Simien Mountains – 3 Days Trekking

3 Days

Simien Mountains- 3 Days Trek

This 3-day Simien trek is a great introduction to the national park. Plenty of time to hike to all major viewpoints, spot wildlife, and enjoy the beauty of this high altitude.

Trip Highlights

  • Ethiopian Endemic Animals
  • Beautiful views of the simien landscape
  • Observe and photograph the endemic gelada baboons,
  • Observe and photograph Walia Ibex, Bush Buck and Cliffs springer


Pick up from Gondar airport or hotel at 9 am, and Drive to Debark, Here we obtain a permit from the Park headquarters and collect our obligatory scout before continuing to Sankabar (3250m ASL) for the first overnight camp. An early start is needed as the drive from Gondar takes 2-3 hours. The trek begins at Buytras (Simien Lodge), taking about 3 – 4 hours to walk to the Sankabar campsite is usually possible. During the walk, there’s a good chance of seeing your first Gelada baboons.

Overnight Camping/Lodge

On the morning of day 2, we will walk to Geech via the spectacular Jinbar waterfall. The trek will take approximately 5 – 7 hours. After descending down to the Jinbar Wenz (which feeds the waterfall) a short ascent remains to Geech village. A short distance beyond Geech village is the campsite. The campsite has great views of the mountains and is characterized by giant lobelia plants. The nearby Kedadit summit provides one of the best places to see the sunset. The campsite is situated at 3600m ASL.

We trek from Geech to the Imet Gogo promontory, for one of the most spectacular views in the whole mountain range. This is a great day for seeing the magnificent Lammergeier vultures. From Imet Gogo we trek back to the road near a village called Ambaras and meet the car for the drive back to Gondar. The trek will last approximately 4-5 hours.

Inclusion and Exclusion

Price Includes

  • 4WD transportation to and from Gonder
  • Guide
  • Scout
  • Cook & cooking materials
  • Mule(s) & mule handler
  • Tent or cost of a night in community houses
  • Sleeping bags & mattresses
  • All park entrance fees
  • Food and bottled mineral water

Price Excludes

  • Alcoholic beverage
  • Gratitude
Is simien mountains the highest place in Ethiopia?

At 4500 meters above sea level, Ras Dashen is the highest peak, the highest mountain in Ethiopia, and the 5th in all Africa.

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Simien Mountains – 3 Days Trekking

Trip Facts

  • Simien Mountain
  • Moderate
  • Gondar
  • Gondar
  • Hotel and Lodge
  • 10
  • 100