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Simien Mountains – 4 Days provided by Ethio Travel and Tours

Simien Mountains – 4 Days

Simien Mountains – 4 Days
4.5
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$500.00
per adult
Free cancellation
Free Cancellation up to 4 days in advance
Tour snapshot
Duration:
4 days
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
4
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
This extensive trek explores in depth one of Africans largest mountain ranges, studded with at least a dozen peaks over the 4,000m mark. These include Ras Dejen the highest point in Ethiopia, and the 4th highest peak in Africa. The area was designated a national park in 1966, and the entire range a UNESCO world heritage site in 1978.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 146604P9
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transportation in and out
  • Food and Mineral water
  • Cook (a person in charge of preparing fresh food every day)
  • Guide (English speaking)
  • Park ranger which is compulsory
  • Park entrance fees
  • Camping equipment such as Tent, Mattress and Sleeping bags
  • Mule and muleteers for loading and unloading stuff and luggage from one camp to another
  • Entry/Admission - Simien Mountains National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Simien Mountains National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Simien Mountains National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Simien Mountains National Park
Exclusions
  • International and Local flights
  • Any alcoholic drinks
  • Any videographer or camera fee needed
  • Any expense of Personal items like internet, fax, telephone
  • Laundry service
  • Services which are not mentioned in the above section
Duration
4 days
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from anywhere in Gonder and Axum
  • Airports:
  • Axum Airport, Axum Ethiopia
  • Gondar Airport, Gonder Ethiopia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
Inclusions
  • Transportation in and out
  • Food and Mineral water
  • Cook (a person in charge of preparing fresh food every day)
  • Guide (English speaking)
  • Park ranger which is compulsory
  • Park entrance fees
  • Camping equipment such as Tent, Mattress and Sleeping bags
  • Mule and muleteers for loading and unloading stuff and luggage from one camp to another
  • Entry/Admission - Simien Mountains National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Simien Mountains National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Simien Mountains National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Simien Mountains National Park
Exclusions
  • International and Local flights
  • Any alcoholic drinks
  • Any videographer or camera fee needed
  • Any expense of Personal items like internet, fax, telephone
  • Laundry service
  • Services which are not mentioned in the above section
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from anywhere in Gonder and Axum
  • Airports:
  • Axum Airport, Axum Ethiopia
  • Gondar Airport, Gonder Ethiopia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
5 stops
Day 1
Gondar-Sankaber
Day 2
Sankaber – Gich (3600 m)
Day 3
Gich – Chennek (3600 m)
Day 4
Chenek – Buwahit
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.5
6 reviews
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Fill G
1 contribution
Dec 2019 • Couples
We booked the Simien mountains trekking with Ethio Travel and Tours and they provided a great service for us. Starting from the office the travel agents welcomed us very well and helped us to choose a perfect tour packages for us. And also the tour guide and the driver made the trip more amazing.
Written December 7, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

henok k
1 contribution
Oct 2019
THANK YOU! The trip you arranged for us met and exceeded all our expectations our tour guide, was the key ingredient that made things happened. We followed generally the prepared schedule but made modifications to accommodate our needs to minimize walking.

Thanks again for everything.
Written October 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lauren
1 contribution
May 2019
We had a really amazing trip with David as our guide for 4 days of trekking in the Simien Mountains. What an incredible park -- stunning views and an environment that's truly unique (I've never seen another landscape like it). We got to see tons of geladas up close and personal, in addition to a few walia ibex from a bit farther away. The camping experience was very good, our food was delicious and filling every day, and the porters and cook staff were all friendly and extremely accommodating. David did a great job of setting a comfortable walking pace every day on the trek, and provided us with plenty of laughs and incredible stories, especially about guiding David Attenborough when he visited the Simiens to film a documentary. No part of the trek felt uncomfortably difficult or strenuous, though if you're not used to higher altitudes be prepared for a bit of huffing and puffing as you acclimatize.
Written September 12, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AdventureHistory
Dear Lauren, Thank you for leaving a review. I am very grateful that you have taken the time to leave this note. The ETT team is excited to hear such good feedback. We work hard to meet your expectations. Let's meet again! nice to meet you, Natnael
Written September 16, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Aileen G
Berlin, Germany164 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
The nature there is stunning. We loved our group (11 pax is a great amount of people) and appreciate the hard work of the chef who served two amazing dinners in a really basic environment (we saw the kitchen, wow).
Unfortunately we also have some major critical points that we want to share. First of all: the beginning. We were the first to be picked up and drove around Gondar for 1,5 hours for picking up food, people, more food, drinks etc.

Samy is not the right guide for the mountain tracking. He didn’t know much about the environment, the plants or the animals. On the first day, he led us right into a thunderstorm, on the second day her led us right into ice rain. While everybody got wet he started to panic and didn’t know what to do. When the group started to criticize that, her ran off and didn’t care about the group anymore. Three people got sick because of the altitude. No one cared. The group complained about the hiking speed which he didn’t seem to care off. I wished he had listened to the scouts instead of showing off what a great guy he wants to be. I personally find it very odd to pose like a Taliban with a Ak47 and ask people to take a picture of him. And is it really necessary to wear the exact same T-shirt three days in a row?

But what really pisses me off is the accommodation. I don’t mind sleeping in a community lodge but they were full of bed bugs. I hate bed bugs! There was no possibility to wash your hands after trecking and there was also no campfire to warm up after you got soaking wet while hiking through the thunderstorm. On the second day we shared the lodge with at least 20 Ethiopians and I think The guide subrentet the lodge. There was also no first aid kid or rope in case of an accident what I personally find quite dangerous. We also run a bit short on food. More food was coming only after the group complaint about the hunger (and assume food was bought and kept for other purposes).

All in all I think it should be organized a lot better. On the way back to Gondar we got picked up in the base camp with a car that run short on gas. Surprisingly we ran out of gas some 20 km before Gondar after passing a couple of gas stations.
We hope that this feedback helps to improve the next tours cause I think there is a lot of potential. We wrote a email to the company haven’t gotten any reaction.
Written October 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alex G
Washington DC, DC1 contribution
Just finished my second trip with ETT the first was to the southern Ethiopia with guide Daniel this one was to Danakil with guide Zenebe. Both trips were an adventure to remember I am sold on this company’s professionalism and welcoming atmosphere the guides are great fun and extremely friendly and helpful and the group of guys on the trips where great too. If you travel solo, with a friend or your partner it’s a great experience.
Written July 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AdventureHistory
Dear Alex, Thanks for leaving a review. We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this note. The team here at ETT is thrilled to hear such good feedback. We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. We hope to see you again soon, and bring a friend! Regards, Natnael
Written July 28, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dominic D
Los Angeles, CA3 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
We had a wonderful time in the Siemen mountain with ETT. We want to say many thanks to the ETT Team for organizing the trip and for making all these moments possible, thank you Yonas for being the best Guide you can ask for, having always a smile on his face. We highly recommend ETT
Written July 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AdventureHistory
Dear Dominic, Thanks for leaving a review. We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this note. The team here at ETT is thrilled to hear such good feedback. We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. We hope to see you again soon, and bring a friend! Regards, Natnael
Written July 28, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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unforgettable trip in Ethiopia
it's a fantastic and most impressed journey in the Ethiopia, the ETT company is the best tour company in addis, the
maren1232017
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Overall good experience
We have used ETT nearly half a dozen times to book trips in Ethiopia and have nothing but positive things to say. M
Alejandro Z
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Good to spend a short afternoon
This makes for an interesting short activity. The tour lasted five hours, although at least one was spent going to
290nataliiad
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Great Experience in Addis Ababa
I've got the best possible service, as for me. I had a really good guide and great driver. He was very attentive: I
Storyteller740896
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Good relationship between us
We were very happy with all of your coordination and efforts! Overall, we were pleased with our cooperation. Thank
fila k
fila k
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Everything was incredible
The trip was amazing, a once in a lifetime opportunity and trip. Me and my family spent 16 days in Ethiopia, and we
betelehemf2021
betelehemf2021
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It's all a new experience.
After all those days of lockdown I had an amazing trip to Ethiopia, Lalibela to celebrate Gena which is Ethiopian
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Testimonials
I just had to write to say thank you for the excellent & prompt customer service and follow up I have been provided
adventuresnat
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Awsome
I visited the danakil depression last June and I was so happy with this adventure. I highly recommend and will go
pen209
pen209
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awesome three weeks
You should be aware of any guidance about travelling outside of your home area to go on holiday. The coronavirus pa
travel4funn1
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Easy and trouble free vacation
A heartfelt thank you to ETT and our guide for coordinating our recent trip to Ethiopia. Our expectations were extr
vviall
vviall
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This one was truly one of the best!
We were so impressed in this our second trip with Ethio Travel and Tours. Connections and transportation were alway
William_Traveler950
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Excellent company!
ETT and there staff carefully planned a trip for us, after talking with us and testing out some suggestions to see
akill2020
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Designing such a wonderful trip
We leave with wonderful memories! Thank you for leading us on paths less traveled so we could sample the essence of
Tony G
Tony G
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Unreliable, untrustworthy, stressful
(7 day bespoke tour in Northern Ethiopia) I have travelled to about 50 countries in the last 2 years and I have nev
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