Trekking – Semen Mountains 9Days

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Trekking  in Semen Mountains

Trekking – Semen Mountains, Ethiopian Mountains for hikers, Semen Mountains National park
Itinerary
Program: Nature, Wildlife & History
Tour Code: Ibex 06
Duration: 8Nights (9 Days)
Transportation: Drive, trekking & Flight
Tour starts: Addis Ababa
Tour ends: Addis Ababa
Day 1: City Tour of Addis Ababa
Arrive in the morning at 10 o’clock to Addis Ababa Bole International Airport meet with me there and transfer to Ghion Hotel or similar for check in and drive to the Entoto Mountain for a panoramic view of Addis, Entoto Museum and the old palace of MenelikII (at Entoto Mountain), the National Museum, where one can see different archaeological findings, trinity Museum, Mausoleum of emperor MenelikII and finally Merkato – the largest open market in Africa. Overnight –hotel – Addis Ababa
Day2: Castles of Gondar & Simien Mountains National Park
After breakfast; fly from Addis to Gondar and visit the Castles of emperor Fassiladas, his swimming pool, the empress Minitab’s Palace, the Banquet Room of Emperor Bakaffa… the 17century church of Debre Birhan Silassie (Light of Trinity). After lunch; drive to the Semien Mountains national Park. On the way; visit the Felasha/Jews village. Overnight – tented camp in Sanka Ber – Semien Mountains National Park
Day3: Geech (Gich)
Morning, start the first day trek From Sanka Ber to Geech (also spelled as Gich)). At many points on the way, you will discover the endemic Gelada Baboon. Lunch at suitable place on the way. Overnight – Tented Camp – Geech
Day4: Imetgo peak Mountain
Climb Imetgo and Kedadit (Peak Mountains) and proceed to Chennek. On this day, you will appreciate the extremely fabulous Simien Mountains landscape, Gelada Baboon and a big chance for the Walia Ibex at Chennek. Overnight – tented Camp – Chennek
Day5: Buayt -Ambiko
Morning, explore Chennek area to see Walia ibex in groups. Here, you may see ibex and Gelada Baboons heating the morning sun together. After Breakfast, trek from Chennek to Ambiko via peak mountain named Buayt (4430m). Overnight – Camping – Ambiko
Day6: Ras Dashen (Ras Dejen)
Wednesday; 06June2012: Morning. Climb Ras Dashen, the Highest Mountain in Ethiopia from Ambiko (4543 meters). At the top of this mountain, you will indeed feel the climax experience and mountain breathing satisfaction amongst peaks in the Simien chained mountains. Descend down to Ambiko for dinner and overnight – Ambiko
Day7: Simien N.Park & back to Gondar Castles
Trek back to Chennek and drive to Gondar. Overnight – Hotel – Gondar
Day8: Gondar – Addis
Morning, fly from Gondar to Addis Ababa and City tour of Addis. Depending on the remaining time & interest, drive to the Entoto Mountain for a panoramic view of Addis, Entoto Museum and the old palace of MenelikII (at Entoto Mountain), the National Museum, where one can see different archaeological findings, trinity Museum, Mausoleum of emperor MenelikII and finally Merkato – the largest open market in Africa. Evening, dinner at ethnical live dance club to observe different cultural dances (Habesha Cultural Restaurant or Yod Abyssinia Restaurant) & Overnight –Hotel – Addis
Day9: City Tour of Addis Ababa – Departure
Morning, transfer to Bole International Airport for departure (end of the trip)

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