT04 Duration
14 Days )
The semien mountain national park is the most interesting national
park where the 4th highest mountain in Africa is located. According
to Homer, the Greek gods used to spend their vacation on the Semien
Mountain playing chess. 1000 of years after Homer, these natural
wonders have been registered by UNESCO as a world heritage site. If
not intact as in the days of Homer, the semien escarpments are still
Ghion travel and tours Has its special package tour program for 2012
combining the most colorful Timket Festivel with trekking to the
Timket Celebration (Ethiopian Epiphany)
Timket In Gondar is one of a must see event in the historic rout .Timket
is a commemoration of Jesus baptism where the whole Ethiopian
celebrate it in a very colourful way by bringing out the replica of
the arc of the covenant in to a special Timkeet celebration place
.In Gondar people celebrate Timket starting from Jan 18 to Jan 20
where thousands of people come out to the churches and bring out the
replica carried by a high priest and take it to the famous Emperor
Fasil's swimming pool in Gondar
Jan 17: ADDIS ABABA- Arrive at
Bole International Air Port (Addis Ababa) where you will be welcomed
by Ghion Travel and Tours representative and transferred to Ghion
Hotel. Dinner and overnight Ghion Hotel.
Jan 18: ADDIS ABABA-GONDER- Fly
to Gondar over the rolling countryside and scenic landscapes. Gondar
is a town, which was the capital of Ethiopia in the 17th century. It
is the site of ancient castle building palaces of different emperors
constructed in the European middle age architectural style, Debre
Berehan Silassie church with its ancient mural paintings, . Evening
attend the beginning of the colorful Timket procession from one of
the 44 churches and accompany the replica of the arc of the covenant
to the famous Emperor Fasil's pool, Overnight Goha Hotel .
Jan19: Enjoy the colorful Timket
festival where thousands of people gather at the center of Gondar
wearing colorful chanting dresses and the people wearing traditional
Gondar cloth as. Afternoon enjoy some of the sight seeing
Jan 20: GONDER-SANKA BER- Drive
to Sankaber, where you start your trekking in the next day.
Jan 21: SANKABER-GEECH -In the
morning start trekking to Geech. The fascinating scenery of Semien
Mountain's view and the troop of Gelada baboon (endemic to Ethiopia)
and plant species are worth to be visited. Overnight camping.
Jan 22: GEECH-CHENEK- This day
continue trekking through the semien mountain scenery and appreciate
the different afro alpine plant species overnight camping at chenek
Jan 23: CHENEK-AMBILICO- This
day's trekking would cover the distance through the breathtaking
landscape from Chenek to Ambilco. Birds like Lammergeyer, fan tailed
raven, thick billed raven, vulturine guinefaul and animal species
like klipspringer, red fox are worth to be visited. Overnight
Ambilco in camping.
AMBILICO-RASSDASHEN-AMBILICO-From Ambilco trek to Rasdashen, the
highest peak of Ethiopia with height of 4620 meters above sea level.
Return for your overnight in camping at Ambilco.
Jan 25: AMBILICO-ARKWAISYE- From
Ambilco trek to Alquso. In addition to the beautiful landscape you
may enjoy by seeing the endemic Walia Ibex. Overnight camping.
Jan 26: ARKWAISYE-ABERGINA-Trek
to Abergina by viewing the endemic mammals and birds. You may see
the endemic Red Jackal. Overnight camping.
Jan 27: ABERGINA-MICHIBI -This
day is allotted for trekking from Abergina to Michibi. Different
species of birds will be seen. Overnight Michibi Camping
MICHIBI-DEBARKK-GONDER-On this final day of trekking, after trekking
for a while, you will reach to Debark, where you meet your vehicle
to return to Gondar. Overnight Goha Hotel in Gondar.
Jan 29: GONDER-ADDIS ABABA- Fly
to Addis Ababa. Dinner and overnight in Ghion Hotel.
Jan 30: city tour of Addis 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 3.2 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.
In the evening transfer to the air port for departure to home.
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