Simien Trekking and Timket
Simien Trekking & Timket ( Tour Code GTT04 Duration 14 Days )
Simien mountain national park is the most interesting national park where the 4th highest mountain in Africa is located. The Semien Mountain, once a vacation spot for Greek gods playing chess, has been registered as a UNESCO world heritage site 1000 years after Homer’s time.
Ghion travel and tours Has its special package tour program for 2016 combining the most colorful Timket Festivel with trekking to the Semien Mountain
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- Upon arrival at Bole International Airport (Addis Abeba), a Ghion Travel and Tours representative will greet you and transport you to the Ghion Hotel. Overnight at your hotel and dinner.
Adis Ababa-Gonder on January 18 Cross the magnificent vistas and undulating farmland on your flight to Gondar. The town of Gondar served as Ethiopia’s capital during the 17th century. It is the location of a historic church with ancient mural paintings, as well as the castle buildings of many emperors built in the architectural style of the European middle ages. Attend the colorful Timket procession as it leaves one of the 44 churches in the evening and follow the replica of the arc of the covenant to the renowned Emperor Fasil’s pool, Daytime at your hotel.
Jan. 19: Take in the vibrant Timket festival, where thousands of people congregate in Gondar’s center wearing vibrant chanting garb and local clothes. Enjoy some of the sightseeing in the afternoon.
Drive to Sankaber on January 20 to begin your trekking the following day. a night spent camping.
Jan. 21: SANKABER-GEECH – Start your trip to Geech in the morning. The Gelada baboon colony (endemic to Ethiopia) and several plant species are worth seeing in addition to the beautiful landscape of Semien Mountain’s vista. a night spent 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 from Chenek to Ambilco via the breath-taking scenery. Birds like the Lammergeyer, fan-tailed raven, thick-billed raven, and vulturine guinefaul, as well as animals like the red fox and klipspringer, are worth seeing. Ambilco spends the night camping.
Jan 24: 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.
AMBILICO-ARKWAISYE- From Ambilco, a hike to Alquso on January 25. You might enjoy the indigenous Walia Ibex in addition to the stunning scenery. a night spent camping.
Jan. 26: ARKWAISYE-ABERGINA-Trek to Abergina while admiring the local rare wildlife. The endemic Red Jackal can be visible. a night spent camping.
The day of January 27 is set aside for the trip from Abergina to Michibi. Birds of many sorts will be seen. Michibi overnight camping
28th January: MICHIBI-DEBARKK-GONDERAfter a while of walking on your last day of hiking, you will arrive in Debark, where your vehicle will be waiting for you to return to Gondar. Stay the night in your hotel.
Fly to Addis Ababa on January 29 from GONDER. Overnight at your hotel and dinner.
Jan 30: city tour of Addis and departure: Sightseeing tour that includes Trinity Cathedral, a beautiful church in the baroque style of European architecture that is only found in Ethiopia and Africa; the National Museum, home to the famous complete hominid fossil remains of Lucy dating back 3.2 million years; the Ethnological Museum, which has a variety of collections that provide an overview of the history, culture, tradition, and religions of almost all of Ethiopia’s tribal groups; St. George Cathedral and Museum, a historical church Africa’s largest open-air market. Transfer to the airport in the evening so that you can fly back home.