Day 1: Arrive in Addis Ababa and city tour
Up on arrival at Bole international airport and met by the company representatives and transfer to hotel. After check in to hotel, you will have a city tour of Addis. It includes; National Museum, the home of the famous complete hominid fossil remain of Lucy dates 3.2 million years back, Mount Entoto, panoramic view point at the highest peak in Addis with an altitude of 3200 meter above sea level, Trinity Cathedral, a beautiful church with a baroque style of European architecture unique to both Ethiopia and Africa, Ethnographic Museum and Merkato (the largest open air market in Africa). Overnight in Addis Ababa

Day 2: fly Addis- Gondar and city tour
Morning, transfer in to airport to fly to Gondar, which was one of the hidden cities of the foreign trade area in the 17th century AD. Gondar is the site of ancient castle building palaces of different emperors constructed in the European middle age architectural style. After check-in to hotel visit the curious symbiosis of Ethiopian and Portuguese architectural representation of the Royal Enclosure which is also known as" the Camelot of Africa", the iconic church of Debre-Birehan-Selassie, bath of king Fasilledes which still in use for the colorful celebration of Ethiopian epiphany (Timket). Overnight in Gonder

Day 3: Gondar- Sankaber
Morning drive to Sankaber and continue your first trek about 3to 4hours through cultivated areas. Overnight stay will be camping around Senkaber

Day 4: Sankaber- Geech
Trek about 6 to 7 hours to Geech through meadows and forests and some cultivated areas. Here you may meet your first trop of Gelada Baboons around Sankaber. Walk to the edge of the abuse to see Walia Ibex. At Geech there is a toilet and a convenient nearby water fall for washing. Overnight stay will be camping

Day 5: Geech- Chenek
Trek about 5 to 6 hours. Here you will pass a spot known as KibranMetia, just before arrival to Chenek; it provides stunning views of the lowlands below and the escarpment edge to the west. There is a fast running stream about five minutes’ walk south of Chenek camp. Lammergeyers are often seen here. Chenek is probably the best spot in the Simien Mountains for wild life. Overnight stay will be camping

Day 6: Chenek- Ambikwa
Trek about 7 to 8 hours from Chenek to Ambikwa following a track that leads you to the south east of Chenek. Here you will have a good viewpoint on the eastern escarpment near the Ambikwa camping spot. Overnight stay will be camping

Day 7: Ambikwa- Maje
Trek for about 7 to 8 hours from Ambikwa to RasDashen and returning back to Maje. Here you will have a stream river near the Maje camping spot. Overnight stay will be camping

Day 8: Maje- Arkwasiye
Trek for about 7to 8 hours from Maje to Arkwasiye via Mentaber. Overnight stay will be camping

Day 9: Arkwasiye- Ansiya
Trek about 7 to 8 hours from Arkwasiye to Ansiya riverside via Sona, a spot where you meet after 3hours trek. Overnight stay will be camping

Day 10: Ansiye- Hawaza
Trek about 7 to 8 hours from Ansiya to Hawaza. Overnight stay will be camping at Hawaza

Day 11: Hawaza-Adi-Arkay-Axum
Trek about 3to 4 hours from Hawaza to Adi-Arkay. After taking a break in Adi-Arkay, drive to Axum showcases the immensely beautiful Simien Mountain massifs and the peoples who eke out an existence in this unforgiving countryside. The drive continues through the Tekeze valley, crossing the Tekeze River, and then to Axum In the far north. Overnight in Axum

Day 12: Axum, City Sights
The ancient city of Axum is found close to Ethiopia's northern border. It marks the location of the heart of ancient Ethiopia, when the Kingdom of Axum was the most powerful state between the Eastern Roman Empire and Persia. The archaeological and historical attractions in Axum include: the archaeological museum, monolithic steles, the tombs of King Kaleb and King GebreMeskal, and the legendary Bath of the Queen of Sheba, and the ruins of ancient palace of Queen Sheba. You also visit the new and the old Cathedral of St Mary of Zion and the sanctuary that houses the original Arc of the covenant. The 16th Century Cathedral of St Mary of Zion was probably built on an earlier 4th century church, and is the holiest church in Ethiopia. In its sanctuary is said to rest the original Ark of the Covenant. Overnight in Axum

Day 13: Axum- Addis- Departure
Morning, transfer in to airport to fly back to Addis Ababa. In the afternoon, you will have leisure and shopping time. In the evening, farewell traditional dinner in one of the best restaurant in Addis followed by folkloric dance of different Ethiopian nations. Then transfer to airport to fly back to home.

 

9 Days Trekking to Simien Mountains National Park

Day 1: Arrive in Addis Ababa and city tour
Up on arrival at Bole international airport and met by the company representatives and transfer to hotel. After check in to hotel, you will have a city tour of Addis. It includes; National Museum, the home of the famous complete hominid fossil remain of Lucy dates 3.2 million years back, Mount Entoto, panoramic view point at the highest peak in Addis with an altitude of 3200 meter above sea level, Trinity Cathedral, a beautiful church with a baroque style of European architecture unique to both Ethiopia and Africa, Ethnographic Museum and Merkato (the largest open air market in Africa). Overnight in Addis Ababa

Day 2- Addis-Gondar- Sankaber
Morning, transfer to airport to fly to Gonder. Up on arrival, drive from Gonder to semien mountains national park. Semien Mountain Park is the most marvelous of all Abyssinian landscape that constitutes one of the major mountain massifs in Africa. The region includes many summits above 4000 meter above sea level and culminates at the highest peak in Ethiopia, RasDashen, 4620 meter above sea level, the 4th peak in African continent. Overnight camping at Sankaber

Day 3- Sankaber- Geech
After breakfast, trek from Sankaber to Geech enjoying the breathtaking scenery of Semen Mountain. Here you may have a chance to see colobus monkey in the lowland forest if you have very good binocular. Overnight camping

Day 4- Geech- Chenek
After breakfast trek from Geech to Chenek- the only place in the park, if you are extremely lucky, you can see rock hyrax. Here, there are many places at chenek to see the endemic Walya Ibex. Overnight camping

Day 5- Chenek- Ambiko
After breakfast you will trek from Chenek to Ambiko to see the endemic Walya Ibex more closely and to mount at the second peak of the park with an altitude of 4437masl, Buahit. Overnight camping

Day 6- Ambiko- RasDashen- Ambiko
In the morning you will trek to RasDashen, the highest point in the country with an altitude of 4620masl and not difficult to climb. Then trek back to Ambiko. Overnight camping

Day 7- Ambiko- Chenek
In the morning, trek back to Chenek. Overnight camping

Day 8- Chenek- Gonder
After breakfast, drive from Chenek to Gonder. After check-in to hotel and taking little rest, visit the curious symbiosis of Ethiopian and Portuguese architectural representation of the Royal Enclosure which is also known as" the Camelot of Africa", the iconic church of Debre-Birehan-Selassie, bath of king Fasilledes which still in use for the colorful celebration of Ethiopian Epiphany (Timket). Overnight in Gonder

Day 9- Gonder- Addis-Departure
After breakfast, transfer to airport to fly back to Addis. Evening you will have farewell traditional dinner in one of best restaurant in Addis followed by folkloric dance of different Ethiopian nations. Then transfer to airport to fly back home where the tour ends.