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Day trek to Simien Mountains

Day trek to Simien Mountains

By Simien Tour and Travel
The chasmic valleys and towering peaks of Simien Mountains National Park are a beacon of wildlife conservation, sheltering rare species such as the Walia ibex and Simien fox. Though UNESCO-listed in 1978, the park remains off the beaten track, providing active sightseers an authentic glimpse of Ethiopia’s natural heritage.
per adult
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Ages 7-100, max of 20 per group
Duration: 6–8 hours
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Features animals

  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Professional Guide
  • Scout fee
  • Entry/Admission - Simien Mountains National Park
What's not included
  • Services which are not listed on the inclusion

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We can pick travelers from Gondar or Debark
  • Airports:
  • 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.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 237501P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Day trek to Simien Mountains?
Day trek to Simien Mountains price starts from $175.00. Discover and book Day trek to Simien Mountains on Tripadvisor
What is the Day trek to Simien Mountains cancellation policy?
Day trek to Simien Mountains cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Day trek to Simien Mountains on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Day trek to Simien Mountains?
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How much time do I need for Day trek to Simien Mountains?
On average, this experience will take approximately 6h. Discover and book Day trek to Simien Mountains on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 237501P1

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  • You'll get picked up
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    Simien Mountains National Park
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
    We will meet you in the morning at Gondar Airport or your hotel in Gondar. Drive from Gondar to Debark, which is the headquarter town for the national park. We will stop here to get a permission to enter to the park and meet the scout. We will have tea and coffee break and visit the local market if we have time. The local market is open every day, and every Wednesday and Saturday is the big market day. From Debark town, we will drive to the park gate, which is about 16km from the town. Then, we are heading about 10km to Sankaber camp, which is the first camping site in the national park. From Sankaber camp, we will trek for about 3 hours. You will trek along the edge with stunning views over the foothills 800m below. The trail passes most vegetated area in the park through a low bush of Giant Heather, Abyssinian Rose, Oliveria, and Globe Thistle. You will most certainly encounter troops of the endemic gelada baboons and see them up-close. You may also see Klipspringer, bushbuck, rock hyrax in the steep rocky and wooded slopes. Leopards live around here and you may have a chance to spot a leopard. The highlight of the trek is Jinba waterfalls, an incredible 500m sheer drop, the longest fall in Ethiopia. From the viewpoint opposite, you will see the different voltures such as Griffen Volture, Hooded Volture, Whitebacked Volture, Lappet-faced vulture and Lammergeyer along the cliff. Lammergeyer is one of the biggest bird prey in the world and feeds bone marrow. This area is the best place for lammergeyer to break the bone. This area is also good to see different small birds such as one of the Ethiopian endemic bird- Abyssinian Catbird. After the sightseeing, we get back to the main road (the place called Kavamesk) where the car stops to drive us to Gondar or Axum.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
About the operator
Simien Tour and Travel
Gonder, Ethiopia
Joined in January 2020

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  • addict4travel2
    This is what traveling in Ethiopia should be like
    First let us thank you! This trip has been amazing. We saw everything we hoped for. Our guides were both very nice, forthcoming and care taking, helpful and attentive. I loved every, single, bloody minute of this trip. The tour was very well planned & well organized.
  • savytraveller3
    We were Impressed
    A wonderful experience trekking for four days the picks from Gondar. The scenery was truly breathtaking. Mel is a fantastic mountain guide, truly in love with what he does.
  • Bantonn
    Friendly and very helpful
    I had a brilliant time in Ethiopia. I praise the staff at Mountain Guide Binyam and his team looked after me the moment I got off the plane. I decided to go for something different and combine two treks into one. This was no problem for him. He made sure that my trip went smoothly and tailored the trip to my needs.
  • H1501HBleej
    Excellent Tour
    They have great guides, They know all about the flora and fauna of the simiens, are friendly, and professional. We were well looked after in camp with good tents, sleeping bags, food, and even hot water bottles! The simiens mountains are beautiful, we also saw walia ibex, Ethiopian wolves, and gelada monkeys.
  • 389chungl
    unblievable and unique
    they arranged our 2 days hike in the Simiens mountains and a day trip to Bahar Dar. Everything was carefully planned and spot on. they always go the extra mile to show you the city - even accompanied me to a fabric shop in the city center for me to take some back home. You can trust simien tour and travel, they'll make sure you have an amazing trip!
  • niyola887
    Memorable Experience
    My wife & I spent full day sightseeing around Lalibela with team.Lalibela was great. I did not expect to be so impressed by the rock carved church complex,but it was genuinely amazing,the food was tasty,very friendly guide.It was well organized tour.Thanks!! We will come next time.
  • 2112sonia
    Fascinating trip
    We did two days trekking in Simien mountain. Amazing people and beautiful culture. It was challenging and magnificent trip. Best driver and nice car.Thanks for arranging the tour.
  • 1177simona
    Amazing place
    I went on 2 days trek in the Simien mountains with team.Amazing place,plants,scenery,animals and beautiful cultures.Its great life experience. Thanks!
  • 012laura
    stunning view
    I did two days trek in the simien,The trip with Simien tour and travel was awesome.It was well organised,the food was delicious.The trek was fantastic and the guide was very exprienced.Thanks for the amazing trip!
  • 850yungs
    unique nature
    The trip had everything, awesome landscape every animal you would wish to see in the semen mountain, including an Ethiopian wolf, and it was organized greatly by simien tour and travel. tent was nice and also the food was good and the transportation as well. i definitely recommend everyone to go with simien tours.
  • 1221maria
    Great Trip
    I took a part with other travelers a 3 days trekking to the Simien mountains.There were respectful and very kind team.Every thing was well organized.I recommend this Agency!
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2 reviews
Very good

Valencian Community, Spain109 contributions
Jun 2022
We had a wonderful time hiking with Simien Tour in June 2022. We did three days in the Danakil depression and then a day hike at Simien Mountain. I highly recommend it
Written August 28, 2022
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