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Lalibela Rock Churches & Simien Mountains- 13 days

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The Simien Mountains massif is a broad plateau, cut off to the north and west by an enormous single crag over 60 kilometers long. To the south, the tableland slopes gently down to 2,200 meters, divided by gorges 1,000 meters deep, which can take more than two days to cross. Insufficient geological time has elapsed to smooth the contours of the crags and buttresses of hardened basalt.
The Simien Mountains National Park presents dramatic scenery of volcanic plugs. Formed 40 million years ago it has eroded into fantastic crags, pinnacles and flat topped mountains towering over precipitous gorges, river valleys and plains stretching all the way to Eritrea.
There are many peaks are over 4000 metres with Mt.Ras Dashen at 4,620metres the highest in the country and the fourth highest in Africa.
The park is also famous for its Afro-Alpine flora and grasslands punctuated by Giant Lobelia and flowering Red Hot Pokers.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1:Addis Ababa
Day 2: Addis Ababa – Fly to Gondar – Simien Mountains national Park
Day 3: Trek to Geech
Day 4 : Trek Geech Immetgogo – Saha – Geech
Day 5: Trek Geech – Intye – Ghenek
Day 6: Trek Ghenek – Bahwit – Ambiko
Day 7: Trek Ambiko – Ras Dashen – Ambiko
Day 8: Trek Ambiko – Chenek
Day 9: Drive to Gondar
Day 10: Fly Gondar – Lalibela & visit Rock churches
Day 11 : Drive /walk to Yemerehane Christos Cave (part of Lalibela Rock Churches)
Day 12; Fly Lalibela – Addis Abada
Day 13: Addis Ababa
group size: Max 12


Trip Dates

Start: Addis Ababa     End: Addis Ababa
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Trip Pricing

Deposit: USD$500 (payable at the time of booking)
A further full payment is due 60 days before departure Priced from USD 3,290.00 to USD4,990.00 (depending on numbers in the group)
Single supplement: USD$310.00
Plus an extra cost of three domestic airfares:approx USD$525.00 (Addis Abada – Gondar – Lalibela – Addis Abada)


Price Includes:

  • Experienced English speaking tour guide plus local guides
  • Ascend Immetgogo 3,926mt, Saha 3,750mt, Ras Dashen 4,620 mt
  • Arrival and Departure airport transfers
  • City tour of Addis Abada, Gondar & Lalibela
  • Camping equipment- tent, dinning tent, including camping fees
  • Cook & cooks assistant
  • Mules & Muleteers for camping equipment + car service for some camping equipment
  • full board while camping
  • Excursion to Yemerehane Christos at Lalibela
  • Guide and porter salaries
  • Six nights x Hotel, four nights in Addis Abada, Gondar & Lalibelaaccommodation on twin shared basis (including breakfast) and seven nights camping
  • Special National Park permits
  • Trekking Adventures T-Shirt (value of USD$75.00)

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